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Applied Math Activity

Activity: Applied Math Activity

Submitted by Sarah Lams, Applied Math

Goal/s:

  1. To enable students to effectively formulate and communicate mathematical ideas, and to engage with challenging mathematical concepts in a supportive classroom environment.
  2. To gain confidence as mathematical thinkers through practicing math problems in class

Class: AM147 – Applied Math, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Hunger Challenge - Living on SNAP

Activity: Hunger Challenge - Living on SNAP

Submitted by Carla Cevasco, Humanities  

Goal/s:

  • To give Harvard/other college students, most of whom have never experienced food insecurity first-hand, a taste of the mental labor of living on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
  • To provide Harvard/ other college students a more grounded way to imagine living in poverty and coping with food insecurity

Class: HIST 60T – The History of Hunger

Complex Stats, Simple Tech

Activity: Complex Stats, Simple Tech

Submitted by Theodore Svoronos, Advanced Quantitative Methods I 

Goal/s:

  • The goal of the activity was to get the students comfortable with understanding the effects of changes on confidence intervals, a concept they had learned about in theory prior to the class.

Class: API 209 – Health Policy

Introduction/Background:

Baroque Gestures Activity

Students learn about the importance of gestures in baroque opera through viewing and practicing them.

Goals:

  • to teach students that baroque opera involved body movement as well as music, and that physical motion and musical material were intimately linked in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • to demonstrate how stage gesture can affect one's interpretation of an opera scene.

Class: Music 97a: Music History and Repertory: Medieval to Baroque

Heads-Up Seven-Up Quiz

Introduction/Background: In Emily Riehl's Topology I: Topological Spaces and the Fundamental Group, she uses a fun heads-up-seven-up style quiz to quickly engage students and test the level of confusion among the students. This activity not only helps students participate and actively take a part in their learning, but also assists the instructor in increasing the effectiveness of their lectures. 

Speed Networking

With this activity submitted by Jim Grenier from MassBay Community College, students will be able to explain the importance of personal networking and demonstrate how to initiate communication in a one-on-one, face-to-face professional environment. 

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