Once again this summer (2013) we will run an NSF funded REU program at UConn. Four students will participate in the Mathematics Education REU. The 9-week project was designed to engage participants in the work of research in mathematics education. Participants work in teams, learning about the fundamentals of educational research and its different methodological approaches, reviewing the literature for a specific topic, developing and implementing a research study around that topic, and analyzing and reporting the study results. This year our focus is on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL). The participants have chosen to work on two separate studies: one with a focus on teacher’s and students’ support, and the other on creating an IBL module to enhance the understanding of parameterization of curves in Multivariable Calculus courses.
More details about the projects, presentations, and projects from previous years can be found here.