Faculty Inquiry Groups

October 14, 2008

Yu-Chung Chang (Pasadena), “No Longer Lost in Translation: How Yu-Chung Helps Her Students Understand (and Love) Word Problems” Yu-Chung says: I started a faculty Inquiry Group (FIG) to investigate why so many math faculty find Intermediate Algebra onerous to teach. The FIG discovered that… 1. Word problems are hard: Students avoid doing them and teachers […]

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Student Outlines: From Question to Evidence

October 14, 2008

From Windows on Learning: Laura Graff, Dustin Culhan, and Felix Marhuenda-Donate, “Outlining Mathematics: Transforming Student Groaning into Student Learning” I have always thought a large problem in math and science education is reading. Students are never taught how to read technical textbooks. I knew that somewhere along the way I had mastered this skill, but […]

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Students Presentations as a Source of Evidence

October 14, 2008

Pat Wagener (Los Medanos): “Can Problem Solving Become a Habit of Mind” Pat Wagener says: Throughout the semester, my students were expected to present their solution of an application problem to the class. They were directed to make their knowledge visible so anyone who viewed their solution would clearly understand their thinking. One principle benefit […]

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