ERIC Number: EJ1124137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
A Different Perspective of the Teaching Philosophy of RL Moore
Jones, Stephen L.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n2 p300-306 2017
Dr RL Moore was undoubtedly one of the finest mathematics teachers ever. He developed a unique teaching method designed to teach his students to think like mathematicians. His method was not designed to convey any particular mathematical knowledge. Instead, it was designed to teach his students to think. Today, his method has been modified to focus on using student participation toward the goal of the conveyance of mathematical knowledge rather than on Dr Moore's goal of teaching students to think. This article proposes that undergraduates would be better served if they took at least one course using Dr Moore's original method and his original goal.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Mathematical Logic, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Curriculum, Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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