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Effect of Visualization on Students’ Understanding of Probability Concepts in an Innovative Learning Module

Funded by: 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Award Period: 

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a $300,000 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant to Associate Professors Jeffrey StarnsAndrew Cohen (psychological and brain sciences) and Darrell Earnest (teacher education and curriculum studies). This team will develop and test an instructional program in probabilistic reasoning that is designed to help students overcome math challenges by linking mathematical concepts to an intuitive visualization.​ Read more here.

Principal Investigator: 

Jeffrey Starns, PhD