Wesley College Professor of Mathematics Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga gave a presentation at a regional Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. on March 14 as part of the Pi Day celebration. The title of his seminar was “Challenges and Tips for Project-Based Teaching of Non-Math Majors.”
Nwogbaga discussed various strategies, challenges and tips for using project-based instruction in mathematics for science and other non-math major students, particularly those who have a strong dislike for the subject but are required to take math courses.
At the same conference, Nwogbaga presented the Food for Thought Series. Topics covered included undergraduate research, notable achievements of the MAA in the past century and possible careers in math.
Participation in this conference is made possible by the support of an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH grant no. P20GM103446, Delaware INBRE program), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research grant IIA-1301765 (Delaware EPSCoR program) and the State of Delaware.