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Unformatted text preview: Mathematics In Context Motivating Students to DO Mathematics Scott Adamson Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ What IS Mathematics? Individually, complete the Nature of Mathematics Survey Score your survey by using the key Key Views on the Nature of Mathematics Survey for Teachers of Mathematics 1. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 2. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 3. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 4. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 6. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 7. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 If the average score is 4 5, then the person has a more applied (fallibilist) view of the nature of mathematics. If the average score is 3, then the person has an overlapping view of the nature of mathematics. If the average score is 1 2, then the person has a more pure (absolutist) view of the nature of mathematics. What IS Mathematics? Four corners move to a corner of the room according to your score on the NOM 1-1.9 2-2.9 3-3.9 4-5 Choose one item from the NOM and explain why your group selected the circle they did (as a group)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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