2018 Precalculus Conference

32ND ANNUAL PRECALCULUS CONFERENCE: Good Ideas in Teaching Precalculus and…

2018precalcLOGO Schedule of Activities

Session I 8:30 – 9:20
Session II 9:30 – 10:20
Sharing Sessions 10:30 – 11:05
Plenary 11:10 – 12:15
Lunch 12:15 – 12:55
Session III 1:00 – 1:50
Session IV 2:00 – 2:50

Presenters and Session Abstracts

Plenary Session

  • Dr. Eric Milou’s “The Status Quo is Unacceptable For The NJ High School Math Curriculum” AMTNJ BLOG Go to the Blog

Buffet Lunch

  • SERC Building, 2nd Floor

Content Strands

  • Precalculus is in Room 202 Go to the Blog
    Session I 202 Frank Forte Using Exploration and Technology to Teach Graph Transformations
    Session II 202 David Hyman Saving the Planet One Rational Function at a Time
    Session III 202 Ahmed Salama The Benefits of Teaching Applications of Trig Functions in Precalculus
  • Precalculus and Calculus is in Room 206
    Session I 206 Ken Collins Teaching Precalculus to Prepare Students for AP Calculus
    Session II 206 Dave Cesa Cold, Warmer, HOT: A Digital Strategy for Precalculus & Calculus
  • Calculus is in Room 205
    Session I 205 Jeff Kaye Navigating Your Way through the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
    Session II 205 Joyce Leslie Teaching Calculus to a Heterogeneous Class
    Session III 205 Angelique Bender and Sarah Kaeli How to Make Calculus Fun, Hands-on, and Tangible
  • Algebra and Geometry is in Room 207 Go to the Blog
    Session I 207 Kathleen Carter Understanding Quadratic Functions
    Session II 207 Neil Cooperman Geometry Today
    Session III 207 Anita Schuloff Sequences, Quadratics, and Right Triangles
    Session IV 207 Angelo DeMattia Visual Representations for Proportional Thinking and Algebraic Reasoning
  • Math and Technology is in Room 204 Go to the Blog
    Session I 204 Eric Berkowitz DESMOStration
    Session II 204 Lisa Barragato Using Videos to Engage Students in Algebra
    Session III 204 Fred Decovsky Coding – Not Just for STEM
    Session IV 204 Linda Treilman What’s New for the SMART Board Software – Notebook 2017
  • Applications and Discrete Mathematics is in Room 203 Go to the Blog
    Session II 203 Afroze Naqvi Propositional Logic, Set Theory, and Mathematical Induction
    Session III 203 L. Charles (Chuck) Biehl A Teacher’s Guide to Computational Geometry
    Session IV 203 Joe Rosenstein Pascal’s Triangle
  • Probability and Statistics is in Room 208 Go to the Blog
    Session I 208 Paul Westbrook Using Statistics to Understand Investments
    Session II 208 Ralph Pantozzi Push Your Luck!
  • Assessment is in Room 209 Go to the Blog
    Session I 209 Robin O’Callaghan and Fred Schuppan Writing Fair and Effective Scoring Rubrics for Free-Response Questions
    Session II 209 Stephanie DiBari and Eileen Fallon Formative Assessment with Desmos Activity Builder
    Session III 209 Stacy Winters Alternative Assessment in Algebra and Geometry
  • General is in Room 210 or in Room 206 Go to the Blog
    Session I 210 John Kerrigan Active Learning Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom
    Session I 206 Mike Kaplan Encouraging Deeper Thinking
    Session II 210 Audrey Nasar Computational Thinking in Precalculus
    Session II 206 Paula Gray The Beauty and Necessity of Correct Mathematical Writing and Notation
    Session III 210 Iftikhar Husain Delivering Standards of Mathematics Visually
    Session III 206 Andrew Rosenbloom and Deanna Houlihan Flipped Mastery Learning in High School Mathematics
    Session IV 210 Jay Schiffman Mathematical Misconceptions that Permeate Many Textbooks

Sharing Sessions

  • A – What to Keep and What to Leave Out of Calculus & Precalculus
  • B – The Rush to Calculus: Pluses and Minuses
  • C – How Do You Prepare Students for the AP Calculus Tests?
  • D – What Algebra and Geometry Topics are Needed for Precalculus
  • E – Dealing with Challenging Students
  • F – Preparing High School Students for College Math
  • G – Effective Use of Technology in Algebra and Geometry
  • H – Effective Use of Technology in Precalculus and Calculus
  • I – Engagement Strategies


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