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ERIC Number: EJ1025350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Non-Traditional Methods of Teaching Abstract Algebra
Capaldi, Mindy
PRIMUS, v24 n1 p12-24 2014
This article reports on techniques of teaching abstract algebra which were developed to achieve multiple student objectives: reasoning and communication skills, deep content knowledge, student engagement, independence, and pride. The approach developed included a complementary combination of inquiry-based learning, individual (not group) homework problems, oral exams, and student portfolios. Students in this class performed better on the final exam and showed a greater understanding of concepts and proving techniques than students in previous semesters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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