RMS 2017 – Special and General Paper Sessions

History of Mathematics and Its Associations

Organized by Janet Barnett (CSU–Pueblo) and George Heine (Math and Maps)

Throughout its history, the development of mathematics has been supported by various social, political, educational and professional associations. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of an especially important professional association in our region: the Rocky Mountain Section (RMS) of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). This session includes talks on topics related to the history of mathematics and its associations. Of particular interest are talks related to the history of the RMS itself, and the role of history within the section’s mission of promoting excellence in mathematics education, especially at the collegiate level.

Interesting Ideas in Mathematics

Organized by Lisa Driskell (Colorado Mesa), and Dan Swenson (BHSU)

Have you discovered some wonderful mathematical tidbit/idea/connection that you just can't resist sharing with others? In this session, you will have the opportunity to talk about any interesting mathematical result, not necessarily original, that is general enough to be accessible to the broader community of mathematics faculty.

Mathematics Education, featuring Highlights from ICME and its Satellite Meetings

Organized by Spencer Bagley (UNC) and Hortensia Soto-Johnson UNC)

This session is devoted to issues related to mathematics education, broadly defined to include theory-grounded research, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and research-based practices. Talks by participants at the 2016 International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME) and its satellite meetings are especially encouraged.

Mathematics in K-8 Teacher Preparation

Organized by Gulden Karakok (UNC)

This session invites talks which discuss the challenges and rewards of preparing future teachers to teach mathematics in grades K - 8, including practical ideas for meeting these challenges. Talks related to the preparation of K-8 mathematics specialists are especially invited.

IBL Methods in the Classroom

Organized by Patty McKenna (MSU Denver), and Mona Mocanasu (MSU Denver)

This session invites talks dedicated to inquiry-based methods and experiences, both in lower and upper division mathematics. Topics related to course preparation, student buy-in, grading solutions and subject coverage will be addressed. Additionally, presentations on non-traditional IBL courses – such as: large enrollment, fixed syllabi or introductory mathematics – are encouraged.  

College Algebra: Successes and Challenges

Organized by Tracey Blanco (CSU–Pueblo) and Tammy Watkins (CSU–Pueblo)

This session invites talks related to the curriculum design and delivery of College Algebra courses, and related outcomes.

Undergraduate Student Presentations

Organized by Beth Schaubroeck (USAFA)

Are you supervising a student research project? Encourage your student to present their results at the meeting! Students throughout the Rocky Mountain Section are encouraged to present in the areas of mathematics, mathematics education and the history of mathematics. Presentation topics could include the results of classroom or independent study, as well as REU or other research projects. Both research and expository topics are welcome.

General Session

Talks on any mathematics related topic are welcome in the general session.  Please submit your abstract to this session if it does not fit in one of the sessions above.