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Thursday, March 12
 

9:00am

Summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)
There are many, many summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) for mathematics and related fields. Providers are especially keen on having community college students. A stipend, travel and living expenses are provided for students who participate. The talk/discussion will include some examples around the nation and locally.

Speakers
CM

Cyrus McCarter

Wake Tech CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
ROOM 104

9:00am

Supporting Your Emporium Support Staff
Budget-friendly strategies, resources, and tips for training part-time support staff in Emporium-styled courses including face-to-face, web-based, formal, and informal approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Brant

Andrea Brant

Math Emporium Program Coordinator, Central Piedmont CC
DMA, Emporium-styled learning, tutoring programs, employing part-time staff


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
ROOM 107

9:00am

Graphing Calculators in a Flipped Classroom
The objectives to this session is to:
1) Provide teachers with a classroom ready, inquiry-based lessons they can use;
2) Encourage teachers to think differently about how to use technology in the classroom; and 3) Have teachers apply content to real life scenarios.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Casio

Casio

http://www.casioeducation.com/home


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
ROOM 142

9:00am

Implementing QL at SCC: The good, the bad and the pretty.
The following presentation describes how SCC implemented a QL class, historical reason behind the class, and the success that was seen as a result.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Todd

Vicki Todd

Southwestern Community College


NCMATYC pptx

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
ROOM 102

9:00am

The Graphs of Rational Functions: Basics and Beyond
After identifying intercepts, asymptotes and holes of rational functions, what does the shape of the graph of a rational function look like? We will explore graphing rational functions with various constraints.

Speakers
MW

Martha Welch

Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
ROOM 103

9:00am

DMA Modules: A roundtable discussion.
Are we settling in? Are we seeing anticipated results? Join the discussion. Share your data, share your concerns, share your successes. PCC Developmental Math Faculty will facilitate a discussion concentrated on success rates, but open to everything Module related! We are wishing that each school compile success rates in efforts to make comparisons across the schools. Hope to see there you there!

Speakers
JB

Jessica Blake

2015 Event Coordinator, Pitt Community College
RK

Rebecca Knapp

Pitt Community College
avatar for Glynis Mullins

Glynis Mullins

NCMATYC President, Pitt Community College
DS

Dustin Sharp

Pitt Community College
WW

William White

Pitt Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
ROOM 105

9:00am

A “Cool Problem” Approach to Composition of Functions
The graphing calculator promotes algebraic thinking and a deeper understanding of functions. Composition of functions will be examined by modeling “cool problems” in real-world situations while connecting multiple algebraic representations.

Speakers
TB

Tom Beatini

Mathematics Consultant, Union City Public Schools
You can talk to me encouraging students to take ownership of their learning, calculators, the power of visualization, distance running, and hiking in national parks.



Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
ROOM 143

9:30am

Project for Calculus I
Students create a related rates problem, then illustrate it with a diorama. Sample student projects will be shown.

Speakers
SW

Sue Wall

WAKE TECHNICAL CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
ROOM 104

10:00am

Utilizing Video and Technology Resources for Online, Hybrid, and Flipped Classrooms
What you will like about Thinkwell Courses.
◊ Students love Edward Burger’s videos and come to class more prepared.
◊ Works well with online, hybrid, traditional and flipped classrooms. 
◊ Real, live people to help you with training and customization.
◊ New webcam and whiteboard tools give you the flexibility to hold online study sessions and virtual office hours. 

Stop by our presentation or visit our booth to learn how you can receive a free Asus transformer tablet when you try one of our math courses!

Exhibitors
avatar for Thinkwell

Thinkwell

Thinkwell was founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas with the mission to bring great teaching to students worldwide. Thinkwell's multimedia products in math, science, and social science integrate technology, art, and video with great teaching to produce a new path to success for students... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 142

10:00am

Discussion Forums for Online and Hybrid Courses
This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of multiple discussion forums. All discussion questions are not created equal, we will share with you what as worked AND what has failed. We will also discuss the national trend of enhancing online and hybrid classes with use of discussion forums to encourage student to student engagement.

Speakers
VM

Valerie Melvin

Cape Fear Community College
avatar for Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Cape Fear Community College



Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 107

10:00am

Teaching with Contextualized Labs, Labs, Labs!
Come learn about the implementation of labs in Mat 110, Mat 143, Mat 152, Mat 171, and Mat 271. These labs engage students and help students connect content to the real world.

Speakers
DP

Dina Pitt /Math Tank Team

Department Chair, Mathematics, Nash Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 104

10:00am

Picture This... An So Much More
The presenters will share engaging lab assignments used in Quantitative Literacy (MAT 143) and Mathematical Measurements and Literacy (MAT 110) courses . These labs engaged students by utilizing free multimedia resources.

Speakers
CM

Cindy Moore

Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 102

10:00am

Nix The Trig Tricks
So what is trig? Too many students say "SOHCAHTOA?". Come learn, discuss, and share a list of inquiry based activities that reinforce Algebra pre-calculus skills while exploring trigonometry through the unit circle.  A link to the presentation slides can found here.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley CC
I taught middle school for five years and now have been teaching community college for elven years.


Thursday March 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 103

10:30am

Transforming Parent Functions using Modify and Dynamic Menu
Participants will learn how to use features graphing calculators so students can investigate transformations of lines, parabolas square root, exponential, power, and sinusoidal function graphs.. Students can use these capabilities to find out how M and B affect linear equations and how A, H, and K impact parabolas as well as the impact of transformations on other parent functions. Come and learn how your students can figure out different ways to make a sine graph look like a cosine graph, or a parabola or power graph look like a straight line among other concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh

Retired Educator, retired math teacher
After retiring after 32 years as a teacher and administrator in suburban Chicago, I moved to Colorado where I was a Secondary Math Instructional Coach in a district near the Denver airport and principal of a charter secondary school in northern Colorado. I was one of three founding... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
ROOM 105

11:00am

How to improve fraction fluency in a dynamic symbol lab
This will be a demonstration of how students can improve their fluency with fractions in a dynamic symbol lab that is based on research in design and on the learning of fractions. This application will not only help students engage in symbolic manipulation with feedback but will also help them understand fraction operations.

Speakers
avatar for Andras Paul

Andras Paul

Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am
ROOM 104

11:00am

Nifty Tool for the DMS/DMA Classroom
If your school offers Developmental Math Shell (DMS) courses, or you are contemplating offering them, then this presentation is for you. We will talk about an in-house-developed tool we use throughout the semester to ensure our students are taking the correct DMA modules, track student progress in the modules, report module-level grade data for student transcripts, and more.

Speakers
VB

Vernon Bridges

Durham Technical Community College
EB

Elecia Brown

Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 143

11:00am

Taking Tests to the Limit
Do students know that taking a math test differs from taking a history test? In this session, we will explore strategies specifically geared toward helping students develop techniques to assist them in taking the dreaded math test.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hodge

Lisa Hodge

Wake Technical Community College
avatar for Debbie Mills

Debbie Mills

9M Math Instructor, Wake tech
avatar for Beth Tsai

Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 107

11:00am

MAT 110 Instructors' Roundtable
Bring your ideas, questions, problems, and concerns to discuss with your colleagues. Margaret taught two sections in Fall 2014 and is teaching two this spring. Angela is teaching one section for the first time this semester. Possible things to discuss include: dealing with students with a wide range of mathematical experience, textbook choice, what topics to emphasize, and types and weighting of assessments.

Speakers
AB

Angela Boone

Durham Technical CC
MM

Margaret Memory

Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 102

11:00am

Supporting Your Active-Learning Math 143 Classroom
NC CIP developed a well-articulated curriculum for use in Math 143. A new edition of Quantitative Literacy is now a fully integrated text/media package with it’s own dedicated version of LaunchPad, W. H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space. We have gone further to serve your needs better. Come see the pre-built NC course available for you to adopt without change - or to edit to your heart's delight.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Whitmore

Ruth Whitmore

Educational Technology Adviser for Math/Stats, W.H. Freeman / Macmillan Higher Education
Contact me ( ruth.whitmore@macmillan.com ) if you are interested in more information about using Launch Pad with any of our textbooks ? To name a few: | Quantitative Literacy 2e, Crauder, et. al. | Basic Practice of Statistics 7e, Moore | Calculus - three different authors... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Cara Leclair

Cara Leclair

Macmillan Higher Education collaborates with the world’s best researchers, educators, and administrators to improve learning outcomes continually. Our customers want pioneering tools and remarkable service, every step of the way. | | Each course presents a new challenge. Each... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 142

11:00am

Sharing Ideas for Student Success in Math 171
In this round table discussion, presenters will share strategies used at Wake Technical Community College to support Math 171 students. An overview of Mat 001P, a one credit support corequisite class, for Math 171 students will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their syllabi and handouts they use in their classroom to support student success at their college.

Speakers
AH

April Harrison

Wake Tech CC
BM

Briana Manning

Wake Technical Community College
MW

Martha Welch

Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 103

11:30am

Incorporating iPads With MathStudio In Your Math Class
Incorporating iPads with MathStudio into your curriculum is easy. This presentation will cover applications using iPads with MathStudio in Quantitative Literacy, Statistical Methods, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. We will go over specific functions commonly used in each of these courses.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Young

Andrew Young

South Piedmont Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
ROOM 104

12:00pm

Lunch, Provided by McGraw Hill
Come grab lunch provided by McGraw Hill.  The luncheon speaker, Paul Nolting, will be held in the same room.

Exhibitors
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results. We combine proven, research-based content with the best emerging digital... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Goess Student Center

1:00pm

The Changing Landscape of Mathematics: Strategies for Improvement
The national and state mathematics redesign movements has forced many colleges to change their curriculum. These redesigns have a potential to eliminate some math students and make it more difficult for others. Modular and Emporium Model redesigns require more student independent learning skills and academic support. By reviewing all the variables affecting mathematics colleges can develop an intuitional success plan to improve and better coordinate mathematics learning.  The math department alone cannot help all these students. This presentation will demonstrate effective support, success and curriculum strategies and how departments can work together to improve math success.

Speakers
PN

Paul Nolting

Luncheon Speaker, Academic Success Press, Inc
Dr. Nolting is a national expert in assessing math learning problems, developing effective student learning strategies, assessing  institutional variables that affect math success, math study skills and disability issues. He was the major facilitators of the first National Math Summit... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Goess Student Center

2:00pm

Reality Math
“Reality Math”, the prodigy of Dot Sulock of UNCA, seeks to stimulate quantitative and critical reasoning skills in lower level math students. Modules based on energy, environment, finance, health and sports will be presented. These modules are written to be engaging to the student. They can be modified and allow for group activity in the classroom. If you are looking for math 143 labs that stimulate learning and solving real life issues, that involve real numbers from a variety of situations, then it is worth taking a look at reality math.

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Beharrysingh

Rudy Beharrysingh

Director of Parsons Math Lab, UNCA
Math is such a cool subject. In itself pure, but applicable everywhere! However, I am also an electric car enthusiast and would love to see our energy dependence shifted to renewables.



Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
ROOM 104

2:00pm

A Clear Path to Mastery
As education is continually evolving, learn how technology can aid in shortening students' path to credit-bearing courses. Hawkes Learning uses a mastery-based approach to ensure that each student develops a solid foundation and deep understanding of the curriculum to be successful not only in their current course, but also subsequent courses. Join us to learn how Hawkes Learning is adapting to the needs of students across the country with a new tablet-friendly, comprehensive learning platform and course management system. All attendees will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Speakers
JM

Jennifer Moore

Hawkes Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for Hawkes Learning

Hawkes Learning

http://www.hawkeslearning.com/Default.htm


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 142

2:00pm

DMA Student Success!
The attendees will be provided with an overview of the methods/strategies that Nash Community College has implemented to inspire 80% of our DMA students!

Speakers
DP

Dina Pitt /Math Tank Team

Department Chair, Mathematics, Nash Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 143

2:00pm

Campus Representatives Meeting
Come and join us in a roundtable discussion. We would love to have anyone that is interested in serving as a campus representative as well as the current campus representatives to join us for group discussion!

Speakers
SM

Sonya McCook

NCMATYC Central Vice President, Alamance CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 105

2:00pm

Let's Do Some Push-ups
Students are always asking "Will this be on the test?" As good instructors we know that students need to be assessed and questioned about things that are not on the test.Just as football players do push-ups in practice even though they won't be doing push-ups in the game. We will share some of our favorite assessments that practice skills that won’t be directly applied on The Test, but that are good for getting students ready for The Test.

Speakers
MP

Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 107

2:00pm

Jigsaw Collaboration
We have used Jigsaw activities in MAT 171 Pre-Calculus to encourage students to take responsibility and "own" their learning. These activities encourage communication, research and application by all students. Every student is assessed during and after the activity for fidelity/proof of learning. All materials and templates will be provided to participants.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Markovich

Holly Markovich

Instructor, Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 103

2:00pm

Making/Using Videos in Online/Hybrid Courses
This session will include details about how the iPad and various applets are used to create instructional videos. Blended learning strategies will be discussed and faculty will have the opportunity to brainstorm about ways to develop and incorporate videos into their courses (online and hybrid emphasized). The pedagogy behind the use of videos in instruction and the impact of videos in the classroom will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Clinton

Wendy Clinton

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Wake Tech Commumity College
avatar for Holly Markovich

Holly Markovich

Instructor, Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 102

2:30pm

Ready-to-use Projects and Topics for Quantitative Literacy
As reflected in our state’s community college curriculum, students’ quantitative literacy is of paramount importance. Coming up with meaningful ideas to use in the course can be difficult. In this talk I’ll share some of the discussions forum topics and projects I used in an online college algebra course at Appalachian, and discuss how they could easily be used in the QL course at the community college level. Many of the projects allow for student choice and to research topics of their own interest, so students’ engagement is inherent.
Student feedback, as well as promising statistical results regarding students’ change in attitude over the course of the semester, will be shared. Come by and get ready-to-use or adapt ideas for your QL course!

Speakers
avatar for Luke Tunstall

Luke Tunstall

Graduate Student, Appalachian State University
Tennis, quantitative literacy, any musical instrument, and dogs! | | Email tunstallsl@email.appstate.edu for copies of the projects I discussed today!


Thursday March 12, 2015 2:30pm - 2:45pm
ROOM 104

3:00pm

The Power of Numbers
Even in a biological aspect, there is power in numbers. However, the power is not so much about survival, but much more about success. Don’t just survive, thrive!

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Brown

President's Speaker / 2014 Excellence in Teaching Recipient for NCCC, Robeson Community College
Jennifer Brown is from Lumberton, NC. She is the youngest of six children. She attended the Public Schools of Robeson County, graduating from Lumberton High School. She went on to obtain both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science Education with a Concentration in Biology... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Goess Student Center

4:00pm

10th Annual Faculty Math League Competition
Come and try your hand at solving this set of fifteen problems modeled after the AMATYC Student Math League Competition. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at Friday’s business meeting.

Speakers
CM

Chris Mansfield

NCMATYC Math Competition Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 107

4:00pm

The Mathematics of Planning for Retirement
The intent is to identity the main segments of retirement income and how to adjust the ones over which you have personal control. Included will be Social Security, Pensions, and Personal Investments.

Speakers
avatar for Wilson Grab

Wilson Grab

Instructor, Forsyth Tech Community College
I am an instructor in the Math Department. I have previously been employed at a Product Manager at AMP Inc. and a Senior Consultant at Wachovia Bank. I am looking forward to the Conference.



Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 104

4:00pm

Why Offer MAT 001 and How to Make it Work
Several colleges have offered MAT 001 for their Multiple Measures 2.6-3.0 HS GPA student or for other students that might benefit from the course. Identifying the appropriate students and requiring them to register has been challenging. We will share the pit falls as well as the successes we encountered. We will also provide relevant data and samples of curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Welker

Sharon Welker

Wake Technical Community College
SW

Suzanne Williams

Central Piedmont Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 102

4:00pm

Chair Yoga
In this session, we will stretch the entire body and learn some simple exercises to stretch the neck. You will learn breathing techniques to energize the body and mind. You will wake up the rest of the body with gentle flows to be able to enjoy the rest of the conference.

Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to stretch.

Speakers
DB

Deborah Benton

Associate Professor, Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 105

4:00pm

Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers for Math 143
Thinking Quantitatively: Communicating with Numbers, by Eric Gaze, is more than a simple math course; it develops well-rounded students who can think critically, while showcasing how we use numbers to communicate in everyday life. Today’s students need to be numerically literate to thrive in our increasingly technological society, and this program teaches students the math needed to develop the critical thinking skills required to make good decisions and become informed citizens. 

Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda Roach

Amanda Roach

Pearson
Welcome to Pearson. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning.We are the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives.We provide a range... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 142

4:00pm

AAS Position Statement
A roundtable discussion on developing the AAS position statement for Technical Mathematics. We will be discussing the 6 points of interests needed to create the AAS position statement.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Shands

Jonathan Shands

Mathematics Instructor, Cape Fear Community College
I am full time instructor at CFCC for 14 years where I teach up to PreCal Trig. I am very into computers especially how to improve online courses and how to bring online courses into the classroom. | | When not in the classroom, I enjoy most sports and playing golf.


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 143

4:00pm

It’s All About the Numbers
Students struggle with developing models from contextual situations. We will demonstrate how to teach topics using numerical approaches as a means for analyzing, understanding, and developing symbolic models. Content will cover a range of topics from Pre-Cal through Calculus III. Specific topics to be demonstrated are: Piece-wise defined functions, Exponential Functions, Work Integrals, Differential Equations and Logistic Growth, and Volume and Surface Area.

Speakers
JS

Julia Smith

Wake Technical CC
avatar for Beth Tsai

Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 103
 
Friday, March 13
 

9:30am

Better Math through Better Modeling
Textbooks treat a model rocket flight as a simple parabolic equation. A freshman high school student pointed out to his class why this was not what actually happens. This session will look at why this student was correct and offer suggestions to make the problem more realistic as well as making it a problem using significantly more mathematics. Not only that, there are many correct answers to most of the questions this will raise. It also gives students a chance to preview Calculus concepts in Pre-Calculus, College Algebra and math classes before College Algebra.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh

Retired Educator, retired math teacher
After retiring after 32 years as a teacher and administrator in suburban Chicago, I moved to Colorado where I was a Secondary Math Instructional Coach in a district near the Denver airport and principal of a charter secondary school in northern Colorado. I was one of three founding... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
ROOM 105

9:30am

Can you KenKen?
Using KenKens in your class to reinforce basic math skills, critical thinking and data collection.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boone

Michael Boone

Mathematics Instructor/QEP Director, Catawba Valley CC
What should people talk to me about? | College topics: QEP, Mathematics, Diversity, Dual Enrollment, Tech Gadgets, & Alternative Class Schedules | General topics: Daughters, Go Tigers!,Karaoke, Darts, Water Toys, & Jager


Friday March 13, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
ROOM 107

9:30am

Analyzing Spending Patterns in MAT 143
A short review of a budgeting exercise that has reaped benefits in the financial unit of MAT 143. You can use this exercise to demonstrate how most of your students could be investing, even while enrolled in college. It's all about choices.  A link to the excel sheet shown in the presenation can be found here

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Friday March 13, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
ROOM 104

9:30am

A Simple Game with student choices in Confidence Intervals
Students in introductory statistics courses learn how margins of error for confidence intervals are affected by the choices of sample size, confidence level, and inherent variability in the population. The end result is often the assertion that larger sample sizes are superior and can make a margin of error suitably small, at the level of a researcher’s specification. However, this often ignores the reality that increasing the sample size costs time and money for most research projects.
To help students understand and balance the choices between increasing sample size and/or changing the confidence level for an interval, we setup a simple extra credit game to help them think more deeply about these issues where the incentives for the game are aligned with realistic choices faced by someone conducting real research.

Speakers
RG

Ross Gosky

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University



Friday March 13, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
ROOM 103

9:30am

Integrating Math Study Skills: A Modular and Classroom Approach
New math redesigns are requiring students to become independent learners with effective math study skills and motivation. This presentation will demonstrate how to integrate math study skills and motivation into modular and classroom courses.  Participants with learn how to teach  specific math study skills (note-taking, reading, anxiety reduction, test-taking) in their courses.

Speakers
PN

Paul Nolting

Luncheon Speaker, Academic Success Press, Inc
Dr. Nolting is a national expert in assessing math learning problems, developing effective student learning strategies, assessing  institutional variables that affect math success, math study skills and disability issues. He was the major facilitators of the first National Math Summit... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Academic Success

Academic Success

Education is the door of opportunity for everyone to achieve their academic and career goals, attain their desired lifestyles, and become educated citizens. In order to realize this opportunity, educators must provide outstanding learning experiences, effective support services, and... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am
ROOM 142

10:00am

Do Inquiry-Based Methods Work with Developmental Math?
Faculty are increasingly encountering topics that they can “no longer teach” to students in Developmental Mathematics. Topics include percentages, the point-slope formula, quadratic equations, and interpreting graphs. Failing with traditional approaches, the presenter has experimented the past years with inquiry-based approaches. Specifically the presenter has attempted problem-guided learning (PGL), inquiry-based learning (IBL), and, more recently, process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL). The early report is that POGIL is favored by the students and can produce results. The presenter will share his experiences with inquiry methods and will report on student perspectives.

Speakers
JD

J. Donato Fortin

Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte


Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 143

10:00am

Too Much Tech?
Stirring the Pot: Part Deux.

Computers and Phones available during testing.
Who needs to know how to add fractions? I have an A b/c button!
Online HW and Symbolab to the rescue!
Why are we still buying TI-84's? Stop!

A discussion of technology in the classroom and when should we use and when should we not use.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boone

Michael Boone

Mathematics Instructor/QEP Director, Catawba Valley CC
What should people talk to me about? | College topics: QEP, Mathematics, Diversity, Dual Enrollment, Tech Gadgets, & Alternative Class Schedules | General topics: Daughters, Go Tigers!,Karaoke, Darts, Water Toys, & Jager



Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 107

10:00am

Understanding the Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC)
What is the purpose and function of the joint NCCCS and UNC GA Transfer Advisory Committee? How can you bring about additions, modifications, and deletions to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement? Come and learn the answers to these and other questions.  A link to the 4-year plan document can be found here

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 104

10:00am

The Mathematics of Electric Cars.
Since the crushing of the EV1 by General Motors in 2003, much misinformation about electric cars has been propagated over the years. This presentation looks at the math behind EVs. Range, charge time, costs to operate, energy consumption and emissions will be compared. Financial incentives will be discussed. The demands and infrastructure for this form of transportation will be examined. This topic makes a fun and interesting lab activity for math 143.  A link to the presentation is below.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12Y5EQfzXL-4hqXZ2nC6bvN0jgrjsEYVTENbFiImz95g/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
avatar for Rudy Beharrysingh

Rudy Beharrysingh

Director of Parsons Math Lab, UNCA
Math is such a cool subject. In itself pure, but applicable everywhere! However, I am also an electric car enthusiast and would love to see our energy dependence shifted to renewables.



Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 102

10:00am

Undoing the Chain Rule
This presentation gives an alternative method to integrating by substitution through reversing the Chain Rule. A different (than most) way of applying the Chain Rule for derivatives will also be covered.

Speakers
RB

Ryan Bean

Central Piedmont Community College


Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
ROOM 103

10:00am

Previewing Calculus in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus
We will investigate how the concepts of “Area” and “Rate of Change” can be extended so students can preview the Calculus concepts of Integration and Differentiation. We will explore speed and velocity versus time problems to preview Integration, and distance versus time problems to preview Differentiation. We will preview derivatives, differentiable functions, integrals, limits, end behavior of graphs, graph analysis, extrema, inflection points, asymptotic behavior, and the Mean Value Theorem. The problems will be appropriate for students in any class up to and including the course before Calculus, but they could also be used in remedial math classes.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh

Retired Educator, retired math teacher
After retiring after 32 years as a teacher and administrator in suburban Chicago, I moved to Colorado where I was a Secondary Math Instructional Coach in a district near the Denver airport and principal of a charter secondary school in northern Colorado. I was one of three founding... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:20am
ROOM 105

11:00am

Division / Department Chairs Colloquium
Let's get together and discuss the pressing issues facing Mathematics Departments across the state. Many ideas for solutions are better than one!

Speakers
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Ann DeBoever

NCMATYC Past President, Catawba Valley Community College


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 143

11:00am

AMATYC's Project ACCCESS: An opportunity for new instructors
Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship, and Service) is a program funded by the AMATYC Foundation to mentor and empower new mathematics instructors. This is a program open to any instructors within their first 3 years of full time teaching contract at a community college. AMATYC funds for instructors to attend two conferences, the next ones are in New Orleans and Denver! Project ACCCESS is an extremely empowering leadership opportunity as well as a great way to network with other instructors from around the country. Come to this session to hear from Project ACCCESS alums and how to apply to get in on this awesome opportunity. (P.S. Project ACCCESS alums please come by and give your input.)

Speakers
avatar for Heather Barker

Heather Barker

NCMATYC Treasurer, Elon University
Resolved to do what makes me happy.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 102

11:00am

Get your students' heads into the cloud.
If your college uses a LMS such as Blackboard or Moodle, there are ways to integrate cloud apps right into what you are already using to engage your students. Whether your college uses Gmail, or you there are still ways to use cloud apps to get your students collaborating, rather they are in traditional face-to-face environments, hybrid course or distance learning.  Click here to see the presentation slides.

Speakers
avatar for John Bennett

John Bennett

Mathematics Instructor, Halifax Community College
I teach both developmental and curriculum level mathematics classes at Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC. I enjoy mathematics and teaching at all levels.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 107

11:00am

VALUE: Videos As Lessons 'U' Enjoy
I love to use technology in all of my classes: from MAT 110 up to MAT 285! Explain Everything, Jing, PowToons, etc. will be demonstrated to show how I simulate a face-to-face experience outside of the classroom. Come see how easy it can be!

A link to a document from the presentation can be seen by clicking here.


Speakers
avatar for Lara Smith

Lara Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Pitt Community College
I love math and I love being creative!! In the classroom, I create videos in a variety of formats for teaching beforehand, during and reviewing after class. Outside of the classroom I love to paint, sew, crochet, and decorate cakes.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 103

11:00am

Connecting Determinants & Area from a Geometric View
This presentation will show how the determinant of two vectors can be thought of as area of a parallelogram or as area of two rectangles. Then we'll use a hands-on activity to show how the two areas are equal.  Parts for liberal arts class and parts for linear algebra.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Palmer

Katrina Palmer

Appalachian State University



Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 104

11:00am

WebAssign’s Readiness Assessments: A bridge to MAT171
Ensure your students are prepared for pre-calculus from the very first day of the course with our Pre-calculus Readiness Assessment. Featuring a variety of algebra questions, this question collection is a convenient way for students to test pre-existing knowledge and brush up on key algebra skills. Ideal for just-in-time support throughout the semester or as a prep at the start of the new term, this new Additional Resource can be added to any WebAssign course at no additional cost. An included Personalized Study Plan provides a self-paced learning space for students to practice and master the prerequisite algebra topics.

Speakers
avatar for Bridget Hales

Bridget Hales

Regional Customer Success Manager, Southeast, Cengage Learning
I work with all types of schools across the South in various Math Implementations. I would love to talk to you about what you're doing at your school. What's working well, and what are some challenges for you? Please come by and see me at the booth. We have multiple platforms... Read More →
AM

Anne Magnuson

WebAssign

Exhibitors
avatar for WebAssign

WebAssign

Publisher Relations Manager, WebAssign
WebAssign is a powerful online instructional system designed by educators to enrich the teaching and learning experience. WebAssign provides extensive content, instant assessment, and superior support.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
ROOM 142

11:30am

Exploring A Released AP Calculus Test Question
We will investigate question 2 from the Free Response section of the 2000 AB AP Calculus Test. Students in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus can answer the questions using graphing calculators. We will use graphing calculators to answer all of the parts of the AP Test question as well as several that the AP question does not ask. Once you have seen what we will do in this session, you will be able to take many released AP Test questions and use them in your classes, without using any formal Calculus methods.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh

Retired Educator, retired math teacher
After retiring after 32 years as a teacher and administrator in suburban Chicago, I moved to Colorado where I was a Secondary Math Instructional Coach in a district near the Denver airport and principal of a charter secondary school in northern Colorado. I was one of three founding... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:30am - 11:45am
ROOM 105

12:00pm

Finally! A Curriculum that WORKS for NON-STEM Students

Here’s the worst-kept secret ever:  the traditional math curriculum was not designed with non-STEM students in mind.  In essence, we’ve treated every course as preparation for the next course, with little thought to the fact that most students will stop somewhere in the middle.  Fortunately, momentum is growing nationally, and of course in North Carolina, for an alternative pathway that focuses on what’s best for non-STEM students.   

 I’ll propose two new courses (along with materials, of course!) that will not only fulfill math requirements for non-STEM students more quickly, but will also be a much richer and more useful experience for those students.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Sobecki

Dave Sobecki

Miami University Hamilton
Dave was
 born and raised in 
Cleveland, and started
 college at Bowling
 Green State University 
majoring in 
creative writing. Eleven years later, he walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results. We combine proven, research-based content with the best emerging digital... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Goess Student Center