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NSF funding to Sarbaum for “The Math You Need, When You Need It” project

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by UNCG Research.
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Dr. Jeff Sarbaum (Bryan School), along with S. Simpkins (NC A&T) and M. Maier (Glendale Community College), was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project “The Math You Need, When You Need It: Modular Student Resources to Promote Successful Integration of Quantitative Concepts in Introductory Economics Courses.” Dr. Michelle Sheran (Bryan School) will assist with the project as a module author.

This project addresses previously-identified math/quantitative skill barriers for student success in introductory economics courses by adapting the successful geosciences web-based student quantitative skills tutorial and assessment framework [The Math You Need, When You Need It (TMYN)] developed by Wenner, Baer, and Burn for economics. The TMYN framework has demonstrated improved student learning in a variety of instructional settings.

Sarbaum and Sheran are each a senior lecturer in Economics at the UNCG Bryan School.