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Econ students to get a new kind of help with math

Educator and researcher in the study of teaching

Dr. Scott Simkins, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at N.C. A&T

For any student who has struggled with getting the math to come out right in economics courses, help is on the way from N.C. A&T.

Dr. Scott Simkins, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at N.C. A&T, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $247,901 to develop online tools that students can use to improve their math skills in economics courses.

The project, “The Math You Need, When You Need It: Modular Student Resources to Promote Successful Integration of Quantitative Concepts in Introductory Economics Courses,” is led by Simkins, with co-investigators Dr. Mark H. Maier of Glendale Community College, Glendale, California, and Dr. Jeffrey Sarbaum of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

This NSF grant is the fourth in a series that Dr. Simkins has been awarded since 2000, totaling more than $1 million.  Simkins and Maier have collaborated on each of the projects, which focus on the development, implementation, and sharing of innovations in economics.  Much of their work has focused on adapting teaching innovations originally developed in other disciplines for use in introductory economics courses. 

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