UTA Department of Mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Date/Time/Room: Friday (11/16/2007) at 2:30pm in 304 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Dr. Deborah Hughes Hallett, Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona/Harvard University
(Local host: B. Shipman)

"The Teaching of Mathematics: What Changes Are on the Horizon?"

Abstract: Over the past two decades, a spotlight has been on calculus, precalculus, and college algebra courses. In this talk, we will look at why this happened, what the challenges were, and how changes in curriculum, pedagogy, and technology have changed the course. What do we expect in the future? What techniques are there to encourage students to think deeply about what they are learning? How do we ensure our courses are responsive to the needs of faculty and students?