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ERIC Number: EJ865967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Using a "Single Story" as an Integrative Thread in an Upper-Level Mathematics Course
Dietz, Jill
PRIMUS, v19 n4 p311-328 2009
Even in the highest-level mathematics courses at undergraduate institutions, most students do not read mathematical research from professional journals. Such depth of content is often reserved for "independent studies" or summer REU's. In this article I describe a course that required students to read research papers, all of which centered on a single theme. The course covered advanced group theory topics while conveying the notion that there is a mathematical community that works together to advance mathematical knowledge. Using a single story as an integrative thread is an approach that can be adapted to any topic in mathematics. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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