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.. If not otherwise specified, the location is in Mathematics 501.

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

To all speakers

Please send your title and abstract to Ji Li. Please do not post your abstract at the department weekly news page. Thank you for your corporation.


Schedule of Colloquia - Spring 2009


Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Organizational Meeting: All are invited
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 --- Math East 141
Dr. Christopher Bergevin, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Andrea Young, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Improv Techniques for the Mathematics Classroom
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Dr. William McCallum, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Conceptual issues encountered in the teaching of calculus
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Philip Grizzard and Matthew Thomas, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
A Taste of the Tucson Math Circle
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Dr. Daniel Madden, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
A History of the Function and How the Debate over Its Definition Led to New Mathematics
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Joceline Lega, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Mathematical modeling as a fourth year mathematics course
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. David Pimm, Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta
Listening to mathematics classrooms with a linguistic eye
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Tina Schuster, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
New UA Online Placement Test, ALEKS
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Dr. Carole Beal, Cognitive Science College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, The University of Arizona.
AnimalWatch: Online Tutoring for Pre-algebra
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Joanna Lasek, Roosevelt University.
Development and Instruction in MyMathLab, success of online college courses
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 --- Gould Simpson 849
Alyssa Keri and Robert Schmidt, Department of Mathematics, The University or Arizona
The Transition from High School to University Mathematics:
How terminal high school courses align with introductory level university courses

Affiliations

Last updated: April 23, 2009
comments or suggestions to: Ji Li