Title: Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Chemistry

Date: 02/26/2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Place: 252 EH

Speaker: Lynmarie Posey and Kristen Bieda, MSU

Progress toward STEM degree depends not only on completing required mathematics courses but also being able to successfully use mathematics to support learning in science courses. Introductory college chemistry courses are often the first place where inadequate preparation in mathematics impedes students’ learning in science. In this talk, Drs. Posey and Bieda will share their efforts to strategically incorporate mathematics support for students in Introductory Chemistry. Our findings suggest important implications for developing students’ conceptual understanding in mathematics courses. We will also share what we have learned about forging and sustaining an interdisciplinary research project.