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Math & Teaching Seminar**

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The Math & Teaching Seminar did not meet in Spring 2012, 2013, or 2014. **

Each week, a "facilitator" organizes the topic for the week. For local speakers, at least, we expect the facilitator to arrange for background material appropriate for the discussion, arrange for a presentation at the beginning of the seminar, and lead the discussion during the seminar. The organizers welcome suggestions for topics for discussion in the seminar.

Do you have some ideas for topics? Do you want to volunteer to speak? Send us an email! Old list of possible topics for the seminar.

All are welcome!

There are a variety of resources on the Web related to teaching and learning of mathematics. One good starting point is the Mathematical Association of America's page Teaching & Learning

Carl Cowen: ccowen "at" iupui "dot" edu

or

Judy McBride: jmcbride "at" math "dot" iupui "dot" edu

**SPRING 2011**

** April 27**

** ** Lockhart's Lament: an essay on K-12 education Facilitator: Scott Kaschner

** NOTE Special Room: LD 020**

** April 20**

**Math Textbooks: Past & Present** Facilitator: Prof. Emeritus Marvin Bittinger

** NOTE Special Room: LD 020**

** April 13**

**Aiding Development of Student Note-taking Skills for Deeper Mathematical Understanding** Facilitator: Kissler

** NOTE Special Room: LD 020 Abstract**

** April 6**

**Promoting genuine mathematical discourse to induce self-regulation at the precalculus level** Facilitator: Patrick Frey

** March 30**

** **Inverting the Classroom Facilitator: Robert Talbert, Franklin College

** NOTE Special Room: LD 020**

** March 23**

** **Helping Students See Math as Relevant Facilitator: Samuel Roth

** March 16**

** **NO MEETING: IUPUI Spring Break

** March 9**

** **Student Understanding of Proof Facilitator: Matt McBride

** March 2**

** **The Crisis in College Calculus Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** February 23**

** **Seminar will not meet!

** February 16**

** **Teaching a Graduate Class Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** February 9**

** **Cognitive Structure of Mathematics Facilitator: Robert Worth

** February 2**

** ICE! No Seminar!**

** January 26**

** **Coping with Diversity of Abilities and Interests in the Classroom Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** January 19**

** **Organizational Meeting. Facilitator: Carl Cowen (time permitting: update on 'Teaching Math Reading')

** January 12**

** **No Meeting This Week

**SPRING 2010**

** April 27**

** ** No Meeting

** April 20**

** **A Model of the Creative Process in Mathematical Problem Solving Facilitator: Patrick Morton

** April 13**

** **No Seminar Due to Meeting Conflict

** April 6**

** **Grading Tests and Evaluating Students' Work: Setting Expectations,
Assigning Work, Scoring and Evaluating Work, and Assigning the
Course Grades (continued)
Facilitator: Jeff Watt

** March 30**

** **Grading Tests and Evaluating Students' Work: Setting Expectations,
Assigning Work, Scoring and Evaluating Work, and Assigning the
Course Grades
Facilitator: Jeff Watt

** March 23**

** ** Seminar Cancelled, presentation postponed

** Special Event!**** March 11, 5:30-7:00, Campus Center CE450 reception: 4:30**

** ** Carl Wieman, Physics Nobel Laureate

** ** Science Education in the Modern World; Why and How

** March 2**

** **Pitfalls Along the Road to Calculus Facilitator: Signe Kastberg

** February 23**

** **Teaching and Testing Mathematics Reading Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** ** slides for Teaching and Testing Mathematics Reading

** ** Monthly article: Teaching and Testing Mathematics Reading

** February 16**

** **The Use of Technology in Teaching the Mathematics of Our Courses Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** ** slides for Use of Technology in Teaching the Mathematics of Our Courses

** February 9**

** ** No Meeting

** February 2**

** **How Can We Motivate Our Students? Facilitator: Judy McBride

** ** Motivation in the College Classroom

** January 26**

** **Structuring Multisection Courses Facilitator: Carl Cowen video
video2

** ** Questions for Multisection Courses Discussion

** January 19**

** **Organizational Meeting. Facilitator: Carl Cowen

** January 12**

** **No Meeting This Week