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Join an interdisciplinary algebra project?
Posted: Jul 12, 2010 9:03 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
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, staats@umn.edu, with any questions. I hope to
add two sites to the team over the next two weeks. Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

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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