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ERIC Number: EJ1178017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Pedagogical Alternatives for Triple Integrals: Moving towards More Inclusive and Personalized Learning
Tisdell, Christopher C.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n5 p792-801 2018
This paper is based on the presumption that teaching multiple ways to solve the same problem has academic and social value. In particular, we argue that such a multifaceted approach to pedagogy moves towards an environment of more inclusive and personalized learning. From a mathematics education perspective, our discussion is framed around pedagogical approaches to triple integrals seen in a standard multivariable calculus curriculum. We present some critical perspectives regarding the dominant and long-standing approach to the teaching of triple integrals currently seen in hegemonic calculus textbooks; and we illustrate the need for more diverse pedagogical methods. Finally, we take a constructive position by introducing a new and alternate pedagogical approach to solve some of the classical problems involving triple integrals from the literature through a simple application of integration by parts. This pedagogical alternative for triple integrals is designed to question the dominant one-size-fits-all approach of rearranging the order of integration and the privileging of graphical methods; and to enable a shift towards a more inclusive, enhanced and personalized learning experience.
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Language: English
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