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Book DetailsCBMS Issues in Mathematics EducationVolume: 10; 2001; 158 ppMSC: Primary 00; 97;
Progress in mathematics frequently occurs first by studying particular examples and then by generalizing the patterns that have been observed into farreaching theorems. Similarly, in teaching mathematics one often employs examples to motivate a general principle or to illustrate its use. This volume uses the same idea in the context of learning how to teach: By analyzing particular teaching situations, one can develop broadly applicable teaching skills useful for the professional mathematician. These teaching situations are the Case Studies of the title.
Just as a good mathematician seeks both to understand the details of a particular problem and to put it in a broader context, the examples presented here are chosen to offer a serious set of detailed teaching issues and to afford analysis from a broad perspective.
Each case raises a variety of pedagogical and communication issues that may be explored either individually or in a group facilitated by a faculty member. Teaching notes for such a facilitator are included for each Case in the Faculty Edition.
The methodology of Case Studies is widely used in areas such as business and law. The consideration of the mathematics cases presented here will help readers to develop teaching skills for their own classrooms.
See the graduate edition at Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom: Graduate Student EditionReadershipAdvanced undergraduates, graduate students, research mathematicians and mathematics teachers.

Table of Contents

Cover

Title

Copyright Page

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Fourteen Case Studies

Changing Sections

Emily's Test

Fundamental Problems

Making the Grade (College Algebra Version)

Making the Grade (Calculus I version)

Making the Grade (Multivariable Calculus Version)

Making Waves

Order Out of Chaos

Pairing Up

The Quicksand of Problem Four

Salad Days

Seeking Points

Study Habits

Studying the Exam

Studying the Exam: College Algebra Questions

Studying the Exam: Calculus II Questions

Studying the Exam: Multivariate Calculus Question

There's Something about Ted

What Were They Thinking?

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Progress in mathematics frequently occurs first by studying particular examples and then by generalizing the patterns that have been observed into farreaching theorems. Similarly, in teaching mathematics one often employs examples to motivate a general principle or to illustrate its use. This volume uses the same idea in the context of learning how to teach: By analyzing particular teaching situations, one can develop broadly applicable teaching skills useful for the professional mathematician. These teaching situations are the Case Studies of the title.
Just as a good mathematician seeks both to understand the details of a particular problem and to put it in a broader context, the examples presented here are chosen to offer a serious set of detailed teaching issues and to afford analysis from a broad perspective.
Each case raises a variety of pedagogical and communication issues that may be explored either individually or in a group facilitated by a faculty member. Teaching notes for such a facilitator are included for each Case in the Faculty Edition.
The methodology of Case Studies is widely used in areas such as business and law. The consideration of the mathematics cases presented here will help readers to develop teaching skills for their own classrooms.
See the graduate edition at Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom: Graduate Student Edition
Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, research mathematicians and mathematics teachers.

Cover

Title

Copyright Page

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Fourteen Case Studies

Changing Sections

Emily's Test

Fundamental Problems

Making the Grade (College Algebra Version)

Making the Grade (Calculus I version)

Making the Grade (Multivariable Calculus Version)

Making Waves

Order Out of Chaos

Pairing Up

The Quicksand of Problem Four

Salad Days

Seeking Points

Study Habits

Studying the Exam

Studying the Exam: College Algebra Questions

Studying the Exam: Calculus II Questions

Studying the Exam: Multivariate Calculus Question

There's Something about Ted

What Were They Thinking?

Back Cover