Mathematical Identities: Diverging from the Stereotypes
Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar
I discuss my experience at Dickinson College teaching a first-year seminar investigating the portrayals of mathematicians in popular culture. I focus on how I combined the content of this topic with writing instruction and writing assignments to address the college-level learning goals of student development of critical analysis, writing, and information literacy skills.
Schaefer, Jennifer B. "Mathematical Identities: Diverging from the Stereotypes." In Mathematical Themes in a First-Year Seminar, edited by Jennifer Schaefer, Jennifer Bowen, Mark Kozek, and Pamela Pierce, 165-173. Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America, 2021.