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. Presenters and participants have included faculty and students from the UA's mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education programs, teachers and administrators from the Tucson Unified School District, as well as mathematicians and mathematics educators from outside the Tucson area.

In the 2009-2010 academic year, the colloquium is being organized by Ji Li and Carrie Wright.

Location and Time

The colloquium is held on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m, in Mathematics 501.

To all speakers

Please send your title and abstract to Carrie Wright. Please do not post your abstract at the department weekly news page. Thank you for your cooperation.

Schedule of Colloquia - Spring 2010

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Organizational Meeting: All are invited.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Nothing scheduled.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Sarah Hoffman, Kerima Ratnayaka, Chris Mikel, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Expand Your Teaching Repertoire
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Barbara A. Shipman, Department of Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington
Debating and Creating the Concepts and Definitions of Real Analysis
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Mathew Felton, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin at Madison
The What, How, and Who of Mathematics: Prospective Teachers' Views of Math as a Social and Political Activity
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sue Adams & Ann Modica, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
The Center for Recruitment & Retention of Mathematics Teachers --- What we do, who we serve, and how we are funded
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Dan Madden, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Compasses, Straightedges, String and Tacks
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Carrie Wright & Ji Li, Department of Mathematics, The University of Arizona
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Bill McCallum, Department of Mathematics, The university of Arizona
Introduction of the new Core Math Standards
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Götz Krummheuer, Goethe University
Mathematical Creativity and Attachment Theory. An interdisciplinary approach for studying the development of mathematical creativity of preschool children with a precarious childhood.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Ann Modica, University of Arizona
Discussion of possible 4th Year High School Math Courses.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Judah Rosenblatt
A Look at the Geometric Side of Linear Algebra.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Dee Turner, CCS Presentations
Smart Board Training, Math East 141
Tuesday, May 4, 2010



Last updated: February 16, 2010
comments or suggestions to: Ji Li or Carrie Wright