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 K12 curriculum, and technology increasingly allows it to be extended to all levels of mathematics instruction. This presentation will focus on some technologybased 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 Flashbased 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.
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Speaker: Doug Ensley
Institution: Shippensburg University
Event Organizer: Gavin LaRose glarose@umich.edu
