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Maria H. Andersen
Muskegon Community College
busynessgirl@gmail.com
TeachingCollegeMath.com
Why?
Disconnect between learning in the
“Real World” and learning in
College.
We really DO need to teach
students to learn how ...
Two models.
Math for Elementary Teachers
(aka MathET)
Students work on learning
projects where they teach, reflect,
and organize what ...
Unit 1: Problem Solving
and Deductive Reasoning
Unit 2: Number Theory
and Set Theory
Unit 3: Signed Numbers,
Fractions, De...
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
Calculus I and II
Working in pairs or groups,
students work on projects that
… enhance what they are
learning
… serve a gr...
How to Study for a Math Test
The Calculus Tweetwars
The Calculus Tweetwars
online
student
evening
student
morning
student
Some surprises
Published (with our
permission) by a
coder in London.
Ghost of Leibniz
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...
Lessons Learned
Don’t be afraid of failure.
Some projects work. Some don’t.
Project check ins are important when
you don’t...
Maria H. Andersen
Muskegon Community College
busynessgirl@gmail.com
TeachingCollegeMath.com
What’s
next?
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
Digital learning projects amatyc
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  1. 1. Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College busynessgirl@gmail.com TeachingCollegeMath.com
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 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.
  4. 4. Two models.
  5. 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. 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
  7. 7. Web 2.0 Page (using Netvibes)
  8. 8. Learn through reflection: Blogging
  9. 9. Learn by organizing your thoughts: Mindmapping
  10. 10. Learn by inquiry: IBL Presentations
  11. 11. Learn by explaining: Digital Presentations
  12. 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:
  13. 13. How to Study for a Math Test
  14. 14. The Calculus Tweetwars
  15. 15. The Calculus Tweetwars online student evening student morning student
  16. 16. Some surprises Published (with our permission) by a coder in London. Ghost of Leibniz
  17. 17. Data Visualization Projects
  18. 18. Connecting to other disciplines
  19. 19. Influence of Television
  20. 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. 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. 22. Maria H. Andersen Muskegon Community College busynessgirl@gmail.com TeachingCollegeMath.com What’s next?

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