Title of Presentation or Performance

Math, Methods, and Multiple Intelligences

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Expected Graduation Date

2005

Location

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

4-16-2005 9:00 AM

End Date

4-16-2005 10:00 AM

Abstract

Mathematics can be taught in a variety of ways, which corresponds to the reality that children learn in different ways. Howard Gardner identified eight specific intelligences (e.g., verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, bodilylkinesthetic, visual/spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic) through which children learn. In this study, the teaching and learning of mathematics was analyzed according to Gardner' s multiple intelligences through observations, interviews, and surveys. It was expected that children will utilize one or more forms of multiple intelligences (MI) in learning mathematics. Previous research showed evidence that children possess forms of MI. Results implied that teachers should address these intelligences in their teaching of mathematics.

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Apr 16th, 9:00 AM Apr 16th, 10:00 AM

Math, Methods, and Multiple Intelligences

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Mathematics can be taught in a variety of ways, which corresponds to the reality that children learn in different ways. Howard Gardner identified eight specific intelligences (e.g., verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, musical, bodilylkinesthetic, visual/spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic) through which children learn. In this study, the teaching and learning of mathematics was analyzed according to Gardner' s multiple intelligences through observations, interviews, and surveys. It was expected that children will utilize one or more forms of multiple intelligences (MI) in learning mathematics. Previous research showed evidence that children possess forms of MI. Results implied that teachers should address these intelligences in their teaching of mathematics.