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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 16, 2018
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 9 choices), two before and two after lunch; details of these programs are presented below

(click on the title to see the abstract)

Precalculus and Calculus:

Benefits of Teaching Applications of Trig Functions in Precalculus
Cold, Warmer, HOT: A Digital Strategy for Precalculus and Calculus
How to Make Calculus Fun, Hand-on, and Tangible
Navigating Your Way Through the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Beyond
Saving the Planet, One Rational Function at a Time
Teaching Calculus to a Heterogeneous Class
Teaching Precalculus to Prepare Students for A.P. Calculus
Using Exploration and Technology to Teach Graph Transformations


Sequences, Quadratics, and Right Triangles
Understanding Quadratic Functions
Using Videos to Engage Students in Algebra
Visual Representations for Proportional Thinking and Algebraic Reasoning

Geometry and Discrete Mathematics:

Pascal's Triangle
Propositional Logic, Set Theory and Mathematical Induction
A Teacher's Guide to Computational Geometry
Why Geometry?

Probability and Statistics:

Push Your Luck!
Statistics, Standards, and Technology
Using Statistics to Understand Investments


Authentic Assessment in Algebra and Geometry
Formative Assessment with Desmos Activity Builder
Writing Fair Scoring Rubrics for Free-Response Questions


Active Learning Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom
Computation Thinking
Delivering Standards of Mathematics Visually
Encouraging Deeper Thinking in the Math Classroom
Flipped Mastery Learning in High School Mathematics
Mathematical Misconceptions that Permeate Many Textbooks
Using Correct Mathematical Writing and Notation

Mathematics and Technology:

Coding: Not Just for STEM
Exploring Sequences and Series with CAS
What's New for the SMART Board Software - Notebook 2017

Plenary Session:

The High School Math Curriculum: The Status Quo is Unacceptable

Eric Milou, Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University

Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that high school mathematics needs to change. For far too long high school mathematics has not worked for far too many students. High school mathematics has not changed substantially in my lifetime, nor has it changed substantially for most students, teachers & schools. It is clearly an issue—and it is time to discuss and make serious changes.

Eric Milou earned his doctorate in Mathematics Education from Temple University and has a B.A. and M.A. in mathematics.  He has taught at Rowan for the past 20 years and served six terms as the President of the Rowan University Senate from 2007 to 2013.  He previously served as President of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, and was the recipient of its Max Sobel Mathematics Educator Award in 2009.  He has extensive speaking experience on standards based reform in mathematics, is one of the authors of digits, EnVisions 6-8 and EnVisions A|G|A (published by Pearson), and was the program chairperson of the 2007 NCTM annual meeting.

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

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