Semester of Graduation
First Major Professor
Second Major Professor
Master of School Mathematics (MSM)
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.
Chizek, Kelly, "Gergonne's Pile Problem" (2019). Creative Components. 151.