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Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College email@example.com TeachingCollegeMath.com
Disconnect between learning in the “Real World” and learning in College. We really DO need to teach students to learn how to learn. We need to teach students to do something USEFUL with technology.
First model: Students work on learning projects where they teach, reflect, and organize what they are learning. Math for Elementary Teachers (aka MathET)
Blogs Mindmaps IBL Presentations Digital Presentations Unit 1: Problem Solving and Deductive Reasoning Blogs Mindmaps IBL Presentations Digital Presentations Unit 2: Number Theory and Set Theory Blogs Mindmaps IBL Presentations Digital Presentations Unit 3: Signed Numbers, Fractions, Decimals Blogs Mindmaps IBL Presentations Digital Presentations Unit 4: Geometry
Web 2.0 Page (using Netvibes)
Learn through reflection: Blogging
Learn by organizing your thoughts: Mindmapping
Learn by inquiry: IBL Presentations
Learn by explaining: Digital Presentations
Second Model: Working in pairs or groups, students work on projects that … enhance what they are learning … serve a greater purpose … teach them extra skills … collaborate with other disciplines Calculus I and II
How to Study for a Math Test
The Calculus Tweetwars
The Calculus Tweetwars online student evening student morning student
Some surprises Ghost of Leibniz Published (with our permission) by a coder in London.
Data Visualization Projects
Connecting to other disciplines
Influence of Television
Human Enhancement Rate of change in number of patents per year in nanotechnology Rate of change in Autotune use for #1 Hit songs per year Rate of change in plastic surgery for men and women in the U.S. per year Rate of change in plastic surgery for U.S. vs. other countries Rate of change in use of production quotas for Ritalin vs Amphetamine Rate of change in energy drinks vs bottled water for U.S. and Canada
Lessons Learned Don’t be afraid of failure. Some projects work. Some don’t. Project check ins are important when you don’t know what you want yet. Let the students help you decide what a “good” project looks like.
What’s next? Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College firstname.lastname@example.org TeachingCollegeMath.com