Essential Aspects of Mathematics as a Practice in Research and Undergraduate Instruction
Abstract or Description
A gap between mathematics as used by mathematicians and mathematics as experienced by undergraduate mathematics students has persistently been identified as problematic; A commonly proposed solution is to provide opportunities for students to do mathematics and be mathematicians (e.g., Whitehead, 1911; Harel, 2008). Conceptions or beliefs about what this means may vary depending on a mathematician’s research and experience. The authors explore mathematicians’ expressed conceptions of mathematics in their research and in their teaching.
Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (CRUME)
San Diego, CA
Stehr, Eryn M., Tuyin An.
"Essential Aspects of Mathematics as a Practice in Research and Undergraduate Instruction."
Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty Presentations.