Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Research-Math 444
Name: Kim Hartweg
Areas of Interest: Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education; Constructivist Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Brain-Based Research, the Integration of Computer Technology into the School Curriculum, and the Implications of these on the Teaching of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics.
Description: I am interested in assisting with undergraduate research projects that can provide insight into how elementary and middle school students learn and understand mathematics. Projects could be designed around the use of invented algorithms for all elementary and middle school math concepts, the use of problems to promote conceptual understanding, uses of computer technology in the mathematics classroom, and the use of conceptual activities to promote a better understanding of mathematical concepts.