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ERIC Number: EJ920461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Mathematical Vignettes in a University-Controlled Freshman Seminar, or "Oh--That's Cool!"
Abrams, William P.; Lunsford, M. Leigh
PRIMUS, v21 n3 p274-282 2011
For several years we have been teaching a one-hour class called "Longwood Seminar," a first-year seminar that is required as a general education goal and has much of its content dictated by Longwood University. During this time we have collected and used a series of mathematical vignettes to supplement the university-required material. In this article we describe the vignettes that we have found to be most engaging for our students and why we think they are useful. These vignettes are also short enough to be used in mathematics club, a class, or other meetings involving students at this level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia