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Good Ideas in Teaching Precalculus And...
... Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability & Statistics,
with Technology
Rutgers University  Busch Campus  New Brunswick
Friday, March 20,
2009
8:30 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
Program
Featuring a Plenary Session, a Sharing Session (with 9 choices),
and four 50 minute Presentation Sessions (each with up to 9 choices),
two before and two after lunch
Presentations
Precalculus:


Putting the InTrigue Back in Trig
Teaching for Financial Literacy in PreCalculus
Preparing Precalculus Students for Physics
Use a SMART Board™ To Teach Precalculus Topics
Calculus:


Relating Related Rates to Students (new)
Addressing Students Misconceptions about Calculus
See the Derivative Come Alive
Algebra & Geometry:


Term Tiles and Tokens for Algebra I and II
Geometry Projects using Geometer’s Sketchpad
A SixPack of Ideas for your Geometry Class
Teaching Algebra to Future Calculus Students
The “Art” of Transforming Functions
Discrete Mathematics:


Understanding Pascal and Fibonacci with Cuisenaire Rods
Pascal’s Triangle and Tetrahedron
An Hour with the Tower (of Hanoi): Using Multiple Approaches
Probability & Statistics:


Big Ideas in Probability and Statistics
Collect All Four
Nothing compares to mu. . . (stats with pennies)
The Monty Hall Paradox
Applications:


Network Design and Special Right Triangles
Using WebBased Activities to Teach Earth Algebra
Assessment and Policy:


What Is Alternative Assessment? It Is Not Just Assigning Projects!
Equity and the SAT Mathematics Test
The New New Jersey Mathematics Standards
Algebra II for All?
General:


Mix it Up: Posing Questions that Draw on Multiple Topics
Talking the Talk: Helping students learn the language of collegelevel mathematics
Writing to Learn Precalculus: Sharing Ideas
Just Let Me Survive Today.
Mathematics and Technology:


Back to the Future: Teaching and Learning Math with Web 2.0 Tools
Introduction to Basic Graphing on the TINspire
Discovering interesting Mathematics using TI_Nspire CAS
Visual Mathematics
Plenary Session: It's Instruction, Silly: Making a Real Difference in Student Achievement
Steven Leinwand, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
When all is said and done, it’s not the textbooks or the curriculum or the technology or the tests – it’s the instruction. Despite all the attention to other factors, the primary determinant of learning is the quality of the daily interaction between teachers and students and among students.
This session will look at a set of easytoadopt, powerful instructional strategies that research and common sense tell us make significant differences in student achievement.
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at AIR and has over 25 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. His recent work at AIR has included "What the United States Can Learn from Singapore's WorldClass Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States)." Before joining AIR in 2002, Leinwand spent 22 years as Mathematics Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Education where he was responsible for the development and oversight of statewide activities in K12 mathematics education. Steve has served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, as president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and on the NCTM Board of Directors. He has written numerous articles and several textbooks; his book, Sensible Mathematics: A Guide for School Leaders was published by Heinemann in 2000.
Sharing Session
Informal discussions of the following topics:
Bring your experiences
and at least one idea to share!
Schedule of Activities
8:30  9:20 

Session I 
9:30  10:20 

Session II 
10:30  11:05 

Sharing Session 
11:10  12:15 

Plenary Session 
12:15  1:10 

Lunch 
1:15  2:05 

Session III 
2:10  3:00 

Session IV 



3:00  ??? 

Recreational Mathematics 
