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Good Ideas in Teaching Precalculus And...
... Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, and Probability & Statistics,
with Technology
Rutgers University  Busch Campus  New Brunswick
Friday, March 22,
2013
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 8 choices),
two before and two after lunch; details of these programs are presented below
Presentations
(click on the title to see the abstract)
Precalculus and Calculus:


Critical Points of Polynomial Functions
"HELLO my name is x+3"  Cooperative Group Activities for Polynomial & Rational Functions
Investigations to Improve Students' Understanding of Limits
Location of Complex Zeros on the Coordinate Plane
Making Algebra 2 and Precalculus "Fun" through Meaningful Projects and Classroom Activities
Mathematically, How Do Projectiles Work?
Modular Arithmetic in Precalculus and Calculus Courses
Algebra and Geometry:


Bounded by Infinity: The Simple and Complex Beauty of Fractals
Projects for Geometry: It's Not Just Rules and Proofs
Teaching Geometry Proofs  Can Technology Help?
Turning Model Curriculum Assessment Items into Algebra Lessons
Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics:


Coins, Cards, Counting, and the Common Core
Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
How NOT to Teach Statistics
Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics
The Prosecutor's Fallacy
Using the Internet and Other Techniques to Teach Statistics
Assessment:


Raising SAT Scores  Focus on Functions
Reasoning and Proof on the SAT
Applications:


The Math of Student Loans
The Math of Investing
General:


Can CollegeLevel Remedial Math Programs Work?
Empowering Students Who Ask, "When Are We Ever Going to Use This Math?"
Flipped Classroom at the High School Level
Pictures are Worth 1000 Proofs
Story Time in Math Class
Using Schoology as a Classroom Resource
Visual Approach to Mathematics on a Free Website
Mathematics and Technology:


Common Core Math and Technology Standards  Perfect Together (or maybe not)
GeoGebra for the Math Classroom
Implementing the Common Core Standards with the TI84 Plus C
More Math and Technology Stuff  It Just Keeps on Coming!
Plenary Session:
The National Museum of Mathematics
Glen Whitney, Executive Director, National Museum of Mathematics, New York City
The National Museum of Mathematics (momath.org), which opened in December 2012 in New York City, is the only museum dedicated to mathematics in North America, and features over thirty interactive exhibits. The mission of the museum is to "enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics." According to its website, "Its dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The museum’s activities will lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics." The speaker will describe the museum and the opportunities it provides for students and teachers.
Glen Whitney earned an undergraduate math degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from UCLA. He taught math at the University of Michigan, then joined Renaissance Technologies as a hedgefund quantitative analyst. He left that position to devote himself to opening the National Museum of Mathematics.
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 
