Friday, October 7, 2022

Full Schedule for IMATYC 2022

I'm pleased to present the full schedule (including concurrent session information) for the 2022 IMATYC conference. 

There's still time to register for the conference (if you haven't)! The form on this page has continued to be touchy, so I recommend registering via email to You just need to let me know if you're attending in person or via Zoom. If possible, please register by Wednesday, October 12 (so we can get a roughly accurate count for lunch, and so that I can get you the Zoom links).

IMATYC 2022, Kirkwood Community College, October 14
8:30 - 9:00 amRegistration and breakfastCedar Hall 343
9:00 - 9:15 amWelcome and opening remarksCedar Hall 343
9:15 - 9:35 amIowa DOE information and updatesCedar Hall 343
9:35 - 10:15 amI-HEMTAC updates and college transition discussionCedar Hall 343
10:15 - 11:05 amCorequisites sharing and discussionCedar Hall 343
11:05 - 11:15 amBreak 
11:15 am - 12:00 pm (concurrent sessions)OER Tools to Support Backward Design in Teaching StatisticsBenton Hall 352
 CBMS (Council Board of Mathematical Sciences) UpdateBenton Hall 353
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch and IMATYC business meetingCedar Hall 343
1:00 - 1:45 pm (concurrent sections)OER Panel DiscussionBenton Hall 352
 A trick, a game, and a bit of 19th-century history: what binary numbers can do for youBenton Hall 353
1:45 - 1:55 pmBreak 
1:55 - 2:40 pm (concurrent sections)Creating Inclusive Math ClassroomsBenton Hall 352
 Finding Math in Unexpected PlacesBenton Hall 353
2:40 - 3:10 pmWrap upCedar Hall 343

Click "Read more" for session descriptions and presenters.

Welcome and opening remarks (9:00 - 9:15 am, Cedar Hall 343)

Jennifer Bradley, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Kirkwood Community College

Wendy Jamison, Dean of Math/Science, Kirkwood Community College

Iowa DOE information and updates (9:15 - 9:35 am, Cedar Hall 343)

Kelly Friesleben, Iowa Department of Education

I-HEMTAC updates and college transition discussion (9:35 - 10:15 am, Cedar Hall 343)

John Hansen, Iowa Central Community College

Corequisites sharing and discussion (10:15 - 11:05 am, Cedar Hall 343)

Everyone with updates on their school's corequisites

OER Tools to Support Backward Design in Teaching Statistics (11:15 am – 12:00 pm, Benton Hall 352)

Andrei Perkhounkov, Kirkwood Community College

Generally, mathematics is Backward Design friendly: teachers can easily create “what if” examples to contrast and compare various approaches to a math problem.

When it comes to teaching Statistics, to make a “what if” example, one needs data including summaries and graphs. 

With that in mind, I created an OER tool-Regression Generator- a data generation tool to support teaching correlation and regression.

This is how it works: use the mouse to draw scatterplots on the screen, then click the “Get Data” button to generate artificial data along with all possible summaries ready to be copied/pasted to lectures, assignments, and tests.

The OER Regression Generator is posted on Google Drive.

Join me in the data creation session and learn how to use the tool.

Don’t let textbook data dictate your lesson plan; instead, use the OER Regression Generator to generate data that accommodates your teaching.


CBMS (Council Board of Mathematical Sciences) Update (11:15 am – 12:00 pm, Benton Hall 353)

Lori Robeson, Iowa Western Community College

A team from Iowa attended the CBMS conference in May.  This session will share the takeaways from the conference, including National Data Trends, as we continue to discuss mathematical pathways and the transition from High School to College.

Lunch and IMATYC business meeting (12:00 - 1:00 pm, Cedar Hall 343)

Dale Johanson, AMATYC Central Region Vice-President, and Curtis Mitchell, Kirkwood

OER Panel Discussion (1:00 – 1:45 pm, Benton Hall 352)

Chelsy Doyle and David Gisch, Des Moines Area Community College

Rod Holke-Farnum, Hawkeye Community College

Mona Parekh and Mike Dillon, Kirkwood Community College

A question and answer session with faculty who have used OER texts in their classes. Panelists will share their experiences preparing and teaching using OER, as well as answering questions from the audience.

A trick, a game, and a bit of 19th-century history: what binary numbers can do for you (1:00 – 1:45 pm, Benton Hall 353)

Slav Sharapov, Kirkwood Community College

Creating Inclusive Math Classrooms (1:55 – 2:40 pm, Benton Hall 352)

Curtis Mitchell and Jed Peterson, Kirkwood Community College

How can we create spaces – physical and virtual – that are inclusive of students with varied backgrounds? As two of Kirkwood’s Faculty DEI Fellows, we have wrestled with this question. We will share some best practices and information about what has and hasn’t worked for us, and invite attendees to do the same.


Finding Math in Unexpected Places (1:55 – 2:40 pm, Benton Hall 353)

Shayne Schiltz, Kirkwood Community College

This session will investigate the Eight-Queens Puzzle.  Once you know what the puzzle is, you will have some time to unravel some of this puzzle’s solutions on your own.  With that experience gained, we will then look at some of the mathematical topics found in this puzzle that might have some usefulness in a math class. 

Zoom participants: The presenter will provide the handouts for this session electronically, but you may find having access to a checkers set or chess set most helpful in participating along with the in-person audience.  (You will need to provide your own snacks, however.)  

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