Friday, November 11, 2016

[182] ‘MTSU On the Record’ flips over new classroom approach to math teaching

MURFREESBORO — A different style of teaching math to K-12 students will be the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Jeremy Strayer and James Hart, associate professors of mathematical science, will air from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and

With assistant professor Sarah Bleiler-Baxter, Strayer and Hart wrote “Kick-Starting Discussions with the Flipped Classroom,” which was published in the May 2016 edition of Mathematics Teacher magazine. The four-phase process propels young math students to the forefront in driving classroom discussions and presentations.

“We were seeking a model that was going to give us a level playing field for all of the students and also to help us teach mathematics the way we do mathematics,” Strayer said.

“It isn’t that the teacher … steps into the background,” said Hart. “It’s that the work of the teacher changes so that the teacher now becomes someone who asks questions that will try to draw out student thinking.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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