DAoM is pleased to announce that its project team has been invited to serve as Guest Editors of a special edition of the journal PRIMUS whose topic will be "Using Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics for Liberal Arts." Deadline for paper submissions is May 1, 2013.
In preparation for this issue DAoM is chairing and PRIMUS is sponsoring the MAA Contributed Paper Session "Using Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics for Liberal Arts" at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA this January. Please mark your calendars. Our session is on Friday, January 10 from 8:00 - 11 a.m. and 2:40 - 5:00 p.m. Take a look at the preliminary schedule of talks and speakers:
The challenge is critical. As the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (MAA) tells us:
"College students study the best paintings, the most glorious music, the most influential philosophy, and the greatest literature of all time. Mathematics departments can compete on that elevated playing field by offering and making accessible to all students intriguing and powerful mathematical ideas... Indeed, these courses [general education and introductory mathematics courses] should be developed and offered with the philosophy that the mathematical component of every student's education will contain some of the most profound and useful ideas that the student learns incollege." (2004,p.28)
If you have approaches that help your students explore some of these most "profound and useful ideas," please consider contributing a paper for potential inclusion in this issue: