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Using Video Case Studies to Develop Students’ Proof-writing Skills

Connie Campbell, Jim Sandefur, Kay Somers

June 1 — 4, 2014

Jackson, Mississippi

Registration Fee: $325 per person ($400 for registrations received after April 20, 2014)

This workshop introduces faculty to a resource that will enhance their teaching and students’ learning of proof writing.  Participants will explore our online library of authentic videos of students attempting to construct proofs of theorems that are new to them, use the videos to better understand struggles students encounter in learning to construct proofs, learn various ways these videos can be used to help students overcome difficulties, and develop plans to use these videos in their own learning environment.  Before the workshop, participants will view a video and engage in discussions of their experiences teaching introductory proof writing. The on-site component will involve watching videos, break-out and whole group discussions of innovative ways to use videos and what they teach us, and development of plans for participants’ use of videos. After the workshop, participants will have access to the video library, and on-line discussions will continue so participants can share experiences.

For additional information visit the workshop webpage