How to get money to change mathematics education

I actually don’t know how to get money to change math ed. But I still went to the poster session featuring all sorts of projects funded by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education. The first impression was the strongest: there were so many posters! This means that the NSF DUE really wants to fund innovative teaching projects! The second impression was that many of my friends and acquaintances were funded, which means there are people near me I can learn a lot from (like how to get money to change mathematics education). Below are a few pictures and highlights of the event.

Kristen Roland presents research on how to best train teaching assistants in Statistics courses.

Kristen Roland presents research on how to best train teaching assistants in Statistics courses.

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Ben Galluzzo, winner of one of the 2016 Alder Awards, presents TWO funded projects on inquiry-based math modeling education.

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David Farmer from the American Institute of Mathematics and collaborators worked on a project which curates courses, by tagging concepts in textbooks and linking those with videos on YouTube and other online content.

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Thomas Judson’s project explores how to use open-source software like Sage in the classroom.

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Sandra Laursen (personal hero) is doing extensive and important research on the effectiveness of inquiry-based and active learning.

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MAA’s Deputy Executive Director is very excited about the Guide to Instructional Practices!

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Linda Braddy presents a common vision adopted by all the societies represented at the JMM.

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Marie Snipes’ project explores using imaging as an inquiry-based approach to understanding applications of math.

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Jill Guerra is studying the effectiveness of POGIL (Project Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) in introductory courses in math.

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