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A Brief Introduction to Mathematical Crystallography: Crystal Structures

Wednesday, August 2, 3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m., Room 103/104

Crystallography is more than gems and magic; industrial applications range from electronics to catalysis. Crystallography has been a mathematical subject ever since Kepler and was one of the major early applications of group theory. We introduce the geometry of crystal structure at the nanoscale, with examples from materials science and art - although no prior knowledge of either is presumed.

Gregory McColm, University of South Florida
Daniela Nikolova, Florida Atlantic University

Assessing Mathematical Modeling in the Classroom

Thursday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Room 103/104

Mathematical modeling is becoming more common in mathematics classrooms. Assessing student mathematical modeling work can be tricky, as there are multiple “right answers” and directions students can take. In this workshop,we will discuss what we mean by mathematical modeling problems, and explore various ways to assess student work with hands-on examples.

Amanda Beecher, Ramapo College
Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Tom Wakefield, Youngstown State University

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)

All of Calculus in One Semester – Meeting Students Where They’re at

Thursday, August 3, 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Room 103/104

How do you get business students, or pre-med students, to engage in a required calculus course? How do you get them to grasp the key ideas of calculus and not just memorize formulas? How do you prepare them to think and be creative? In this session, we’ll share how we do all that at the University of Texas.

Lorenzo Sadun, University of Texas at Austin
William Wolesensky, University of Texas at Austin

Inspiring Great Classroom Discussions by Teaching with Primary Historical Sources

Thursday, August 3, 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m., Room 103/104

This workshop gives participants hands-on experience teaching mathematics with classroom materials based on primary historical sources. Participants will place themselves in the role of students as they work through guided readings and mathematical exercises based on source texts. Implementing such materials can inspire rich mathematical discussions with students and potentially influence student identities related to mathematics.

Abe Edwards, Michigan State University
Daniel Otero, Xavier University
Dominic Klyve, Central Washington University
Janet Heine Barnett, Colorado State University Pueblo

SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (SIGMAA HOM)

Building a SCORE Module to Teach Statistics with Sports Data

Friday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Room 103/104

SCORE with Data seeks to build a network to develop and share quality materials for using Sports Content for statistics education. A component is to create a repository of modules connecting sports-related questions with datasets for classroom use. This session will introduce participants to the network, review the process for module creation, and discuss how to engage with the network.

Nicholas Clark, United States Military Academy
Andrew Lee, United States Military Academy
Rodney Sturdivant, Baylor University
Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University

Engaging with ChatGPT

Friday, August 4, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Room 122/123

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of ChatGPT's uses and constraints, focusing on its applications in math classrooms like generating diverse examples, creating review questions, and assessing AI-produced work. Designed for educators new to the technology who are interested in exploring the possibilities of ChatGPT, this session encourages collaboration and brainstorming on innovative classroom applications of ChatGPT.

Lew Ludwig, Denison University
Laura Watkins, Glendale Community College

Using Desmos to Facilitate Discussion in a Freshman STEM-Major Course

Friday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m., Room 103/104

Our College Algebra for STEM Majors has a flipped classroom design with Desmos being used to promote discussion, active learning, and self-assessment for students. We will showcase successful slides from our course Desmos activities. Participants should bring their own computer/laptop to facilitate engagement. Participants will need to log into the Desmos classroom as students with the provided access code.

Sage Bentley, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Elizabeth Lambert, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Erin Lunsford, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Beyond a First-Year Teaching Seminar: Developing Multiple Professional Development Touchpoints for your Graduate Students

Friday, August 4, 3:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Room 103/104

This workshop will be led by faculty from two different multi-institution collaborations, the Promoting Success in Undergraduate Mathematics through Graduate Teaching Assistant Training (PSUM-GTT)and Engaged Learning, Inclusive Teaching and Equity Professional Development (ELITE PD) programs. We will discuss the components of our individual programs and share how the programs have been augmented at the different schools. We will each share sample materials from our projects (e.g. Office Talks, Equity related items, etc) with attendees. In the last segment of the workshop, attendees will design their own multiple touchpoints PD program for GTAs that would work for their departments, with the support of the workshop facilitators.

RaKissa Manzares, University of Colorado Denver
Gary Olson, University of Colorado Denver
Melinda Lanius, Auburn University
Scotty Houston, University of Memphis
Michael Jacobson, University of Colorado Denver
Leigh Harrell-Williams, University of Memphis
Josias Gomez, University of Memphis
Rebecca Segal, Virginia Commonwealth University

So You Want To Bring Joyful Math To Your Community? Here's How!

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m., Room 103/104

Do you want to help students explore the joy and beauty of mathematics, but you’re not sure where to start? This workshop will lead you through activities with fun, hands-on mathematics you can share with students and will provide you with information on avenues to get involved in outreach as well as programs you can bring back to your community.

Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics
Tyler Knapp, American Institute of Mathematics

Fun with Functions: Student Explorations with Functions in Precalculus, Calculus and Introduction to Proofs

Saturday, August 5, 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., Room 103/104

Participants will experience current pedagogical approaches by working actively in groups on open-ended problems related to one-to-one, onto, and unbounded functions. Through these, participants will experience how students can develop flexibility and creativity working problems in which they are not given the answer. Participants will also experience the fun students have in exploring engaging mathematical problems.

James Sandefur, Georgetown University
Michael Raney, Georgetown University
Erblin Mehmetaj, Georgetown University

Please note: All sessions are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = UTC-4:00)