Math Matters at CUNY


On this site, the Office of Academic Affairs seeks to record and publicize its multi-faceted approach to promoting excellence and achievement in the teaching and learning of mathematics at CUNY. Our initiative relies on participation from departments across campuses, the Central Office, and external partners. 

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Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction



Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of the City University of New York (and trained mathematician), is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction. This prestigious award recognizes faculty who have implemented an outstanding instructional method for teaching undergraduate mathematics at CUNY.

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CUNY Improving Undergraduate Mathematics Learning (IML) Grants


In the spring of 2009, CUNY Central’s Office of Academic Affairs put forth a request for proposals (RFP) for faculty-led, evidence-based research projects that could lead to better learning in undergraduate mathematics classrooms.  In November, 2009, CUNY awarded grants to 10 faculty teams ranging from $32,000 to $86,000; chosen from a competitive pool, these projects involved 27 faculty from CUNY colleges.

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The CUNY Math Challenge

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Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD), and supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the CUNY Math Challenge seeks to identify and reward CUNY's best math talent from among its matriculated undergraduates.

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A Message From the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost

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"Math Matters at CUNY is an initiative that takes a comprehensive approach to math education at CUNY, highlighting our successes as well as our challenges. Math Matters profiles a range of mathematics-related projects and endeavors."   

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CUNY Math Online Math Resources

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CUNYMath exists to provide students and faculty at CUNY with a central location for information about mathematics and resources that CUNY and the Internet have to offer. CUNYMath includes resources relating to mathematics, math departments, registration, assessment tests, departmental syllabi and more. Its newest resource is a frequently updated CUNYMath blog.

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The History of Math at CUNY


CUNY has strong and enduring ties with mathematics: CUNY math majors have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the National Medal of Science; many of CUNY's most prominent administrators, including former University Dean of Graduate Studies Mina Rees and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, have backgrounds in mathematics; many of CUNY's most celebrated educators, from 19th century Free Academy graduate and instructor Alfred George Compton to Victor Pan (left) have had their home in CUNY mathematics departments.

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CUNY "is plastered with people who are extraordinary" in mathematics, number theory, analysis topology and geometry.

  - CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, mathematician, graduate of City College,
and author of numerous books and articles
on mathematics and statistics




Math Today

Second annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction presented  »

2011 CUNY Math Challenge winners announced and honored »

BMCC Provost Sadie Bragg wins 2010 Mathematics Excellence Award »

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