Research experiences for pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers.

All information presented here are from https://about.illinoisstate.edu/reu/pages/default.aspx
See this webpage for more information.

ISU REU 2016

Research experiences for pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers.

Benefits for Participants Include:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Travel
  • $4400 stipend (undergrad)
  • $6000 stipend (experienced teacher participants)

We are looking for:

  • Eight talented secondary mathematics undergraduates
  • Four experienced secondary mathematics teachers

Application Deadline:

  • February 19, 2016

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Contact Information:

  • Prof. Saad El-Zanati
  • (309) 438-5765
  • saad

Prof. David Barker

  • (309) 438-7096​
  • dbarker​
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Crowds beat computers in answer to Wikipedia-sized maths problem

From https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28237-crowds-beat-computers-in-answer-to-wikipedia-sized-maths-problem/

Crowds beat computers in answer to Wikipedia-sized maths problem

Terence Tao, better at maths than a computer (Image: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)

A maths problem previously tackled with the help of a computer, which produced a proof the size of Wikipedia, has now been cut down to size by a human. Although it is unlikely to have practical applications, the result highlights the differences between two modern approaches to mathematics: crowdsourcing and computers.