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Instructional Practices Guide

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Guide to Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics

Success in mathematics opens opportunities for students. A wealth of research literature exists on how mathematics instructors can facilitate rich, meaningful learning experiences and on what instructors can do to improve teaching and learning at the undergraduate level: Effective teaching and deep learning require student engagement with content both inside and outside the classroom. This Instructional Practices Guide aims to share effective, evidence-based practices instructors can use to facilitate meaningful learning for students of mathematics.

Leadership Team

Martha Abell
Georgia Southern University

Linda Braddy
Tarrant County College

Doug Ensley
Mathematical Association of America

Lew Ludwig
Denison University

Hortensia Soto-Johnson
University of Northern Colorado

Steering Committee (Lead Writers)

James Alvarez
University of Texas, Arlington

Benjamin Braun
University of Kentucky

Elizabeth Burroughs
Montana State University

Rick Cleary
Babson College

Karen Keene
North Carolina State University

Gavin LaRose
University of Michigan

Julie Phelps
Valencia College

April Strom
Scottsdale Community College

Advisory Board

Matt Ando
University of Illinois

David Bressoud
Macalester College

Marilyn Carlson
Arizona State University

Annalisa Crannell
Franklin and Marshall College

Tara Holm
Cornell University

Dave Kung
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Rachel Levy
Harvey Mudd College

Francis Su
Harvey Mudd College

Uri Treisman
University of Texas, Austin

Paul Zorn
St. Olaf College

Contributing Writers

Scott Adamson
Aditya Adiredja
Spencer Bagley
Randy Boucher
Derek Bruff
Joe Champion
Beth Cory
Jessica Deshler
Jackie Dewar
Jess Ellis Hagman
Angie Hodge
Brian Katz

Elizabeth Kelly
Klay Kruzcek
Brigitte Lahme
Rachel Levy
Luis Leyva
Guadalupe Lozanoa
Bill Martin
John Meier
Victor Piercy
Mike Pinter
Chris Rasmussen
Christine von Renesse

Jack Rotman
Behnaz Rouhani
Ayse Sahin
Milos Savic
Kimberly Seashore
Mary Shepherd
Robert Talbert
Diana Thomas
Laura Watkins
Claire Wladis
Phil Yates
Maria Del Rosario Zavala

The MAA Instructional Practices Guide (© 2017 The Mathematical Association of America, Inc.) is an open-access publication distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.

Support for this MAA program is provided by the National Science Foundation (grant DUE-1544324).