id: 06664686
dt: j
an: 2016f.00643
au: Lew, Kristen; Fukawa-Connelly, Timothy Patrick; Mejía-Ramos, Juan Pablo;
Weber, Keith
ti: Lectures in advanced mathematics: why students might not understand what
the mathematics professor is trying to convey.
so: J. Res. Math. Educ. 47, No. 2, 162-198 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D45 C75 C35 D75
ut: lectures; undergraduate mathematics education; understanding; difficulties
ci:
li: doi:10.5951/jresematheduc.47.2.0162
ab: Summary: We describe a case study in which we investigate the effectiveness
of a lecture in advanced mathematics. We first videorecorded a lecture
delivered by an experienced professor who had a reputation for being an
outstanding instructor. Using video recall, we then interviewed the
professor to determine the ideas that he intended to convey and how he
tried to convey these ideas in this lecture. We also interviewed 6
students to see what they understood from this lecture. The students
did not comprehend the ideas that the professor cited as central to his
lecture. Based on our analyses, we propose 2 factors to account for why
students did not understand these ideas.
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