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Welcome to the conference celebrating of 30 years of NCMATYC
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  • 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.
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Thursday, March 8
 

7:30am

Conference Registration
Registration will be in the McGee Building till 9:40 am. Then registration will be in Wayne West, where the presentations are located.

Thursday March 8, 2018 7:30am - 8:55am
McGee Building

9:00am

Celebrating 30 Years of NCMATYC
Opening: We kick off the 30th annual NCMATYC conference by hearing Past Presidents of NCMATYC.

Speakers
avatar for NCMATYC Board

NCMATYC Board

NCMATYC Board Luke Walsh - President - Catawba Valley CCPresident Elect Laura Taylor - Cape Fear CC Glynis Mullins - Past President - Pitt CC Tammy Sullivan - Western Region VP - AB Tech CC Amanda Klinger - Central Region VP - Davidson CC Jay Martin - Eastern Region VP - Wake Tech... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:40am
Joslyn Hall

10:00am

Are You A Slacker?
Maybe you have seen or heard about the communication tool, Slack, which NCMATYC has been using to positively change the 58. Have you tried it? Did you sign up but aren't really sure how to use it? Come look at all the ways to use Slack to collaborate with instructors all across the state.

Download Slack for your tablet or phone:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Slack
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/slack-app/id618783545?ls=1&mt=8

Google Slide Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UKVw6oTkU3bdfJe3TxTS16QLJtY7tn2K_GXjSSSCY9I/copy?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for John Bennett

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.


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 322

10:00am

Engage Students with Contextual Applications
Do you use contextual applications from careers to motivate students? A WTCC and WCPSS Collaborate Project was funded to create lessons that advertise careers and promote mathematics applications. Come experience the lessons, as well as learn how to start a similar project in your county.

Speakers
CH

Carrie Hoffman

Wake Technical Community College
avatar for Jay Martin

Jay Martin

Wake Tech CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 114

10:00am

Helping Students Cruise to Success with Co-Requisite Courses
Trying to figure out how to assist under-prepared students? Learn one how Grayson College is servicing these students with co-requisite courses, achieve college credit while being assisted with just-in- time supplemental instruction and support. Also see how Grayson College continues to utilize and value developmental adjuncts. We will show how Grayson College has implemented and continually improved co-requisite courses for students needing college algebra, statistics and contemporary mathematics.  Adjuncts that are only qualified to teach developmental mathematics are a vital wealth of experience and information.  We have found ways to utilize them in the co-requisite courses.

Speakers
DF

Dayna Ford

Grayson College
Dayna Ford is the Developmental Math Director at Grayson College, where she has helped lead Grayson in the implementation of Math Pathways and Co-Requisite Courses.  She graduated from Texas Woman's University, with bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Biology in 2001. After graduation, she taught junior high and high school math and science for two years... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 221

10:00am

Improvement Science at the Service of the Classroom
This presentation is intended to enlighten the attendees with Improvement Science techniques they can use in their classroom to improve every aspect of their teaching. The origins of I.S. as well as its transfer from business/ industry/ medicine to education will be covered with application examples.

Speakers
AA

Alain Ayangma

Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 216

10:00am

Optimize Your Classroom!
I have been incorporating Problem-Based Learning in different courses. In this session I will discuss a few of these activities and how to integrate them into your own classroom!

Speakers
AW

Amanda Whitt

Math Instructor, Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 218

10:00am

Roundtable: Resources for Learning through Discovery in Stats and Precalc
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!

Use this link to access my dropbox file folder full of activities: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qebi98igejldxez/AAARQHEEUKRr3yKifd6phb0va?dl=0

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Moore

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 →



Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 327

10:00am

STEMulating Presidents
What does POTUS have to say about education? Why do we care? During this presentation we will explore what presidents have said and done regarding education.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hope Howard

Susan Hope Howard

Pitt Community College



Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 217

10:00am

Are Trig Substitutions’ Days Numbered?
We examine the "u-square substitutions" method proposed by Betounes and Redfern in The College Mathematics Journal (September 2017). We also present the Weierstrass substitution and other out-of-the-ordinary techniques of integration..

Speakers
TA

Tom Aydlett

Asst. Professor, Wake Technical CC
avatar for Seth McElvaney

Seth McElvaney

Associate Professor, Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 220

11:00am

Are you on chain? Blockchain technology and its applications
Blockchain is the wave of the future, you will see how this technology is growing and how to introduce it your students.

Speakers
LT

Laura Taylor

Cape Fear CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 216

11:00am

By Land, By Sea, By Air...Plastics are Everywhere
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.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Baird

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, s... Read More →
SN

Sharareh Nikbakht

Appalachian State University



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 220

11:00am

Early Alerts & Co-Req's Courses Pearson
Public colleges and universities in dozens of states are focusing on co-requisite remediation as a means of moving students into college-level work in math. There are examples of significant improvements in student learning and completion rates in co-requisite courses when compared with other forms of developmental education. This presentation will demonstrate how Pearson Data and Analytics Services uses analytics to support collaboration among co-requisite instructors and other academic specialists, while also providing early alerts and predictive analytics for students demonstrating at-risk behaviors. This solution, which goes into pilot Fall 2018, is designed to support institutions scale co-requisite programs, reach developmental student success goals, systematically improve instructional design, and add richness to instructor collaboration and the student experience.

Speakers
HL

heather league

Pearson Education


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 221

11:00am

Exponential Thrills
Presenters will share meaningful labs related to exponential concepts that can be adapted for multiple courses from MAT 122 to MAT 272. Attendants will also have to opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity.

Speakers
CM

Cindy Moore

Asheville Buncombe Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 217

11:00am

NC EMPT Program: A Looking Glass into College Math Readiness
NC EMPT fosters key communication between high school and college mathematics.  Each year 40,000 high school students experience an assessment that mirrors current NC community college and UNC institution math placement tests.  Results are tailored to each student and provide eye-opening advice!

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hilgoe

Ellen Hilgoe

Associate Director, NC Early Mathematics Placement Testing Program


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 327

11:00am

TACkling Transfer
Come hear the latest updates on transfer policies between the NCCCS and the UNC system, in general, and regarding mathematics, in particular.  I will provide information on the latest changes to the CAA and best practices for successful transfer that have come from visiting each of the UNC System schools.  Bring questions and specific issues that you would be interested in having the Transfer Advisory Committee address or pursue.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Loss

Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 114

11:00am

Using CoCalc (Sage Math) to Teach Mathematics
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 322

11:00am

MAT 001S: A Support Course for MAT 152
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.

Speakers
avatar for Joan Romano

Joan Romano

Associate Department Head, Wake Technical CC
GS

Gustavo Sa

Wake Technical CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 218

12:00pm

Lunch sponsored by Pearson
Menu

Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Bryant Building

1:20pm

Statistics - Then and Now
Technology has changed the way we teach statistics, allowing us to reach our goals for our students. Simulation, randomization, and bootstrapping are powerful techniques to help our students develop intuitive understanding of inferential statistics, and they can be introduced early in the semester. George will share examples of how to incorporate these techniques into your Introductory Statistics class. The focus will be on helping students to develop greater overall understanding.

Speakers
avatar for George Woodbury

George Woodbury

College of the Sequoias
I'm a math instructor at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA. I'm also the author of a series of algebra textbooks for Pearson Education.


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:20pm - 2:15pm
Joslyn Hall

2:15pm

NCMATYC Business Meeting
  • Report from secretary, Beth Tsai and approve the minutes. Click here for the minutes
  • Report form treasurer, Heather Barker. 
  • Feedback from members.

Speakers
avatar for NCMATYC Board

NCMATYC Board

NCMATYC Board Luke Walsh - President - Catawba Valley CCPresident Elect Laura Taylor - Cape Fear CC Glynis Mullins - Past President - Pitt CC Tammy Sullivan - Western Region VP - AB Tech CC Amanda Klinger - Central Region VP - Davidson CC Jay Martin - Eastern Region VP - Wake Tech... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Joslyn Hall

3:00pm

Semester-long Projects in MAT 152
I will describe how students complete a project from start to end. They choose a topic of interest, collect data, organize and analyze it, and present their findings in both a report and a classroom presentation. Advice and examples will be presented.

Speakers
MW

Malorie Winters

Wake Technical Community College



Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Room 229

3:00pm

Connect Student Learning Through Contextual Labs
This session will address the implementation of active learning contextual labs in developmental math classes at Wake Tech.  Also, in the spirit of active engagement, NCMATYC SLACK will be introduced.  This is a resource to encourage active communication, collaboration and support among instructors.

Speakers
LW

Lorrie Williford

Wake Technical Community College


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 218

3:00pm

14th Annual Faculty Math League Competition
Come and try your hand at solving this set of fifteen problems modeled after the AMATYC Student Math League Competition. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at Friday’s business meeting.

Speakers
CM

Chris Mansfield

NCMATYC Math Competition Coordinator, Durham Technical Community College


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 327

3:00pm

Corequisite Materials to Support Upcoming Curriculum Changes
Hawkes Learning has new corequisite courses available for MAT 143, MAT 171, and MAT 152 in preparation for the state’s upcoming changes. These courses integrate credit-bearing material with review to target the prerequisite skills needed for curriculum-level success. Win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Brien

Jennifer O'Brien

Hawkes
Hawkes Learning sponsored door prizes. | | Partnering with the educational community since 1979, Hawkes Learning provides reliable course materials with exemplary service in the shared pursuit of student success. We believe everything the customer experiences is our product.


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 221

3:00pm

LOL...The Language of Learning
For some, learning math is no laughing matter.  Come and immerse yourself in classroom activities designed to engage students with a variety of learning styles.   BTW, this is an audience participation event…YOLO

Speakers
avatar for Beth Tsai

Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 217

3:00pm

Using Group Projects Online to Encourage Collaboration
Many online instructors have difficulty motivating and sustaining group-based activities. This session will present group projects that have been used to encourage student collaboration in online classes. We will include samples from introductory statistics and pre-calculus trigonometry.

Speakers
avatar for James Hedges

James Hedges

Wake Tech
avatar for Joan Romano

Joan Romano

Associate Department Head, Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 114

3:00pm

“Tricks of the Trade” for Teaching Mathematics Online
Teaching mathematics online presents its own unique challenges very different from other disciplines.  This session will give participants an opportunity to come and share experiences with online teaching. As well as share “tricks of trade”, they have learned along the way.

Speakers
BB

Briana Blount

Wake Technical CC
AH

April Harrison

Wake Tech CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 216

3:00pm

Informal Inferential Statistics
A hands-on activity will be presented to help students in an introductory statistics course draw informal inferences and connect these ideas to the formal inferential reasoning concepts.  This activity is analyzed using a framework and recommendations drawn from the research literature.

Speakers
avatar for Asli Mutlu

Asli Mutlu

Adjunct Math Faculty, Wake Technical CC
I'm a second year PhD student at NCSU, in learning and teaching in STEM and my concentration is statistics education. My undergrad is in industrial engineering and I've worked most of my life as an engineer in various positions. I have become a lateral entry teacher and had taug... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 322

3:00pm

Statistics Activities and Resources
We will discuss how we integrate several activities, from sampling distributions to inference, to create a stronger foundation for conceptual understanding in MAT 152.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Keatts

Laurie Keatts

Math and Sociology Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College
Talk to me about bringing social issues into the classroom, even in a Math class!
avatar for Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

Catawba Valley CC
I enjoy teaching Statistics and Brief Calculus at Catawba Valley Community College and I am excited about making these courses more accessible and less intimidating to students.


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 220

3:20pm

The Impact of Multiple Measures on College Level Mathematics
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.

Speakers
RW

Randall Williams

Catawba Valley CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Room 229

3:40pm

Here, there and everywhere.
Have you ever had to figure out how to have class from a different location? Come hear how I figured out how to have class with students in front of me as well as 45 miles away. These principles could be applied to office hours, online class as well as hybrid.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Todd

Vicki Todd

Southwestern Community College


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Room 229

4:00pm

Tablet Technology in the Classroom
Utilizing interactive iPad application (Doceri) to engage students and enhance teaching and learning.

Speakers
MJ

Misty Jones

Beaufort County CC
KM

Kimberly Mullis

Beaufort County CC
BS

Bonnie Sadler

Beaufort County CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Room 229

4:00pm

Encouraging Online Student Engagement
Meaningful student engagement is vital to success and retention in a quality online class, yet this is one of the most difficult tasks facing an online instructor.  Presenters will share ideas they have found to be successful in their online classes that encourage meaningful student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Cathey Jordan

Cathey Jordan

Math Professor; STEM Development, Wake Tech CC
avatar for Anne Magnuson

Anne Magnuson

Associate Department Head, Math & Physics, Wake Technical Community College
I teach MAT171 online (halftime). Talk to me about online math.



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Room 322

4:00pm

DMA Drama - Preparing for Dev. Ed. 2.0
Roundtable discussion on Developmental Education 2.0 (RISE). Bring your questions and concerns about the new co-requisite model being proposed for Fall 2019.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bochnovic

Karen Bochnovic

Carteret Community College
VC

Verna Chambers

Carteret CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 218

4:00pm

Co-requisite Courses for Math and Statistics
We will explore the design choices available when using an online assessment tool to build a co-requisite course. From the use of diagnostic resources to the inclusion of engagement elements (e.g., video, analytical tools, etc.), this presentation will provide a thorough exploration how assessment capability weaves all of these co-requisite elements together. Content creation, content management, and efficacy in student learning are the primary drivers for this co-requisite course design presentation. Reusable modules and the management of these modules to assess student learning will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lafreniere

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 "Collaborato... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 221

4:00pm

The Impact of STEM Instructors on Systemic Equity
This is a guided discussion framed in an awareness of classroom culture that contributes to inequity, taking aim to minimize the achievement gap for underrepresented populations thereby increasing equal access to the money, power and upward mobility STEM careers offer.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Forsyth Technical CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 216

4:00pm

Kissing the RIGHT Way – Using Simulation in MAT 152
This presentation will discuss how statistics instructors used simulation to foster students’ understanding of hypothesis testing. Their goal was for students to have the opportunity to "interact" with hypotheses and to learn what it means to be statistically significant. Come see the activities!

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Corley

Bethany Corley

Wake Tech CC
avatar for James Hedges

James Hedges

Wake Tech
MW

Malorie Winters

Wake Technical Community College



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 114

4:00pm

Slinky Teaching: Flexibility in Quantitative Literacy
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.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Mercer

Brian Mercer

Parkland College
avatar for Dave Sobecki

Dave Sobecki

Miami University Hamilton
Dave was
 born and raised in 
Cleveland, and started
 college at Bowling
 Green State University 
majoring in 
creative writing. Eleven years later, he walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Dave came home to Ohio, accepting a tenure-track job at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. He has won a number of teaching awards in his career, and while maintaining an active teaching schedule, and now spends an inordinate amount of time writing textbooks... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 327

4:00pm

Crunch on This Distributions of Sample Means/Proportions
In my experience of teaching MAT 152, I have found students have a difficult time conceptualizing the distribution of sample means/proportions. During this presentation, I will share a stat crunch software distribution activity which has been successfully integrated into my classes at ACC.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Perry

Michelle Perry

Alamance Community College



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 220

4:00pm

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Let's Get Into the Matrix!
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

Speakers
avatar for Seth McElvaney

Seth McElvaney

Associate Professor, Wake Technical CC
MP

Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Room 217

4:20pm

Revisiting Topics in MAT 172 to Build Better Understanding
MAT 172 students struggle with the “big” course topics, such as Trig Equations. What if they were able to start with the basics of these topics, then revisit them later at a higher level? Would this lead to more success, or more confusion? Stop by to learn about Wake Tech’s new approach to MAT 172.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hodge

Lisa Hodge

Wake Technical Community College
avatar for Cathey Jordan

Cathey Jordan

Math Professor; STEM Development, Wake Tech CC
CM

Cyrus McCarter

Wake Tech CC



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Room 322

4:20pm

Engaging with Electronic Notes/Interactive Activities
MAT 171 students were more engaged when class notes were digitally displayed and saved/shared using the Smartboard. Discussions among students increased through interactive Desmos activities and several will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Clinton

Wendy Clinton

Associate Professor, Mathematics, Wake Tech Commumity College


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Room 229

4:40pm

Competency Based Education: Math 143
Hear what CBE is, and how can you best format the course for student success.  This presentation will explain how CBE is different from traditional learning and how to link the Competencies of the CBE program to Math 143.  


Speakers
BH

Brooke Hull

Forsyth Technical CC


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Room 322

4:40pm

Transitioning from Math 143 to Appalachian
ASU requires 4 hours of quantitative literacy; transfer students often need 1 additional hour. To serve these students, we have created two 1-hour courses. One addresses consumer statistics and the other financial literacy. This talk will present data on student success and a forum for discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Maggiore

Lisa Maggiore

Senior Lecturer, Appalachian State University
I have a love of teaching those who need a helping hand, and often our transfer students and freshmen are exactly those young people. Bridging the gap from HS to University, difficulty making friends, accessing university resources, learning to approach professors...these are all... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Room 229

6:00pm

Evening Social at Pine Knolls Shores Aquarium
McGraw Hill will be having Ice House Restaurant cater this event. Also there will be a cash bar.

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1 Roosevelt Blvd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
 
Friday, March 9
 

7:15am

Chat & Chew / Breakfast
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.

11) AMATYC IMPACT
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.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Baird

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, s... Read More →
avatar for John Bennett

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.
avatar for Stephanie Hays

Stephanie Hays

Developmental Math Coordinator, Catawba Valley Community College
KK

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 Co... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lafreniere

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 "Collaborato... 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 →
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Sharareh Nikbakht

Appalachian State University
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Mary Pearce

Wake Technical CC
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Joan Romano

Associate Department Head, Wake Technical CC
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Gustavo Sa

Wake Technical CC
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Ethan Smith

Mathematics Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College
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Randall Williams

Catawba Valley CC


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

8:30am

AMATYC IMPACT:  Improving Mathematical Prowess And College Teaching
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

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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 Co... Read More →



Friday March 9, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am
Joslyn Hall

9:20am

Closing: The Next 30 Years of NCMATYC.
Awards and announcing the 2018-2020 NCMATYC Board.

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NCMATYC Board

NCMATYC Board Luke Walsh - President - Catawba Valley CCPresident Elect Laura Taylor - Cape Fear CC Glynis Mullins - Past President - Pitt CC Tammy Sullivan - Western Region VP - AB Tech CC Amanda Klinger - Central Region VP - Davidson CC Jay Martin - Eastern Region VP - Wake Tech... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2018 9:20am - 9:45am
Joslyn Hall

10:00am

I Hate Long Division! (not really)
Oh my gosh! Long division is soooo long! And there is so much in the world today that divides us. Do we really want more division? Come find joy in discovering an alternative method that isn't really alternative.

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Seth McElvaney

Associate Professor, Wake Technical CC



Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
Room 229

10:00am

Are you a Slacker?
Maybe you have seen or heard about the communication tool, Slack, which NCMATYC has been using to positively change the 58. Have you tried it? Did you sign up but aren't really sure how to use it? Come look at all the ways to use Slack to collaborate with instructors all across the state.

Download Slack for your tablet or phone:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Slack
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/slack-app/id618783545?ls=1&mt=8

Google Slide Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UKVw6oTkU3bdfJe3TxTS16QLJtY7tn2K_GXjSSSCY9I/copy?usp=sharing

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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.


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 220

10:00am

How to Save Money and Increase Student Success
Learn about the process Forsyth Tech has gone through transitioning away from traditional textbooks and to free and open (OER) online (DLE) resources for MAT 143 (Quantitative Literacy), MAT 110 (Math Measurement & Literacy), and MAT 152 (Statistics). Plan to come away with a lot of free resources.

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Dr. Sharilyn Owens

Forsyth Technical CC


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 114

10:00am

Real World Labs - Finance and Beyond
This presentation will look at several "real world" labs dealing with finance and other MAT 143 topics. These labs are designed to help students see the application of the topics and formulas in MAT 143

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Lori Vincent

Cleveland Community College


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 216

10:00am

Using the Area Model to Divide Polynomials
Many students struggle with dividing polynomials. This presentation will explore an alternate way of dividing polynomials by using the area model. This method can help students develop a more conceptual understanding of polynomial division that can be more easily transferred to other contexts.

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Nolan Outlaw

Math Instructor, Wake Tech Community College
I can say the alphabet backwards.
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Brooke Outlaw

Wake Tech CC



Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 218

10:00am

A block OF understanding or a block TO understanding?
A link to my presentation is at https://student.desmos.com/?prepopulateCode=natkb Continue the discussion about this presentation in the NCMATYC Slack Channel, MAT 171. 

For many students, the symbolic notation used in STEM courses can be a block OF understanding or a block TO understanding. For example, "The Triangle of Power" visually links powers, roots, & logs in one notation. Come see more suggestions of how to redesign symbolic notation & how to implement them.

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Luke Walsh

NCMATYC President, Catawba Valley CC
Be sure to check out NCMATYC Slack!


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 327

10:00am

Visuals in Advanced Math Courses
Elementary students use manipulatives to gain a clearer understanding of a problem, work towards a solution and explore extensions. Visuals provided by dynamic math software can serve precisely the same roles for college students. We will explore problems in 3D vectors, calculus and statistics and show how visuals bring in-depth understanding to problems traditionally solved only algebraically. It's time to use software for more than just graphing! Autograph V4 Software will be used.

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Betty Temmer

Autograph


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 221

10:00am

What is algebraic proficiency?
This presentation will highlight key issues regarding the idea of "algebraic proficiency": definition/description, scope, relevance, applications to teaching, and applications in other subjects.

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Andras Paul

Wake Technical Community College


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 217

10:00am

Transform Your Lessons with Desmos
Interactive Lessons are effective for student learning. This workshop will provide you with tools and skills to modify almost any lesson with Desmos. We focus on learning to build a Desmos activity that enhances your existing curriculum. See examples and build your own. Bring your computer.

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Lucy Melby

Math Teacher, West Carteret High School
National Board Certified Teacher with 17 years of experience teaching in Carteret County, NC
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Katie Sherman

West Carteret High School


Friday March 9, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 322

10:20am

Sustainability: A Modeling Approach
Use sustainability data found on the Internet to create models in MAT 001S, MAT 152, and MAT 143

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Leighton Ford

Wake Technical CC


Friday March 9, 2018 10:20am - 10:40am
Room 229

10:40am

Comprehensive approach to rational functions in MAT 171
Simple and comprehensive review of rational functions by using "Venn diagrams" for classifying x-intercepts/holes/vertical asymptotes, and an “end behavior” approach for horizontal and slant asymptotes.

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Vasilica Marhao

Mathematics Instructor, CVCC


Friday March 9, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am
Room 229

11:00am

Bipartite Graphs, Group Membership and Linear Algebra
Bipartite graphs and linear algebra combine to answer interesting questions about group membership, using only a little bit of graph theory and matrix multiplication!

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Holly Hirst

Math Faculty, Appalachian State University
I am very interested in finding ways to get students to want to learn about computation, and modeling interesting problems with easy-to-use software is a fun approach. I am also very interested in talking about and teaching just about any kind of math!!!



Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Room 229

11:00am

Adaptive Learning & Student Achievement with Knewton
Utilizing OER content and a sophisticated adaptive engine, Knewton’s alta courseware provides a unique experience for both learners and educators. But it also creates unique opportunities for instructor -student engagement; offers an effective solution for co-requisite courses; and can be leveraged, alone or in conjunction with campus resources, to support students who struggle to meet course learning objectives.

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Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 221

11:00am

Are You A Slacker?
Maybe you have seen or heard about the communication tool, Slack, which NCMATYC has been using to positively change the 58. Have you tried it? Did you sign up but aren't really sure how to use it? Come look at all the ways to use Slack to collaborate with instructors all across the state.

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Luke Walsh

NCMATYC President, Catawba Valley CC
Be sure to check out NCMATYC Slack!


Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 217

11:00am

I'll Make a Note of That...
Effective note taking by students is a vital component of any math class if taken and used properly. Providing guided notes to students can also be a useful tool in the learning process. In this session, we will discuss using these techniques to increase student success.

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Lisa Hodge

Wake Technical Community College
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Debbie Mills

9M Math Instructor, Wake tech
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Beth Tsai

Professor, Wake Technical CC



Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 327

11:00am

Math of Finance and "So you want to be a millionaire?"
We will explore a collection of problems from the mathematics of finance that can be used in various math courses including MAT 143, 152, 171 and 263.

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Ken Jewell

Wake Tech Comm College



Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 216

11:00am

Math Solvers: Do they Cause More Problems than they Solve?
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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Tricia Van Brunt

Wake Technical Community College
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Nolan Outlaw

Math Instructor, Wake Tech Community College
I can say the alphabet backwards.



Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 220

11:00am

Teaching: Tricks of the Trade
In this session, we will share ideas and techniques for effectively teaching mathematics and working the classroom.  This will be an interactive session where we will take turns teaching quick lessons and providing feedback.  

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Kaan Ozmeral

Central Carolina CC


Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 114

11:00am

Implementing Active Learning into your Classroom
Do your student’s eyes glaze over during lecture? Would you like students to jump in and drive their own learning but don’t know where to start? This session will focus on how to begin transition from lecture to active learning/lecture mix and will include Desmos, Socrative, among others!

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Carrie Hoffman

Wake Technical Community College
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Julia Smith

Wake Technical CC


Friday March 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 218

11:20am

Improving Confidence Intervals for Population Proportions
The typical confidence interval formula for a population proportion in introductory statistics suffers from poor coverage probability in many situations. In this talk we introduce a simple modification that can be very effective for improving coverage probabilities for these intervals.

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Ross Gosky

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University



Friday March 9, 2018 11:20am - 11:40am
Room 229

11:40am

Are You A Slacker?
Maybe you have seen or heard about the communication tool, Slack, which NCMATYC has been using to positively change the 58. Have you tried it? Did you sign up but aren't really sure how to use it? Come look at all the ways to use Slack to collaborate with instructors all across the state.

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Luke Walsh

NCMATYC President, Catawba Valley CC
Be sure to check out NCMATYC Slack!


Friday March 9, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am
Room 229

12:00pm

IMPACT: Understanding ProwEss - Engagement
Improving Mathematical PROWESS and College Teaching is the new follow-up document to AMATYC's signature documents. A key component in PROWESS is Engagement in all levels of the profession.

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Holly Bass

Brunswick Community College


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 217

12:00pm

IMPACT: Understanding PrOWess - Student and Faculty OWnership
Improving Mathematical PROWESS and College Teaching is the new follow-up document to AMATYC's signature documents. A key component in PROWESS is encouraging students to take OWnership of their education as well as faculty taking OWnership in achieving excellence in college teaching.

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Ryan Pescosolido

Wake Technical CC



Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 218

12:00pm

IMPACT: Understanding Prowess – Making sense of PRoficiency
Improving Mathematical PROWESS and College Teaching is the new follow-up document to AMATYC's signature documents. A key component in PROWESS is defining, understanding, and aiming for student PRoficiency.

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Luke Walsh

NCMATYC President, Catawba Valley CC
Be sure to check out NCMATYC Slack!


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 114

12:00pm

IMPACT: Understanding ProweSS-The Battle for Student Success
Improving Mathematical PROWESS and College Teaching is the new follow-up document to AMATYC's signature documents. A key component in PROWESS is fostering Student Success through excellence in college teaching.

Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GRNJnMrtOR8mp8QpsJlcpqilP8AK5WwMkw-tfjQQRXQ/edit?usp=sharing

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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.


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 216

12:00pm

Curve Fitting with a Computer Algebra System
Learn how to use a CAS to process data and create function models.

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Ed Snyder

Southern Piedmont CC


Friday March 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 322