Associate Professor of Math and Technology Carrie Grant’s focus is on what she calls discovery-based learning, and more and more it is thanks to the use of technology in the classroom.
That fascination with advancing the classroom helps her in teaching, as well as in research. Recently she presented her work on statistics education at the International Conference for Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in San Antonio, Texas.
Grant’s lecture focused on developing new ways to incorporate active learning in the classroom by better involving students in the educational process. “Engaging students in the learning process is essential to deep conceptual understanding of statistical topics,” said Grant, who uses online interactive elements in her classroom. “These lessons have proven to be essential to student understanding and involvement. This format … forces the student to truly participate in the online community and receive an enriched educational experience.”
Grant earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Auburn University, her M.A. in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University, her M.A. in Teaching from Colorado College and her B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University.