Talk:Motivating the Mathematics Student

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Comments -- Danielle Melia 20:12, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

Gus, I wish I had someone do this when I took math in high school! Just a couple of comments so far, I'm not sure if you're still editing, but there is no summary under Unit 1 listed. Also, I have one suggestion. In Unit 2 You tell the learner to answer questions 1, 4, and 5,(by the way there is no 5 yet either, although I'm sure you know that already) and then make lists for questions 2 & 3. I found it a bit confusing at first, it might be easier to put questions 1, 4, and 5, together as 1,2,3 and then the other two questions together at the end as 4 & 5. This would prevent the reader from having to skip around. Otherwise, it looks great. You have some excellent links and I like how you included articles, websites, video, and sample surveys. Great job!

Feedback on your course -- Jianwei Zhang 15:33, 25 April 2009 (EDT)

This mini-course is well designed, with a nice flow of learning built in. A few comments/suggestions

(a) Each unit should be a separate page, with hyperlinks connecting the units up.

(b) Since you've already included basics of ARCS in your unit 1, reading the existing mini-course on ARCS seems more like an extended activity instead of a must without which they cannot proceed. If this is true, you may mark this activity as extended.

(c) How come your unit 2 begins with a "wrap up"?

(d) Do you think you need to teach participant how to design and interpret an interest survey for their specific contexts? I guess seeing the examples may not be enough?