Mathematics Department

Teaching Seminar

Fall 2016

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

  • Nov
    30
  • Standards-Based Grading
    Group Discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    16
  • Active Learning Lunch
    Group Discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of active learning strategies.
  • Nov
    09
  • Discussion of SM230 (Probability with Naval Applications) and SM219 (Introductory Statistics)
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    02
  • Discussion of SM261 (Matrix Theory) and SM285A/286A (Mathematics for Economics)
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of the content and goals of SM261 (Matrix Theory) and the new and experimental course SM285A/SM286A (Mathematics for Economics).
  • Oct
    26
  • Active Learning Lunch
    Group Discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of active learning strategies.
  • Oct
    12
  • Favorite Productivity and Organizational Tools
    Group discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Share your favorite productivity and organizational tools. What systems or software do you use to keep track of appointments and meetings, manage your calendar and email, and plan projects?
  • Oct
    05
  • Grading Practices
    Group discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Group discussion on grading practices for multi-section, multi-instructor courses. What traditional and non-traditional grading practices are in use in our department? What are their pros and cons? How can we balance academic freedom and fairness to students, especially in large core courses?
  • Sep
    28
  • Introduction to the TI-36X Pro Calculator
    LCDR Noble Hetherington
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Introduction to the use of the TI-36X Pro plebe calculator.
  • Sep
    21
  • Active Learning Lunch
    Group Discussion
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Discussion of active learning strategies.
  • Sep
    14
  • Academic Advising
    David Phillips, Dave Ruth, Max Wakefield
    USNA
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Our senior advisers will answer advising questions in preparation for preregistration.
  • Sep
    07
  • Getting off to a Good Start
    Group Discussion
    USNA
    Time: 12:00 PM

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    Our first meeting of the semester will be a short informal discussion of Brent and Felder's article, "Helping New Faculty Get Off to a Good Start." The article summarizes findings by Boice (from his book on new faculty) on productive habits in teaching and research.
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