Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2019

Department

Mathematics

First Major Professor

Alejandro Andreotti

Second Major Professor

Elgin Johnston

Degree(s)

Master of School Mathematics (MSM)

Major(s)

School Mathematics

Abstract

My Creative Component topic will investigate Magic Tricks, Card Tricks, and Logic Puzzles with mathematical proofs to use to intrigue students so they want to learn mathematical concepts. After nearly five years of teaching in high schools, I have learned that students need to be interested in a topic in order to engage in learning the concepts well. During my teaching experience, I have introduced students to topics through application problems, reviewing fundamental steps, and games. Each method has proven to be helpful in its own way. I believe tricks and puzzles may be an alternate way to engage students in math, without giving them direct instruction from the beginning.

Copyright Owner

Kelly Chizek

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