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Glimpsing the Future of Mathematics Education: One Undergraduate’s Story
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, United States Military Academy, United States

JCMST Volume 19, Number 4, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Through the device of examining the journal entry of a college freshman from 10 years in the future, this article illustrates one possible future in which powerfully networked multimedia-capable laptop computers have radically transformed the delivery of introductory level college mathematics courses. The student's journal entries about his experiences in a Finite Mathematics course are taken as a parable to be examined through the lenses of modern mathematics education theories, which suggest that learning mathematics is a process of construction of meaning by the learner in both internal-cognitive and external-social ways. In addition, some objections to the story brought up during the author's informal conversations with mathematics teachers and students are addressed.

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Weinstein, G.L. (2000). Glimpsing the Future of Mathematics Education: One Undergraduate’s Story. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19(4), 339-353. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 22, 2019 from .

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