American Journal of Educational Research
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(2), 147-149
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-2-1
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Teaching Methods for Developments of Mathematic Thinking of Math, and Methods of Teaching Mathematics College Students

Salwa Mrayyan1,

1Balqaa Applied University, Jordan

Pub. Date: February 17, 2016

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Salwa Mrayyan. Teaching Methods for Developments of Mathematic Thinking of Math, and Methods of Teaching Mathematics College Students. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(2):147-149. doi: 10.12691/education-4-2-1

Abstract

An open questionnaire was distributed to a sample of (30) of university professors’ from various scientific and social sciences colleges, the question was: what are the method of teaching that you are using? The response to the questionnaire was, the lecture type is the method OF teaching for the following reasons: large number of students enrolled in each section (88%). The subject nature (85%). Going by syllabus and limited time (80%). Lack of motivations to use an alternative method. (90%) Grading system (89%) The traditional vocabulary existence (70%). Lack of students’ desire of to participate, or negative attitude of the students of the educational process (92%). Discussing these issues with seniors mathematics majoring students in College of Education ( method of teaching math) after their return from field training who faced some difficulties in the educational situation which need to think or express an opinion on a particular subject, as well as the general education students find it difficult when they are solving mathematical problems, who are not able to infer the answer of the question from the given data. The researcher tested a group of(40) students of Mathematics Department students’ and, method of teaching mathematics students in college of education, intended to find out inferential thinking growth rate, the overall average math major (52.40) and (48.51) for method of teaching math. Note that the test was taken in pre-calculus, calculus1, and calculus 2 level, there were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (0.05),between all levels and fields, this means that there is no growth in mathematical thinking during different levels nor in major, mathematical thinking needs to exercising and training, thinking skills which needs prior training or guidance to these skills through certain methods of teaching, since students vary in their abilities, and some of them even cannot think logically.

Keywords:
mathematic thinking

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