Research On Pre-College Math Learning
Contribute to Undergraduate Mathematics Learning and Teaching?
Carolyn A. Maher, Rutgers
will highlight some important findings
about student learning from an extensive longitudinal study and then
what implications these findings might have for the design of
mathematics classrooms. In this talk, I will first present videotaped
of students learning mathematics. These excerpts will illustrate the
role that individual
sense making, as well as the surrounding social and cultural milieu,
students' co-construction of mathematical arguments. Data will be drawn
domains relevant to college mathematics educators, including
deductive argumentation. I will then present interview data from
which they discuss what aspects of their environments made these types
reasoning and interactions possible. Finally, I will consider what
environments in collegiate classrooms might promote similar modes of
on the part of undergraduates.
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