Groupwork in College Mathematics Courses: Lessons from a Vector Calculus Course
Most undergraduate students expect college mathematics courses to involve presentations of problem solutions from faculty. Yet we know that students learn more if they talk with each other about challenging mathematics and have opportunities to have their thinking extended by faculty. The challenge is supporting students to participate in productive ways in groups. This colloquium will draw upon experiences in MTH 196V Vector Calculus (taught Spring 2014 by Cody Patterson) to provide a context for conversations about how we might encourage more participation from students.
(Refreshments will be served.)