id: 06679026
dt: a
an:
au: Yackel, Carolyn
ti: Tactile mathematics.
so: Dewar, Jacqueline (ed.) et al., Mathematics education. A spectrum of work
in mathematical sciences departments. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-44949-4/hbk; 978-3-319-44950-0/ebook). Association for Women
in Mathematics Series 7, 305-317 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: U60 D40 M80
ut: tactile mathematics; active learning; mathematical art
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44950-0_21
ab: Summary: Tactile mathematics, defined as recognizing deep mathematical
concepts through engagement with physical objects, can be used to help
students discover mathematics for themselves. This paper discusses the
design of tactile learning activities, the insertion of such activities
into existing courses, and special considerations for courses to be
taught almost entirely with tactile activities. We explain a specific
example activity for a group theory course. A collection of mathematics
faculty members experienced in tactile learning contribute their
thoughts on the implementation of largely tactile mathematics courses.
We end with the role of tactile mathematics in the authorâ€™s career.
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