Northeast Calculus Students Participate
in National Study
Calculus I students from Northeast Alabama Community College are
participating in the national FICS Math study sponsored by the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the National
Science Foundation. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics and the Harvard Graduate School of
Education are interested in the experiences of currently
enrolled Calculus I students in learning mathematics.
The survey is administered to students from selected colleges
and universities enrolled in on campus Calculus I courses, and
consists of questions pertaining to students’ high school
mathematics experiences. The goal of this study is to improve
the high school mathematics education of American students.
Fall semester students enrolled in both Mr. Mike Bearden’s
daytime Calculus I class and Ms. Gwen Mitchell’s evening
Calculus I class are participating in the national study. “I
found the survey very interesting and thorough. The Division of
Mathematics is pleased to assist with this national study with
the goal of improving mathematics education in the United
States,” stated Greg Millican, Chair of the Division of
Mathematics at Northeast.
For more information, contact Millican at 638-4418 or 228-6001,
ext. 408 or by e-mail at
Seated are students Wayne Patterson and
Glynne Emmett with Calculus I instructor Mike Bearden.