2024 Washington College Mathematics Conference


Tentative Agenda

Thursday, April 18

1:00 p.m.

State Department Chairs Meeting (Oregon)

5:30 p.m.

Conference Registration Opens

7:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

7:05 p.m.

Keynote: “What if Fisher Had Computers?”
Patti Frazer Lock

8:00 p.m.

Happy Hour and Social

Friday, April 19

7:15 p.m.

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m.

The mathematics of procedural generation: What does the movie Tron and modern video games have in common?
Dibyajyoti Deb

The Ubiquitous Beam: Come Relax and See How Beams Handle Stress
Doug Gardner

Resources and Ideas for Christian Mathematicians
Dusty Wilson

Data and Results from Implementing Directed Self Placement and Co-requisite Classes
Christopher Willett, Kendra Rapp

An Off-the-Wall Math Teacher’s Journey to an Anxiety-Free Math Classroom
Celeste Petersen

Beyond the Calculator: A Conversation about Real-World Data Analysis in Introductory Statistics
Linda Richard

Pearson Innovations: Interactive Courses, AI and Accessibility
Evan St. Cyr

Oregon’s Common Course Numbering and 2+1 High School Math Pathways: Reimagining Algebra 2 and Precalculus
Krista Hocker, Mike Price, Keith Schloeman

Sample Drafts of the Algebra++ Project
John Chu

10:00 a.m.

Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.

Mathematics of Japan: Wasan and Entrance Examinations
Salah M. Abed

#trendingmathprof — Instagram and TikTok Math Influencer
Tyler Wallace

Undergraduate Applications of Taylor Series in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis
Tiernan Fogarty, Graeme Wiltrout

Establishing and Managing a Quality Mathematics Dual-Credit Program
Bret Rickman, Frank Smith, Kate DePaolis

OER Show and Tell
Alys Hugo

Math Pathway and Placement Reform at Yakima Valley College
Matt Lewis, Michael Jenck

ALEKS: Effectively Using AI to Enhance Student Learning and Understanding
Eric Ziegler, Tammy Louie

Let “R” Rip
John Mitchell

11:45 a.m.

Lunch Buffet

1:30 p.m.

Confronting a Perceived Ubiquity of Linearity
William Webber

How to HyFlex: Tech, Attendance and Assessment
Nic Griggs

Using Reflection to Develop Ownership of Learning: A SoTL Project
Rhea Becke, Ann Sitomer

Dual Credit Discussion Session
Kathy Smith

Exploring Lumen One for Student Success
Kelly Wainwright

Precalculus for Engineers: Reflections on Our First Year Teaching Math in an Engineering Learning Community
Seth Greendale, Mei Luu

Teaching Mathematics to Speakers of Other Languages: Applying ESL Teaching Pedagogy (TESOL) and Principles of Second-Language Writing (SLW) to Mathematics Teaching
Kourosh Ghaderi

Cumulative High-School GPA for Math Placement: Can It Work?
Henry Brewster

Teaching Statistics post-CCN
Carrie Kyser

3:00 p.m.

Writing-to-Learn Precalculus: What Works?
Jessica Hoppe

Co-Reqs for Math 107 and Math 146: What We Are Doing and How It Is Going
Kate Cook, Allie Dykes

Simulation-Based Inference for Beginners
Patti Frazer Lock

Non-textual Mathematical Analysis of History: New Insights into Ancient India, Egypt and Greece.
Payal Roy, Kaustava Roy

Rolle On: Dynamic CAS, Dynamic Geometry and a “Marvelous” Theorem
Thomas Dick

We Implemented a Proctoring Requirement: Here’s What Happened
Elizabeth O’Neil

Examining the Impact of Chatbots on Students and Faculty in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research Study
David Hammond

WA Pre-Business Calculus: Do We Need a Common Course?
Robert Weston

10 Ways to Start Small with Alternative Grading
Jessica Maddox

Play Better Cribbage: The Theory of 26
Jeff Crabill

Creating a Statewide HS Transcript Placement Agreement for Math
Dawn Draus

5:30 p.m.

Dinner Buffet

Saturday, April 20

7:15 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m.

ORMATYC Business Meeting

WAMATYC Business Meeting

9:00 a.m.

Building Math Transfer Pathways from Community Colleges to Independent Universities
Linda Samek, Tracy Redd

Incorporation of Ethical Reasoning into the Mathematics Classroom Via Mathematical Modeling
Jeremy Shaw

Making the MOST of Student Thinking
Scot Pruyn

Artificial Intelligence in Mathematics Education: Discussion and Ideas Session
Bret Rickman

“Easy” Proofs of “Hard” Theorems in Calculus
Jeff Eldridge

Two Models Are Better Than One: Investigating Carbon-Dioxide Levels
Thomas Dick

General Education Data Science: Getting Students and Faculty Started with Data Science for All
Hunter Glanz

What Is a Thinking Classroom?
Robert Weston

9:25 a.m.

Math and Biology: A Correlation Made In Heaven
Alys Hugo

It’s Time NOT to pretend dy/dx Is a Fraction, Isn’t It?
Hoewoom Kim

Topology of Data in the Classroom
Yves Nievergelt

Mathematical Escape Rooms
Dusty Wilson

Assessment in Online Classes: What Works? What Doesn’t?
Alys Hugo

Vector Calculus Reimagined
Jeff Eldridge

Loving Mathematics: My Principles of Compassionate Teaching and Curriculum
Kourosh Ghaderi

The Socimal System: A Numeration System for Math for Elementary Teachers
Paul Casillas

Building Thinking Classrooms PLC
Robert Weston

Designing the Future: Collaborative Workshop on Creating a 100-level Data-Science Curriculum
Rachel Webb, Amy Lindahl, Kelly Mercer

12:30 p.m.

ORMATYC Board Meeting

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