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Comparing the Effectiveness of Collaboration vs. Individual work in Probability

    Author Name(s) Panchami Divakar Phadke Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract Collaboration gives a lot of room for discussions and exchange of ideas. Our project concentrates on comparing student preferences and performance on solving advanced probability problems either individually or in small groups. Data analysis shows attitudes and assessment of student work in these two scenarios. Presentation Poster View Hi-Res

    COROntine Corps

      Author Name(s) Maddy HitchcockMichela LeeJessica Clay Faculty Advisor(s) Heather Castillo Abstract The CORontine Corps project has is a digital dance archive of virtual performances curated during the Spring 2020 when dance programs, studios, individual artists, and companies pivoted their live performances and Fall 2020 when programs planned virtual performances. The project was created when quarantine first began as an act of outreach to provide dance educators who were new to… Read More »COROntine Corps

      Improving understanding of geometry with GeoGebra activities

        Author Name(s) Laura Jackson Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract This research is evaluating the use of GeoGebra in high school geometry courses. We evaluate student performance in two groups: Study group that uses GeoGebra activities to investigate triangle congruence theorems, and Control Group that participates in traditional lecture. Our analysis includes the assessment of their performances and discusses the student characteristics that influence their learning. Presentation Slides

        Effectiveness of the Concept of Unit-Circle on Learning Modular Arithmetic

          Author Name(s) Gazi Sultan Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract The learning effectiveness of modulo arithmetic introduced in two different ways was studied: the study group started with geometric activities involving a unit circle, the control group went directly to numerical properties of the group of integers modulo š¯‘›. Using pre-and post tests we compared student performance and analyzed the influences of various variables on their understanding. Presentation Poster This… Read More »Effectiveness of the Concept of Unit-Circle on Learning Modular Arithmetic

          Short Videos effectiveness as a Math Lecture in the Short Term

            Author Name(s) Michael Williams Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk Abstract In todayā€™s world many students are used to watching online videos to help them study mathematics. In general, these videos they watch tend to be around 15 minutes in length. So why is it that when professors record a video lecture for their students that it is the full length of a class? It has been shown that students, when… Read More »Short Videos effectiveness as a Math Lecture in the Short Term

            Comparison of anxiety reducing activities in mathematics

              Author Name(s) Kenia Pina Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Ivona Grzegorczyk, Dr. Nguyen Abstract Having anxiety issues in mathematics courses is a common problem for many students in more advanced courses. Working with three different groups of students at the same level using various anxiety reducing activities, we compare their effectiveness. Our data analysis also assesses other variables that may contribute to problems with learning math and overall student test performance. Poster… Read More »Comparison of anxiety reducing activities in mathematics

              Reengineering Cooking with an Inexpensive Pellet Stove

                Author Name(s) Maximilian SeligmanĀ  Additional Author(s) Daniel Dominguez, Jackson Seligman, Enrique Garcia, Dr. Brian Rasnow Faculty Advisor(s) Dr. Brian Rasnow Abstract Global crises challenge us to reassess our research efforts. As our survival dictates decarbonizing energy sources, weā€™ve begun exploring technologies to improve cooking. Cooking accounts for 90% of the carbon-based energy used by 2.5 billion (poor) people, and causes ~3 million premature deaths per year from indoor air pollution.… Read More »Reengineering Cooking with an Inexpensive Pellet Stove