Niagara University Senior Presents High School Math Modeling Research at Conference
Richard Luczak, a Niagara University senior majoring in social studies and mathematics education (grades 5-12), presented his honors thesis research April 7 at the 2018 Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference, which was held at St. Lawrence University.
Luczak, who is an Honors student at Niagara University, was Western New York’s lone representative at the annual conference. His research examined math modeling and how it can be used to positively impact high school students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills. An in-depth study of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was also conducted to suggest recommendations as to how to incorporate more math modeling into the current curriculum.