A New Understanding
St. Louis Community College at Meramec has initiated
a new and exciting venture in the study and learning of mathematics.
Students enrolled in either "Hands-On Arithmetic Workshop" or
"Hands-On Algebra Workshop" utilize manipulative
materials and guided discovery worksheets in addition to group
interaction and teacher-directed presentations, all at a self-paced
rate of learning. Breaking the lock-step nature of mathematics
instruction is beneficial to both teachers and students.
Students are more likely to understand abstract mathematical
concepts better in the long run if they learn mathematics by