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ERIC Number: EJ952806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Conversations about Curriculum Change: Mathematical Thinking and Team-Based Learning in a Discrete Mathematics Course
Paterson, Judy; Sneddon, Jamie
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n7 p879-889 2011
This article reports on the learning conversations between a mathematician and a mathematics educator as they worked together to change the delivery model of a third year discrete mathematics course from a traditional lecture mode to team-based learning (TBL). This change prompted the mathematician to create team tasks which increasingly focused on what he calls the "unspoken curriculum": mathematical thinking. We consider the ways in which the TBL model promoted and enabled this in the light of literature on mathematical thinking, sense-making and behaviours, and strongly suggest that this approach warrants more attention from the mathematics teaching community. We also discuss shifts in the mathematician's thinking about task construction as he refined the tasks to encourage students to think and behave like mathematicians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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