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Teaching in a Collaborative Classroom

By Saúl A. Blanco, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University For several years I’ve been incorporating active-learning and inquiry-based learning activities in my teaching. There is ample documented evidence of the benefits of these approaches for students, but equally … Continue reading

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Announcement: Active Learning Article in AMS Notices

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief Some of our readers might be interested to know that the February 2017 Notices of the American Mathematical Society contains an article on active learning that is based on the six-part series on active learning published on this … Continue reading

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Believing in Mathematics

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky In my experience, many students in K-12 and post-secondary mathematics courses believe that: all math problems have known answers, failure and misunderstanding are absent from successful mathematics, their instructor can always find answers … Continue reading

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Learning Mathematics through Embodied Activities

By Hortensia Soto-Johnson, Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado Those of us who teach mathematics know that students struggle writing the symbolism of mathematics even through they can articulate some of the concepts behind the symbolism. Those … Continue reading

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What is Early Math and Why Should We Care?

By Jennifer S. McCray, Assistant Research Scientist and Director of the Early Math Collaborative at Erikson Institute Effective early childhood math teaching is much more challenging than most people anticipate.  Because the math is foundational, many people assume it takes … Continue reading

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Active Learning in Mathematics, Part VI: Mathematicians’ Training as Teachers

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky; Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College; Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso; Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver. Editor’s … Continue reading

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Active Learning in Mathematics, Part V: The Role of “Telling” in Active Learning

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky; Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College; Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso; Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver. Editor’s … Continue reading

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Active Learning in Mathematics, Part IV: Personal Reflections

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky; Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College; Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso; Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver. Editor’s note: This is … Continue reading

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Active Learning in Mathematics, Part III: Teaching Techniques and Environments

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky; Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College; Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso; Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver. Editor’s … Continue reading

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Active Learning in Mathematics, Part II: Levels of Cognitive Demand

By Benjamin Braun, Editor-in-Chief, University of Kentucky; Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College; Art Duval, Contributing Editor, University of Texas at El Paso; Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver. Editor’s … Continue reading

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