SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

September 22, 2014

October 29, 2010
Workshop on Technology Integration in Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics Students
to be held at the Fields Institute

Organizers
Chantal Buteau (Brock University)
Daniel Jarvis (Nipissing University)
Zsolt Lavicza (University of Cambridge)

For more information, please contact Chantal Buteau: cbuteau [at] brocku.ca

Registration on site October 29
Fee $20 includes lunch,
note fees are non refundable
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The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion around technology integration in post-secondary mathematics instruction, with a particular focus on the instruction of mathematics majors. It is mainly aimed at mathematicians working in departments of mathematics, including graduate students who are teaching undergraduate courses. Mathematics educators from other departments and institutions are invited to attend and enrich the discussions.

The workshop will also include the reporting of the results of a national online survey (Spring 2009) which focused on the integration of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in Canadian post-secondary mathematics instruction.

Note that a similar workshop is also offered in French at the Centre de recherches mathématique (CRM) in Montreal on Friday October 1st, 2010: http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/cal/fr/mois201010.html

Schedule

  • 9:00 Welcome & Keynote: Bernard Hodgson (Université Laval)
  • 10:15 Questions & Discussion around Keynote's presentation
  • 10:45 Coffee break
  • 11:15 Report on Canadian survey (Spring 2009) regarding Computer Algebra Systems integration in post-secondary mathematics teaching. Speakers: Chantal Buteau (Brock University), Daniel Jarvis (Nipissing University), & Zsolt Lavicza (University of Cambridge)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Discussion Session 1: Rethinking the undergraduate mathematics curriculum: What role does technology play?
    Leaders: Walter Whiteley (York University) & Jane Heffernan (York University) with Franco Saliola (UQAM)
  • 13:45 Discussion Session 2: Integrating an additional first-year course in programming and/or CAS use: Issues and impact on curriculum.
    Leaders: Janse Van Rensburg (York University) & Laurent Delisle (Université de Montréal) - TBC - with Yvan St-Aubin (Université de Montréal)
  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:15 Discussion Session 3: Assessment in mathematics courses integrating technology: Technical/pedagogical challenges and curricular considerations.
    Leaders: France Caron (Université de Montréal) & Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh (Brock University)
  • 16:00 Sharing useful resources for integrating technology in instruction
  • 16:15 Closing comments

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