|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 firstname.lastname@example.org