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  • Teaching Calculus Now--Current Trends and Best Practices
    Saturday, October 1st, 2016 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT


    Abstract: Since 2009, the Mathematical Association of America has conducted national studies of mainstream Calculus, supported by the National Science Foundation. For the first five years, Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus undertook a large-scale national survey of students and instructors in Calculus I with follow-up case study visits to 20 of the colleges and universities that had interesting and promising programs. We are now embarked on an expanded study begun in 2015, Progress through Calculus. This project broadens our study to the entire Precalculus through Calculus II sequence while focusing on cataloging the efforts currently underway to improve student success through this sequence and documenting what does and does not work in the actual implementation of these efforts. This workshop will provide an overview of what we have learned and will engage participants in an appraisal and discussion of the effectiveness of their own department's efforts at implementing and supporting active learning strategies.

    David Bressoud is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College and a former President of the Mathematical Association of America. He is the editor, together with V. Mesa and C Rasmussen of Insights and Recommendations from the MAA National Study of College Calculus. Details of the NSF-supported MAA initiatives Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus and Progress through Calculus, which will provide the foundations of this workshop, may be found at http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/curriculum-development-resources/national-studies-college-calculus. A wealth of further information is available on David Bressoud's website.

    To register for the workshop, please visit Saint Michael's College's announcement of the event and fill out the registration form. The deadline is September 15, 2016. A small registration fee of $25 will be collected at the door. Further details can be found on the Saint Michael's College site.

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  • The next Section Meeting is our Fall 2016 Meeting on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Trinity College in Hartford, CT More information about the meeting, along with opportunities to register to attend, to give a talk, or to participate in the Collegiate Math Competition, and more, will be coming soon over the next few months, so check back here, on our Current News page, or on our Facebook page periodically. We look forward to seeing you in Hartford this November!


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