October 29, 2010
Workshop on Technology Integration in Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics
to be held at the Fields Institute
Chantal Buteau (Brock University)
Daniel Jarvis (Nipissing University)
Zsolt Lavicza (University of Cambridge)
For more information, please contact Chantal Buteau: cbuteau [at]
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
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
- 9:00 Welcome & Keynote: Bernard Hodgson (Université
- 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
- 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
Leaders: France Caron (Université de Montréal)
& Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh (Brock University)
- 16:00 Sharing useful resources for integrating technology in
- 16:15 Closing comments