Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Conference Agenda

SPECIAL NOTE: Please bring a laptop or other device to access the internet if you choose to attend the 10:15 session on Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference.

IMATYC Fall Meeting - October 9, 2015
NW Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa
8:15 – 8:45
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00
Introductions and Welcome
9:00 – 10:00
Hot Topics Discussion

Come prepared to share/discuss what is happening with math education in Iowa and beyond. Topics could include placement, common core, articulation, developmental math, etc. For example, what is happening with the ALEKS pilot? What will happen now that Compass is going away?  Has anyone tried anything new to retain students in math classes or tried any new approach to developmental math? Please be prepared to share your news!
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:15
Break-Out Sessions

Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation-Based Inference
A growing trend in teaching statistical inference is the use of simulation. I will discuss the trend, its motivation, some specific examples and recent assessment results. Please bring a laptop or other device to access the Internet for this session.
Nathan Tintle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Statistics and Dept. Chair
Director for Research and Scholarship
Dordt College

A Mindset for Mathematics

This will be a workshop-style session that explores Carol Dweck’s landmark work with mindsets with a special focus on the implication for mathematics.  The presentation and activities are organized around three questions: 1) What is mindset theory? 2) How does it affect my students? and 3) How can I foster a growth mindset in my classroom?

Valorie Zonnefeld, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Institutional Research
Dordt College


11:15 – 12:30
Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30 – 1:30
60 Math Mistakes, Misuses, Mysteries, and Mummeries in 60 Minutes

Sue Grapevine
Karla Harris
Math Instructors
NW Iowa Community College
1:30 – 1:45
1:45 – 3:15
When Will I Ever Use This?

During this time slot, we will visit three career and technical programs to learn about the math used in those careers. Be prepared to learn about some real math applications and have some fun!

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