Media tagged with: Christine von Renesse
In this video you can see how a student gets curious about a mathematical connection after I told the class about a "cool thing": a paper about the mathematics of finger printing that had just crossed my path.
This video was taken in a mathematics for liberal arts class with 15 honors students. It met two times a week for 75 minutes each.
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.