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Individual gain and engagement with mathematical understanding

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: June 7, 2014

My colleague Mercedes McGowen and I examined a measure of individual student gain by pre-service elementary teachers, remedy related to Richard Hake’s use of mean gain in the study of reform classes in undergraduate physics. The gain statistic assesses the amount individual students increase their test scores from initial-test to final-test, and as a proportion of […]

Mathematics is not a spectator sport

Posted by: Gary Ernest Davis on: April 13, 2013

In the video below, Aziz Belhassane Sensei is demonstrating Aikido at the Sugano Shihan Memorial Summer School 2011. Whether you know Aikido or not, the thing you will notice, especially if I point it out to you, is that Aikido is not a spectator activity. You cannot learn Aikido simply by watching someone else. Watching is critical, paying attention is critical, but doing is the essence. Currently […]