Blog entry | Why use inquiry-based learning in math for liberal arts courses | photchkiss | 0 | 1 year 2 months ago |

Quote | I have truly improved ... immensely in this course. Being forced to take an independent approach on my problems in this course, I found a sense of confidence. I can rely on myself to find the answer now instead of coming to the problem feeling completely | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | I have become much more willing to start over and go back to look again. I do not think you realize how big that is. I never used to do that! Ever! If the answer was not there after I looked at the whole problem the first time, I would sit back and wait f | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | After watching the video [Proof] in class, I learned to never give up on a problem. Andrew Wiles worked on proving Fermat’s Last Theorem for about seven years and knew to not give up as he was getting closer to the solution over time. In class, I might | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | In relation to the video that was shown in class called Proof, Andrew Wiles goes through a series of steps and learning experiences like groups in this class do, before coming to a conclusion on a proof. This involves perseverance, critical thinking, and | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | Through the write-ups we have done in class, reading A Mathematicians Lament, watching films in and outside of class and discussing them with each other, I have learned that the key to mathematics is how you choose to look at the problem you are given … | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | A quote by Paul Lockhart that really stood out to me was “Math is not about a collection of “truths” (however useful or interesting they might be). Math is about reason and understanding. We want to know why. And not for any practical purpose.” (p | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | There is no better ways to sum up the goal for this class in words other than Paul Lockhart in A Mathematician’s Lament. He states "Mathematics is the art of explanation. If you deny students the opportunity to engage in this activity — to pose their | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | I never really thought about “I don’t know yet” versus “I don’t know.” But, now that I think about it that is an excellent way to think about not only math but life. Mathematics is more than just doing it is working and being creative. “I do | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Quote | I have more drive, confidence, and abilities to actually solve the problems. Math will never be my favorite subject, but now I know I can conquer it, and that big problems aren’t as scary as they look. Math before was a very dry subject with numbers and | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Blog entry | First Year Only Classes | photchkiss | 0 | 3 years 6 months ago |

Blog entry | Movie “The Proof”: How our students view the process of mathematics | photchkiss | 0 | 5 years 1 month ago |

Blog entry | Audience: Learning about our MLA students | photchkiss | 0 | 6 years 10 months ago |

Blog entry | Assessment: Projects | photchkiss | 0 | 7 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Knights and Knaves | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | $20^{\text{th}}$ Century Revolutions in Thought | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Limits of Knowledge | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Proving Circles Can Kiss | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Proof | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Types of Reasoning | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Establishing Truth — Certainty and Burdens of Proof | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Existence of $\sqrt{-1}$ | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Doubt | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Circles, Stars, Gears, and Unity | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |

Textbook section | Pascal's Triangle | photchkiss | 0 | 8 years 2 months ago |