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.

TRIUMPHS Site Tester Workshop

Our next workshop for instructors interested in using PSPs in the classroom, Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Source Projects, will take place at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Denver on Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 – 10:20 am in Room 605 of the Colorado Convention Center. For more information, see the document TRIUMPHS Workshop at JMM 2020.

TRIUMPHS Author Workshop

Have you read one of the nearly 70 TRIUMPHS Primary Source Projects (PSPs) now available, or used one in your classroom? Are you interested in figuring out what makes a source text fruitful for classroom use? Or in how to design exercises that promote productive thinking about the source text while supporting students’ learning of mathematical ideas? Maybe you are even thinking about producing a PSP of your own? Well, then…

TRIUMPHS is hosting a Primary Source Project Author Workshop, May 18-22, 2020, at Central Washington University, and invites your application to attend and participate. For more information, see the Author Workshop Flyer. Click here for a preview of the questions that make up the application form; and for the full application form, click here.

TRIUMPHS Site Testing

Missed the application deadline for Spring 2020 site testing? Contact janet.barnett@csupueblo.edu for information about late applications.

We are always delighted to have instructors use a TRIUMPHS Primary Source Project (PSP) in their courses! Links to information about available PSPs – and the PSPs themselves – are located under the “Student Projects” menu. Once you decide to use one (or more!) of these PSPs, either now or in the future, please let us know – we’d love to hear from you and learn from your experience!