Session III (10:50–11:20 a.m.)
Sometimes you don’t need to think about the whole, you need the sum of the parts. Especially with integrals. Questions involving multiple choice with student explanations show that holistic thinking can some
Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges (QB@CC) is an NSF grant–funded network of math and biology community college faculty working to create and implement interdisciplinary OER activities that can be adopted in math and biology classrooms. Learn how you can use the activities that have already been created — or even join a small team to create a new activity.
This presentation will share the experience of a doing a SoTL inquiry as a Project Slope Fellow through AMATYC during Spring 2020, as colleges transitioned to online learning. It asked the question, “Can practicing, and reflecting on, student skills in a developmental math course be used to increase ownership of learning?” You will leave the presentation with ideas of how to incorporate reflection into your classroom.
Technical colleges face unique challenges when adopting the Guided Pathways approach, including high credit load, long lab hours and negative perceptions of general education courses. In order to improve access, completion and learning outcomes of math courses, Clover Park Technical College recognized the need for a multifaceted approach. The math department developed and implemented a series of strategies, such as: a directed self-placement process, contextualized technical math courses, a co-requisite teaching model, and frequent dialogues with professional-technical programs to embed math courses into program maps. The completion rate of college-level math within one year has steadily increased from 14% (2015–2016 cohort) to 30% (2018–2019 cohort).
Students can work together asynchronously on a problem set through Google Docs — see one setup that has worked well and get inspired to try your own Google Doc collaboration.
The recent pandemic, followed by higher education’s reaction to it, has resulted in a modern-day wild wild west of academic dishonesty. Students have the best technology paired with a tough learning environment and this combination has spawned a new challenge for professors everywhere. In this discussion, I will show examples, list commonly abused applications, and present possible ways to combat academic dishonesty in this new world of education we were all so abruptly thrust into.
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