This is a Phase II expansion grant from the National Science Foundation (2008-2011). The goal is to develop, classroom test, evaluate and disseminate curricular modules (projects) based on primary historical sources. Projects are available for the following courses: Abstract Algebra, Algorithms, Automata and Formal Languages, Calculus, Combinatorics, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Introduction to Computer Science, Mathematical Logic, Programming Languages, Theory of Computation.
This is a collaborative work between Mathematics (Math) and Computer Science (CS) faculty at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Old Dominion University (ODU), and Colorado State University at Pueblo (CSU-P).
The web page for our previous Phase I NSF pilot grant, explaining our pedagogical goals, along with a list of available projects from that grant is at http://www.math.nmsu.edu/hist_projects.
April 2012 Workshop
Workshop on Authorship of Student Projects Based on Primary Historical Sources for Courses in Mathematics or Computer Science took place on April 16-17, 2012, at NMSU. Workshop flyer. Workshop program.
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