Date of Award
Master of Mathematics (MMath)
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Brynja Kohler
A need for reform in teaching mathematics has long been recognized. The traditional classroom with the sage on the stage lacks a higher level of engagement for the students and therefore, produces a lower level of student satisfaction. The math-talk classroom is one attempt to engage students and to raise the level of interaction and discussion, thus enabling students to increase their level of comprehension. In an effort to create a math-talk experience in my Calculus II course, I applied the methodology of Thinking Through a Lesson Protocol (TTLP) to test its effectiveness in assisting the instructor in creating an atmosphere conducive to student discussions (or math-talk).
Bodily, Janice, "A Classroom Experiment: Implementing a Math-Talk Environment in a University Setting" (2012). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. Paper 321.
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