The Math Immersion Project is a unique design focused on helping mathematics majors (and math secondary education majors) transition from problem-solving math courses which dominate their first two years to the proof-intensive courses in their last two years.
Two professors will lead the immersion, each attending all 12 hours of instruction. Topics will be arranged flexibly. This efficiency means students will receive more instruction and guidance than taking the same courses unbundled. Office hours and group work times will be integrated with the Immersion to promote student success.
Students experience problem-solving math courses exclusively in K-12 and during the first two years of a college math major. Junior and senior level math courses require students to write their own proofs for homework and on tests. The transition is jarring, uncomfortable, and, for many, unworkable. Math departments nationwide have identified transition-to-proof as the key gateway in undergraduate mathematics learning. Students who transition successfully go on to graduate with a degree in mathematics. Others struggle with barely-passing grades and often find themselves having to retake proof-intensive courses. Some ultimately may decide to change majors.
MATH 2800 (CRN: 3199)
MATH 4600 (CRN: 7030)
MATH 3350 (CRN 3201)
MATH 3650 (CRN: 3202)
You must register for all four courses to be in the Immersion. You may enroll in the Immersion provided you need credit for at least three of the Immersion courses. For those who have taken only one of the above courses, you may enroll in the Immersion but will be required to attend all Immersion classes. (Please contact Dr. Briggs or Dr. Sinn with any questions about how this would work for you.)
Please Note: You will likely receive a prerequisite error when trying to register for MATH 4600 (CRN: 7030) because MATH 2800 (CRN: 3199) is a required prerequisite. Register in Banner for the three courses you can, then contact Ms. Angie Erwin in the Mathematics Department for assistance.