Media tagged with: Discussing

Rubik's Cube Failures

Rubik's Cube Failures

These are excerpts from Math Explorations in Spring 2016. Students get frustrated and make many mistakes before finally succeeding in solving the cube. It is important for them to learn that this is part of doing mathematics.

This video was taken in a mathematics for liberal arts class with 30 students. It met two times a week for 75 minutes each.

Curiosity - Staging a Disagreement

Curiosity - Staging a Disagreement

Calculus 3 students reinvented the definition of directional derivative in their groups. Afterwards the students compare their different definitions in a whole class discussion. Trying to resolve the disagreement creates energy and curiosity in the classroom.

The class had 25 students and met two times a week for 75 minutes each and one time for 50 minutes.

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