NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 2 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Infante, Nicole Engelke – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
We present a case study of how five instructors used gesture when introducing the second derivative test in a first semester calculus class. The second derivative test and optimization naturally evoke hand motions while teaching, making this a fertile ground for studying gesture use in the classroom. Each of the five instructors used a classic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Garcia, Nancy; Infante, Nicole Engelke – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2012
Gestures are profoundly integrated into our communication. This study focuses on the impact that gestures have in a mathematical setting, specifically in an undergraduate calculus workshop. There was strong correlation between diagramming and the two types of gestures identified in this study (i.e., dynamic and static gestures). Dynamic and static…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Calculus