I am the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation funded grant #2013186, Promoting Mathematical Reasoning and Transforming Instruction in College Algebra.

Full Title: Implementing Techtivities to Promote Covariational Reasoning and Instructional Transformation in College Algebra (ITsCRITiCAL)

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ITsCRITiCAL aims to transform instructional practices in college algebra to improve students’ mathematical reasoning.

ITsCRITiCAL establishes a partnership between the University of Colorado DenverMetropolitan State University of DenverSanta Fe Community College, and Texas State University. Our institutions have a range of size and focus, and serve large populations of students of color and first-generation-in-college students.

ITsCRITiCAL addresses a significant problem in U.S. undergraduate mathematics education: the overemphasis on finding the right answer. We intend to decrease the emphasis on answer finding, and increase the emphasis on mathematical reasoning in high enrollment lower division mathematics courses.