CoIntegrate Mathematics Seminar, April 24th

  • Apr 10, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend the Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series talk on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, where Teena Gerhardt and Jane Zimmerman from MSU will be presenting their work on college algebra from 12:00-1:00 pm in The Hub, G029. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Hub G029, Wells Hall (first floor in the D-wing)
Michigan State University

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


With the development of multiple mathematics pathways for students at MSU, the population of College Algebra students are now primarily calculus bound. It is important that we do our best to ensure that these students leave College Algebra with the mathematical concepts and skills, as well as learning and self-assessment strategies required to be successful in subsequent STEM courses. This presentation will share the lessons learned over a 3-year journey of curriculum development and provide an overview of the content and pedagogy included in the one and two semester versions of college algebra that will be offered beginning fall semester 2018.

Gerhardt and Zimmerman Photo










Teena Gerhardt is an Associate Professor in Mathematics at Michigan State University. Her research is in Algebraic Topology and Algebraic K-Theory. With an interest in improving Gateway Mathematics education, Gerhardt has worked on several course redesign projects in the Mathematics Department. She recently co-led a project to redesign Math 124, Survey of Calculus I, and she is currently one of the leaders of the team redeveloping College Algebra at MSU.

Jane Zimmerman is currently the Math Learning Center Coordinator and a Mathematics Instructor at Michigan State University. She received the J.S. Frame Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 and currently is involved in the Dow STEM Scholars program. Prior to her career at MSU, Ms. Zimmerman earned her B.S. in Mathematics at Eastern Michigan University (1990). She then entered the private sector working as a Statistician, advancing in Quality Engineer and then Project Manager. She also worked with North Central Michigan College Institute of Business and Industry Training providing courses on continuous improvement strategies and facilitating cross-functional problem solving teams. Her love of teaching led her to earn her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Ferris State University and begin a 10-year career teaching secondary mathematics at Gaylord Public Schools.


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!