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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Example: Looking at a Think Aloud

August 20, 2008

Jose thinks aloud: Click here to view this video of a student working through a math problem Pasadena City College. Think alouds are ways of getting a transparent glimpse of what students are thinking when they are trying to learn. Think-alouds prompt students to verbalize their thoughts as they solve a problem, case study, or […]

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Think Alouds: Definition and Uses

August 20, 2008

Think-alouds prompt students to verbalize their thoughts as they solve a problem, case study, or interpret an important text. The focus in the think-aloud is to gain access to student processes when working on an important topic of the course, central to the discipline, not necessarily whether or not they successfully complete the task. Several […]

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