MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FORUM

October 22, 2014

FIELDS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION FORUM
MINUTES - March 27, 2004

Present: Paul Balog, A. Chanlin, Cynthia Church, Stewart Craven, Shirley Dalrymple, George Gadanidis, Bradd Hart, Ann Kajander, John Kezys, Miroslav Lovric, Kenning Marchant, Dragana Martinovic, Harry Matsugy, Eric Muller, Victor Ralevich, Tom Salisbury, Riaz Saloojee, Margaret Sinclair, Tom Sutton, Peter Taylor, Walter Whiteley, Otto Zander

1. Reports
- OAME
- OMCA
- OCMA
- Letter to the Minister(s)
- other

2. Mathematics education issues at the College level: Brief presentations followed by a discussion of current and emerging issues
-John Kezys (Mohawk) presented the math curriculum stream at the School of Business
-Tom Sutton ( Mohawk) talked about the demographics of college students
-Paul Balog (George Brown) talked about college instructors and the consequences of having or not having a math department
-Dragana Martinovic (Sheridan) described the technology used in math courses at Sheridan
-Victor Ralevich (coordinator, Sheridan) talked about the degree program in Information Security starting in September 2004
-Harry Matsugy (coordinator, Humber) provided his experience with problems that college-bound students are having by following the pathways through the new high school curriculum.

3. NSERC CRYSTAL centre for mathematics education
- A discussion of a possible Fields initiative/application, in cooperation with some Ontario universities