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Co-Integrate Mathematics Seminar, January 30th

You are cordially invited to attend the Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series talk on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Willie Wong (Mathematics) and Andrew Krause (PRIME) will be presenting Deploying Computer-Based Lab Activities in Mainstream Calculus II, from 12:00-1:00 pm in 133F Erickson Hall.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m.
133F Erickson Hall
Michigan State University

Water and Coffee will be served. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.


The course MTH133 is the second semester in our main calculus sequence, and focuses on integral calculus, sequences and series, and the calculus of planar curves. The majority of enrolled students (approximately 2000 per year) have declared interest in engineering and are in their first three semesters at MSU; the remainder are primarily students from the College of Natural Sciences. Over the past 4 years, we developed and piloted the lab activities, with an eye towards deploying them at scale. This year, the labs are in use across all MTH133 sections. We will begin our presentation with a detailed demonstration of one of the labs, mainly to showcase the student experience. We will follow this up with a discussion of our philosophy toward the "place" the labs occupy in calculus instruction, specifically in relation to the extant curriculum. We will also describe ongoing research aimed at understanding students' learning experiences with the labs, as well as some of our findings.

Willie Wong PhotoBios:

Willie Wong: Willie is in his fifth year as an assistant professor in the Mathematics Department. According to his Form D, his day job should be the geometric analysis of hyperbolic partial differential equations. When not putting out Calculus II related fires, he relaxes by blowing up naive conjectures on MathOverflow.

Andy Krause PhotoAndrew Krause: Andy co-coordinates teaching professional development for ULAs, GTAs, post-docs, and new faculty in the Department of Mathematics. He also teaches a variety of large-lecture introductory courses, usually Calculus I, and strives to incorporate research-based teaching practices in these challenging teaching contexts. Andy enjoys playing softball and basketball, cooking, and gardening.

Co-Integrate is a speaker series, jointly sponsored by the CREATE for STEM Institute and the Program in Mathematics Education, designed to support internal networking among colleagues in the College of Natural Science, College of Education, and K-12 school partners interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics in K­-16 settings. This monthly series features talks by MSU faculty and graduate students who are working on projects to improve math teaching and learning at MSU and in Michigan more broadly.

The Co-Integrate Seminar Series welcomes local K-12 teachers and administrators to all of its events. Reimbursement for on-campus parking will be provided for K-12 school staff attendees—be sure to ask for an envelope before you leave the event!