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Category Archives: Math Education
Conquering Students’ MidSemester Complacency
About a week after their first test, during the first round of midterms of the semester for undergraduate students, midsemester complacency came swooping into my classroom. My once invigorated students suddenly started going through the motions of class rather than … Continue reading
Applying the InquiryOriented Approach in teaching Math Courses
The InquiryOriented (IO) Approach and Advanced Mathematical Thinking (AMT) processes play an important role in improving undergraduate math education. IO approach and AMT processes act as a new movement of modern math education based on the methods used in math … Continue reading
The Role of Generalization in Advanced Mathematical Thinking
Generalization and abstraction both play an important role in the minds of mathematics students as they study higherlevel concepts. In the second chapter of the Springer book Advanced Mathematical Thinking, Tommy Dreyfus defines generalization as the derivation or induction from something particular to something … Continue reading
Mathematics and Dance: Enhancing Understanding Through Movement
A guest post by Jenna Jensen: Erik Stern and Karl Schaefer discuss the crosscurricular possibilities with math and the art of movement and dance in their video, Math Dance. I think it is appropriate to ask in what ways can … Continue reading
Infinity Elephants and Gabriel’s Horn
Guest Author: Brian Hook Vi Hart’s Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants is a fun little video that brushes over many mathematical concepts without getting bogged down in technical jargon. Vi, a prolific recreational mathematician who also contributes heavily to Khan Academy, … Continue reading