In most mathematics courses students are expected to learn how to write proofs on their own from examples seen in class and textbooks. However, this approach to teaching mathematical writing is extremely ineffective and, more often than not, students still struggle to produce good proofs even at the end of the semester.
There are many things that instructors can do to help students learn this very important skill. In this seminar we will discuss different in-class activities designed to improve students' writing skills. We will see examples ranging from quick activities targeting specific issues to more involved ones, such as presentations by students followed by a whole class discussion.
This week’s Math Education Seminar with our member Beatriz Navarro Lameda, will be about "Teaching proof writing through in-class activities"
at UNIGE on April 4th from 11:00-12:00 Room 624 Room 624 Acacias (2-4 rue du Lièvre).