Department of Mathematics

Cooperative Learning in Secondary Mathematics

By: Katherine Safian Faculty Mentor: Professor Marie Sheckels Cooperative learning, or CL, is an instructional model commonly used in schools across the country, especially in mathematics. It involves the use of small group learning where students work collaboratively towards a common goal. Throughout my semester-long independent study, I researched how to incorporate cooperative learning into …

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Geometric Interpretations for Surfaces Using Technology

By Lynn Sherman Faculty Mentor: Professor Y. Jen Chiang This presentation is based on Math 491- Differential Geometries taken in Spring 2021. We first define the coordinate patch of a surface and provide a few examples of surfaces. Then we construct the tangent space and normal vector of a given a surface. Afterwards, we compute …

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Game Chromatic Number on Segmented Caterpillars

By Paige Beidelman Faculty mentor: Professor Jeb Collins Graph theory is the study of sets vertices connected by known as edges, which are depicted as lines. The graph coloring game is a game played on a graph with two players, Alice and Bob, such that they alternate to properly color a graph, meaning no adjacent …

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