Information for

The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Evaluating comics as pedagogical tools in an undergraduate mathematics course

An example of a comic about vectors from the research project

Grant recipients:

Dan Wolczuk, Faculty of Mathematics

Amanda Garcia, Systems Design Engineering

Joslin Goh, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Giuseppe Sellaroli

(Project timeline: May 2018-April 2019)


The goal of this project is to assess the potential impact that comics can have in undergraduate mathematics courses. A series of comics supplementing the usual course material will be created and incorporated into the MATH 136 course offered in the Spring 2018 term. Data will be collected through LEARN analytics, student surveys, and focus groups to draw a portrait of how students use the comics, perceive them, and learn from them.

Research has shown that comics are beneficial to various aspects of student learning; however, there is little scholarship focusing specifically on university mathematics courses. This project aims to narrow this research gap and to introduce the use of an innovative pedagogical tool designed to augment students’ learning experience.

Return to browse projects