Discussion:  Traffic Jam Applet tool 
Topic:  Teaching Mathematics as a Science 
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Subject:  RE: Teaching Mathematics as a Science 
Author:  Jonathan 
Date:  Aug 23 2004 
I think the benefits of treating the classroom as a place for "scientific
experimentation" is that the students are able to get multiple representations
of the same concept. Going along the lines of multiple intelligences, it helps
if we can define a concept if we can see it visually, repeat it orally, apply
it, give an example of it, etc. As I start student teaching next semester, I'm
starting to think that some of the best teachers are able to show a concept in
as many representations as possible.
jon
 
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