#### Title

Linear Algebra; Mathematical Education in Science and Technology; Learning Strategies

#### Date

11-8-2021 9:20 AM

#### Abstract

In general, concepts in mathematics were not invented only to solve new problems; their aim was mainly to find general methods to solve different problems with the same tools in any science field. The main point is incorporated in the classroom so that the students who struggle with math won’t be an issue for them. As a result, collecting data from students’ work such as exam performances, homework, etc.

#### Biographies

**Safia Iman Ali Noor**Safia Iman Ali Noor is a first generation undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Mathematics. She is a McNair scholar, LSAMP scholar, and a Leader Fellows membra. Safia is also an alumni of Portland Community College where she was inspired to pursue a degree in math and chemistry from her Math Club back in 2018. She will graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Summer 2021. Safia has developed an interest in teaching and health sciences. She currently teaches math to high school students through a non-profit organization called IRCO. She utilized her students as part of her research study. The research she is working on focuses on mathematical education. Safia is working under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Sean Larsen and his Ph.D. student Tenchita Alzaga.

**Dr. Sean Larsen: Faculty Mentor**

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Larsen is currently a professor in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University. He was the coordinator of the Mathematics Education Ph.D. program from 2011 to 2019. He is a three-time winner of the John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award and a winner of the Outstanding Researcher Award presented by the Columbia Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Society. Dr. Larsen’s research focus is the teaching and learning of advanced mathematics. Currently he is a PI of the NSF-funded project ASPIRE in Math and a Co-PI of the NSF-funded project, Progress Through Calculus, in collaboration with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

#### Disciplines

Mathematics

#### Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36180

Linear Algebra; Mathematical Education in Science and Technology; Learning Strategies

In general, concepts in mathematics were not invented only to solve new problems; their aim was mainly to find general methods to solve different problems with the same tools in any science field. The main point is incorporated in the classroom so that the students who struggle with math won’t be an issue for them. As a result, collecting data from students’ work such as exam performances, homework, etc.