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Blog Posts by Dr. Christine von Renesse

 

Twice now I had the pleasure of teaching a learning community with an English composition class. And each time I was impressed by the peer review process that my colleague Jen DiGrazia used for all student papers. This blog will show you how we adapted the peer review process to improve proof writing.
 

Students dancing salsa rueda

Our website provides 11 learning guides. Which one(s) should you choose to give this inquiry-based approach a try…? Let me begin by telling you how I make choices about the materials. I like to go for what I love best and I usually mix materials from different books.

 

Do you think it is possible to teach calculus without ANY lecture? (or any other passive teaching method like watching videos, reading the book etc.) Well, I have been teaching calculus (I, II and III) for the last 7 semesters doing just that. And I love it.

 

While you lecture you might not see any student mistakes but one of the eye-opening experiences of inquiry-based learning is the huge amount of mistakes you observe.
 
 

Do your students experience the messiness of doing mathematics, searching for patterns, trying and failing in explaining an idea before they come to a complete argument?

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