Event Type:

Graduate Student Summer Seminar

Date/Time:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30

Location:

Kidder 364

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

While researchers have found that students at a variety of levels struggle to solve counting problems correctly, listing has been shown to be a potentially effective way to address some student difficulties. Motivated by its importance in helping students solve counting problems, this presentation describes a study conducted to investigate attitudes that undergraduate students have about listing. Overall, the students who participated in the study agreed that listing is a useful activity, but many of them lacked a strong understanding of how to productively use a list of outcomes to solve counting problems. Implications for pedagogy and future research directions are discussed.

Host: