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Dr. Jeffrey Sarbaum

Photo of Dr. Jeffrey SarbaumDr. Jeffrey Sarbaum (Economics) received funding from North Carolina A&T State University for the project “The Math You Need, When You Need It: Modular Student Resources to Promote Successful Integration of Quantitative Concepts in Introductory Economics Courses.” This project addresses previously identified math/quantitative skill barriers for student success in introductory economics courses by adapting the successful geosciences web-based student quantitative skills tutorial and assessment framework developed by Wenner, Baer, and Burn for economics. The project goal is to improve student learning in introductory economics courses by overcoming student inability to apply math concepts necessary for understanding core economic concepts. After initial testing at 12 varied institutions , 10 learning modules will be available through Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, where 16 pedagogical modules already have significant use by economics instructors. Adoption at community colleges (an important focus of this project), where an estimated 40 percent of U.S. students taking introductory economics courses are taught, will be promoted through resources developed by Adapting Effective Outreach and Workshop Practices to Improve Community College Economics Instruction.