Tuesday Teaching Question is a regular feature that attempts to get a conversation going about teaching. Typically, the questions attempt to be very practical. TTQ is brought to you by CAST. If you have a question that you’re dying to have featured in an upcoming TTQ, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll admit, that I’ve got some vested interest in this question. Look at my name. Anyhow, this Thursday will be the first meeting of the WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Committee. They’ll also have a meeting on Monday 2/7. Check the calendar on the CAST page for the time. This got me thinking. In fact, I just finished writing the long overdue report about the Assessment Committee’s QR assessment from Fall ’09. Two of the big questions I ended the report with were (in parenthesis are variations for you)…
How is mathematics used in other (non-math) classes? (How do you use mathematics in your courses?)
Do we have (or can we move towards) MAC (math across the curriculum)? (Do you feel we should have a MAC culture at HW?)
I often make the claim to my students that math is everywhere. This TTQ will hopefully help me (and other math instructors) put my money where my mouth is.