
MAA CP D1 –
Getting Students To Discuss And To Write About Mathematics
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 2:
15 – 6:15 pm
and
Friday, January 17, 2003, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Sarah L.
Mabrouk, Framingham State University, Organizer

Many students, especially in lower
level courses, tend to view Mathematics as incomprehensible equations and
calculations rather than as meaningful and applicable in a variety of
disciplines. This view of mathematics as
meaningless affects the student’s ability to verbally communicate mathematics
just as it affects the students understanding of and ability to apply
mathematics. When students are required
to use the language of mathematics and to explain the meaning of the mathematics
that they are applying or analyzing, they learn to understand and to
communicate mathematics. This session
invites papers about assignments and projects that require students to
communicate mathematics through inclass oral presentations that they make or
inclass discussions that they must lead and motivate and through written
assignments and papers. These
assignments 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. Each presenter is encouraged to
discuss how the use of the assignment/project helped students to improve their
understanding of mathematics and their ability to communicate mathematics. Of particular interest is the effect of such
projects/assignments/presentations throughout the course on the students’
understanding of mathematics, their communication of mathematics, and their
attitude toward mathematics.
·
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 2:15 – 6:15 pm
Time

Abstract #

Title, Speaker, Affiliation

2:15 pm

983D1213

Communicating
Mathematics: What’s All the Buzz
About?
·
Bart
D. Stewart , United States Military Academy
·
Jeff
A. Libby, United States Military Academy

2:30 pm

983D1352

W.R.I.T.E.: Writing Roles In Thoughtful Endeavors
·
Catherine
Miller, University of Northern Iowa

2:45 pm

983D198

Online Discussion Groups As A Tool
To Enhance Writing Across The Curriculum Projects
·
Benjamin
V. C. Collins, University of Wisconsin – Platteville

3:00 pm

983D11298

Effects Of Reflective Notebooks
On Perceptions Of Learning In A Mathematics Classroom
·
Tracie
McLemore Salinas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

3;15 pm

983D1168

“Appealing” Mathematics: Communicating Beyond The Test
·
Joanne
Caniglia, Eastern Michigan University

3:30 pm

983D1214

Communicating Mathematics: “Is it ‘Write’ to Discuss Mathematics?”
·
Jeff
A. Libby, United States Military Academy
·
Bart
D. Stewart, United States Military Academy

3:45 pm

983D1238

“Take Boards!”: An Effective Approach Routinely Employed By
Instructors At USMA Whereby Students Discuss, Perform, And Present
Mathematics
·
Erik
W. Drake, United States Military Academy

4:00 pm

983D1606

Using Classroom Presentations To
Improve Undergraduate Proof Skills
·
Jeffrey
Feuer, Coastal Carolina University

4:15 pm

983D1205

Talking Math Over The
Thanksgiving Dinner Table
·
William
Farmer, United States Military Academy
·
Michael Huber, United States Military Academy

4:30 pm

983D191

Speaking Three Different
Languages: The Contextual, The Mathematical
And The Physical Languages: “Forcing”
Students To Understand ‘Their’ Mathematics
·
Dvora
Peretz, Michigan State University

4:45 pm

983D1356

Developing Math Communication
Skill Through Class Participation
·
Maria
Robinson, University of Arizona

5:00 pm

983D188

Writing And Discussing The Limit
Concept In Calculus: A Class Project
·
Victor
U. Odafe, Bowling Green State University – Firelands

5:15 pm

983D1485

Understanding The Fundamental
Theorem Of Calculus Through Writing
·
Lew
Ludwig, Denison University

5:30 pm

983D1204

Communicating Cryptanalytic
Process In A Mathematical Cryptology Course
·
Brian
Winkel, United States Military Academy

5:45 pm

983D1599

Preservice Elementary School Teachers’
Perceptions Of Reading And Writing In Mathematics Classes
·
Gwen
Fisher, California Polytechnic State University

6:00 pm

983971208

Active Learning In Core
Mathematics Courses At NC State University
·
JoAnn
Cohen, North Carolina State University
·
Michael
Shearer, North Carolina State University

·
Friday, January 17, 2003, 1:00 –
3:00 pm
Time

Abstract #

Title, Speaker, Affiliation

1:00 pm

983D1303

The Use Of StudentAuthored Study
Guides In A Quantitative Reasoning Course
·
Linda
McGuire, Muhlenberg College

1:15 pm

983D1510

Circling The Desks: A Weekly Discussion In A Liberal Arts
Mathematics Course
·
Josh
Laison, Colorado College

1:30 pm

983D1191

Integrating Writing Into A
Liberal Arts Mathematics Class
·
Joseph
Kirtland, Marist College

1:45 pm

983D1284

Electronic Journals For Business
Calculus
·
Kimberly
J. Presser, Shippensburg University

2:00 pm

983D182

The Use Of Modeling And Inquiry
Problems In A Single Variable Calculus Course
·
David
Smith, United States Military Academy
·
Mike Huber, United States Military Academy

2:15 pm

983D1466

Writing Assignments For Calculus
·
Janet
C. Woodland, University of Arkansas

2:30 pm

983D1483

Reading Discrete
Mathematics: A SemesterLong
Assignment In Communication
·
Steven
M. Hetzler, Salisbury University
·
Robert
M. Tardiff, Salisbury University

2:45 pm

983D1530

Writing Intensive Courses
For Prospective Elementary Teachers
·
Sybilla
Beckmann, University of Georgia
·
Twanda
Gwena, University of Georgia

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