Project MOSAIC is a community of educators working to develop a
to introduce mathematics to students in colleges and
The goal of Project
MOSAIC is to create
a broader approach to quantitative studies
provides better support for work in science and technology. The
the project is to tie together better diverse aspects of
work that students in science, technology, and engineering will
their professional lives, but which are today usually taught in
isolation, if at all.
Modeling. The ability to create useful and informative
representations of a real-world situations.
Statistics. The analysis of variability that draws on our
quantify uncertainty and to draw logical inferences from
Computation. The capacity to manage effectively the
capabilities in calculation and the organization, collection,
communication of data introduced in the last few decades.
Calculus. The traditional mathematical entry point for
university students and a subject that still has the potential
provide important insights to today's students.
The name MOSAIC reflects the first letters — M,
S, C, C
important components of a quantitative education. Project MOSAIC is
motivated by a vision of quantitative education as a mosaic
basic materials come together to form a complete and compelling
Project MOSAIC's first event is a Kick-Off Workshop, sponsored
Institute for Mathematics and its
Applications. The workshop which will be
held from Wednesday, June 30, through Friday, July 2, provides an
to present some curricular innovations that have already
to discuss the overall organization of a curriculum that would
effective at unifying the MSCC subjects, and to establish
plans for Project