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Pudwell, Lara – PRIMUS, 2017
In this paper, we discuss the Experimental Mathematics course taught at Valparaiso University since 2009. We focus on aspects of the course that facilitate students' abilities to ask and explore their own research questions.
Descriptors: Inquiry, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Karls, Michael A. – PRIMUS, 2017
In this paper I will outline the process I have developed for conducting applied mathematics research with undergraduates and give some examples of the projects we have worked on. Several of these projects have led to refereed publications that could be used to illustrate topics taught in the undergraduate curriculum.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Student Research
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Czarneski, Debra – PRIMUS, 2013
In the Fall semester of 2009, I taught a first-year course that focused on skills required to successfully complete undergraduate research. This paper will discuss the Simpson College first-year course requirements, my course goals, the graph theory topics covered, student feedback, and instructor reflection.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Research Skills, Student Research, Mathematics Instruction