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TPSE Math is a professional organization of mathematicians, statisticians, data scientists, educators, and administrators who strive to ensure that all students are prepared for a variety of career opportunities.

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TPSE Math will facilitate an inclusive movement to strengthen post-secondary education in mathematics by working closely with and mobilizing faculty leaders, university administrations, membership associations, and relevant disciplinary societies in the pursuit of mathematically rich and relevant education for all students.

TPSE Math will identify innovative practices where they exist, advocate for innovation where they do not, and work with and through partners to implement and scale effective practices, striving throughout to ensure that students and society are enriched by the power and beauty of mathematics.


Post-secondary education in mathematics will enable all students regardless of their identity, background, or chosen program of study, to develop the modern mathematical knowledge and skills they need for productive engagement in society and in the workplace.

College Students


Explore TPSE's priorities and the work being done by it's Math Advisory Groups. 

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College Stident

Developing multiple math pathways in 2- and 4-year institutions to better align coursework with students’ programs of study and increase completion rates.

Enhancing upper-division curricula in response to evolving career opportunities, developments in mathematical research, and demand from other departments for mathematics courses.

​Broadening graduate programs to better prepare students for a wide variety of careers in academia, business, industry and government.

Studying innovative teaching practices, including the use of technologies, and advocating for adoption of those that show promise of improving learning outcomes.


Explore TPSE's webinars, in-person workshops, conference sessions & more. 

Friday, March 1, 2024
TPSE Math Presentation 

What Size the Math Major?: Accessing Data on Your Program

TPSE Math Panel 

Sustaining Successful Math Departments

Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute

Eisenbaud Auditorium, Berkeley CA

TPSE Math Activities

Using Institutional and National Data Sources to Recruit, Retain & Support a Diverse Population of Mathematics Students

Grading for Active Learning & Department Change

TPSE Panel on Developing Innovative Upper Division Pathways in

Mathematics: Strategies for Enrollment & Inclusion

What Challenges Does Data Science Present to Mathematics Education?

Development of Mathematics Programs for Workforce Preparation

 Becoming a Math JEDI: Working for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

TPSE Math | Interview with Jeff Anderson (Foothill College) and Kate Stevenson (CSU Northridge)

TPSE Math | Interview with Jeff Anderson (Foothill College) and Kate Stevenson (CSU Northridge)

We discuss alternative assessment in college math classes. 0:00:00 -Welcome 0:00:48 -A little about Foothill College 0:02:12 -Q1: What are your current grading policies? 0:04:00 - Jeff’s students choose their own grade 0:06:01 -Q2: What is the process Jeff uses to help students learn? 0:06:32 -Jeff wants letter grades to disappear 0:07:19 -Jeff’s students write their own textbook and has creative autonomy 0:09:42 -Jeff looks for many categories of thought in student work 0:11:45 -Check out Guershon Harel’s writing on concept images 0:16:02 -Q3: How does Jeff give his students feedback and manage the load? 0:18:20 -The math of 40-to-1 student-to-teacher ratios: 6.25 min per student per week 0:19:35 -Jeff teams up with students to give students more face-to-face time 0:20:35 -Let’s look at an example portfolio conference schedule 0:21:37 -During learning conferences, Jeff works with students to get into sweet spot 0:23:10 –How can we start to think differently about feedback 0:25:42 -Grades degrade students’ ability to get into their sweet spot 0:28:20 -Q4: How did Jeff get to the place he is now? 0:28:56 -Phase 1: Healing and reflection 0:30:30 -Many college professors are expert mathematicians with little teacher training 0:31:48 -Phase 2: Research and development on learning science 0:33:57 -Phase 3: Testing phase along with mistakes and iterative improvements’ 0:35:05 -Jeff began with test corrections 0:37:48 -Phase 4: Read more about assessment, ungrading, and antiracism 0:39:42 -Jeff seeks students voices via mid-quarter quality control surveys 0:41:36 -Q5: How can we help communities make changes? 0:42:00 -First, identify that state and national policies hurt teachers and students 0:43:47 -Jeff believes that labor strikes and mass organization are important here 0:44:52 -We might run book clubs to spend time together with faculty exploring these topics 0:45:55 -Renegotiate faculty contracts to allow for direct payments to faculty 0:51:26 -Let’s create a habit of sharing our reading lists with our students and colleagues 0:53:45 -Let’s create community in both research mathematics and research education 0:55:06 -Twenty-first century challenge for the field of mathematics: How do we create effective research-based antiracist teaching policies for the next generation?
2024 eTPSE Award Recipient 

Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica

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Youngstown University 

Dr. Prieto Langarica is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and an Associate Director for the Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Project NExT. She received her Undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2008 and her PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. Prieto Langarica’s research is in the intersection of mathematics and biology, specifically problems related to the medical field. She has a long record of working with undergraduate and high school students in research. Recently she started conducting research in data science and public policy.  

She was recognized with the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching from the MAA in 2019. She also won one of three MVPS from the 25 Under 35 Award in 2017 from the Mahoning Valley Young Professional Association, and was a finalist for the Athena Award in 2019 given by the Warren Regional Chamber. She holds positions in the Advisory Board for MAA Open Math and WYSU (Youngstown local NPR affiliate station) and is part of the board of directors for the Mahoning Valley Community Foundation. She is also the proposal advisor for the MAA Tensor women and Tensor SUMMA grants.

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