FOM: A professional development opportunity through an EAF grant

Matt Insall montez at
Fri Feb 8 16:09:06 EST 2002

Dear FOMers,
      Some of you may be aware of R.L. Moore and the teaching method he 
espoused.  It is referred to as the ``Socratic Method'', the Discovery 
Method'', the ``Moore Method'', the ``Texas Method'', and perhaps by 
several other names of which I am unaware.  Here at the University of 
Missouri - Rolla, professor W.T. Ingram teaches an undergraduate course 
called ``Foundations of Mathematics'' using this method, and he also 
teaches a Senior/Graduate class in topology by the Moore Method.  His 
efforts have lead to a grant from the Educational Advancement Foundation 
(see the following url:  to provide 
funds for visitors to Rolla to learn about this method of teaching.  In 
case some of you are interested in this style of teaching, more information 
is available through the ``Professional Development Opportunities'' link on 
our department web page at

If you come, then I would enjoy having some time to visit with you in 
person as well.

Matt Insall

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