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Mathematics Department

Teaching Seminar

Fall 2017

All talks are from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room, unless otherwise specified.

  • Dec
    06
  • Incorporating Writing into the Mathematics Classroom
    Wendy Madden, Writing Center Coordinator
    USNA
    Location: Seminar Room
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    29
  • Teaching Public Speaking
    Kelcy Sagstetter, History Department
    USNA
    Location: Seminar Room
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    15
  • Meeting to discuss SM212 Differential Equations
    Group discussion with representatives from other departments
    Location: Colloquium room
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of the content of SM212, Differential Equations. Joint meeting of the teaching seminar and the majors curriculum committee. Representatives of departments whose students take this course (engineering, physics, and oceanography) are invited. Note the non-standard room.
  • Nov
    08
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
    Group Discussion with English Department
    Location: Math Department Seminar Room
    Time: 12:15 PM

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    General discussion of topics related to mathematics and writing. This meeting may be especially interesting to instructors of SM291 (Fundamentals of Math) and capstone and honors students.
  • Nov
    03
  • Productive Failure
    Mairead Greene and Christine von Renesse
    Rockhurst University and Westfield State University
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    In this meeting participants will explore the impact of failure on student learning. Drawing on brain science and mathematics education research, Prof von Renesse and Prof Greene will facilitate a discussion on how we can improve student learning by paying attention and inviting mistakes. Professors Greene and von Renesse will also be leading a separate workshop on Inquiry-Based Learning, Friday afternoon and Saturday. For more information, go to our "News and Events" page.
  • Oct
    18
  • Library Resources
    Manuel Jusino
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Manuel Jusino will discuss library instruction available for all courses. Instruction sessions inform midshipmen about relevant library resources (i.e. journals and databases) in the field and normally run the length of one class period. This is also an opportunity to discuss our research fields, methods and needs.
  • Oct
    04
  • Mentoring Student Research
    Sommer Gentry
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Presentation by Sommer Gentry on mentoring student research projects, either in courses or independent study. We will also discuss a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  • Sep
    27
  • New Advising Tools
    ITSD
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    ITSD will demonstrate new electronic tools for advising.
  • Sep
    13
  • Transforming undergraduate mathematics programs
    Karen Saxe, Associate Executive Director, American Mathematical Society
    AMS and Macalester College
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Sep
    06
  • Academic Advising
    David Phillips, David Ruth, Max Wakefield
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Our senior advisers will answer advising questions in preparation for preregistration.
  • Aug
    30
  • A Common Vision
    Group discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of "A Common Vision for Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Programs in 2025" by Karen Saxe and Linda Braddy
  • Aug
    23
  • Organizational Meeting
    Time: 12:00 PM
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