The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-centered Instruction

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MAA, 2009 - Mathematics - 245 pages
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The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered Instruction offers a practical overview of the method as practiced by the four co-authors, serving as both a "how to" manual for implementing the method and an answer to the question, "what is the Moore method?". Moore is well known as creator of The Moore Method (no textbooks, no lectures, no conferring) in which there is a current and growing revival of interest and modified application under inquiry-based learning projects. Beginning with Moore's Method as practiced by Moore himself, the authors proceed to present their own broader definitions of the method before addressing specific details and mechanics of their individual implementations. Each chapter consists of four essays, one by each author, introduced with the commonality of the authors' writings.Topics include the culture the authors strive to establish in the classroom, their grading methods, the development of materials and typical days in the classroom. Appendices include sample tests, sample notes, and diaries of individual courses. With more than 130 references supporting the themes of the book the work provides ample additional reading supporting the transition to learner-centered methods of instruction.
 

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Contents

Preliminary Analyses and Results
33
The Dynamics of Change CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and the First
39
Considering Change in the Undergraduate Mathematics
45
An International Perspective Victor J Katz Editor
51
Resources for Professional Develop
57
Innovations in Teaching Abstract Algebra Allen C Hibbard and Ellen J Maycock Editors
60
Concepts and models for servicelearning in
66
A Resource for Teaching Mathematics Amy ShellGellasch Editor
72
Appendices
171
Coppin
177
Mahavier
201
III
211
Parker
217
About the Authors
229
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Index
243

Frequently Asked Questions
151

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