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Teaching Mathematics

Date:  Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Location:  3096 East Hall (5:15 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  Interactive Technology for Teaching Mathematical Proof

Abstract:   Students construct their own understanding of concepts (mathematical and otherwise) through life experiences. This philosophy is commonly applied through the use of physical manipulatives in the K-12 curriculum, and technology increasingly allows it to be extended to all levels of mathematics instruction. This presentation will focus on some technology-based tools designed to enhance the learning of mathematical proof among freshman discrete mathematics students through the application of this philosophy. The primary medium for these materials is Flash-based applets running in a web browser, but there is currently a shift toward mobile platforms that will also be discussed as well. Lots of links to tutorials for Flash programming and reusable Flash objects will also be shared.


Speaker:  Doug Ensley
Institution:  Shippensburg University

Event Organizer:   Gavin LaRose


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