In summer 2018, The National Science Foundation approved five years of funding for the Mathematical Inquiry Project. The project is led by Dr. William “Bus” Jaco, Dr. Michael Oehrtman, Dr. Allison Dorko, Dr. John Paul Cook and Dr. Michael Tallman.This project will continue the work of the Mathematics Success Group, a 2012 Regents task force, by focusing on individual classroom instruction and implementing results.
Consistent entry-level course objectives across Oklahoma will be achieved through peer-reviewed research and specific course modules developed through the Mathematical Inquiry Project and shared with colleges and universities statewide.
The National Science Foundation award for this research and collaboration to take place in Oklahoma is especially productive because of the record keeping of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. All public institutions in Oklahoma are set up under the Regents, allowing progress to be tracked from secondary through post-secondary education.
Look out for the complete article, “Multiplying Math Success”, with interviews and an in-depth look at the award, in the upcoming State magazine this December.