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Track

Research Project / Learning Theories and Pedagogy

Proposal Abstract

In this session, the presenter will describe the R.L. Moore method of learner-centered mathematics instruction along with its three goals in which students: independently develop a solution, communicate the solution, and defend the solution. The presenter will discuss how this method was modified to have students collaboratively develop solutions in group investigations. Specific examples of class materials will be illustrated with a discussion on how the materials may be adapted to other STEM disciplines. Benefits and challenges in using the modified Moore method (MMM) as well as the lessons learned from using this method will be discussed. The results from a Likert-type survey will provide detailed information on students' perceptions and attitudes of learning mathematics through the MMM. In addition, test and final exam scores will be examined to determine the effectiveness of the MMM on increasing student achievement.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 211

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 30th, 3:00 PM Mar 30th, 3:45 PM

Learner-Centered Mathematics Instruction: Effects on Student Achievement and Perceptions

Room 211

In this session, the presenter will describe the R.L. Moore method of learner-centered mathematics instruction along with its three goals in which students: independently develop a solution, communicate the solution, and defend the solution. The presenter will discuss how this method was modified to have students collaboratively develop solutions in group investigations. Specific examples of class materials will be illustrated with a discussion on how the materials may be adapted to other STEM disciplines. Benefits and challenges in using the modified Moore method (MMM) as well as the lessons learned from using this method will be discussed. The results from a Likert-type survey will provide detailed information on students' perceptions and attitudes of learning mathematics through the MMM. In addition, test and final exam scores will be examined to determine the effectiveness of the MMM on increasing student achievement.