Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Houston – Downtown
Teaching Mathematics and Related Courses at University of Houston – Downtown
We give some strategies and ideas tested in undergraduate mathematics, statistics, and data science courses, as well as in undergraduate research and related projects, for improving both students’ and instructor’s engagement, motivation, and achievements. The main principles include creating an environment with traditional lectures involving theory and computational examples and a two-way communication between the instructor and the students. Student participation is crucial for motivating the instructor to deliver clear and concise lectures and to explain the material effectively.