Mathematics Instruction Colloquium

The UA Mathematics Instruction Colloquium is a forum for presentations and discussions of topics related to the teaching of mathematics at all levels, from elementary/secondary to the UA's entry-level sequence and beyond.

The colloquium is an open forum; the public is invited to attend. Participants and attendees have included faculty and students from the UA's mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education programs, as well as teachers and administrators from the Tucson Unified School District.

In the 2007-2008 academic year, the colloquium is being organized by Matthew Salomone and Nathan Carlson.

The colloquium is typically held on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. in Mathematics 501. Exceptions will be noted below. Refreshments in the form of coffee and cookies are usually provided.

You may click the title of any talk below to view its full abstract.


Schedule of Colloquia - Spring 2008


Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Dorin Dumitrascu, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Reflections on the Teaching of Math XYZ
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Organizational Meeting for Spring 2008 - All are invited
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Deborah Hughes Hallett, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Drugs and Drug Tests: Understanding through Multiple Representations
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
David Lomen, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
ConcepTests for Algebra - A Means for a More Interactive Classroom
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Al Cuoco, Division of Mathematics Teaching & Learning, Educational Development Center, Inc. via IM&E
Some options for fourth year high school mathematics courses
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - Special Location: Math East 143
Barbara Armenta, Department of Mathematics, Pima Community College
Autograph for Word, SmartBoard, and Interactive Use in the Classroom
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Virginia Bohme, Bruce MacMillan, Ann Modica, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Engaging Students
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - Special Time - 4:30 p.m.
Tina Schuster, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Facilitating the Transition between High School and College Math, Part II
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
David Kukla, Sabino High School
Graphing Families of Curves with Function Transformations: A Discovery Approach for Building Graphical Thinkers
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Phil Grizzard, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - Special Thursday colloquium, 2:00 p.m.
Paul Zeitz, Department of Mathematics, University of San Francisco
Enrichment for the Already-Enriched vs. Enrichment for the Unenriched
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Jeff Bennett, Author, science education consultant
Mathematics for Life: Are You Teaching Students What They Really Need?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - CANCELLED
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Matthew Salomone, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Writing About Mathematics

Schedule of Colloquia - Fall 2007


Monday, August 27, 2007
Organizational Meeting, Math East Lobby, 4:00 p.m. (Note this is an unusual day, time, and place.)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Guershon Harel, Department of Mathematics, University of California - San Diego
The Necessity Principle and Its Implementation in Mathematics Instruction
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Bill McCallum, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
The Institute for Mathematics and Education, A Year Later
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Stephen Gagola, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Brainstorming an MAA Special Session
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ji Li, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Everything You Wanted to Know About Math Tutoring (but Didn't Know to Ask)
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
James Cossey, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Summer TIME in the City
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Tal Sutton, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
What Counts as Math?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Bill McCallum, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Town hall meeting on improving the first-year teaching experience for TAs
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:30 p.m., Education 353
Tina Schuster, UA Math Placement and Readiness Test Coordinator
Facilitating the Transition between High School and College Math: An Open Panel Discussion  
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Liana Dawson, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Hands-On Calculus Activities (PowerPoint Slides)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Virginia Bohme and Bruce MacMillan, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Modeling Damped Harmonic Motion: A Data Collection Activity for the Precalculus Class
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 (in MATH EAST 141)
Michelle Cirillo, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
On Becoming a Geometry Teacher: A Longitudinal Case Study of One Teacher Learning to Teach Proof