As part of a grant proposal, I am seeking College Algebra teachers to incorporate 3-4 supplemental homework essays and problem sets on interdisciplinary learning into their class during the academic year 2011-2012.
If the grant is successful, these teachers and their departments will receive free professional development training in math modeling and interdisciplinary pedagogy. Participating teachers receive a small stipend each semester in which they pilot the essays.
The open-access essays will engage ideas in disciplines such as psychology, international public health, architecture, performance studies, and environmentalism. Sample themes include:
How do family finances effect identity and emotional relationships? Does the historic value of a building outweight preservation costs? Is there a relationship between household income and children's health worldwide? How precisely can you describe a polynomial through sound and performance?
Please contact Sue Staats, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions. I hope to add two sites to the team over the next two weeks. Thank you very much.
Sue Staats Associate Professor-Math Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 USA