This is the summary of a presentation given at the Joint Mathematics
Meetings, January 1013, 1996, Orlando, Florida.
Ideas and idea sources
for creating active learning environments
for prospective elementary teachers
For the past three summers, mathematics faculty from across the
country met at the NSFfunded Project PROMPT (Professors
Rethinking Options in Mathematics for Prospective Teachers)
workshops to share ideas, activities, and strategies for improving
the mathematical preparation of prospective elementary teachers.
Consequently, there is a growing wealth of ideas for those in the
mathematics community who are interested in creating active
learning environments for prospective elementary teachers. In this
session, attendees will engage in a sample activity, gain
information on related electronic resources, and find ways to
connect with the growing network of colleagues who are working
to create active learning environments for their students.
Dr. Dale R. Oliver
Department of Mathematics
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
dro1@axe.humboldt.edu
Dr. Phyllis Z. Chinn
Department of Mathematics
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
pzc1@axe.humboldt.edu
