March 18, 2016
I’m giving a talk early tomorrow (Friday) morning at the “Good Ideas in Teaching Precalculus“conference at Rutgers. I’ll be talking about a hybrid Precalculus course that I created at Guttman, which uses blogs to engage students in mathematical inquiry. The course was inspired by Jim Groom’s DS106 course, and it’s open, meaning you can read our blogs and join in on the discussion if you’d like. I am very excited to finally get a chance to share this work with other people. It’s definitely an experiment, and I have as many questions as I have answers, but I guess that’s what makes it a lot of fun to teach. Here are the slides.
March 2, 2016
My colleague Jared Warner and I will be presenting today at the Medgar Evers College Math Club. The talk is about a gentrification-themed board game that we designed to teach proportional reasoning in Guttman’s City Seminar course. This presentation will be similar to our talk from JMM in January, although thankfully will have more time to play the game and unpack some details. Here are the slides for the talk.