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Welcome to the conference celebrating of 30 years of NCMATYC
  • A link to the printed program is here.
  • Be sure to attend a NCMATYC SLACK session and use SLACK during the conference.
  • There are 15 twenty minute sessions - check the schedule for rooms 229 and 322.
  • Be sure to attend one IMPACT session on Friday at noon.
  • Fill out the conference evaluation. Link is here. https://goo.gl/forms/7wpU2WO7LvOgLmnw2
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Friday, March 9 • 7:15am - 8:15am
Chat & Chew / Breakfast

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Breakfast and 12 Chat & Chew sessions.

1) Are You a Slacker? 
by John Bennett
A shorter version of the full session offered several times during the conference. Come for a Q & A on what Slack is and how you can use it. Check the Are You a Slacker? full sessions for links.

2) Round-table: Resources for Learning through Discovery in Stats and Precalc
by Stephanie Moore
Have good ideas that engage students? Need fresh ones? Bring your favorite resources that help students learn through discovery on any topic in Stats or Precalc. We'll pool all our ideas, handouts, and websites and make them available to each other. Hopefully we'll have time to try a few out as well!

3) MAT 001S – A Support Course for MAT 152 
by Gustavo Sa and Joan Romano
Currently at Wake Tech, MAT 152 students have an additional option to help them be successful.  In this session, presenters will discuss the process of developing and implementing MAT 001S as well as the benefits and the challenges that the course presents.

4) The Impact of Multiple Measures on College Level Mathematics 
by Randall Williams
Since the Multiple Measures initiative was passed, many students who have elected to forgo attempting at least one developmental mathematics course before attempting college transfer courses have had mixed success.

5) Red Pill or Blue Pill? Let's Get Into the Matrix!
by Mary Pearce and Seth McElvaney
Interesting project ideas for Linear Algebra and Honors components for STEM courses. Active participation encouraged! Projects based on the book "When Life is Linear" by Tim Chartier

6) By Land, By Sea, By Air...Plastics are Everywhere!
by Alana Baird and Sharaeh Nikbakht
Presentation of a mini-module in which students will investigate the impact of plastics on the environment. Students will use statistics, geometry and conversions, probability and other topics covered in MAT 143 to analyze a real world current event.

8) RISE Discussion
by Stephanie Hays
Join the discussion. What are your ideas, plans, and questions regarding RISE?

9) Using CoCalc (Sage Math) to Teach Mathematics
by Ethan Smith
In this presentation, I demonstrate features of an open-source mathematical software that is on the computational order of MATLAB and Mathematica. I will demonstrate how to use this software (built on Python) in curriculum mathematics courses ranging from MAT 143 up to MAT 280.

10) Slinky Teaching: Flexibility in Quantitative Literacy
by Brian Mercer
When many of us think of math/quant literacy, we think about students working in groups. Group work is an excellent QL model, but not the only one.  We’ve worked with folks that use many different models in (and out of) the math literacy classroom. We'd like to share ideas and discuss challenges.

by Kate Kozak
AMATYC is pleased to release its newest document in its standards documents. The AMATYC standards were released through Crossroads. How to implement the standards are found in Beyond Crossroads. The latest document, AMATYC IMPACT, provides a guidance to inspire and challenge all who have a role in education to take action to develop PROWESS in students. This presentation will highlight the components of AMATYC IMPACT

12) Co-requisite courses for math and statistics.
by Mike Lafraine
Come join us for an informative session sharing best practices around co-requisite courses for math and statistics.

13) TACkling Transfer
by Jonathan Loss
Come hear the latest updates on transfer policies between the NCCCS and the UNC system, in general, and regarding mathematics, in particular.  Bring questions and specific issues that you would be interested in having the Transfer Advisory Committee address or pursue.

14) Math Solvers: Do they Cause More Problems than they Solve?
by Tricia Van Brunt and Nolan Outlaw
Have you ever had a student who aces the homework but blanks on the test? The ever-changing and increasing technological nature of teaching math could be causing such issues. We examine the benefits and pitfalls of free math solver apps to determine their usefulness in conceptual understanding.

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Alana Baird

Lecturer, Appalachian State University
I teach a general education quantitative literacy course for non-STEM majors, so I work mainly with freshman and students who often dislike math. I am interested in mathematical modeling, real world applications of mathematics, utilizing technology to assist in problem solving, sustainability... Read More →
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John Bennett

Mathematics Instructor, Halifax Community College
I teach both developmental and curriculum level mathematics classes at Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC. I enjoy mathematics and teaching at all levels.
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Stephanie Hays

Developmental Math Coordinator, Catawba Valley Community College

Kate Kozak

AMATYC President Elect, Coconino Community College
Kathryn (Kate) Kozak is the president-elect of AMATYC. She has been on the AMATYC Executive Board for six years as the Vice President of the Southwest Region. She is part of the writing team for AMATYC IMPACT. Kate has been a full-time mathematics teacher at Coconino Community College... Read More →
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Michael Lafreniere

Associate Professor, Ohio University-Chillicothe
I'm an Associate Professor of environmental engineering technology and mathematics at Ohio University-Chillicothe, where I've been teaching since 1994. I use WebAssign in conjunction with self-made, online videos and a 1:1 tablet computer environment in what I call a "Collaboratory... Read More →
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Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC
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Seth McElvaney

Associate Professor, Wake Technical CC
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Brian Mercer

Parkland College
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Stephanie Moore

Adjunct Math Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne
Graduated AppState with Master's in Mathematics in May 2017. Love discussing teaching, math (especially functions, trig, calc, graph theory and MODELING, programming with R & R-studio). Also love cats, horses, playing music, puzzles, history, animals in general, books (especially... Read More →

Sharareh Nikbakht

Appalachian State University

Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC
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Joan Romano

Associate Department Head, Wake Technical CC

Gustavo Sa

Wake Technical CC
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Ethan Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College

Randall Williams

Catawba Valley CC

Friday March 9, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Bryant Building

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