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ERIC Number: EJ1096162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Interdisciplinary Lively Application Projects in Calculus Courses
Farrior, Donna; Hamill, William; Keiser, Leslie; Kessler, Michael; LoPresti, Peter; McCoy, Jerry; Pomeranz, Shirley Barbara; Potter, William; Tapp, Bryan
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v8 n3-4 p50-62 Jun-Dec 2007
We report on a two-year NSF-funded project to strengthen connections among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. One component of this project was to produce some initial data on the effectiveness of Interdisciplinary Lively Applications Projects (ILAPs) in teaching science and engineering undergraduates. ILAPs are interdisciplinary group problem solving projects, co-written by mathematics faculty and science/technology/engineering faculty. These small group projects are designed to foster student interest by being lively, real world applications of mathematics in science and engineering. ILAPs are intended to assist students in learning to communicate across disciplines and in developing problem-solving skills. We summarize our development and use of ILAPs in the calculus courses and, in particular, describe our assessment data and results on the effectiveness of ILAPs in learning and related results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0410653