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Group Actions: From their Conception to the Classroom

Graduate Student Colloquium

Group Actions: From their Conception to the Classroom
Series: Graduate Student Colloquium
Seminar
Location: ENR2 S395
Presenter: Jocelyn Rios

There is a well-established tradition in math education of leveraging the history of mathematics when developing innovative curriculum. In this talk, I will discuss the historical development of the idea of a group acting on a set. I will also share findings from an interview analysis I conducted with undergraduate students in abstract algebra. This analysis focused on exploring how students may conceptualize group actions. The rationale for this project is to inform curriculum design.

(Refreshments will be served.)