Upcoming Faculty Mentoring Network
Math Attitudes and Anxiety in Undergraduate Biology Students
Apply by July 15th, 2016
Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education Synthesis (QUBES) is pleased to offer a unique networking and professional development opportunity from September- December 2016 for faculty interested in alleviating math anxiety in undergraduate biology students.
Quantitative skills are essential for student success in biology, and math attitude and anxiety can have strong effects on both persistence and performance. This mentoring network will familiarize faculty with background on the factors contributing to math anxiety in biology students, and help participants explore a range of tools to address math attitudes and anxiety in their biology courses. QUBES is an NSF-funded virtual center that supports collaboration to promote quantitative biology education at the undergraduate level.
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What is Your Mentoring Style?
Carrie Eaton is an associate professor of mathematics at Unity College in Unity, Maine. Eaton teaches interdisciplinary mathematics and mathematics pedagogy to undergraduate students. Along with her teaching load, she developed a professional development program at the University of Tennessee to improve teaching practices in undergraduate classrooms. This article is in a question and answer format.
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Math for Everyone?
Do we need higher math in everyday life? Learn more about a recent book that argues basic quantitative skills are sufficient. The blog includes a few links to discussions on the book itself.
Meeting Report: Math, Biology, and Big Data
This blog post is a summary of what occurred at the North Eastern Sectional Mathematics Association of America (MAA) conference. The conference was held at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine on June 3-4th. The sectional meets biannually in the spring and fall. Even the president of MAA, Francis E. Su, made an appearance.