Welcome to TRIUMPHS!

TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources

The TRIUMPHS project creates materials for use in the undergraduate mathematics classroom which teaches content based around original mathematical sources such as the writings of Poincaré, Euclid, Lobachevsky, Hausdorff, and many others. These materials are freely available and downloadable for use in the clasroom. The goal of the project is to write, develop, disseminate, and test these curricular materials.

The current grant builds off of the work of two previous grants. Primary Source Projects from the parent grant can be found here.  PSPs from the grandparent grant can be found here.

Over our six years of official site testing, TRIUMPHS has produced a collection of 80+ student-ready Primary Source Projects (PSPs) and supported their use in over 240 classrooms at more than 100 different institutions – thanks to our wonderful group of site testers from across the US and Canada!

Although we are no longer conducting formal site testing, we are always delighted to have instructors use a TRIUMPHS PSP in their courses, and we encourage you to experience this stimulating approach to mathematics teaching and learning yourself.

Our collection of PSPs also continues to grow! Information on all available PSPs (along with the PSPs themselves) is located under the tab entitled “Student Projects.” Once you decide to use one (or more!) of these projects, either now or in the future, we’d also love to hear from you and learn from you experience.

Not finding what you want? Please let us know what topic you’re looking for and share any suggestions you have about primary sources that might be used to teach it. Or, consider writing a PSP of your own! In addition to providing mentoring support to authors and resources for disseminating completed projects, we may be able to provide an author stipend as well.

To get started writing your own PSP, tell us about your experiences teaching with existing PSPs, or to request help with PSP authorship or implementation, write to janet.barnett@csupueblo.edu.