ERIC Number: EJ838145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Using Writing and Reading in Geometry
Weber, Wendy A.
PRIMUS, v15 n1 p7-16 Mar 2005
When students take their first upper division mathematics course after an introduction to proof course, they are often overwhelmed by the prospect of writing in a mathematics course. In mathematics, unlike other disciplines, students are very seldom asked to respond via writing to a reading assignment, to write an essay about a topic they have always used their intuition to explain, or to fully research a mathematics topic and report on it to their peers. This paper will highlight the ways in which writing, reading, and group work can be used to develop skills in geometry in one semester.
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, College Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Skills, Group Activities, Content Area Reading, Computer Uses in Education, Essays, Cooperative Learning
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