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ERIC Number: EJ1012256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Browsing Your Way to Better Teaching
Winkel, Brian
PRIMUS, v23 n3 p274-290 2013
We describe the use of browsing and searching (in libraries, online, inside sources, at meetings, in abstracts, etc.) as a way to stimulate the teacher of undergraduate mathematics, specifically in differential equations. The approach works in all other areas of mathematics. Browsing can help build new and refreshing teaching materials based on how mathematics is used and explored in places other than mathematics. These "other" places are where almost all of our students will be going after they study with us and we should: (i) know about their journey and arrival points; and (ii) understand the disciplinary approaches for those areas which sent these students to us in the first place for their mathematics studies. We describe a personal browsing experience that spanned almost 40 years and proved to be very worthwhile in finding applications of differential equations to modeling Lysergic Acid Diethylamide in the human body. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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