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Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jane Cushman, Associate Professor, Mathematics

Jane Cushman, chair and associate professor of mathematics, participated in the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning (AIBL) as an experienced IBL facilitator in Phoenix, Arizona, in February to help coordinate the upcoming IBL workshops in June and July. AIBL is a community of college math instructors, math teachers, and IBL supporters that supports a wide range of empirically validated teaching methods to improve undergraduate math education.

Funded by a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, AIBL summer workshops provide professional development opportunities for math instructors across the country to increase IBL in the classroom. Research has shown IBL to be a positive teaching method that uses active learning to reduce math anxiety by focusing on the mathematical process rather than pure mathematical memorization.