Guest blog: Angie Hodge and Dana Ernst

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 6:45am

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

As a way of helping build a larger IBL community, we would like to introduce you to some of what we know about the broader world of IBL, including the IBL practitioners we have met and the ideas they have shared with us. This month, we are excited to feature Dana Ernst's and Angie Hodge's guest blogs about inquiry-based learning in their classes. Angie teaches at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Dana Ernst is at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. They co-author the wonderful IBL blog MathEd Matters.

On October 2-3, Volker and Chrissi facilitated the NDMATYC (North Dakota Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) conference in Carrington, ND. It was wonderful to meet and work with such a committed and interested group of professors.

In November we are looking forward to several people visiting us at Westfield State University, MA. They are coming for a day to see and discuss IBL classes in action.

We are also excited to be invited to the TPSE Math (Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics) meeting at Duke University, NC, in December.

We hope your teaching is going well, let us know what you are curious about right now.


Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

Dana Ernst Teaching

This blog is part of our guest blog series: Dana Ernst is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. We met him at the IBL workshop a few years ago, where we noticed that besides being a committed cyclist he knows a lot about using IBL in many different classes. Dana is co-author of the wonderful blog Math Ed Matters .

Angie Hodge

We met Angie Hodge at the 4-day IBL workshop run by Stan Yoshinobu 3 years ago. Besides competing in 100 mile long trail runs (yes, really!) she knows a lot about teaching IBL in calculus and in larger classes. Angie teaches at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. She also co-authors a wonderful IBL blog Math Ed Matters with Dana Ernst.