Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

Saturday, October 8

9:00am - 9:30am: Conference Opens, Social Time
9:30am - 10:30am: First Breakout Session
10:30am - 11:00am: Break and Social Time
11:00am - 12:00pm: Second Breakout Session
12:00pm - 12:15pm: Closing and Door Prizes

Breakout Session Presentations

First Breakout Session (9:30am - 10:30am)
Breakout Room Presenter Topic Description
1 Jeff Suzuki (Brooklyn College) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Online Exams During 2021-2022, we ran multiple sections of a college algebra course using online exams with an in-person final. Many forecast there would be widespread cheating (we did not use any monitoring). Instead, we found the online exams closely tracked the in-person finals. This suggests properly designed online exams can be valid assessments. We'll describe our course, the exams, and implications for the future.
2 Sheila Tabanli (Rutgers University Incorporating Cognitive Science Based Strategies to Foster Student Engagement in an Introductory Calculus Course There is an urgent need to close the gap between research on learning and practicing the research outcomes in math classrooms. An innovative course was developed by the presenter that aims to improve students' math learning based on cognitive science. The presentation will include low-stakes assessments to cultivate student engagement.
3 Eric Van Dusen (UC Berkeley) Fundamentals of Data Science Overview of teaching Fundamentals of Data Science based on free open source curriculum From UC Berkeley's Data 8 course.

Second Breakout Session (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Breakout Room Presenter Topic Description
1 Marion Deutsche Cohen (Drexel University) Mathematics and Literature: the course, the idea. I've been teaching a course I developed, Truth and Beauty: Mathematics in Literature, at Arcadia and Drexel Universities. The students and I read and discuss poetry and fiction that connects with math in some way. Students are encouraged to share their experiences and lives that connect -- perhaps loosely -- with the readings.
2 Ying Lin (Santa Rosa Junior College) Using Covid-19 to Teach Statistics and Differential Equations This talk reviews some areas of the Covid-19 pandemic that can be connected to our classes, as well as suggests some problems or projects for students to explore. Emphasis will be placed on ideas for teaching differential equations and statistics.
3 Heydar Zahedani (MiraCosta College) Discrete Calculus If a(n) is a sequence, the discrete derivative of a(n) is defined by a'(n)=a(n+1)-a(n), n=0,1,2,3, ... We discuss that discrete analogue of the results of calculus such as product rule, chain rule, and fundamental theorem of calculus, ... can be introduced using the discrete derivative.

Last updated September 22, 2022