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Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2009: Teaching Undergraduates Mathematics May 11, 2009 - May 13, 2009
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2009 almost 5 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 11, 2009 about 5 years ago
Series: Critical Issues
Location: Simons Auditorium
Organizers William McCallum (The University of Arizona), Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan), Rikki Blair (Lakeland Comminity College, Ohio), David Bressoud (Macalester College), Amy Cohen-Corwin (Rutgers University), Don Goldberg (El Camino College), Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska), Robert Megginson (University of Michigan), Bob Moses (The Algebra Project), James Donaldson (Howard University),
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Ten years ago the AMS report Towards Excellence argued that to ensure their institution’s commitment to excellence in mathematics research, doctoral departments must pursue excellence in their instructional programs. Mathematicians in all collegiate institutions, from community college faculty to those who work in research intensive doctoral institutions, share the common mission of teaching mathematics to undergraduate students, and the common problem that the transitions from high school to college and from a 2-year to a 4-year college are extremely difficult for many students. How successfully they accomplish this part of their mission has a major impact on how they are viewed by their administration and how well mathematics is supported at their institutions.

The following questions will guide the workshop design:

Research: What does research tell us about how undergraduate students learn mathematics? Are we listening to and learning from that research?

Curriculum: How do considerations of design and assessment of courses and programs enhance the success of our teaching? What works at different types of institution (community colleges, four-year liberal arts colleges, comprehensive universities, and research intensive universities) and different student audiences (mathematics majors, engineers, scientists, elementary teachers, business majors)?

Pedagogy: How does the way we teach influence our ability to recruit students to mathematically intensive disciplines or to retain the students we have? Can research experiences (as envisioned by NSF’s PRISM or UBM programs) play an important role in exciting students to learn mathematics? How can technology be harnessed to help undergraduates learn mathematics and to help departments deliver instruction efficiently?

Articulation with High Schools: What mathematical knowledge, ability, and habits does a high school graduate need for success in mathematics in college? Do AP and concurrent enrollment courses lead to the same learning as their traditional on-campus counterparts? Is there a need for greater articulation of high school and collegiate mathematics? What mathematical and cultural problems do students have in their transition from high school to college, and what programs should colleges have that address these problems?

The audience for the workshop includes mathematicians, mathematics educators, classroom teachers and education researchers who are concerned with improving the teaching and learning of mathematics in our undergraduate classrooms. The workshop will showcase courses, programs and materials whose goal is to increase students’ knowledge of mathematics, with an emphasis on those that show promise of being broadly replicable.

 

 

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available.
The cut-off date for reservations is April 27, 2009.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: 0905MSRITE. The cut-off date for reservations is April 15, 2009. Our NEW ROOM RATE $139/ night!

 

 

 


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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MSRI has preferred rates at the Rose Garden Inn, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show the MSRI rate on all room types available.

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

MSRI has preferred rates of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and click Book Now. Once on the reservation page, click “Promo/Corporate Code“ and input the code: msri.

MSRI has preferred rates of $110 - $140 at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select “I am an individual traveler affiliated with MSRI”.

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

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Schedule
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May 11, 2009
Monday
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
  Today's Challenge
David Bressoud (Macalester College)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Engaging Students in Mathematical Ideas
Ole Hald (University of California, Berkeley), Robert Kimball, Ian Morrison, Karen Rhea
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Using Inquiry Questions and Action/Consequence Documents to Imporve Student Understanding
Wade Ellis (West Valley College)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  What we learned from the good questions project
Maria Terrell
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Assessment
Ron Buckmire, Jerry Epstein, John Orr
03:30 PM - 05:15 PM
  Assessment-Panel
Ron Buckmire, Jerry Epstein, John Orr
May 12, 2009
Tuesday
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
  Today's Challenge
Jim Lewis (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Transition from high school to college and from two year to four year institutions
Patrick Averbeck, Daniel Teague
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  The work of the Algebra Project in Preparing students for college
William Crombie
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  What does mathematics education research have to say?
Marilyn Carlson
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Panel Response
David Bressoud (Macalester College), Amy Cohen-Corwin (Rutgers University), Yvonne Lai (University of Nebraska)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Putting research into practice: a reform-oriented differential equations course
Natasha Speer, Joe Wagner
May 13, 2009
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Relations with the disciplines
Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona)
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Relations with the disciplines-Panel
Deborah Hughes Hallett (University of Arizona)
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Relations with the disciplines
John Jungck
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Relations with the disciplines-Panel
John Jungck
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  What have we learned?
Lawrence Gray
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  What have we learned?-Panel
Lawrence Gray, Bonnie Saunders
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  What have we learned?
Bonnie Saunders