Course Transformation Work
Data and Models, MATH 1212: MATH 1212 was developed in Spring 2016 with the overarching goal of preparing students to enter majors requiring further study in statistics. MATH 1212 was designed as an alternative to, and eventually as a replacement for, the MATH 1011 algebra course that has traditionally prepared students for subsequent courses in calculus. Using mathematical models along with real-world social and life science data, MATH 1212 students engage in statistical and algebraic problem solving that prepares them to succeed in future applied coursework. In Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, this course redesign was successfully piloted through both the Residential Academic Program (RAP) and the Student Academic Success Center (SASC). MATH 1212 was fully implemented as a new course in the Math Department in Fall 2017.
Dr. Robert Tubbs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests involve number theory, specifically transcendental number theory. He is also interested in the intellectual history of mathematical ideas and the intersection between mathematics and the humanities. Dr, Tubbs is a TRESTLE Scholar and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stephanie Chasteen is a Research Associate at the Center for STEM Learning and the Associate Director of the Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on STEM educational reform, especially in evidence-based teaching strategies and institutional change. She also uses her expertise in STEM education to consult and evaluate large-scale national education projects for many U.S. universities and societies, including the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Chasteen is a Co-PI on the TRESTLE project and can be contacted at email@example.com
Dr. Wafa Yacoub is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She taught the first iteration of MATH 1212 as a flipped course in RAP in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 and has since been involved in the teaching and development of MATH 1212. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Matthew Pass is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught the first iteration of MATH 1212 as a SASC course in Spring 2017, using an interactive lecture style. This version of the course is likely to continue as a permanently offered course through SASC. Dr. Pass can be contacted at Mathw.Pass@colorado.edu