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How can we help students learn how to read their textbook?

I have been making mathematical reading skills a large part of my abstract algebra class this semester. A full 20 percent of their grade comes from writing reflections on the reading the text. I ...
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5 votes

Bloom's taxonomy

Bloom's taxonomy is not very helpful for maths, as many of the verbs don't make much sense, and ones that do have meanings occur in the wrong order. There are a couple of people (at least) who have ...
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How can we help students learn how to read their textbook?

The reading assignments I assign (around 2 per week in a 3rd/4th year undergraduate class) are designed to help make sense of the textbook. Some favorite questions include: "Write down the ...
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How can we help students learn how to read their textbook?

Phase 1. Students scour the new chapter, extract key information and write it in their notebooks. In our textbook series, key information is conveniently presented in blue boxes. They don’t need to ...
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