Joint Mathematics Meetings
MAA CP A1
Getting Students To Discuss and To Write About Mathematics
Sarah L. Mabrouk,
Session I -
Session II -
Session III -
This session invites papers about assignments and projects that require students to communicate mathematics through in-class oral presentations, in-class discussions that they must lead and motivate, and written assignments and/or papers. These assignments/projects can include analysis and applications of mathematics, presentations of and analysis of proofs, presentations about famous mathematicians and the mathematics that they studied, and assignments/projects that utilize creative writing. Presenters are encouraged to discuss how the use of the assignment/project helps the student to gain greater understanding of mathematics as well as to improve his/her understanding of mathematics language and his/her ability to communicate mathematics. Of particular interest is the effect of such projects/assignments/presentations throughout the course on the student's understanding of mathematics, his/her communication of mathematics, and his/her attitude toward mathematics.
· Session I -
8:00 AM Storytelling Strategies in the Calculus Classroom. Preliminary report.
8:15 AM The Sinusoidal Garden. Preliminary report.
Karen L. Shuman,
Encourage Student Writing, Learning, and Informed Discussion Through Judicious Problem Choice.
Joyce Faye Fischer,
8:45 AM End of Course Projects in Calculus II. Preliminary report.
Vicky Williams, Appalachian
The Devil Is in the Directions: Substantive Discourse from Simple Questions. Preliminary report.
Mary T Treanor,
9:15 AM Analysis of a Mathematics Writing Experiment. Preliminary report.
Written Papers in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course. Preliminary report.
Ellen F Hill,
Understanding Mathematical Proof in a Course for Liberal Arts Majors: Students write about teaching other students a geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Using student-designed projects in an introductory statistics course: How’s, what’s, and why bother? Preliminary report.
Lisa J Carnell,
Communicating the Problem Solving Process through Memoranda.
Elaine Thompson Hale, The
Going All In—Taking a Gamble on a Poker Project in an Undergraduate Probability Course.
Christopher J Lacke,
10:45 AM Role of Online Mentoring in Improving Students’ Mathematical Communication and Understanding. Preliminary report.
Rapti M. de
· Session II -
Do Students Value the Use of Writing as a Way to
Martha Ellen Waggoner,
8:15 AM The Computational Fast Track.
Benjamin M Woodruff*, Jason Grout and Casey Johnson,
8:30 AM Conjecturing.
Robert E. Buck, Slippery
Mathematics through Inquiry-Guided Instruction or a Modified
Katherine J. Mawhinney, Appalachian
9:00 AM The role of 15-minute problems.
Curtis D. Bennett* and Jacqueline M. Dewar,
Implementing Miniature “Conferences” in the Now-Standard Bridge-to-Higher-Mathematics Course.
Damon Scott* and Thomas Fitzkee,
9:30 AM An Exploratory Approach to Analysis.
Kirk E Weller*,
10:00 AM Creating Discussions with Classroom Voting.
Kelly S. Cline,
Using Writing to Promote Learning and Self-Assessment in a Mathematics Course for Prospective Elementary School Teachers.
The Use of Journals in Content Courses for Future Elementary Teachers.
Timothy D Comar,
Dana P. Rowland,
11:15 AM Problem Analysis: An Assignment to Deepen Understanding of School Mathematics.
Mary L Garner,
About Us: From a Measurement Perspective.
Karen D Ivy,
1:00 PM Mathematicians Are Real People, Too: Biographies in a Senior Capstone Course.
David W. Dempsey,
What does a mathematician do? Presenting recent articles in upper level courses.
Introduction to Research Seminar: Getting students to read, write and talk about mathematics.
Kimberly A. Roth,
Using Letter-Writing to Enhance a Calculus Course. Preliminary report.
Russell E. Goodman,
Talking about Vector Calculus. Preliminary report.
Barbara Edwards* and
2:15 PM Four
Revolutionaries, an Integral, and a
Jennifer M. Switkes,
Getting Students to Discuss Mathematics.
2:45 PM Creative Proof Critiques As Writing Assignments in Abstract Algebra. Preliminary report.
Getting Students to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics in a Linked Finite Math and Computer Technology Course.
Morteza Shafii-Mousavi* and Paul Kochanowski,
Writing to Learn: Writing Across the Curriculum in Undergraduate Computer Science.
Brian C. Ladd, St. Lawrence University (1003-A1-1536)
How Rhetoric Transformed a Business Mathematics Course.
Kris H. Green and Allen Emerson*,
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