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Teaching Projects

  • SCALE-UP Intuitive Calculus Redesign Project (with Tuyet Pham (lead developer) and Randy Ruchotzke), 2015-2016
  • Inquiry-Base Learning Course Development for the Mathematics of Social Choice, Academy of Inquiry Based Learning Summer Salary Grant, 2015
  • Inquiry-Base Learning Materials for Fundamental Concepts of Algebra, 2014-2015
  • Hybrid Lecture/Emporium Intuitive Calculus Redesign Project (with Dmitry Ryabogin and Benjamin Jaye), 2011-2014
  • Transforming LER Courses: Enhancing Learning Outcomes in Explorations in Modern Mathematics (with Laura Smithies), 2009
  • Fundamental Mathematics Course and On-Line Text Development Project (with Paul Abraham, Joseph Altobelli, Beth-Allyn Osikiewicz, et al.), 2004-2008
  • Pilot of a Two-Course Sequence: Mathematics for Business Decisions I and II (with Nancy L. Smith and Frank A. Smith), 2003-2005
  • Calculus Reform Project (with Richard Brown, Robert Powell, et al.), 1994-1998


Simpson's Paradox in Basketball Statistics

  • Basketball Can Make Math More Fun, Daily Kent Stater, Thurs, Mar 21, 2002. This column from KSU's student newspaper defines Simpson's Paradox and discusses an example from Kent State men's basketball in detail. The example involves Trevor Huffman (the star point guard) and Bryan Bedford (a math major).
  • More examples from Kent State men's and women's basketball. One of the examples involves Antonio Gates. He played basketball for KSU and then went on to play professional football (tight end for the Chargers).
  • Simpson's Paradox in college basketball shooting statistics, Advances in Recreational Mathematics Session, Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Boulder, CO, Jul 2003. In this talk, I discussed the results of a C++ program I wrote to systematically find all examples of Simpson's Paradox from a data set (from KSU men's basketball) where all partitions of the season's 18 games into two nonempty subsets are considered.