“Oh no, Math!” Songs from an Online Math-for-Teachers Course
George Gadanidis, Jane Gichuru, Immaculate Namukasa, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper we share the case of a four-week fully online math-for-teachers course focusing on algebraic thinking. The course was offered prior to the start of the teacher education program as an optional summer credit for teacher candidates and it was advertised as a course for teachers who dislike and/or fear mathematics. The math activities of the course focused on problem solving, supplemented with online videos and interactive content. As the course progressed, representative comments in online discussions were used to write songs that captured the gist of the teacher candidate experience, and these songs were shared with them as online videos. All of the video and interactive content referenced in this paper are freely available online and may be used to support online math experiences.
Gadanidis, G., Gichuru, J. & Namukasa, I. (2011). “Oh no, Math!” Songs from an Online Math-for-Teachers Course. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 943-950). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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