All-College Writing Contest

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All-College Writing Contest Honorable Mention 2003-04

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-21-2003

Author Comments

I wrote this paper for my Senior Studies course in Secondary Teaching Methods. Some of the questions that guided my research included "What practices and instructional techniques have been proven effective in teaching mathematics", "How do these differ from the practices of effective teaching in general", and "How does the new emphasis on educational standards impact the use of these practices in the classroom." As a mathematics teacher, I had both professional and personal interest in the subject--I wanted to know and understand effective instructional techniques in mathematics and reflect on how I could apply them in my own classroom. It is my goal to teach math in a way that builds critical thinking/reasoning skills and encourages mathematical communication.

Faculty Advisor

Rachel Ragland

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