Using multiple intelligence theory in the mathematics classroom

Joan V. Dannenhoffer, Robert J. Radin

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Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) states that people learn through a combination of eight intelligences rather than one intelligence as was originally believed. Furthermore, each person has several dominant intelligences through which he/she learns better and more quickly. Two applications which use multiple intelligences in teaching concepts in college level mathematics courses are described. Anecdotal evidence suggests that students have better long-term comprehension when multiple intelligence theory is used in the presentation of concepts. Finally, the need for formal assessment of the outcome of using MI theory is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference - Milwaukee, WI, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1997Jun 18 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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