MAA CP J1 Getting Students To Explore Concepts Through Writing In
Mathematics Sarah Mabrouk, Framingham State University, Organizer |
This session
invites papers about assignments/projects that require students to write about
mathematical concepts, to express concepts and to interpret symbolic
mathematics in their own words, and to write about mathematics, in general. These assignments can include conceptual
papers such as having the students explain a concept in their own words as an
answer a question, in the form of a letter to a friend, a poem, or even a short
story, project reports that require students to explain fully all concepts used
as if to someone who knows little or nothing about the mathematics used in
solving the project problem, assignments that require students to express
theorems in plain English so that one of their friends could understand,
or even simple assignments that require students to explain the meaning and the
use of the variables and notations that they use.
Each
presenter is encouraged to discuss how the use of the assignment/project helped
students to improve their understanding of course concepts and how the use of
writing in the course helped students to understand and to learn
mathematics. Of particular interest is the effect of such projects/assignments throughout the semester
on the students understanding of course concepts and notations, the
ability of students to communicate mathematics using words and symbols, and the
attitude of students toward mathematics.
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3:15 3:25 pm Enhancing Mathematics Learning Through
Writing
Dora
Ahmadi, Morehead State University
Kathryn
Lewis, Morehead State University
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3:30 3:40 pm Mathematics Journals: Writing to Learn
Carol
Gibbons, Salve Regina University
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3:45 3:55 pm
Reading and Journals
and Websites, Oh My!
Susan
Wildstrom, Walt Whitman High School
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4:00 4:10 pm The Write Stuff: Using Labs in Precalculus
Marsha
Davis, Eastern Connecticut State University
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4:15 4:25 pm Creating and Using Effective Writing Prompts in a
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4:30 4:40 pm Writing in a Sophomore-Level Proofs Course
Lisa
Rome, College of Mount St. Joseph
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4:45 4:55 pm Writing Assignments Using Mathematical Quotations
Jon
Breitenbucher, College of Wooster
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5:00 5:10 pm Problem Zero
Laura
Taalman, James Madison University
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5:15 5:25 pm Integrable Writings in Calculus Cancelled
Satish C. Bhatnagar,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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3:45 3:55 pm
Reading and Writing in
Mathematics? The Math Book Club
for Undergraduate
Mathematics Courses
Mika
Munakata, Montclair State University
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4:00 4:10 pm Research Projects as a Means of Student
Engagement
Daniel
Alexander, Drake University
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4:15 4:25 pm Using Writing to Get Students to Read
Mathematics
Cornelius
Nelan, Quinnipiac University
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4:30 4:40 pm Reality Calculus: Critical Thinking and Organized Writing
Lee
Stemkoski, Dartmouth College
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4:45 4:55 pm Introducing the Concept of Integral Via
Experimentation,
Joe T. Harris, Jr., Saint Andrews Presbyterian College
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5:00 5:10 pm
What is the MEANING?
Karen
Rhea, University of Michigan
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