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Wednesday, March 8
 

10:00am

colLABorate Workshshop: Why colLABoration?
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Executive Director, Amain Educational Consultants
Experienced math teacher with a passion for equity and social justice through education and intentional design.
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Collins Building: Room 135

11:00am

colLABorate Workshop: Why technology?
Create a list ways to reach reach the goal "To provide techniques on how technology as a pedagogy tool can be used to facilitate collaborative and active learning in the classroom."

Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Collins Building: Room 135

12:30pm

colLABorate Workshshop: Lunch
Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Collins Building: Room 135

1:00pm

colLABorate Workshop: Why contextual labs?
Discussion on how to reach the goal: “To promote the effectiveness in how contextual labs can create a solid foundation that conceptual learning can be built upon.”

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Executive Director, Amain Educational Consultants
Experienced math teacher with a passion for equity and social justice through education and intentional design.
avatar for Jay Martin

Jay Martin

Wake Tech CC


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Collins Building: Room 135

2:30pm

2:45pm

colLABorate Workshshop: Why mathematical discussion?
Discussion on how to reach the goal: “To demonstrate collaborative learning that gives students the opportunity to verbally share mathematical understanding and respectfully critique arguments of others.”

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Executive Director, Amain Educational Consultants
Experienced math teacher with a passion for equity and social justice through education and intentional design.
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Collins Building: Room 135

4:15pm

colLABorate Workshop: Let the colLABoration begin!
Okay, so we just did a full day workshop now what?  Discuss goals and how we will reach those goals in the upcoming year.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Executive Director, Amain Educational Consultants
Experienced math teacher with a passion for equity and social justice through education and intentional design.
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Wednesday March 8, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Collins Building: Room 135
 
Thursday, March 9
 

9:00am

Time to colLABorate!
  • Let's colLABorate with the Great 58 - NCMATYC President, Luke Walsh
  • NCMATYC Business Meeting - NCMATYC Board
  • Welcome message from Durham Tech President.
 

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
ERC (Building 5)

10:00am

A Comparison of NC Developmental Math Sequences
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will compare the old and new developmental math sequences and discuss the efficiencies of these sequences in helping students pass their first curriculum math class. Related policies (such as Multiple Measures) and their effects on gateway course completion will also be discussed.

Speakers
MP

Matthew Peeler

Director of IE/Math Instructor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
241

10:00am

High School Students Performance In Community College Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Many high school students attend college classes either as dual credit, dual enrollment or as a full time student. This session will report on an investigation concerning observed high school student performance compared with other students between 2009 to 2016 at a community college in the Midwest.

Speakers
PM

Paul McCombs

Rockford University/Rock Valley College


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
210

10:00am

Make The Most of Homework with Skill Builder and Work Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Skill Builder offers adaptive practice that is designed to increase students’ ability to complete their assignments. Workspace assignments allow students to work through an exercise step-by-step and show their mathematical reasoning as they progress.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson sponsored the Thursday evening social and colLABorate t-shirts. | | Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
235

10:00am

Measuring Multiple Measures
Limited Capacity filling up

Fall 2016 was CVCC’s first semester of MM. We have collected data showing the different paths that students can enter a gateway math course. Please join us for a discussion on our results, defining a success, our varying opinions of MM, and how we plan to use this data to help the students at CVCC.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boone

Michael Boone

Mathematics Instructor/QEP Director, Catawba Valley CC
What should people talk to me about? | College topics: QEP, Mathematics, Diversity, Dual Enrollment, Tech Gadgets, & Alternative Class Schedules | General topics: Daughters, Go Tigers!,Karaoke, Darts, Water Toys, & Jager
JM

Jeanne McGinnis

Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
227

10:00am

Going Open Source in MAT 110
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn what Forsyth Tech has done to go Open Source in MAT 110 saving each student over $100. Steal our resources. Explore strengths and weaknesses of going Open Source. Demo the online assessment tool MyOpenMath. Get advice on developing your own Open Source Courses.

Speakers
CS

Chelsea Smith

Forsyth Technical Community College


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
208

10:00am

ALEKS PreCalculus Expansion
Limited Capacity seats available

ALEKS is an online, adaptive assessment & learning system proven to help students master math skills & achieve success in college-level courses. At the heart of ALEKS is an artificial intelligence engine that assesses each student individually & continuously.

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw Hill Education


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
231

10:00am

An exposition of the natural logarithm and it's importance
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation, we will give a brief history of the development of logarithms and their historical importance. Moreover, we will provide attendees with a lab that will support our claim that the natural logarithm is the only logarithm that students should concern themselves with when computing.

Speakers
avatar for Vasilica Marhao

Vasilica Marhao

Mathematics Instructor, CVCC
avatar for Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College



Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
104

11:00am

A Roadmap to Accessible, Affordable, and Engaging Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Education can be more accessible, affordable, and engaging. When we examine how we think about education, it becomes easy to break down the barriers of one-size-fits-all education. Come learn how NextGen learning and high-quality OER improves student engagement and outcomes at a significant savings.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Moe

Joshua Moe

Founder/CEO, Odigia
Josh brings over 15 years of experience leading technology design and development teams for small, medium & large organizations. Josh spent over 4 years working in Boston’s higher-ed IT space, where his passion for education technology helped him identify opportunities to improve... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
231

11:00am

Teaching and Grading Teamwork
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about using Improv to create community and rules for group work that puts fair grading into the hands of the group members.

Speakers

Teamwork pptx

Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
210

11:00am

Letters From the Front Lines: Teaching in Groups
Limited Capacity seats available

Remember when lecture was the only game in town? My, how times have changed. More and more courses are being built around the active classroom, with students working in groups. We'd like to share our experiences teaching in this format.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mercer

Brian Mercer

Parkland College
avatar for Dave Sobecki

Dave Sobecki

Miami University Hamilton
Dave was
 born and raised in 
Cleveland, and started
 college at Bowling
 Green State University 
majoring in 
creative writing. Eleven years later, he walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
227

11:00am

Quantitative Literacy - Finances in the Real World
Limited Capacity filling up

In an effort to make MAT 143 more applicable for the average student I have created a number of Labs where the students help make financial decisions based on a wide variety of information. The student's recommendations must consider more than just the math.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Vincent

Lori Vincent

Cleveland Community College


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
202

11:00am

Just a spoon full of sugar helps the Calculus go down...
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Don't spoon feed your students when it comes to projects. Let them create and explore math using topics of interest to them. This strategy will help the Calculus go down in a much less frightful way and you'll be amazed at the sweet results.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Tsai

Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
235

11:30am

Adventures in flipping
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipping can be an overwhelming task. Come here I flipped 171.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Todd

Vicki Todd

Southwestern Community College



Thursday March 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
241

12:00pm

Lunch, sponsored by McGraw Hill.
Box lunches will be served in the lobby of building 10. You may eat in the mutli purpose room or cafeteria. Lunch will include a choice of sandwich, chips or salad, tea, water or lemonade. 

The Keynote address will be in building 5.
Thanks to McGraw Hill for sponsoring. 

Sponsors
avatar for McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill sponsored the Thursday lunch and the colLABorate evening social. | | At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Building 10

1:00pm

Math in the Media
Join the presenter to investigate strategies to use news events, social media, television, and Internet resources to illustrate the importance and relevance of mathematics, and to add humor and fun from Prealgebra to Precalculus.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Miller

Julie Miller

Author and mathematics instructor from Daytona State College. | Owns two fabulous cats: Sine and Cosine (black-and-white, and white-and-black -- differ by a phase shift)



Thursday March 9, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
ERC (Building 5)

2:00pm

NCADE
Limited Capacity seats available

North Carolina Association for Developmental Education

NCADE is an asso­ci­a­tion whose mem­bers are com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing edu­ca­tional access, oppor­tu­nity, aca­d­e­mic skill devel­op­ment, and stu­dent suc­cess. NCADE has been a voice on behalf of those who serve under­pre­pared stu­dents at post-secondary insti­tu­tions through­out North Carolina.
 

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
235

2:00pm

Giving Multiple Measures Students a Fast Start
Limited Capacity seats available

To boost success in gateway math courses, Stanly Community College offers an intense online two-week remedial program that also quantifies multiple measures student success. The racing-themed review-named Let’s Go Racing-refreshes students on essential core concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Brigette Myers

Brigette Myers

Mathematics Department Chair, Stanly Community College



Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
210

2:00pm

MML & Accessibility Compliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this lively discussion to learn how to set up My Math Lab so that it meets state accessibility standards.

Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson sponsored the Thursday evening social and colLABorate t-shirts. | | Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
208

2:00pm

NCCCS MAT Courses and their Transfer to the UNC System
Limited Capacity seats available

The Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC) is very involved in ensuring seamless transfer from the NCCCS to the UNC system. Come hear about the work of the TAC including details regarding recent UNC campus visits with transfer and general education staff. A time for questions will be offered.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
104

2:00pm

Team Teaching Statistics
Limited Capacity seats available

Team teaching has been a fun experience and we want to share with you our experience with team teaching statistics. We will include how we conduct class, use groups, and share the pros and cons we have learned along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Cole

Amy Cole

Pitt Community College
I am a mother of two boys and they keep me very busy outside of work. I love to be outside. I love to read when I have free time.
avatar for Lara Smith

Lara Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Pitt Community College
I love math and I love being creative!! In the classroom, I create videos in a variety of formats for teaching beforehand, during and reviewing after class. Outside of the classroom I love to paint, sew, crochet, and decorate cakes.


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
202

2:00pm

Learning From Past Mistakes - MAT 271
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session I would like to cover the details of a Calculus I review project, discuss common mistakes that can be anticipated from a Calculus I student, and ways to boost critical thinking in the course.

Speakers
AW

Amanda Whitt

Math Instructor, Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
227

2:00pm

It all adds up - Two Solutions: MindTap Math Foundations & WebAssign
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this session will be to explore the two solutions Cengage offers for Developmental Math: MindTap Math Foundations, a new game-changing platform that powers students to confidently move forward in math. MindTap guides students through the curriculum in an immersive digital learning environment.For two decades you have come to trust and love WebAssign. In this session we will share what is new in WebAssign and a solution for Developmental Math.


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
231

3:00pm

Class Collaboration Through Games
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenters will share several games developed to reinforce concepts, skills, and critical thinking. The games are adaptable for various courses from quantitative literacy through calculus. Participants will experience the games and leave with resources to create their own games.

Speakers
CM

Cindy Moore

Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
208

3:00pm

Department Chairs Sharing Session
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be a time for those in department leadership positions to share what they are doing that has worked well, what hasn't worked, issues they are facing, concerns they may have, and support for one another. Bring topics for discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC
avatar for Nancy Rivers

Nancy Rivers

Administrative Department Head, Math & Physics, Wake Technical Community College
Southeast VP, AMATYC


Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
235

3:00pm

Engaging Students: The Mathematics of Careers
Limited Capacity seats available

Math applications highlighting careers that require Community College degrees will be demonstrated and shared. Classroom ready materials, written by math teachers during a grant funded workshop, will be distributed.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Martin

Jay Martin

Wake Tech CC
JS

Julia Smith

Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
104

3:00pm

OER for Quantitative Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is an update on our collective continued work to create relevant and meaningful resources that are available to QL students at an affordable price. Forsyth Tech has partnered with Odigia who will share in the presentation. We share common goals for 21st Century learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Forsyth Technical CC


Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
241

3:00pm

The Global Language of Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

In this presentation we will explore the pedagogy behind creating a globalized math course as well as providing ideas and materials that can be applied immediately to your current courses.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Klinger

Amanda Klinger

Faculty - Math, Davidson County CC
avatar for Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Cape Fear Community College



Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
202

3:00pm

Understanding Span
Limited Capacity seats available

From my experience, linear algebra students struggle understanding what 'span' means, especially since it can be used as a verb or a noun. This presentation will demonstrate span from a geometric view (using geogebra) that students seem to grasp.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Palmer

Katrina Palmer

Appalachian State University



Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
210

3:00pm

13th Annual Faculty Math League Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and try your hand at solving this set of fifteen problems modeled after the AMATYC Student Math League Competition. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at Friday’s business meeting.

Speakers
CM

Chris Mansfield

NCMATYC Math Competition Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
227

4:00pm

Continue to colLABorate

  • Information on how to use NCMATYC Slack to continue colLABorate.

  • Call to actions.


Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Thursday March 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ERC (Building 5)

6:00pm

Evening Social at Fullsteam Brewery: Sponsored by Pearson
Fullsteam Brewery is the location for our social and Pearson is hosting the event on Thursday, March 9, 6-9 pm. The brewery hosts a Trivia Contest that begins at 9 pm and we are all more than welcome to stick around and play. Fullsteam has many games inside the brewery like darts, ping pong, and many board games.

Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson sponsored the Thursday evening social and colLABorate t-shirts. | | Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fullsteam Brewery 726 Rigsbee Avenue in Durham, NC 27701
 
Friday, March 10
 

8:00am

60 Years of Reform in Math Education in the United States
Breaksfast will be served in the lobby of building 10. There will be eggs, bacon/sausage, grits, and biscuits, all served in buffet style.

Thank you to Cengage for sponsoring this event. 

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Cengage

Cengage

Cengage sponsored the Friday breakfast and door prizes. | | Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at our core and our focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Building 10

9:00am

Using Google for statistics in MAT 143
Limited Capacity seats available

We will do a basic demonstration of how we use Google for MAT 143.

Speakers
SR

Stacy Reagan

Caldwell CC & TI



Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
104

9:00am

Mental Math: Squaring Numbers
Limited Capacity seats available

I will show you a few tricks on squaring numbers quickly in your head.

Speakers
KO

Kaan Ozmeral

Central Carolina CC


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
100

9:00am

Developmental Math Accelerated Modules
Limited Capacity seats available

ALEKS is an online, adaptive assessment & learning system proven to help students master math skills and achieve success in college-level courses. At the heart of ALEKS is an artificial intelligence engine that assesses each student individually and continuously.

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw Hill Education


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
231

9:00am

DMA Emporium Strategies to Promote Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share strategies implemented to improve student success. Including low-stakes assessments, pre-course seminars/first-day orientations, breakout sessions, and support services available to students outside of their class time. Data will be provided to quantify the success of these strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Rinav Mehta

Rinav Mehta

Division Director - Math, Central Piedmont Community College
Beer
CW

Christie Williams

Central Piedmont CC


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
208

9:00am

Is teacher.desmos.com desmos.com?
Limited Capacity filling up

At teacher.desmos.com, one can find a wealth of free digital lessons that are ready to be used in a wide range of courses. This session will show case a variety of features when using them in a seated and an online course. Finally, we cover the basics of creating your own.

Links
Teacher Desmos
https://teacher.desmos.com

Desmos Calculators:

Help with Desmos


Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
225

9:00am

MAT 110 Seated vs. Online: Congruent, Similar or Neither?
Limited Capacity seats available

How does the online MAT 110 class compare to the seated MAT 110 class? Can we make the group work portion of MAT 110 online sections congruent or similar to the seated sections? Let's talk about strategies to give students an opportunity to benefit from group labs regardless of delivery format.

Speakers
AD

Ann DeBoever

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley Community College


Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
227

9:00am

Using Modeling to Improve Proportional Reasoning Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Insightmaker is a free, web-based tool for systems modeling. The tool can be used to support an increased understanding of proportional reasoning and rates of change with both QL and calculus-ready students. I will provide some example activities using the tool.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Hirst

Holly Hirst

Math Faculty, Appalachian State University
I am very interested in finding ways to get students to want to learn about computation, and modeling interesting problems with easy-to-use software is a fun approach. I am also very interested in talking about and teaching just about any kind of math!!!



Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
210

9:00am

MAT 171 Spiraled Approach to SLO's
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We will present our new approach to teaching MAT 171 that we have developed and piloted through our Title III redesign grant. We will present best practices and have several active learning lessons available to share.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Markovich

Holly Markovich

Instructor, Wake Technical CC
avatar for Anne Schlieper

Anne Schlieper

Associate Professor, Wake Tech Community College



Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
241

9:00am

Matrices and More
Limited Capacity seats available

Movies, March Madness, ... and Matrices? A look at real "real-world" applications of systems of linear equations, matrices, and other Linear Algebra topics. A presentation of interest to instructors of MAT 280 and MAT 171, and lovers of mathematics in general.

Speakers

Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
202

9:20am

Brita- A Mathematical Modeling Activity
Limited Capacity seats available

This activity uses an environmental issue (the accumulation of plastic water bottles) to engage students in mathematical modeling. Students must make assumptions, then deal with large numbers, conversions, and geometry. After calculating students must assess their model for accuracy and flaws.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Baird

Alana Baird

Lecturer, Appalachian State University
I teach a general education quantitative literacy course for non-STEM majors, so I work mainly with freshman and students who often dislike math. I am interested in mathematical modeling, real world applications of mathematics, utilizing technology to assist in problem solving, sustainability... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 9:20am - 9:35am
104

9:20am

DB Questions that Draw Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to spice up interaction/participation in weekly attendance discussion board forums? Various approaches and types of questions will be shared that have ignited student engagement and student-student/student-instructor interactions. Bring your ideas to share, as well!

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Clinton

Wendy Clinton

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Wake Tech Commumity College


Friday March 10, 2017 9:20am - 9:35am
100

9:40am

Salt Marsh's Secret
Limited Capacity seats available

" In this presentation, the author will discuss a real world. In this presentation, the author will discuss a real world
example where students used the collected data on Fiddler Crab at the Wallops Island Salt Marshes to investigate some math concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Nikbakht

Sherry Nikbakht

Senior Lecturer, Appalachian State University



Friday March 10, 2017 9:40am - 9:55am
104

9:40am

Conway's Game of Life
Limited Capacity seats available

A few simple rules can generate surprising patterns on a 2-dimensional grid. Come see some pretty pictures draw themselves! This game can also provide an engaging introduction to dynamical systems for students in MAT 285.

Speakers
MM

Margaret Memory

Durham Technical Community College


Friday March 10, 2017 9:40am - 9:55am
100

10:00am

Developmental Math Shell Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Developmental Math at Beaufort County Community College: Traditional versus Shell delivery. A discussion of experiences, trouble spots, and best practices.

Speakers
KM

Kimberly Mullis

Beaufort County CC
RG

Regina G. Price

Beaufort County Community College


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
241

10:00am

Using JMP to Enhance the the Teaching of MAT 152
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will demonstrate how JMP ( a SAS product) can provide your statistics students with a richer experience in the classroom by integrating simulations and exploring datasets and graphs.

Speakers
GS

Gustavo Sa

Wake Technical CC
MT

Michael Traylor

Wake Technical CC


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
104

10:00am

Group projects for seated and online classes
Limited Capacity seats available

I will talk about the group projects that we do both in the seated classes and how we adjust those projects for the online classes.

Speakers
avatar for Phyllis Allen

Phyllis Allen

I teach Pre-curriculum Math at Wake Tech Community College as well as MAT 121 Online.


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
100

10:00am

G.R.I.T.S. - Girls Raised in the Sciences
Limited Capacity seats available

As part of a FA 2015 bench marking project, we researched STEM activities for females ages 12-14, and put together a 4 day summer camp packed with topics encompassed in the STEM fields. Come learn about our results and the next steps we’re taking based on the positive feedback received last summer.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hodge

Lisa Hodge

Wake Technical Community College
avatar for Cathey Jordan

Cathey Jordan

Math Professor; STEM Development, Wake Tech CC
avatar for Debbie Mills

Debbie Mills

9M Math Instructor, Wake tech


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
227

10:00am

Google embed with LMS?!
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you use an LMS and Google Apps? Then you should be embedding Google items in your LMS. No more uploading and re-uploading. You'll see the basics of embedding Google Apps into an LMS, how to share and link documents. (Blackboard is demonstrated, but tips should apply across all web-based LMS.)

Speakers
avatar for John Bennett

John Bennett

Mathematics Instructor, Halifax Community College
I teach both developmental and curriculum level mathematics classes at Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC. I enjoy mathematics and teaching at all levels.



Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
208

10:00am

NEW Integrated Courses, Question-Authoring Technology, & more
Limited Capacity seats available

Hawkes will present new corequisite courses aligned with STEM and non-STEM pathways, WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility conformance, and features released for the 2016-2017 academic year. Explore the newest innovation in question-authoring technologies to easily customize content: Question Builder.

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Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
231

10:00am

Warming Up Your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting with a warm-up activity is a challenging way to prepare students for class. Several interesting warm-ups for different courses will be presented in an interactive format.

Speakers
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Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC



Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
225

10:00am

The GAISE Report: What's new in 2016?
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2005 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report has substantially impacted statistics education at the college level. A 2016 committee produced an updated report. What does the new report recommend in college-level statistics education?

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Ross Gosky

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University



Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
210

10:00am

Modeling the Path of the Sun using Trigonometric Functions
Limited Capacity seats available

As ideas for modeling projects for MAT 172, we will model the path of the sun for solar tracking systems using trig functions, as well how that path changes over the course of the year, tracking the path of solar noon over the year and where and when sunrise and sunset occur at a given latitude.

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Ken Jewell

Wake Tech Comm College



Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
202

10:20am

Generate and Use Real Data of Student Interest in Statistics
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage your students by teaching them to write their own good survey questions. Then use survey monkey to get many responses to generate large data sets to explore all your Statistics topics throughout the semester. Some cool Excel features will be demonstrated along the way.

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Jay Martin

Wake Tech CC



Friday March 10, 2017 10:20am - 10:35am
104

10:20am

An n-sided Polygon Ferris Wheel
Limited Capacity seats available

If your rode a ferris wheel that was a triangle or a square or pentagon, then what would the curve of the vertical position look like? Come see how to have your students explore the sine wave on a collection of different types of ferris wheels.

Here are the links to the ferris wheel activities.

https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5889dbf57d5a21a305ae6a02

Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Friday March 10, 2017 10:20am - 10:35am
100

10:30am

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

What does culture have to do with math instruction? What can be done about inequities in education, connected as they are to larger, deeper and more entrenched inequalities in our country? Join us to learn about CRT in math class and how one teacher can make a difference in the equity struggle.

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avatar for Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Benjamin Aschenbrenner

Executive Director, Amain Educational Consultants
Experienced math teacher with a passion for equity and social justice through education and intentional design.


Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
241

10:40am

Distribution of the Sample Mean from Population Data
Limited Capacity seats available

What does the distribution of the sample mean look like from population data that is not normally-distributed? Well, it looks... NORMAL! Come see a fun activity that your students can do in Statistics class to demonstrate this concept.

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Laurie Keatts

Math and Sociology Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College
Talk to me about bringing social issues into the classroom, even in a Math class!


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 10:55am
104

10:40am

Fun ways to remember trig identities
Limited Capacity seats available

In this themed session I will share fun jokes, pick up lines, etc.. To help remember common trig identites

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Laura Taylor

Cape Fear Community College


Friday March 10, 2017 10:40am - 10:55am
100

11:00am

Campus Reps Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are currently a campus rep or are interested in becoming one, come join the conversation of how to network and share information between the great 58

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Amanda Klinger

Faculty - Math, Davidson County CC


Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
210

11:00am

Good Question - Bad Test: Making the most out of a Testbank.
Limited Capacity seats available

During this presentation participants will understand the benefits of assessment evaluation. After the presentation participants will have increased confidence in their assessment technique and results.

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Cassandra Johnson

Robeson CC
I have been teaching math for 19 years and currently teach MAT 110, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 271 and MAT 272. I believe that scrutinizing your current assessments will lead to better assessments and a better classroom experience for the student and teacher.


Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
100

11:00am

Mastery Learning: Success in Subsequent Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Hawkes Learning uses a mastery-based approach to ensure each student develops a deep understanding of content to be successful in their current course and subsequent courses. Learn about the tablet-friendly learning platform, course management system, and web accessibility basics. Win a gift card!

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Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
231

11:00am

Tips for New Faculty
Limited Capacity seats available

New to teaching? Come to this session to hear some helpful tips I have learned throughout my 20 years of teaching and 9 years of observing.  

Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
208

11:00am

Wooden Spoon Anyone?
Limited Capacity seats available

Boo Calculators. I love the NCDAP. Multiple Measures Rocks. Can I get another online course. Attendance is optional. Please join me to discuss some of the fun adventurers that we currently face. All philosophies are encouraged to come stir the pot!

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avatar for Michael Boone

Michael Boone

Mathematics Instructor/QEP Director, Catawba Valley CC
What should people talk to me about? | College topics: QEP, Mathematics, Diversity, Dual Enrollment, Tech Gadgets, & Alternative Class Schedules | General topics: Daughters, Go Tigers!,Karaoke, Darts, Water Toys, & Jager



Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
225

11:00am

Sustainability in QL
Limited Capacity seats available

Sustainability has never been more relevant to our lives. It is a topic that engages both students and faculty. We will present some motivation for the importance of the sustainability in quantitative literacy and demonstrate one application using unit conversions to calculate runoff.

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Katrina Palmer

Appalachian State University



Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
104

11:00am

Music and Mathematics (tentative)
Limited Capacity seats available

I will try to establish how we can link mathematics to any topic or hobby that interest us. I enjoy playing music, and I do so at my local church, and I take that love of performing music to my classroom and show my students firsthand how mathematical music really is.

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Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
202

11:00am

Mutually Perpendicular Unit Vectors - A Projection Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Avoid RIGOROUS higher order derivatives when solving the (Trihedral) - Unit Tangent, Principal Unit Normal, and Binormal Vectors. This session introduces a Vector Projection approach to solving the Trihedral, as well as uncovering the formulas for the components of acceleration for V-V Functions.

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Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
227

12:00pm

Closing Session

  • Mathematics Excellence Award

  • Student Math League Awards

  • Faculty Math Test Awards

  • Door Prizes

  • AMATYC News

  • Call to Actions


Friday March 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ERC (Building 5)