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Undergraduate Teaching Colloquium

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013 by Anthony Giaquinto

Good things are going on over in the Math/Stat Teaching Seminar this semester.

  • Aaron Greicius (Loyola, 3/21) recounted his experience “flipping” our introduction to proofs class (Math 201 – Number Theory).
  • Yvonne Lai (Michigan, 4/15) will be speaking about running an inquiry based learning course.

In-between these two, David Bressoud will speak about preliminary results obtained from the largest calculus survey ever undertaken.

I do hope you can attend the talk. There will be a reception immediately afterwards (Loyola Hall, Seminar Room) to keep the conversation going. All are welcome!

Thursday, April 4

– Lecture at 4:00 in Cuneo Hall 312
– Reception with refreshments following the talk in the Loyola Hall seminar room

Speaker: David Bressoud, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Macalaster College
Title: Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus: Preliminary Findings
Abstract: In the fall term of 2010, the Mathematical Association of America undertook a large-scale survey of instruction of mainstream Calculus I in two- and four-year undergraduate programs. The surveys of course coordinators, instructors, and students involved 238 colleges and universities, 660 instructors representing almost 700 Calculus I classes, and 26,000 students, 12,000 of whom answered the initial student survey. This will be a preliminary report of some of the findings.
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