Become a Math Problem Solving Scholar

an NSF-funded institutional collaboration and research study

Active-learning learning for 2-year HSI students and 4-year transfers: faculty development, and impact on students' attitudes, math performance, and persistence, NSF award #1644899

  • Principal Investigator | Guadalupe Lozano, University of Arizona
  • Co-Principal Investigator | Jose Maria Menendez, Pima Community College
  • Co-Investigator | Laura Watkins, Glendale Community College

Conference Talks


Milwaukee, WI | AMATYC Research Session

Infusing Equity in the Transition to the University: A focus on Non-Traditional Outcomes

Milwaukee, WI | AMATYC Equity Session

Asset Perspective on Co-Curricular Experiences: Students’ Reflections

Baltimore, MD | JMM/MAA Invited Panel

Increasing Diversity and Retention in STEM Through Math-Focused First-Year Seminars


Orlando, FL | AMATYC Equity Session

Inquiry-Engaged, Problem-Solving Pedagogy & Mentorship in Precalculus

Scottsdale, AZ | TODOS 2018 Conference

Incorporating Interactive-Engaged, Problem Solving (IE-PS) pedagogy + mentoring in a pre-calculus class

Berkeley, CA | MSRI Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

Fostering Equity in Core Transitions: building capacity at 2-year HSIs to teach and learn pre- calculus using evidence-based practices

San Diego, CA | Joint Mathematics Meetings, RUME

Active-learning in pre-calculus and calculus: impact and performance outcomes for 2-year HSI students and 4-years HSI transfers


Riverside, CA | AMS Western Sectional Meeting

Supporting pre-calculus teaching and learning through mentorship and problem-solving: a collaboration focused on better outcomes for 2-year HSI students and transfers

Publications & Reports


NSF Project Outcomes Report


Lozano, G. (2018). Inside Interactive-Engaged Problem-Solving in Precalculus: Content and Classroom Moments. OnCore: The Online Journal of the Arizona Association of Mathematics Teachers, Fall 2018.

This material is based upon work supported by NSF under Grant No.1644899. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Questions? Please contact PI, Guadalupe Lozano,