Spring 2003
PNWMAA Newsletter

Meeting at Whitman College
2004 Meeting in Alaska
High School Math Excel
Project NExT
Math for Business Decisions
MAA PREP Workshops
MAA's PMET Program
Math Awareness Month
Section Logo Contest
Section Officers


Mathematics for Business Decisions Workshop

A two-hour hands-on workshop on an innovative interdisciplinary course in mathematics for business students will be presented on Thursday, June 19 at the PNW section meeting at Whitman College by mathematician Richard Thompson of the University of Arizona. The MAA is proud to be publishing the course materials for “Mathematics for Business Decisions,” for it is an important model of a mathematics department collaborating with another department in the development of mathematics course materials. To learn more about the course, go to the Mathematics for Business Decisions website. Thompson is the principle author of the course, and he has seen the course grow from one section of forty students five years ago to more than 1200 students per term today.

Participants will receive two CDs containing all of the materials for the year-long course, a guided tour of the course in CD format, and an extensive instructor training & resource manual. Laptop computers will be provided for the use of participants during the workshop.

This two-hour workshop, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, can accommodate 10-12 participants and has a registration fee of $20. Since business mathematics courses are greatly enhanced by collaboration with business school faculty, we are especially interested in having business-mathematics faculty teams from the same institution attend. To foster attendance by business faculty, support for their lodging expenses may be available for one night.


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Pacific Northwest Section, Mathematical Association of America.
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