Mathematics Lost in Transition Institute

In conjunction with the Wyoming Math/Statistics/Physics Community College and University articulation

Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25, 2015

University of Wyoming, Laramie

Institute Goals

1. Experience UW mathematics and statistics student study and tutoring laboratories through observation and interactions with instructors, lab/teaching assistants, and students.

2. Experience a common examination in Calculus I and MATH 1450 (algebra/trigonometry) and talk with instructors and teaching assistants.

3. Experience and ask questions about the multiple ways that students may seek and receive instructional assistance at UW, specifically, Supplemental Instruction, Mathematics Bridge Program, Synergy Program, Rock On, and the STEP Center for academic support.

Don’t forget to sign up for Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) renewal credit.


Thursday, April 23

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Registration, welcomes,

4:30 – 5:00 Overview of the evening class and tutoring options;

Cold boxed suppers to take along

5:00 - 9:00. Observations, simulations, and conversations: Statistics Lab, Mathematics Lab,

Supplemental Instruction

Friday, April 24

7:30 – 8:50 a.m. Registration continues, breakfast at the Rendezvous CafĂ©, Ross Hall, travel to classroom observations and other appointments

9:00 – 11:50 Classroom observations and/or interactions with student success directors, including

Jess Willford, Benjamin Herdt, April Heaney, David Bray, Kim Reichert, David Anton, and

Michele Bird

11:50 – 12:00 pm Check-in/Registration for Wyoming Math/Statistics/Physics Articulation

Join afternoon breakout sessions, including a session debriefing, classroom visits and other instructional support experiences

5:00-7:30 Reception, dinner, and keynote at the historic Laramie Depot; keynote by Jillian Balow Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Articulation 2015
Math | Physics | Stats

Friday April 24th

11:00 – 1:15 Registration Check-In Family Room Lobby

2:00 – 1:00 Welcome Luncheon Yellowstone Center 12:00 - 12:10 Dean Paula - Dean, UW Arts & Sciences

12:45 – 2:30 General Assembly Topics and discussion

12:45-1:30 Science Initiative
Greg Brown - Associate Dean, UW Arts & Sciences

1:30 – 2:30 General Assembly Panel Discussion Complete College WY - Managing and Mitigating Remedial Courses
John Freeman - Wyoming House of Representatives
Jose Fierro - LCCC VP of Academic Affairs
Mohammed Chakhad - LCCC Engineering
Jake McIntyre - CC Mathematics
David Anton - UW Mathematics

2:40 – 3:40 Breakout Sessions: 60 Min.

Bridge Programs: Round Table Discussion Yellowstone East
David Anton – UW Mathematics
April Heaney – UW LeaRN

Online Courses- Various Yellowstone West

Online Discussions using MyMathLab (30 min)
Monica Benes – LCCC

10 C’s of Online Teaching (35 min)
Scott Crawford – UW Statistics

Remediation: Math Pathways: Redesigning for Success! Family Room
Dean McIntire - LCCC

Secondary Education- Various Big Horn

International Baccalaureate Math Curriculum (30 min)
Rick Simineo – Cheyenne East High

Computational Science for High School Teachers (30 min)
Lynne Ipina – UW Mathematics
Ruben Gamboa – UW Computer Science

2:40 – 3:40 Breakout Sessions: Cont.

Mathematics- Various Senate E

Adventures with Mathematics (30 min)
Kevin Kilty - UW Engineering

Flipped Classroom Presentation (30 min)
Paul Marquard – Casper College

Share Session- Various Senate W

Open Talks- share techniques or topics of interest
Bring materials to share etc.

Physics – Meet the group Snowy Range

Street Math 3-D Visualization Guided tour 2:40 – 3:15 (15 ppl.) Yellowstone Lobby

3:40 – 3:50 Refreshment Break Yellowstone Lobby

3:50 – 4:40 Friday Breakout Sessions: 50 Min.

Street Mathematics – Various Yellowstone East

Physical Mathematics: Rainbows as conic sections (30 min)
William Weber – UW Mathematics

Rainbows with REAL Raindrops
Kevin Kilty – UW Engineering

Statistics – Planning Seminar Workshop Yellowstone West
Stat 2000, 2050 & 2070
Ken Gerow – UW Statistics

Remediation- Math Pathways Roundtable Discussion Family Room Moderator - Dean McIntire - LCCC

Secondary Education: Statistics & Probability for Teachers Big Horn
Linda Hutchison – UW Secondary Ed.
Jeff Selden – UW Mathematics

Computational Math for High School Teachers Senate E
Richard Jacoby – Cheyenne East High School

Share Session- Various Senate W
Open Talks- share techniques or topics of interest
Bring materials to share etc.

Street Math - 3-D Visualization tour 3:40 – 4:15 (15ppl.) Yellowstone Lobby

Articulation Banquet

Laramie Depot
1st & Kearney
Downtown Laramie

Friday April 24th

5:00 - 6:00 Social Hour – The Nowhere Men (BYOB or donation bar)

5:30 - 6:30 Dinner Buffet

6:30 - 7:30 Keynote Speaker – Jillian Balow

7:45 - 8:30 Nowhere Men

Articulation 2015
Math | Physics | Stats

Saturday April 25th Location

7:30 - 8:00 Continental Breakfast Yellowstone Lobby

8:15 – 9:45 Breakout Session: 90 Min.

Mathematics & Statistics - Various Big Horn

Relativity in Paired Data –
There’s more to it than meets the eye. (45 min)
Ken Gerow – UW Statistics

Mathematical Catch Phrases & Innovation (45 min)
Bryan Shader- UW Mathematics

Elementary Education Topics: Senate E
Kendall Jacobs – Casper College
Michelle Chamberlin – UW Mathematics
Math for Elementary Teachers-Roundtable
Math for Elementary Teachers
Fractions & Elementary Ed

Open Talks- share techniques or topics of interest Senate W
Bring materials to share etc.

NWC Bridge Program Warm Valley
Don Anderson – NWC
Martin Stensing – NWC

2+2 Course Coordination Family Room
Workshop on teaching the Math Majors Seminar
Jason Williford - UW Mathematics

Lynne Ipina - UW Mathematics

Physics Meet & Greet Snowy Range
Rudi Michalak – UW Physics

10:00 – 11:30 Saturday Breakout Session: 90 Min.

                                 Various Topics: Big Horn
Statistical Literacy-
What is it & how do we teach it? (45 min)
Michelle Bird - UW Statistics

Lost in Transition – 10 years Out: What Have We Learned, Where Are We Going? Audrey Kleinsasser – Partnership

Elementary Education -Cont. Senate E
Kendall Jacobs – Casper College
Michelle Chamberlin – UW Mathematics
Elem. Ed. Roundtable
Math for Elementary Teachers
Fractions & Elementary Ed

Open Talks- share techniques or topics of interest Senate W
Bring materials to share etc.

Calculus in WY Warm Valley
A State Wide Calculus Conversation (60 min)
Nathan Clements – UW Mathematics

Shared Readings – SER Calculus (30 min)
Lynne Ipina – UW Mathematics

2+2 Course Coordination – Cont. (Shared Class rotation) Family Room
Sarah Pauley - WWCC
Ray DeWitt – EWC Mathematics moderator
Differential Equations
Elementary Linear Algebra
Calculus III
Math Major Seminar

Mathematics - Various Snowy Range

Physical Mathematics- Archimedes’ balancing a
parabolic segment (30 min)
William Weber – UW Mathematics

Creating a Terminal Algebra Course (60 min)
Matt Nickodemus – Casper College

11:30 – 12:30 WYMATYC Business Meeting: Family Room

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