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ERIC Number: EJ890210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1947-279X
Developing Students' Relational Understanding: Innovations and Insights
Stump, Sheryl
MathAMATYC Educator, v1 n1 p30-33 Sep 2009
I recently had the opportunity to teach a developmental mathematics class at a community college, something a little different from what I usually do as a mathematics teacher educator at a university. I welcomed the chance to examine the curriculum and try some new approaches. In particular, I wanted to explore the development of some fundamental ideas and look for ways to promote students' mathematical understanding. I entered the experience in a spirit of inquiry, seeking insights in relation to questions such as the following: What kinds of tasks can engage community college students in developing their mathematical understanding? What are the challenges to the students? What are the challenges to the instructor?
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134. Tel: 901-333-4643; Fax: 901-333-4651; e-mail: amatyc@amatyc.org; Web site: http://www.amatyc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A