MAA Session on Bridging the Gap: Designing an Introduction to Proofs Course
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1 PM - 4:15 PM
Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State University, Organizer
This session invites papers regarding the creation of “bridge” and introductory proofs courses and the effects of such courses on students’ abilities to read, analyze, and write proofs in subsequent courses such as number theory, abstract algebra, and real/complex analysis courses in addition to numerical and applied mathematics courses. Information about textbooks, assignments/projects, and activities that help students to read and analyze statements as well as to understand when it is appropriate to use, for example, the contrapositive or proof by contradiction are of particular interest. Papers providing information about approaches that have not been successful are welcome as are those about how ineffective initial attempts were modified to help students
while minimizing student frustration and the student’s view that the instructor is being picky about sentence structure and diction. Papers providing evidence of course effectiveness in helping students to read, analyze, and write proofs are particularly encouraged.
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 5A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Becoming successful proof-writers through peer review, journals, and portfolios.
Jennifer B. Schaefer*,
Transition to Mathematical Proofs: Assessment of an online proofs course.
Roberto C Pelayo*,
Lessons Learned from a Teaching Experiment Focused on Proof Validation.
Sarah K. Bleiler*,
Denisse R. Thompson,
A Course for Bridging the Gap.
Larry J. Gerstein*,
CANCELLED Bridge Course Assessments That Motivate and Engage.
Theresa L Friedman*,
Teaching an Introduction to Proof Course Using Inquiry-Based Learning.
Understanding the Problem: Unification, Generalization or Abstraction?
Martin E Flashman*,
Mathematical Reasoning course at Winthrop.
Joseph P Rusinco,
Building a mathematical community while learning strategies for discovering and writing proofs.
Teaching proving techniques using MIZAR proof checker.
Krystyna Kuperberg*, Auburn University
Two (2) additional
papers are scheduled during Session II of the
MAA Session on Projects, Demonstrations, and Activities That Engage Liberal
Arts Mathematics Students on
A humanistic reading component for an introduction to proofs course.
A Plaidoyer for Boolean Algebra.
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