# 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