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Web SIGMAA Reception and Guest Lecture

Friday, July 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Salon A-4

5:30 – 5:45 Light Refreshments

5:45 – 6:35 Guest Lecture

Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College

MOSAIC, statPREP, and the Web
Project MOSAIC is engaged in helping instructors unify mathematical modeling, statistics, and computing to implement the many recommendations of the MAA CRAFTY reports. StatPREP is an extension of MOSAIC, aimed to help statistics instructors embrace contemporary data science. I’ll describe briefly the origins of the projects, show a few examples of modeling-based calculus, data-centric statistics, and the ways the mosaic package for R streamlines the interface between students and computation. I’ll also show the newest platforms for providing instruction and computation on the web: DataCamp.com and the learnr system from RStudio. Our goal is to give instructors and their students access to sophisticated and relevant computing and high-quality course materials with a browser.

Contributed Paper Session

Online Assessment: Where We Have Been, Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. – 3:35 p.m., Salon C-6

Online assessment is now a common part of the academic experience for faculty and students. The technology has been around long enough to evolve substantially from early implementations. The purpose of this session is to allow faculty to share what is new, what they are hoping for in the future, and what have we learned from present and past implementations of the systems. We also invite contributions regarding pedagogical issues surrounding the use of these resources.

We are seeking expository talks on what resources are available, demonstrations, and innovative ideas as well as scholarly talks about the effectiveness of online assessment resources. Talks on online homework, placement testing, just in time resources, and other forms of online assessment are welcome.

Organizers:
Barbara Margolius, Cleveland State University
John Travis, Mississippi College

Sponsored by Web SIGMAA

 

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  • Poster Session: Me and My Gadgets–Teaching with Technology

    • Saturday, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
    • International 2, International Level, Marriott Marquis
  • MAA Session on The Advancement of Open Educational Resources, I and II
    • Saturday, 8:00 – 10:15 AM (Session I) and 1:00-3:55 PM (Session II)
    • A702, Atrium Level, Marriott Marquis

WebSIGMAA Reception and Lecture

Friday January 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Room 2A, Washington State Convention Center

5:30 – 6:00 WEB SIGMAA Business Meeting and Reception

6:00 – 7:00 WEB SIGMAA Guest Lecture Streamlining assessment, feedback, and archival with auto-multiple-choice.
Matthew Leingang*, New York University

Minicourses

Minicourse #2. Visual Topics in Undergraduate Complex Analysis, presented by Michael Brilleslyper, US Air Force Academy, and Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University; Part A, Wednesday, 4:45 pm–6:45 pm, and Part B, Friday, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm.

Complex analysis is a staple of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. It is a beautiful mathematical subject that unifies and extends many topics from other courses. The course readily pulls together the theories of polynomial equations, differentiation, integration, and series, while also including geometry and function theory. Unfortunately, many undergraduate courses end right where the cool stuff starts. In this minicourse, the proposers intend to expose the participants to two of the myriad of topics that are possible: (1) an introduction to minimal surfaces, and (2) the dynamics and locations of zeros of families of polynomials. Both of these topics are accessible to an audience having familiarity with the basics of complex analysis. The course is aimed at instructors of complex variables who are looking for some interesting topics for their courses, mathematicians who want to start learning something about the proposed areas, and instructors looking for potential undergraduate research projects to do with their students. Participants will need to bring their own computers with a current version of Mathematica, Maple™, or MATLAB. There will be limited support for Sage.

Minicourse #16. Mobile Mathematics—Interactive Apps for Teaching and Learning, presented by Lila Roberts, Clayton State University, and Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University; Part A, Wednesday, 4:45 pm– 6:45 pm, and Part B, Friday, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm.

Mobile devices have made their way into our lives and our classrooms. In this minicourse, participants will learn about various ways to integrate tablets and other mobile devices into mathematics courses. The presenters will demonstrate interactive resources that they have developed as well as other applications/materials that are ready-made and easily available. In addition, participants will learn how to use various ways to develop new and/or adapt existing resources for their face-to-face and online classrooms. Bring your own mobile device and/or a wireless capable laptop computer. – See more at: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2016/2181_minicourses#sthash.nhFLHXL6.dpuf

Paper Sessions

Wednesday January 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, I
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center

Thursday January 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

AMS Special Session on Mathematical Information in the Digital Age of Science, III
Room 603, Washington State Convention Center

Thursday January 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:25 p.m.

MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Technology
Yakima 2, Yakima Level One, Washington State Conference Center

Friday January 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.

MAA Session on the Development and Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, I
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center

Friday January 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m.

MAA Session on the Development and Adoption of Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning, II
Room 620, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Benjamin Atchison, Framingham State University batchison@framingham.edu
Jeremy Russell, The College of New Jersey

Poster Sessions

Thursday January 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Hall 4F, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center

Saturday January 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
MAA Poster Session
Me and My Gadgets—Teaching with Technology.
Skybridge, 4th Floor, Washington State Convention Center
Organizers:
Tom Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey
Karl Schmitt, Valparaiso University
Michael Scott, California State University, Monterey Bay
John Travis, Mississippi College

Sponsored by WebSIGMAA

Friday January 17, 2014 5:00 PM-6:20 PM
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture
Room 350, BCC

    • 5:00 PM-5:30 PM
      Business Meeting and Reception; talk to immediately follow at 5:30 p.m.
    • 5:30 PM-6:20 PM
      Mobile math apps.
      Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University

Saturday January 18, 2014 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
MAA Committee on Technologies in Mathematics Education-MAA Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics-WEBSIGMAA Panel Discussion
Room 307, BCC

  • 8:30 AM-9:50 AM
    Two worlds collide: MOOCs and the ivory tower.
    Organizers:
    John Travis, Misissippi College
    Martha Siegel, Towson University
    Panelists:
    Keith Devlin, Stanford University
    Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
    Michael Starbird, University of Texas at Austin
    Marilyn Carlson, Arizona State University

Other events of potential interest

Wednesday January 15, 2014 8:00 AM-10:55 AM
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Teaching Introductory Mathematics
Room 347, BCC
Organizers:
Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University, jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University, bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburge University, kjpres@ship.edu

Wednesday January 15, 2014 2:15 PM-5:50 PM
MAA Session on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, II
Room 339, BCC
Organizers:
Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University, jdewar@lmu.edu
Tom Banchoff, Brown University
Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University
Pam Crawford, Jacksonville University
Edwin Herman, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Wednesday January 15, 2014 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part A
Room 343, BCC

  • 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
    WeBWorK: An open-source alternative for generating and delivering online homework problems.
    Presenters:
    John Travis, Mississippi College
    Jason Aubrey, University of Missouri
    Paul Pearson, Hope College
  • Wednesday January 15, 2014 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    AMS Committee on the Profession Panel Discussion
    Room 336, BCC

    • 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
      Online courses: Benefits and pitfalls.
      Organizers:
      Dan Abramovich, Brown University
      Patricia Hersh, North Carolina State University
      Moderators:
      Abigail Thompson, University of California Davis
      Panelists:
      Tina Garrett, St Olaf College
      Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
      William (Brit) E. Kirwan, University System of Maryland
      Randy McCarthy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Thursday January 16, 2014 1:00 PM-3:55 PM
AMS Session on Mathematics Education
Room 311, BCC

Friday January 17, 2014 8:00 AM-10:55 AM
MAA Session on Using Online Resources to Augment the Traditional Classroom, I
Room 350, BCC
Organizers:
Mike May, Saint Louis University, maymk@slu.edu
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College

Friday January 17, 2014 1:00 PM-5:55 PM
MAA Session on Flipping the Classroom, II
Room 337, BCC
Organizers:
Krista Maxson, Shawnee State University, kmaxson@shawnee.edu
Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Valparaiso University

Friday January 17, 2014 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
MAA Minicourse \#9: Part B
Room 343, BCC

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    WeBWorK: An open-source alternative for generating and delivering online homework problems.
    Presenters:
    John Travis, Mississippi College
    Jason Aubrey, University of Missouri
    Paul Pearson, Hope College

Friday January 17, 2014 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
MAA Session on Using Online Resources to Augment the Traditional Classroom, II
Room 350, BCC
Organizers:
Mike May, Saint Louis University, maymk@slu.edu
Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College

Saturday January 18, 2014 8:00 AM-10:55 AM
MAA Session on Teaching with Technology: Impact, Evaluation, and Reflection, I
Room 341, BCC
Organizers:
Peter Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan, glarose@umich.edu

Saturday January 18, 2014 1:00 PM-5:35 PM 

MAA Session on Teaching with Technology: Impact, Evaluation, and Reflection, II
Room 341, BCC
Organizers:
Peter Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan, glarose@umich.edu

Saturday January 18, 2014 2:30 PM-4:40 PM
MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Mathematics and Technology
Room 346, BCC
Organizers:
Jennifer Beineke, Western New England University, jbeineke@wne.edu
Bem Cayco, San Jose State University, bem.cayco@sjsu.edu
Kimberly Presser, Shippensburge University, kjpres@ship.edu

Reception/Discussion

WebSIGMAA members attending the Hartford MathFest will find many interesting talks and events. Most notable will be the WebSIGMAA Reception and Discussion from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Friday, August 2 in Room 17 of the Connecticut Convention Center. Be sure to stop by for some refreshments followed by an open discussion of a few topics of interest to our membership:

  • How do you augment the traditional classroom with online resources?
  • What are the emerging technologies for teaching mathematics? What will we see in the next 2-10 years?
  • What are the emerging pedagogies related to learning mathematics online?

Below are some of the highlights from the scientific program. Full information is available at http://www.maa.org.

Minicourse

2. Teaching with Classroom Voting and Clickers

Part 1, Thursday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Room 24
Part 2, Friday, August 2, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Room 24

This minicourse will provide participants with an overview of classroom voting pedagogy in a wide range of college mathematics courses. Time will be spent discussing the logistics of classroom voting using clickers as well as recent research on this type of pedagogy. Participants will play the role of students in a voting demonstration, explore an online library of over 2300 classroom voting questions, prepare a lecture with voting questions for use in one of their own courses, and try their hands at writing some questions.

Holly Zullo, Carroll College
Jean McGivney-Burelle, University of Hartford
Ann Stewart, Hood College
Christopher Storm, Adelphi University

Contributed Paper Sessions

Best Practices for Teaching Online Courses

Thursday, August 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Room 14

Online education is becoming increasingly common, and many institutions desire to offer courses online. Some faculty members are tasked with developing and teaching online courses without adequate training for doing so effectively. This session seeks to share ideas to help instructors of online courses. The focus will be on teaching courses completely online, rather than using online tools to augment a face-to-face class. Possible topics include strategies for delivering content, engaging students, fostering discussion and collaboration, and assessment in an online environment. Presentations about particular technologies useful for online classes are also welcome.

Organizer:
Matthew Wright, Huntington University

Bridging the Digital Divide: Building a Sense of Community and Improving Student Engagement
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Amy Wheeler, Hondros College

Collaboration and Assessment Strategies for Teaching Online Undergraduate vs. Graduate Courses
1:20 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Magdalena Luca, MCPHS University

Fostering Online Discussion in Introductory Statistics
1:40 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Jacci White, Saint Leo University
Scott White, St. Petersburg College

Teaching Online Courses to Overseas Students
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Xinlong Weng, University of Bridgeport

Getting Started in MY Online Math Class
2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Carol Hannahs, Kaplan University

Teaching Online and Face-to-Face Students in the Same Class
2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Elizabeth Miller, The Ohio State University

Creating a Community Within an On-line Class
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Cornelius P Nelan, Quinnipiac University

Teaching an Activities Based Course Online
3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Donna Flint, South Dakota State University
Becky Diischer, South Dakota State University

Raising Standards for Math Practice Software
3:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
John C Miller, The City College of The City University of New York

Living it Up with Live Binders: Organizing Faculty Shared Web 2.0 Resources
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Lea Rosenberry, Kaplan University
Leslie Johnson, Kaplan University
Michelle Lis, Kaplan University

Using Digital Game-Based Learning in Online Math Courses
4:20 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Tamara Eyster, Kaplan University
Lea Rosenberry, Kaplan University

Teaching Statistics Online Using Blackboard Collaborate
4:40 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. 
Eric Ruggieri, College of the Holy Cross

Teaching Calculus, Part 1

Friday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Room 15

Organizers:
Kristi Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey

Assessing Maplets for Calculus: Best Practices for Instructors and Software Developers
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Douglas B Meade, University of South Carolina
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Raymond E Patenaude, University of South Carolina
Robert Petrulis, EPRE Consulting LLC

Maplets for Calculus Expands Offerings in Precalculus, Calculus and Differential Equations
8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Philip B Yasskin, Texas A&M University
Douglas B Meade, University of South Carolina
Matthew James Barry, Texas A&M University

Using Programming to Understand Limits in a Calculus II Class
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Amanda Harsy Ramsay, IUPUI (Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis)

Video Games and Calculus
9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Derek Thompson, Trine University

iPads in the Classroom: A Departmental Project at the University of Hartford
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Mako Haruta, University of Hartford

Implementing the Flipped Classroom in a First-Year Pre-Calculus/Calculus Course
9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Kristen Sellke, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Janel Schultz, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

SONET-MATH: Using Social Networks to Learn Mathematics
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Lori Dunlop-Pyle, University of Central Florida
Ivan Garibay, University of Central Florida
Ozlem Garibay, University of Central Florida
Amanda Koontz Anthony, University of Central Florida

Technology Enhanced Large Calculus Lectures
10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Elizabeth Miller, The Ohio State University

Mathematics and Technology/Research in Analysis

Saturday, August 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m., Connecticut Convention Center, Room 26

Organizers:
Kristi Meyer, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Thomas Hagedorn, The College of New Jersey

Are You Ready for R
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Joseph Manthey, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

Applets Embedded in WeBWorK Homework Problems
1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Barbara Margolius, Cleveland State University

Using Lurch in an Introduction to Proofs Course
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Nathan Carter, Bentley University
Kenneth G. Monks, University of Scranton

Technology in the Mathematics Classroom
1:45 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Helmut Knaust, The University of Texas at El Paso

Creating and Analyzing Chaotic Attractors Using Mathematica
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Ulrich Hoensch, Rocky Mountain College

An Introduction to Formal Laurent Series
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Xiao-Xiong Gan, Morgan State University

Classifying Rational Points in Generalized Cantor Sets and Cantor Like Sets
2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Douglas Daniel, Presbyterian College

Geometric Approach to the Computation of Certain Definite Integrals
2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Sergei Artamoshin, CCSU

Traveling Wave Solutions of the Porous Medium Equation
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Joseph A. Iaia, University of North Texas

Geometry of Fractal Squares
3:15 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Kristine Roinestad, Georgetown College

Here’s a list of sessions and events at the San Diego Joint Mathematics Meetings that may be of interest to WebSIGMAA members. If you have other suggestions to share, please leave a comment here or on our facebook page.

Wednesday January 9, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
MAA General Contributed Paper Session: Mathematics and Technology, I
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Stephen Davis, Davidson College stdavis@davidson.edu
Gizem Karaali, Pomona College
Douglas Norton, Villanova University
Moderators:
David Hecker, St. Joseph’s University

Wednesday January 9, 2013, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
MAA-NSF Panel Discussion
Reporting progress: A minisymposium of projects from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement/Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM program.
Room 4, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Panelists:
Richard Alo, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Ron Buckmire, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Lee Zia, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education

Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. & Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m MAA Minicourse #15: Part A/B
WeBWorK: An open source alternative for generating and delivering online homework problems.
Room 29D, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center
Presenters:  John Travis, Mississippi College & Jason Aubrey, University of Missouri

Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
MAA Poster Session of Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
Exhibit Hall B2, Ground Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Jon Scott, Montgomery College Jon.Scott@montgomerycollege.edu

Friday January 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Using Mobile Communication Devices for Mathematics Education
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Lawrence Moore, Duke University lang@math.duke.edu & Lila Roberts, Clayton State University

Friday January 11, 2013, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture
Room 1B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
MAA Session on Assessing the Effectiveness of Online Homework
Room 5B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Jason Aubrey, University of Missouri aubreyja@missouri.edu
John Travis, Mississippi College
Joanne Peeples, El Paso Community College

Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.
AMS Special Session on The Present and Future of Mathematics on the Web
Room 31A, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
Organizers:
Douglas Meade, University of South Carolina meade@mailbox.sc.edu
Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University

This post is a reference for resources discussed at Web SIGMAA Business Meeting, Discussion and Reception during MathFest 2012 in Madison, WI.

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Web SIGMAA Open Meeting Thursday, August 5, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Topic: Getting Started with Online Teaching

Organizers: Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University, Mike May, Saint Louis University


Panel

Teaching Mathematics with Tablet Computers

Thursday, August 5, 2:30 – 3:50 pm

Organizers: Jason Aubrey, University of Missouri, Michael B. Scott, California State University Monterey Bay

Panelists:

  • Andrew G. Bennett, Kansas State University
  • Lila Roberts, Clayton State University
  • Marilyn A Reba, Clemson University
  • Maria Anderson, Muskegon Community College

Many educators are using tablet computers and similar pen-based devices as tools for the enhancement of teaching and learning. This session is designed to provide practical information to those who are interested in teaching mathematics with tablet computers. Panelists will share their experiences using tablet computers in their teaching. Panelists will also describe the benefits of using a tablet computer in the classroom and practical issues that may arise. Following the presentations, panelists will answer questions from the audience. The focus of this session will be on innovative applications and best practices in the educational use of tablet computers so that all educators may benefit from this next generation of technology.


Short Course

Hands-On Explorations in Algebra and Combinatorics

Neil Calkin, Clemson University and Dan Warner, Clemson University

  • Part 1: Tuesday, August 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Reception: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Part 2: Wednesday, August 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

In recent years, a new piece of mathematical software has appeared on the scene: Sage (www.sagemath.org) is an open source package capable of doing high-powered symbolic and numerical computations. It features a web-based notebook interface, local or remote operation, and can interact with other packages, both open source and commercial (if available). In this short course we will introduce the package, giving multiple examples of how to use it for mathematical explorations, both elementary and advanced. We will focus on algebraic and combinatorial investigations.


Minicourses

Minicourse #3 — An introduction to GeoGebra, a tool for demonstration, exploration, and applet creation

Mike May, S.J., Saint Louis University

  • Part 1: Thursday, August 5, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Part 2: Saturday, August 7, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

GeoGebra is an easy to use, free, open source, cross platform, program that allows users to visualize and experiment with both algebraic and geometric representations of mathematical concepts. Constructions can be used as live demonstration or exploration tools, or saved as applets used with any java enabled browser. Sample applets can be found at http://www.slu.edu/classes.maymk/GeoGebra/. The minicourse assumes only novice computer skills and covers an introduction to GeoGebra up through deploying applets in web pages. We will work through creating several activities to illustrate features of the program and to get participants to create their own activities. All participants are expected to bring a laptop computer to the minicourse.

Minicourse #6 — Creating Demonstrations and Guided Explorations for Multivariable Calculus using CalcPlot3D

Paul Seeburger, Monroe Community College

  • Part 1: Friday, August 6, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Part 2: Saturday, August 7, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

It is often difficult for students to develop an accurate and intuitive understanding of the geometric relationships of calculus from static diagrams alone. This course explores a collection of freely available Java applets designed to help students make these connections. Our primary focus will be visualizing multivariable calculus using CalcPlot3D, a versatile new applet developed by the presenter through NSF-DUE-0736968. Participants will also learn how to customize this applet to create demonstrations and guided exploration activities for student use. Images created in this applet can be pasted into participants’ documents. See http://web.monroecc.edu/calcNSF/. Some basic HTML experience is helpful. All participants are expected to bring a laptop computer to the minicourse.