Math 380: Research Methods in Mathematics
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Math 380: Research Methods was developed for Fall semester of 2015 by Dr. Dandrielle Lewis, Dr. Carolyn Otto, and three undergraduate mentors. The main premise of this course is to instruct future mathematicians on the art and procedures of mathematics research. This course prepares students for student/faculty research collaboration at UWEC, readies them for the rigors of graduate study in mathematics, and equips students with skills that will aid in careers in academia or industry. The class was divided into three units: proof methods, presentation formats and practice, and a final research project. A prominent part of research is the ability to communicate effectively, not only when giving a research presentation, but when working with colleagues. Therefore, throughout the class students were challenged to develop their written and oral communication skills.