This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation under awards NSF0836943 and NSF1229515. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
These materials are also based on work supported by Project PRIME which was made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Harry Lucas.
These materials were originally developed for use in the course Mathematical Explorations at Westfield State. The Department of Mathematics at Westfield State has provided fertile ground and enthusiastic support for pedagogical innovation, scholarship on teaching and learning in mathematics, and classroom experimentation. Under the direction of Chairs Karin Vorwerk and previously John Judge, and the organization of Deb Samwell, the department continues to be deeply committed to student learning - including in its many required core courses. We are thankful to all departmental faculty, current and past, for their support of Discovering the Art of Mathematics. We are grateful for the support of many at our institution over many years. In particular we thank those in Academic Affairs, our fine library faculty, Robert Martin, William Lopes, Louann D’Angelo, Elizabeth Preston, and Andrew Bonacci.
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Thanks to Sage Fox Consulting, Ken Rath and Emily DeHaro-Otero in particular, for their work on assessment and evaluation.
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