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Thursday, March 10
 

9:00am

DMS Success at Edgecombe Community College
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will consist of the set up and delivery of North Carolina's Eight Developmental Mathematics Modules in Shells as an emporium Model. The data from Fall 2015 semester will be incuded.

Speakers
avatar for Francine Long

Francine Long

Mathematics Instructor, Edgecombe CC
Developmental Math | | Statistics | | Veterans



Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 306

9:00am

ALEKs: A Web-based Assessment & Learning Program
Limited Capacity seats available

ALEKS is a web-based assessment and learning program that uses artificial intelligence to determine precisely what each student knows and doesn’t know, and then presents to each student what they are ready to learn. The closely interwoven content and platform provides data-driven, adaptive learning for students and actionable insights for instructors.

Success in Calculus begins with a strong foundation in PreCalculus.  The new ALEKS Stem PreCalculus series offers the tools studets need to build this foundation in a personalized and efficient way.  As an instructor, you have the tools you need to help students reach their potenial by guiding them when and where they need it most.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw Hill Education

Sponsors
avatar for McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 307

9:00am

Collaborative Learning in Online Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

Student/student interaction has been shown to be an important success strategy for students in online classes. This session will present activities that have been used to get students working collaboratively in online classes.

Speakers
avatar for James Hedges

James Hedges

Wake Tech
avatar for Joan Romano

Joan Romano

Associate Department Head, Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 302

9:00am

Come Join the Fun! The NC Network of Math Teacher's Circles
Limited Capacity seats available

In the Fall of 2014, the Smoky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle began bringing together math teachers from the 7 westernmost counties of North Carolina. Thanks to a sizable foundation grant, we now have our sights on spreading the Math Teacher's Circle gospel east and forming the North Carolina Network of Math Teacher's Circles. This talk will discuss what a Math Teacher's Circle is, the critical role that two-year college math teachers can play in these circles, and the steps we are taking to make the NC Network a reality.

Speakers
NB

Nathan Borchelt

Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University Contributed Paper-Faculty Trigonometry | Make Trignometry Fun With a Cheapo Clinometer Isn’t it great when we can get students out of their seats and have them work on challenging problems that are meaningful and fun?  In this talk, we look... Read More →
SD

Sloan Despeaux

Western Carolina University


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 304

9:00am

Globalizing Non-STEM courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting a national trend, Davidson County Community College has launched a program, Scholars of Global Distinction, recognizing students for their commitment to understanding global issues through coursework, extracurricular presentations, and a global experience. Instructors at DCCC have globalized MAT 143 to add to the courses students can take towards their globalized coursework. Presenters will share globalized labs, how they created the labs, how students reacted to the global material, and why globalizing courses is important and relevant for students.

Speakers
KG

Kendra Guffey

Davidson County Community College
GJ

Gloria Johnson

Davidson County CC
CT

Colleen Thomas

Davidson County CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 301

9:00am

Differential Equations: Let's get this party started
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, I will share how I introduce differential equations to my students. We will explore differential equations using many modes of representation including symbolic, numeric and graphic approaches within context of real world applications.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Tsai

Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 305

9:00am

Pre-calculus Redesign
Limited Capacity filling up

Nationwide and for decades success rates in the introductory pre-calculus courses have been poor. Wake Tech has obtained a grant to do a redesign of MAT 171/172 and is looking for best practices and pathways to success for our students. We have been researching visions and methods and would like to present what we have found to date and elicit from NCMATYC members their visions for, as well as their successes and failures in, pre-calculus.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Markovich

Holly Markovich

Instructor, Wake Technical CC
CM

Cyrus McCarter

Wake Tech CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 202

9:15am

Preparing for Calculus: Less is More; Deeper is Better
Limited Capacity seats available

SLOs for math students at UNCA specify "breadth and depth of knowledge", and "an understanding of the roles played by mathematics in society at large". This talk will suggest (without prescribing anything) that we can best accomplish the second goal by favoring depth over breadth in the first, and that this approach---learning fewer things while learning them more thoroughly --- is the best way to prepare students for calculus. I shall offer a few specimens of exercises to deepen understanding.

Speakers
LA

Leigh Atkinson

University of North Carolina at Asheville Contributed Paper-Faculty Elementary Calculus | Unrealistic Calculus Problems Calculus instructors often go to great lengths to include supposedly realistic problems in their courses.  I shall urge that it's more enjoyable, and... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am
Room 303

10:00am

Rising to the DMA Challenge...Conceptually
Limited Capacity seats available

As a career educator, the redesign of developmental mathematics, followed by redesign of curriculum math has challenged me to teach math content very differently from the way I was taught. My students are rarely the ones who like math when they appear, so my job has been to create connections that lead to a better understanding of the need for math, not only in their career, but in their everyday lives.

Speakers
MB

Mary Bradley

Southwestern CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 305

10:00am

Can You Budget?
Limited Capacity seats available

When introducing your students to financial literacy skills as an application of mathematics, how do you test the knowledge they gained? Through this talk, we'll explore a budgeting exercise to test their knowledge.

Speakers
AM

Amber Mellon

Appalachian State University



Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 303

10:00am

Exceptional Tasks to Engage Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Giving students tasks with multiple access points can promote learning on a variety of levels. Using technology as a tool of discovery, exploration, and verification increases student competence and understanding.

Speakers


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 304

10:00am

Promoting SLO's Outside of the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Come try a variety of intuitive problems that support our SLO's.

Speakers
avatar for Vasilica Marhao

Vasilica Marhao

Mathematics Instructor, CVCC


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 302

10:00am

Bringing Statistical Methods 1 Into the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

In today's 21st century marketplace, constituents are regularly faced with larger and larger data problems. For years, introductory statistics courses have focused on using outdated forms of technology to examine very complex problems. In this session, we will explore several free media tools to instruct students in 21st century visualization and analysis with the ultimate goal of producing better, more informed consumers of statistical knowledge. This session will align with SLO #6 of the MAT 152 curriculum.

www.calebmarsh.webs.com

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Marsh

Caleb Marsh

Instructor - Mathematics, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301

10:00am

Progress on our Digital Learning Experience for MAT 143
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an update on a free content we will have ready for Fall 2016. We have gathered work from colleagues which includes labs, video, interactive learning objects, text, practice problems and assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Forsyth Technical CC
PS

Paula Savich

Mayland CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 306

10:00am

Transforming the Teaching of Transformations
Limited Capacity seats available

Come participate in a set of activities that can be used to achieve the SLO of parent function transformations. I will share how to use parametric equations to show the transformations of coordinate points and how to manipulate graph paper to show the transformations of y=f(x).

Link to my presentation is here.

Activities shared

Path of Point I:  https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5676d2a552eee4a72beeae5f
Path of Point II:  https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/567966e88019ad1e06a100c4
Path of Point III: https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/567ac33c0b57e4cf19d3c98e

Trasformations of Points
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/56814f3f0b57e4cf19d59187

Transformations of Graph Paper
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5689b17755bb91511e253521







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 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 202

10:00am

Different Instructional Models That Made A Difference
Limited Capacity seats available

Two instructional models, Structured and Redesign, that resulted in significant differences in student success rates. Outcomes are attributed to adoptable factors including: powerful interactive learning resources, customization of courses, 24 X 7 support, and powerful grading and assessment options.



Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 307

11:00am

Once More with Feeling: The Case for 8 Week DMAs
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us are finding that 4 week DMA classes are not delivering the promised advantages, especially in the wake of the DRE and Math CIP redesigns. Do you agree or disagree? Come join the informal, town meeting style discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Martin

Olivia Martin

Blue Ridge CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 302

11:00am

Mastery Based Learning With MyMathLab
Limited Capacity seats available

MyMathLab is the industry leader in online learning and we are thrilled to share our adaptive, mastery based approach. Students are now able to have an individualized learning path that requires mastery without the help of Learning Aides. Come see what all of the buzz is about!

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating effective, engaging solutions that provide boundless opportunities for learners... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 304

11:00am

Rising and Running with Math Caching
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will experience a Math Caching Hunt. The presenters will explain how they applied this type of Scavenger Hunt into their courses. Examples and resources will be provided.

Speakers
CM

Cindy Moore

Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 301

11:00am

Working on those Abs
Limited Capacity seats available

It is known that many students have difficulties with the concept of absolute value when solving equations and inequalities. We will observe a few textbook descriptions and suggested methods of solving absolute value equations and inequalities. Next we will discuss an alternate way to present the solving of absolute value equations and inequalities. Students were asked report their understanding and work some exercises involving absolute value equations and inequalities. The students’ responses will be shared concerning their understanding of these absolute value concepts.

Speakers
PM

Paul McCombs

Rockford University/Rock Valley College


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 303

11:00am

Quantitative Activities for MAT 143
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing activities for MAT 143 that engage the students and help them think critically is a challenge. Presenters will share Wake Tech activities and investigate ways to improve them to increase critical thinking.

Speakers
AM

Ashley Mann

Wake Technical CC
MP

Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 305

11:00am

Spoons, Excel, and Confidence Intervals
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in a hands-on probability lab and then expand the concepts using Excel. Discussion will follow on the meaning of the results and how to apply them to student learning.

Speakers
DB

Dale Boger

Forsyth Technical CC
JZ

Jim Zimmer

Forsyth Technical CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 202

11:00am

History and Calculus: The Brilliance of Leonhard Euler
Limited Capacity seats available

To say that Leonhard Euler was a mathematical genius is an understatement. Come discover how Euler determined the exact value of 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + ... + 1/k^2 + ... This brilliant proof is quite elegant and creative, yet readily understandable by your Calculus II class. Adding a touch of history to your calculus class helps put everything in context and gives a sense of wonder to your students concerning the genius of those who were laying the foundations for what we know today. Including this tale in your discussions on Taylor series expansions can make the development that much more interesting.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 306

12:00pm

Lunch - Sponsored by Pearson
Limited Capacity seats available

Indian Fry Bread with all of the fixings including your choice of meat or meatless chili, as well as scrumptious dessert. 

Here is a description from Cherokee Chamber of Commerce about frybread: Fry bread is a modern tradition found in many tribes in North America, and, in Cherokee, there is a wide variety of recipes. Each person typically has their own recipe and preparation tricks. To make fry bread, sections of the dough must be pressed flat, and a hole is made in the center. The dough is then placed in hot oil and fried on each side until it is a golden brown. Fry bread can be eaten plain or with toppings like cheese, chili, hot sauce, hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream, salsa, and more. - See more at: http://visitcherokeenc.com/cherokee-food/#sthash.mAIQVIvl.dpuf


Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating effective, engaging solutions that provide boundless opportunities for learners... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
First Floor

1:00pm

Polynomials, Roots, & Critical Points: A Complex Relationship
A cubic polynomial with one real root can have two critical points, a single critical point, or no critical points. Surprisingly, the relationship of the roots to each other in the complex plane determine the number of critical points. Even more astonishing is the association between of the roots of the cubic polynomial function and the roots of its derivative!

Live feed link; http://livestream.com/southwesterncc/events/4939459

Speakers
ES

Eric Schulz

Walla Walla CC
Eric Schulz has been teaching at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington since 1989 and has degrees in mathematics from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington. Eric is an author on Precalculus (Schulz, Briggs, Cochran, Sachs) and Calculus (Briggs... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Every learning moment shapes dreams, guides futures, and strengthens communities. You inspire learners with life-changing experiences, and your work gives us purpose. At Pearson, we're devoted to creating effective, engaging solutions that provide boundless opportunities for learners... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
First Floor

2:00pm

Engaging Students: From High School to Community College
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in opening the lines of communication with your local area high schools? This session will highlight a project designed to: a) increase collaboration between Community College and High School faculty, b) increase enrollment in non-college transfer programs, and c) motivate high school students by showing success stories and how math is really used by associative programs. We will demonstrate specific math applications which instructors can use in courses from Quantitative Literacy to Pre-Calculus.

Speakers
JS

Julia Smith

Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 306

2:00pm

Time for Something New? Let’s Talk Hawkes
Limited Capacity seats available

Hawkes Learning has enhanced its courseware, building new functionality for customization with the feedback of instructors from across the country! Exciting innovations are now available with our tablet-friendly learning platform, which includes error-specific feedback, adaptive remediation and a mastery-based approach holding students accountable for learning. Check out the new customization tools to individualize your curriculum and tailor the student experience in the learning path, including single sign-on from Blackboard, Canvas, and Brightspace (formerly D2L). Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Hawkes Learning

Hawkes Learning

Partnering with the educational community since 1979, Hawkes Learning provides reliable course materials with exemplary service in the shared pursuit of student success. We believe everything the customer experiences is our product.


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 307

2:00pm

How Do You FlipIt?: Two New Projects for Intro Statistics
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join WH Freeman/Macmillan Learning to learn about two cutting edge projects:

FlipIt Statistics is in development. FlipIt Statistics will not depend upon a specific text and will be intended for anyone to use as supplemental or for stand-alone teaching and learning resources. The main goal of FlipIt Statistics is to increase interactive learning time in the classroom, with the understanding that the most successful interactive learning occurs with not only students being provided with quality materials and content but also instructors having access to the best resources and support for fostering creative, relevant, and meaningful course time.

Sapling Learning, a leading provider of online homework for the STEM disciplines, is bringing its unique approach to Introductory Statistics courses. Sapling Learning's homework focuses on a variety of question types specifically developed for statistics, including step-by-step questions, conclusion and interpretation content, and engaging visualizations. All of Sapling Learning’s questions feature feedback that specifically addresses common student misconceptions, guiding and tutoring your students towards mastering statistical concepts.

We are looking forward to your feedback on what we have developed thus far and your input on how best to proceed with both FlipIt Statistics and Sapling. We hope to see you there!

Speakers
Sponsors
WF

WH Freeman

Our legacy of excellence in education informs our approach to developing world-class content with pioneering and interactive teaching tools. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 305

2:00pm

The Colored Dice Problem- MAT 152
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will be a brief demonstration of a probability experiment involving dice and their colors that will engage and challenge your students. This demonstration will consist of exploring the concept of expected value when rolling three dice of a specific color combination.

Speakers
GS

Gustavo Sa

Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 303

2:00pm

Implementation of MAT001
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss the development, and implementation of MAT001-Supplemental Labs for PreCalculus and Statistics at CPCC. The presentation will include class structure and sample course material.

Speakers
JB

Jordan Bertke

Central Piedmont CC
avatar for Lisa Creighton

Lisa Creighton

Mathematics Instructor, Central Piedmont CC
Lisa Creighton has been a member of the Mathematics Faculty at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) since 2013 and is currently teaching Quantitative Literacy, Statistics and 001 support courses. She holds a Master Degree in Mathematics Education from UNCC and a Bachelor’s... Read More →
HK

Helen Kolman

Central Piedmont CC
avatar for Dianne Matthews

Dianne Matthews

Math Instructor, Central Piedmont CC
Math Instructor


Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 302

2:00pm

Hands-On Activities in Linear Algebra
Limited Capacity seats available

Linear algebra has many uses and often students are surprised of uses beyond solving systems. Hands-on activities that introduce and reinforce linear algebra concepts while engaging students will be demonstrated.

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.



Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 301

2:00pm

Real World Projects for PreCalculus and Calculus
Limited Capacity seats available

Students often question how the mathematics they are learning in class will be used in the 'real world'. Come see a variety of projects that we have developed over time to help address this very question. Topics include periodic modeling, vectors, conics, and optimization.

Speakers
avatar for Cathey Jordan

Cathey Jordan

Math Professor; STEM Development, Wake Tech CC
MP

Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 202

3:00pm

Math Really Rocks – a Teacher / Astronomer’s Journey
This uplifting and inspirational talk will focus on members of the mathematics and space science community who break the stereotype that many have of those in the mathematics profession.   From 400 years ago and a “moose in the house” to the team members who landed a car on Mars, you will learn first hand and be able to share with your students that Math Really Rocks!

Live feed link: http://livestream.com/southwesterncc/events/4939566

Speakers
avatar for Billy Hix

Billy Hix

Director of STEM Outreach, Motlow College
Hix is professor emeritus and is the founder and director of the Motlow College Foundation STEM Outreach program. This program provides free programs to all schools in the Motlow College service area. Since July 2015, Hix has worked with over 10,500 students and teachers. In addition... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
First Floor

4:00pm

DMA Drama - Juggling Seated, Online and Emporium DMA Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

We would like to share a comprehensive overview of the processes we use in scheduling, teaching, and evaluating our DMA courses which includes how we re-write our DMA schedule every 4 weeks with a 2-day turn around.

Speakers
BL

Brenda Lewis

Catawba Valley Community College
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 304

4:00pm

12th Annual Faculty Math League Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Put yourselves in your students' shoes and come and try your hand at these 15 questions modeled after AMATYC's Student Math League Test. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers!

Speakers
CM

Chris Mansfield

NCMATYC Math Competition Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 306

4:00pm

CANCELED: A COMMON VISION (MAA 2025): How common is it?
Limited Capacity seats available

THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN CANCELD.

A COMMON VISION (MAA 2025): How common is it?
Five professional associations are developing a Common Vision for undergraduate mathematics in2025. The MAA-led project hopes to provide impetus and direction for modernizing the curriculum in light of what we know about how mathematics is used in our partner disciplines. Let’s talk about it!
The Project is responding to national calls for action to improve undergraduate training in math and statistics. These calls include, but aren’t limited to, Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional Collect Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012) and the Mathematical Sciences in 2025 (National Research Council, 2013)
The Project is also responding to the fact that the environment for learning and teaching mathematics in higher education has undergone and continues to experience significant changes. Changes are particularly profound in the areas of: student preparedness and student diversity; student career goals and the need for workplace skills; quantitative skills demanded by more disciplines including, for example, the social sciences; advances in technology; state budget cuts for post-secondary education and shifts in states’ funding priorities from funding based on enrollment to funding based on completion.
Our community recognizes that many students encounter significant barriers along the traditional route to a STEM career and thus graduate with inadequate mathematical competencies as they enter the U.S. workforce. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025 (NRC, 2013) suggests that we reassess the training of future generations of mathematical scientists in light of the increasingly cross-disciplinary nature of the STEM fields.
Substantial efforts have been undertaken to help us understand the challenges; indeed, promising curricular updates and pedagogical practices have been recommended. However, few such practices are being implemented at a scale necessary to make a significant impact on the number of mathematics graduates entering the workforce, the number of students pursuing a degree in mathematics, or the number of graduates in all fields who have adequate mathematics skills and competencies to meet current workforce demands. Further, these efforts are often made in isolation. Facilitating multiple pathways to help students overcome barriers encountered in coursework in the mathematical sciences requires a well-coordinated effort of multiple stakeholders, including faculty, higher education administrators, employers, professional associations, and funding agencies. By bringing together thought leaders from these various sectors, Common Vision will ultimately serve to catalyze widespread adoption of modernized curricula and pedagogies.

Speakers

Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 305

4:00pm

Math Skills Lab and How to Please the Auditors
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you frustrated trying to please the state auditors when there are no written guidelines for running a math skills lab? Come learn the basics of running a successful lab from a coordinator who hasn’t had an audit exception in five years. Take home forms and information that will keep you in the good graces of any auditor.

Speakers

Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 302

4:00pm

WebAssign: Powerful Resource for your Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a new, potential, or seasoned WebAssign user? Join us and explore the latest free math and stats resources, like tutorial banks and JMP simulation questions; learn about our new analytics features; and our student-paced course model, all designed to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for WebAssign

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.


Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 307

4:00pm

Meaningful Labs Using Real Data Sets
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenter will share labs that use real data and explore appropriate technology for computations. These real data sets and labs engage students and are more meaningful to their lives. Each participant will leave with labs that can be used immediately in a Statistic or Quantitative Literacy course.

Speakers
HB

Holly Bass

Math Instructor, Brunswick CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 303

4:00pm

Poll Vaulting to Quantitative Literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

My talk will be based on North Carolina MAT 143 objective 4.9: Polling and margin of error. I’ll walk through an activity-based lesson designed to cover this objective. The stated objectives of this lesson are: 1 – Look up online and discuss recent polling information. 2- Identify margin of error in a poll. 3 - Calculate and interpret the meaning of margin of error. 4 - Calculate the number of respondents needed for a given margin of error. In addition, I’ll be discussing aspects of the national quantitative reasoning movement with a focus on using the things that I’ve learned to improve the relevance of teaching specifically in the non-STEM setting.

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 →


Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 202

4:00pm

Using Google Forms to Collect Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of our courses now teach at least some basic statistical skills. But how much better would the instruction be if students were able to use data they themselves collected. By using Google Forms and Google Sheets, we can collect data from both individuals and groups quickly and easily, and have class sets to analysis.

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.


Thursday March 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 301

7:00pm

Evening Social - Sponosred by McGraw Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

Evening social will be at the Jarrett House.   Parking is limited so please car pool, if possible.

Jarrett House -http://www.jarretthouse.com/

Circus Mutt - http://circusmutt.com/
In the tricked-out garage of a big white house on a hill beneath the Blue Ridge near Asheville, N.C., music was made. Mutt music, to be precise. Mutt music happens when two Pennsylvania boys get together, combining the shared influences of rock ‘n roll, reggae, Jazz, and bluegrass while remaining true to their working class roots and country-lovin’ sentiments. Grass-roots rockgrass. Rock-roots muttgrass. Corn liquor meets craft beer with a Hot Toddy chaser. Since forming in 2010, the band--Dan on guitar/vocals, Seth on mandolin/vocals--have toured hard, playing 219 shows in 2014. They are known for their raucous sound, gentlemanly manners and the good-natured foot-stompin’ and tail-waggin’ that comes naturally to every friendly mutt you know. Wherever they are, it’s sure to be a circus, and you are surely welcome.

Sponsors
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McGraw Hill

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.


Thursday March 10, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Jarrett House 100 Haywood Road. Dillsboro, NC 28725
 
Friday, March 11
 

8:00am

NCMATYC Buisness Meeting & Breakfast - Sponsored by Cengage
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakfast starts at 8:00 am and door prizes are availble to those who attend.

The breakfast will be a hot buffet with biscuits, gravy, fruit, yogurt, granola, bacon and breakfast casserole with and without meat.  Juice, water, and coffee will be the drinks.

Sponsors
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Cengage

Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at our core and our focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design, learning solutions and personalized services — all to help... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
First Floor

9:25am

Effective DMA lab exercises to prepare for the MAT classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Many MAT courses in our system use lab exercises. We will work through some labs we have implemented in DMA to help our students prepare for MAT. We will discuss the pros and cons of labs and work through some examples. You will walk away with a lab ready to go for each module.

Labs have become a great way to assess students throughout the module to make sure that they are effectively meeting SLO's. They are useful to students in different ways: understanding vocabulary, learning new concepts, applying concepts, reviewing material before the final and more!

Speakers
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Briana Morrill

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
I grew up and got my Bachelor and Master degrees in Maine. I taught high school for seven years (5 in Maine and 2 in Asheville). I've been in the area (Asheville) for four years. I taught as an adjunct and tutored at AB Tech for most of that time but this past year I was hired on... Read More →
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Jennifer Voigt

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC


Friday March 11, 2016 9:25am - 10:50am
Room 305

9:25am

Using Capstone Projects in Introductory Statistics Courses
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers will present large-data driven projects which illustrate all the concepts of introductory statistics through analysis of the data. Participants will receive all the projects and supporting documents on thumb drives.

Speakers
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Sue Ann Jones

Pellissippi State CC
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Brittany Mosby

Pellissippi State CC


Friday March 11, 2016 9:25am - 10:50am
Room 303

9:25am

Using SAGE, a free CAS in the cloud, for Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

We demonstrate how SAGE can be used in any level of the precalulus-calculus sequence. Sample files and tutorial links will be made available.

Speakers
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Ed Snyder

Southern Piedmont CC



Friday March 11, 2016 9:25am - 10:50am
Room 304

9:30am

Take it up a Notch: Adding Rigor to DMA
Limited Capacity seats available

DMA students are in developmental courses not just for content, but also to learn general college competencies such as note-taking and using available resources. DCCC instructors share DMA policies that promote students success in gateway math courses.

Speakers
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Kendra Guffey

Davidson County Community College
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Colleen Thomas

Davidson County CC


Friday March 11, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
Room 301

9:30am

Introducing Bayesian Reasoning in a Statistics Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Bayesian statistical inference is typically not introduced until a calculus-based mathematical statistics course. However, by extending a basic discussion of Bayes' Theorem, an accessible introduction to the topic can be made at any level. This presentation will give an idea of how Bayes' Theorem can lead to an easy introduction to Bayesian Inferential methods.

Speakers
RG

Ross Gosky

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University


Friday March 11, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
Room 202

9:30am

Online Graduate Programs in Statistics at NCSU.
Limited Capacity seats available

The Department of Statistics at NCSU has recently debuted several new online graduate programs. The department is proud to offer two graduate certificates and a master’s degree that may be earned completely online. A graduate certificate in Applied Statistics and Data Management is designed to provide training in statistical methods and the use of SAS software. Our Certificate in Statistics Education is designed for individuals who would like to teach statistics at the college or university level. Each certificate is composed of 12 graduate credit hours. The Master’s in Statistics is a full 30 hour graduate degree that has the same requirements as our on campus master’s program. These programs are designed for working professionals and students typically take two courses each semester. In this presentation we will give an overview of the curriculum of the program. We will also describe the application process, costs and scheduling.

Speakers
Sponsors
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NC State Masters of Statistics

North Carolina State University’s Department of Statistics is committed to providing outstanding training both on campus and worldwide. Our new online graduate program features a Master of Statistics degree and two graduate certificates, one in Applied Statistics and Data Management... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
Room 307

9:30am

Using Tangent to Design a Passive Solar House
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk will begin with a brief overview of what passive solar design means, and continue on to demonstrate how tangent is used to calculate the solar gain during the summer and winter.

Speakers
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Katrina Palmer

Appalachian State University



Friday March 11, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am
Room 302

10:00am

Communication Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will show examples of tools we use to improve communication between teacher to student, student to student, and teacher to teacher. These tools include calendars & texting tools as well as group pages, forums, announcements, etc in Blackboard and Moodle.

Speakers
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Joy Minster

Wake Technical Community College
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Anne Schlieper

Associate Professor, Wake Tech Community College


Friday March 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 301

10:00am

What’s on Tap? MindTap for Math and Stats by Cengage Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join this lively and fast paced session as we showcase our new digital learning solution for math and statistics. First, we will explore our new MindTap for math foundations and then dive further into our MindTap for math curriculum-level courses. You will hear the story of how Cengage has put “students first” and how our MindTap platform guides students through the curriculum in a way that better fits their lifestyle. Come take a look at how this engaging platform will help students persist through the course material, increase their retention, and develop critical thinking skills.

Speakers
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Austin Caperton

Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at our core and our focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design, learning solutions and personalized services — all to help... Read More →

Sponsors
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Cengage

Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at our core and our focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design, learning solutions and personalized services — all to help... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 307

10:00am

Emphasizing critical thinking in introductory statistics.
Limited Capacity seats available

ST311 is an introductory statistics course at N.C. State that is similar MAT 152. The majority of the sections of ST311 are taught in a hybrid format in which two hours per week of content online and the students meet face-to-face with an instructor for one hour per week. Recently, the university has started to emphasize critical and creative thinking (https://think.dasa.ncsu.edu/intellectual-standards-of-critical-and-creative-thinking/). We have used the hybrid format of ST311 to emphasize the critical thinking skills. Students learn basic facts and concepts during the online component of the course. Then during the face-to-face session of the class we spend time on how to answer critical thinking questions. During this presentation we will discuss the structure of the course and present example questions and a rubric we use to help student develop critical thinking.

Speakers

Friday March 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 302

10:00am

MAT 143 - for the very first time!
Limited Capacity seats available

Having all taught MAT 143 for the very first time this year, we will talk about our experience - from how we set up groups, grading group work, holding students accountable in the group process, the labs that worked and those that did not, weekly team meetings, and more.

Speakers
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Stephanie Hays

Developmental Math Coordinator, Catawba Valley Community College
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Jeanne McGinnis

Catawba Valley CC
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Sarah McGinnis

Catawba Valley CC



Friday March 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 202

11:00am

Redesigning the Redesign: DMA for all students.
Limited Capacity seats available

The College Transition Center was created to serve the students in DMA 010, DMA 020 and DRE 096. These courses had low passing rates and students were spending a great deal of financial aid on these courses and not moving forward. The barriers that were identified that were impacting student success were length of course, limited career-related activities, number of days served, and limited individual support. In order to address these concerns, courses were moved away from traditional FTE earning programs to a new program under College and Career Readiness. eliminated the cost of the course to students.

Instruction and skill mastery are driven by Hawkes Learning. In addition, instructors engage students in small group learning activities based on their chosen field of study throughout the course. Students are learning and have made excellent progress.

By eliminating the 4 week modules and the pressure some students feel under the short time limit, students have the time as well as the reduced pressure to build a stronger foundation in math and to find success in the early DMA courses.

One semester of results shows a drastic increase in the passing rate for 010 and 020, positive student feedback, and success in subsequent math courses. There have been bumps in the road but the success is worth the added effort. Let us show you and your school how to improve understanding and the overall success rate for many of your students at your school.

Speakers
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Susan Huneycutt

Davidson CCC


Friday March 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 305

11:00am

Improving Review Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Reviewing for a test can be fun! Try a review strategy with a format similar to the Amazing Race seen on TV. Students work in groups and must answer questions correctly in order to proceed. Wrong answers are met with "detours" and the first group to the finish line wins!

Speakers
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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 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 306

11:00am

May the Force of Math be With You!
Limited Capacity seats available

Star Wars is an icon of our society. While the story is pure fantasy, a lot of “fun” math can be derived from this epic saga. How long does it take to travel from Coruscant to Tatooine with the Millennium Falcon? Why does Yoda flip before striking with his Light Saber? How much energy is in a Light Saber anyway? How much power does it take to destroy a planet? Galactic shattering questions like these will be addressed in this workshop. Topics presented here are suitable for Math 143, Math 171 and Math 172.

Speakers
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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 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 301

11:00am

SLOwly Stirring the Pot
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion on the role of DMA prerequisites for MAT 143 and MAT 152. Have we made DMA's content more specific to the needs of a PreCalculus pathway? Participants will have the opportunity to share their experience and express their support/concerns with the current DMA to Curriculum path.

Speakers
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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 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 202

11:00am

Quantitative Literacy in Our World
Limited Capacity seats available

When visiting NCMATYC in 2014, I talked to some folks about the new Quant Lit courses in the state, and some suggested that a version of my liberal arts math book, Math In Our World, in the activity-based format of Pathways to Math Literacy would be a good fit for North Carolina. And that day, Quantitative Literacy in Our World was born. We spent almost two years gathering information, and working with key faculty in NC to develop a product completely designed to meet the specific objectives of MTH 143. We’re ready to publish for this coming Fall and are eager to show off the results. Come see what this project is about, and share your thoughts on 143 with colleagues from around the state.

Speakers
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Brian Mercer

Parkland College
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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 →

Sponsors
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McGraw Hill

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.


Friday March 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 307

11:00am

New MAT 171 Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear how we have encouraged students explore, apply, & synthesize Pre-Calculus through lab work. Our labs include exploration with Desmos, graphical analysis, contextual applications, and in some cases a Calculus Preview. You will leave this session with labs in hand and access to their digital formats.

Below is a link to a Google Drive Folder for our presentation.  It contains the PPT and copies of the labs.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwjVWPCLmFy_Tjh3a2Nwc29HMVk&usp=sharing 

Speakers
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Lisa Meads

NCMATYC Secretary, College of The Albemarle
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Muffy Vestal

College of the Albemarle


Friday March 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 302

11:00am

Statistical and Actuarial Applications in Calculus
Limited Capacity seats available

A brief introduction into the area of financial engineering and actuarial science. North Carolina is home to two "Top 25" schools in this field. Here's how to introduce your students to this topic.

Speakers
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Seth McElvaney

Associate Professor, Wake Technical CC


Friday March 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 303

12:00pm

Engaging Students: The Influence of the Student Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Student engagement is well known to be a key factor in student success in academic courses. While the goal is to have students become active participants in learning mathematical skills and concepts, how that is accomplished can sometimes be elusive. When we survey instructors in STEM disciplines, 86% agree that their students struggle due to inadequate study habits or lack motivation. Research with students reveals more detail about the study habits and behaviors of our students. We will discuss what we have learned through interactions and research with students and what this says about student engagement. Some practical applications are then addressed around class management and course-design across the curriculum.

Live feed link: http://livestream.com/southwesterncc/events/4939590

Speakers
JM

Jonathan McDonald

Jonathan McDonald holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Florida Atlantic University and has been an educator and researcher in mathematics and physics since 2005. Jonathan has worked with institutions such as Harvard University, Perimeter Institute, the Santa Fe Institute, as well as several... Read More →

Sponsors
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Cengage

Cengage Learning believes that engagement is the foundation of learning…engagement is at our core and our focus is on engaging with learners, both in the classroom and beyond, to ensure the most effective product design, learning solutions and personalized services — all to help... Read More →



Friday March 11, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
First Floor