‘MTSU On the Record’ plays math games to get colle...

‘MTSU On the Record’ plays math games to get college students engaged

A dedicated math instructor recently helped the “MTSU On the Record” radio program continue its celebration of MT Engage’s five-year anniversary. 

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Christina Cobb, an assistant professor of university studies, first aired June 15 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Dr. Christina Cobb, Department of University Studies, University College

Dr. Christina Cobb

Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist

Gina K. Logue

You can listen to their conversation via the Soundcloud link above.

Cobb employs games in the classroom to make math more fun and accessible to students.

Some of the games include a type of bingo in which students must solve equations to win and “Time to Climb,” in which students who most quickly provide accurate answers can move closer to winning laptop stands, erasable notebooks and other prizes.

MT Engage logoMT Engage began in 2016 and is the university’s latest Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, which is a requirement for reaccreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It builds on the work of the previous QEP, Experiential Learning, by including freshmen and sophomores.

Cobb said MT Engage is such a great fit for her teaching style because she has always been very active in what she does in class.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web “It’s the best decision I could have made,” Cobb said. “We actually have a lot of freedom in how we design the course.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.