Mathematics Instruction Colloquium


Objective

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 2008-2009 academic year, the colloquium is being organized by Ji Li and Nathan Carlson.

Location and Time

The colloquium is typically held on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. in Mathematics 501. Exceptions will be noted below.

Click here to see the upcoming talk. You may click the title of any talk below to view its full abstract.


Schedule of Colloquia - Fall 2008


Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Organizational Meeting: All are invited
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
(no schedule)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Carol Robinson, Assistant Director (Teaching and Learning) Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Mathmatics Teaching in UK Universities
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Dr. Nathan Carlson, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
The Tucson Teachers' Circle at One Year
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 --- Mathematics East 141
Robert Schmidt, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Utilizing the SMART Board for Mathematics Education
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Linda Simonsen, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Distance Learning: Budget Panacea or Authentic Learning?
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Bruce MacMillan, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Modeling Projectile Motion
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. William McCallum, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
What should the new required fourth year of high school math look like?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 --- Math 101
Kimberly Gray, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Geogebra
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Walter Piegorsch, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Understanding the Statistics Behind Voting Polls
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Caroline Wright, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Math Education Standards in Georgia
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Elizabeth Arnot-Hopffer, Assistant Director of Tucson GEAR UP
Victor Mercado, M.Ed., Sunnyside HS College Coach
Crystal Bartels, UA PhD student and Mathematics Specialist for Tucson GEAR UP
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Teaching Mathematics Through Mariachi Music
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. William Y Vélez (WYZ), Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Increasing the number of mathematics majors
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Bruce Bayly, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
The Mathematics Factory: Vision for a Mobile Outreach Program
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 --- Gould Simpson 849
Tina Deember and Dr. Stephen Gagola, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona
How students prepare for exams

Affiliations

Last updated: December 5, 2008
comments or suggestions to: Ji Li