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ERIC Number: EJ1142649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Team-Based Introductory Research Experiences in Mathematics
Baum, Brittany Smith; Rowell, Ginger Holmes; Green, Lisa; Yantz, Jennifer; Beck, Jesse; Cheatham, Thomas; Stephens, D. Christopher; Nelson, Donald
PRIMUS, v27 n3 p389-405 2017
As part of Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU's) initiative to improve retention of at-risk STEM majors, they recruit first-time, full-time freshman STEM majors with mathematics ACT scores of 19 to 23 to participate in MTSU's "Mathematics as a FirstSTEP to Success in STEM" project (FirstSTEP). This article overviews MTSU's FirstSTEP research approach and demonstrates that introductory, early research experiences can be successful for mathematics projects. At the end of their freshman year, mathematics students can develop a foundation to conduct mathematical research, increase depth of content knowledge, and build confidence in their technical abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0969571