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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 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Featuring a Plenary Session, a Sharing Session (with 9 choices),
and four 50 minute Presentation Sessions (each with up to 8 choices), two before and two after lunch



Investigating Domain and Range Using TI-Nspire
Teaching Precalculus and Algebra 2 with Symbolic Geometry
An Inquiry Lesson in Precalculus
What Precalculus Teachers Need to Know to Smoothly Transition Students to Calculus


Create Mathematical Connections in Calculus
See the Derivative Come Alive


Visualizing the Big Ideas in Algebra
Graphing Linear Functions
Effective Ways of Using TI-Nspire CAS in an Inclusion Class
Teaching Algebra to Future Calculus (and other) Students


Name Reflection Project Using Geometer's Sketchpad
Coordinate Geometry: A Bunch of Good Ideas

Discrete Mathematics:

Applications of Graph Coloring
Fair Division - Apportionment - The Mathematics of Social Choice
The Principle of Inclusion and Exclusion: A Powerful Combinatorial Tool

Probability & Statistics:

Probability with Pizzazz!
What Does Expected Value Really Mean?
To Be Announced


Satisfying the New Financial Literacy Requirement in Math Class, Part 1
Satisfying the New Financial Literacy Requirement in Math Class, Part 2
Mathematically, How Projectiles Work
The Intersection of Music, Math, and Physics


The SAT in a Flat World
Classroom Voting in Mathematics


Teaching Difficult Topics from a Different Angle
When Are We Ever Going to Use This Math
The New Jersey Mathematics Standards
The Math Wars What Are We Teaching and Why Are We Teaching It?

Mathematics and Technology:

Making the Switch to TI-Nspire
Mathematics with Creative Designs on a TI-8X Family and Voyage-200
The 21st Century High School Mathematics Classroom in New Jersey
A SMARTer Board with SMART Notebook Math

Plenary Session: To Be Announced

Speaker(s) to be announced

Abstract will be posted once the title has been determined.

Biography will be posted once the speaker(s) have been determined.

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

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