Creating Real Learning Experiences Rather than Teaching Based on the Traditional Transfer of Mathematical Information, at College Level

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016

Editors: Mack Shelley, S. Ahmet Kıray, Ismail Celik


Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016

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Creating Real Learning Experiences Rather than Teaching Based on the Traditional Transfer of Mathematical Information, at College Level

Chapter Authors: Elizabeth Mena Avilés, Ana Gema Guevara Aguilar, Roberto Rosas Rangel, Ernesto Save Moreno

Abstract: Innovation in Education is a must in the 21st century education around the world. TEC de Monterrey in México as a system, is working hard in preparing and making their teachers innovate and use new educational models. Teachers are constantly implementing new teaching and learning techniques, not only to have better teaching practices in all fields, but to build life skills in their students. Competences such as collaborative work, problem solving, leadership and critical thinking are some of the skills that are cultivated through these techniques. A group of Mathematics´ teachers at Tec de Monterrey Campus León in Guanajuato México, have been using challenges in class as a way to create real learning experiences by using technology, flipped learning, mystery stories to improve reading comprehension skills and mathematical knowledge. Mathematics lessons have changed from simply transferring extensive amounts of information to creating the conditions for students to develop long life experiences. In a preliminary survey about math lessons in our campus, more than 54 % of the total students in this project, mentioned that they find math courses in general very hard, tedious, mechanical and without challenges. This study suggested that students learned math faster and deeply in a dynamic and fun way, 91 % of students in the final survey answered that learning math in this way was more meaningful and enjoyable, improving the enthusiasm about learning math among students. Math scores went up in the groups that followed this new educational technique.

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