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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
Rodgers, Kathy V.; Sarol, Yalçin – PRIMUS, 2014
Students earning a degree in mathematics often seek information on how to apply their mathematical knowledge. One option is to follow a curriculum with an actuarial emphasis designed to prepare students as an applied mathematician in the actuarial field. By developing only two new courses and utilizing existing courses for Validation by…
Descriptors: Program Development, Educational Resources, Risk Assessment, Mathematics Education
Wilson, Christopher James – PRIMUS, 2014
We describe specific curricular decisions employed at Butler University that have resulted in student achievement in the actuarial science major. The paper includes a discussion of how these decisions might be applied in the context of a new actuarial program.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Risk Assessment, Educational Objectives, Degree Requirements