Humanizing mathematics in online learning environments

Angie Hodge-Zickerman, Cindy S. York

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter delves into the realm of humanizing mathematics education in online learning environments. With a focus on asynchronous courses, it explores innovative strategies to infuse a humanistic approach into the teaching and learning of mathematics online. The chapter is grounded in the perspective that mathematics, often perceived as an abstract discipline, can be made more relatable and engaging through techniques that emphasize human connection and interaction. Central to the discussion are practical strategies aimed at fostering a humanizing experience in online mathematics courses. These strategies include promoting peer interaction through collaborative projects and virtual study groups, effective utilization of discussion forums for meaningful exchanges, and designing activities that encourage students to share their insights and experiences. Further, the chapter discusses how educators can actively engage with students, provide timely feedback, and build supportive relationships, thereby enhancing the sense of community and motivation in the digital classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIncorporating the Human Element in Online Teaching and Learning
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9798369341322
ISBN (Print)9798369341315
StatePublished - Mar 25 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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