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Join an interdisciplinary algebra project?
Posted: Jul 12, 2010 9:17 AM
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Dear Mathematics Educators,

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

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
How precisely can you describe a polynomial through sound and performance?

Please contact Sue Staats,, 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

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