Projects

Team-Based Inquiry Learning

Team-Based Inquiry Learning (TBIL) is an active learning pedagogy designed to bring inquiry into lower division mathematics courses via Team-Based Learning. This NSF-funded project seeks to train other mathematicians in the TBIL pedgagogy and study their implementation at various institutions.

The Grading Conference

The Grading Conference was founded in 2020 as a place for postsecondary faculty to share and learn about progressive grading practices such as Standards-Based Grading, Specifications Grading, and Ungrading. The conference is held virtually each June.

Teaching Critical Thinking & Logical Reasoning in Undergraduate STEM Courses

Critical thinking (CT) and logical reasoning (LR) skills are important for student success in college STEM courses. However, explicit instruction and assessment of critical and logical reasoning are generally not a part of introductory science classes. This project will address this disconnect by creating a broad and diverse network of educators and researchers, the aim of which will be to develop a robust set of print and digital course materials for helping students in introductory biology courses build these skills. The creation of high-quality resources that improve a vital educational pathway at a foundational stage will result in a better prepared and more diverse STEM-educated workforce.

Talk Math With Your Friends

Talk Math With Your Friends is a virtual colloquium series started in March 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of TMWYF was to host a virtual colloquium series in which talks were accessible, fun, and friendly. Talks are typically recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

Strategic Taskfroce to Accelerate Mathematics Pathways

The Strategic Taskforce to Accelerate Mathematics Pathways (STAMP) is a group of Alabama teachers, mathematicians, teacher educators, administrators, guidance counselors, business people, and others who are working to improve the mathematical success of Alabama’s students by ensuring pathways from high school mathematics through beginning postsecondary education or entry into the workforce.

2017 Southern Regional Algebra Conference

The 2017 Southern Regional Algebra Conference was hosted at USA. The SRAC is an annual weekend conference that has been in existence since 1988. It serves an important role as part of the algebra research community in the Gulf Coast Region.