3.
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.
5.
Math for Elementary Teachers
(aka MathET)
Students work on learning
projects where they teach, reflect,
and organize what they are
learning.
First model:
6.
Unit 1: Problem Solving
and Deductive Reasoning
Unit 2: Number Theory
and Set Theory
Unit 3: Signed Numbers,
Fractions, Decimals
Unit 4: Geometry
Blogs
Mindmaps
IBL Presentations
Digital Presentations
Blogs
Mindmaps
IBL Presentations
Digital Presentations
Blogs
Mindmaps
IBL Presentations
Digital Presentations
Blogs
Mindmaps
IBL Presentations
Digital Presentations
12.
Calculus I and II
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
Second Model:
20.
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
21.
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.
22.
Maria H. Andersen
Muskegon Community College
busynessgirl@gmail.com
TeachingCollegeMath.com
What’s
next?