Author Archives: Diana White

What I Wish I Had Learned More About in College Mathematics

By Sabrina Schmidt, Data Manager at Time, Inc. and former undergraduate mathematics major at Vassar College Editor’s note: The editorial board believes that in our discussion of teaching and learning, it is important to include the authentic voices of current … Continue reading

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Collective Action: Why the Future is Brighter for Undergraduate Teaching in the Mathematical Sciences

By Karen Saxe, Professor, Macalester College, and Principal Investigator “A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025” [NSF DUE-1446000] A remarkable event took place a few weeks ago at the Alexandria, Virginia headquarters of the American Statistical Association. … Continue reading

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Creating the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide

by Martha J. Siegel, Professor, Towson University I serve as chair of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA’s) Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Approximately every ten years, CUPM publishes a new curriculum guide, with the primary goal of … Continue reading

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Using Primary Source Projects to Teach Mathematics

by Janet Barnett, Colorado State University – Pueblo; Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University; Jerry Lodder, New Mexico State University; Daniel Otero, Xavier University; Nicolas Scoville, Ursinus College; and Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver Mathematics faculty and educational … Continue reading

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The First Two Years of College Mathematics: Reflections and Highlights from the CBMS Forum

By Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver In early October, approximately 150 educators and policy makers gathered together in Reston, Virginia for the fifth Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) Forum entitled The First Two Years of College Mathematics: … Continue reading

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Why is Slope Hard to Teach?

By Sybilla Beckmann, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia, and Andrew Izsák, Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia. One of … Continue reading

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The Role of Mathematics Departments in the Mathematical Preparation of Elementary Teachers

By Diana White, Contributing Editor, University of Colorado Denver Mathematics departments have long provided the bulk of the mathematics content training for both practicing teachers and those studying to be teachers.  This is a tremendous responsibility, and one that presents … Continue reading

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