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\iteman{ZMATH 06679019}
\itemau{Maycock, Ellen J.}
\itemti{``The wild side of math'': experimenting with group theory.}
\itemso{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, 199-211 (2016).}
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Summary: Group theory has traditionally been taught to mathematics majors using the ``theorem-proof-example'' format. Although this method of presentation is satisfying to a mathematician, many students have difficulty learning the concepts of group theory this way. More than 20 years ago, I transformed my abstract algebra classroom into an active learning environment by using the software package Exploring Small Groups. In this chapter, I describe my approach, illustrating it with a specific example, and discuss its impact on my students, my career and other mathematicians.
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\itemcc{H45 U75 D45}
\itemut{group theory; teaching with technology; inquiry-based learning; computer laboratories}
\itemli{doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44950-0\_14}
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