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JMM 2018 Presentations from SUMMIT-P Members


Hosted by Susan Ganter and Victor Piercey, Presented by the Lee University SUMMIT-P team.

MAA Session on Implementing Recommendations from the Curriculum Foundations

Project Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.-5:35 p.m.

Organizers: Mary Beisiegel, Oregon State University; Janet Bowers, San Diego State University; Tao Chen, City University of New York - LaGuardia Community College; Susan Ganter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Caroline Maher-Boulis, Lee University

MAA Invited Paper Session on Research in Improving Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Education: Examples Supported by the National Science Foundation's IUSE: EHR Program

Room 3, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Friday January 12, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

SUMMIT-P investigators were invited by NSF to highlight the SUMMIT-P project in a 20-minute talk as part of this session. See the slides here.

NSF-DUE Poster Session

San Diego Convention Center

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Changing Mathematical Relationships and Mindsets: How All Students Can Succeed in Mathematics Learning

MAA Project NExT Lecture on Teaching and Learning

Ballroom 6AB, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.

Jo Boaler, Stanford University

This talk and discussion will consider how important new brain science can change students’ ideas and approaches to mathematics, change students’ mathematics pathways dramatically, and promote equity in mathematics classrooms. We will hear about research in neuroscience and education, watch classroom videos and consider mathematics transformations for school and college students.

An Inquire-Based Learning Course in Discrete Mathematics (for mathematics majors, computer science majors, and future teachers)

MAA Contributed talk

Wed Jan 10 at 3:55 pm

Su Doree

Revising MAA Guidelines on the Work of Faculty and Departments: Supporting Student Success

Thu Jan 11 at 10:35-11:55 am

Su Doree

You can lead a horse to water… : Nurturing motivation in the classroom

Fri Jan 12, 9:55

Su Doree

Abstract: Even well-crafted plans and activities may fail to engage undergraduates who enter the classroom with little or no motivation to understand the mathematical concepts set before them. What can instructors do to address this? This interactive panel brings together experienced mathematics faculty to offer insights and advice for engaging under-motivated students in the context of lower-division mathematics courses. Scenarios and strategies will be discussed, and questions will be welcome.

MAA Session on Trends in Undergraduate Mathematical Biology Education

Room 32A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Wednesday January 10, 2018, 2:15 p.m.-4:50 p.m.

Carrie Eaton

Translating Marine to Math

4:35 pm

Carrie Diaz Eaton*, School for Environmental Citizenship, Unity College Emma Perry, School for Biodiversity Conservation, Unity College (1135-D1-629)

Discusses a Unity project which focuses on translations between the two disciplines.

A "Rule-of-Five" Framework for Models and Modeling to Unify Mathematicians and Biologists and Improve Student Learning

3:35 pm

Hannah Callender Highlander*, University of Portland Carrie Eaton, Unity College (1135-D1-2235)

Outlays the PRIMUS article submission and the approach that has informed the new calculus framework being implemented at Unity College.

Career and Technical Content in High School Mathematics$^2$.

Authors: Jason Robinson, Caroline Maher-Boulis, Bryan Poole

Abstract: CATCH Math$^2$ is a project funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. High school teachers gain insight into mathematical content and career-related skills in Statistics and Functions domains. The project involved a summer workshop where real-world problems, the use of manipulatives and hands-on science experiments enable the teachers, and hence their students, to realize the relevance of mathematics and become aware of career options for mathematics graduates. In this presentation we give an overview of the ideas of the project and share the results of the evaluation instruments used in assessing the project.

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