Title

Becoming Successful Proof-Writers Through Peer Review, Journals, and Portfolios

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Department

Computer Science, Mathematics

Language

English

Publication Title

Beyond Lecture: Resources and Pedagogical Techniques for Enhancing the Teaching of Proof-Writing Across the Curriculum

Abstract

We discuss our experience at Dickinson College teaching an introduction-to-proofs course for our mathematics and computer science majors. We designed a course that satisfies the college's writing-intensive graduation requirement and teaches proof-writing in a way that utilizes writing pedagogies. We changed our usual course structure by adding group work, daily peer review, a weekly journal, and a final portfolio. The components were designed to place increased emphasis on revision and to improve student performance in this and future math courses.

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