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ERIC Number: EJ1122966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Encouraging Example Generation: A Teaching Experiment in First-Semester Calculus
Wagner, Elaine Rumsey; Orme, Susan Marla; Turner, Heidi Jean; Yopp, David
PRIMUS, v27 n2 p212-234 2017
Mathematicians use example generation to test and verify mathematical ideas; however, the processes through which undergraduates learn to productively generate examples are not well understood. We engaged calculus students in a teaching experiment designed to develop skills in productively generating examples to learn novel concepts. This article presents three student case studies. These case studies are representative of our findings and serve to summarize the activities we found useful. They also serve as examples of various student experiences during the teaching experiment. One student expressed a continued negative view to using example generation. Two increased in skills and experience and expressed positive changes in views.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho
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