- Welcome to the Alden Room!
- Project Possibilities
- Do a project on the mathematics textbook collection
- Study old student-teaching observations
- Study old student notebooks
- Social Security and Mathematics
- Study the diaries of Arthur M. Curtis
- Study teaching materials of Arthur M. Curtis
- Study the work and life of Dr. Vera Sanford
- Interview faculty members from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

If you are interested in studying some aspect of K-12 mathematics textbooks dating from the late 1700s to the late 1900s, this is the project for you! There are many options for you to consider, including but not limited to:

- Analyzing how images were used
- Examining similarities and differences between how girls and boys were taught mathematics
- Exploring how gender was portrayed in the exercises and examples in the books
- Comparing and contrasting how a particular math subject was taught over a period of time
- Examining what notation was used during different time periods
- Analyzing introductions and prefaces of a particular subject

Student teaching has been part of the College's history since its very beginning in 1889 as the Oneonta Normal School. As pat of the process, student teachers were observed, and records were kept of such observations. The Archives holds about a dozen of these observation books from the early 1900s, and if you are interested in seeing how student teachers were analyzed, then this is the project for you! There are a number of options for this topic, including but not limited to:

- Making a map that depicts where students were from for a particular year
- Locating yearbook photos and other information about the students from a particular year
- Discerning the types of skills and qualities that were commented on during student teaching observations

Students have been keeping notebooks for classes since the very beginning of Oneonta Normal School. If you are interested in seeing a student notebook from the early 1900s, analyzing the mathematical content of the notes, and determining how mathematics was taught at the time, this is the project for you! You are welcome to look at the originals, but we also have digital scans and transcripts (courtesy of previous Math students!)

Edith Sturgess was a student at the turn of the century, and her 1901 mathematics notebook is one of the fascinating early notebooks you can choose from.

*social security* *and mathematics* for use in schools.

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