The Math for America San Diego 2013 Summer Institute provides a forum for focusing on the learning process involved in mathematics instruction. The Institute is a mathematics retreat, in which participants “do mathematics” and observe the pedagogical lessons which emerge from the math process. The course is based on the methodology of UCSD Mathematics Professor Dr Guershon Harel’s DNR principles – duality, necessity, and repeated reasoning. Following Dr. Harel’s observation that solving puzzles is inherent in human nature, the Institute participants will explore ways in which students can become genuinely motivated to solve math “puzzles” and achieve a higher understanding of math concepts.
Course Number: EDUC-31516
Credit: 5.50 unit(s)