July 15, 2015

CU Boulder Math Professor Kate Stange Solves Math Equations on the Wacom Tablet that She Purchased with her 2014 ASSETT Development Award CU Boulder Mathematics Department Assistant Professor Kate Stange won a 2014 ASSETT Development Award to make math videos for Linear Algebra and other classes for flipping the linear...

June 3, 2014

Want to model the progress of a disease over a month's time? Sure, just write a calculus equation that would model the statistics of the disease's progression for one hour at a time. Got that done? Now, just solve the problem over and over again until...Did you fall asleep yet?...

July 10, 2012

If you were to stumble upon Professor John Flynt’s applied mathematics classroom, you may not notice him at first. Dr. Flynt has rejected the podium and now sits among his students, using a tablet to make notes that are then projected onto a screen and written immediately to a server...

Sept. 26, 2011

Keith Kearnes is sitting in his unlit office in the second floor of the Department of Mathematics building. In his hand is a set of stapled yellow sheets jotted with formulas and numbers. “Some students will submit it on paper; the other solution was submitted electronically,” he says as he...

March 31, 2010

Classes like Calculus 3 and Differential Equations at CU Boulder have about 350 to 400 students each semester. Dr. Anne Dougherty, an Associate Chair and senior instructor in the Applied Mathematics Department, has experienced firsthand the challenges of managing students’ assignments in large classes. To solve this problem, she has...

March 5, 2010

In field of research where numbers, equations, and charts usually appear on paper, applied mathematics professor Dr. John Flynt likes his math a little more visually interactive. To help construct his vision, Flynt recruited eight students to work in labs developing online visual Flash applications. As part of his program...

July 9, 2009

“There is often a gap between the pure teaching of mathematics in math classes and students using it in application courses. The place in-between is where students need experiences analyzing and solving real life problems." --Evelyn Puaa, Math Instructor Preparing her students to operate effectively in this gap is paramount...