# MSU Math Ed at the 2019 Joint Math Meetings

- Jan 16, 2019

Several PRIME faculty and doctoral students will be sharing their research with members of the mathematics community at the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), January 16-19, in Baltimore.

Known as the “largest mathematics meeting in the world”, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) are expecting record-breaking numbers again this year.

**Younggon Bae**, **Gail Burrill**, **Andrew Krause**, and **Samuel “Luke” Tunstall** will be presenting this year at the JMM.

Luke noted,** “**My presentation at JMM relates to my dissertation work; it concerns the validity of assessments of quantitative literacy, as part of a session on *Innovative Pathways to Quantitative Literacy.*”

Younggon commented that his talk “will be about dynamic geometry tasks and student work from MTH 432 Axiomatic Geometry at MSU I taught in Spring 2018.” He continued, “This work is a part of my dissertation where I investigate students’ engagement in axiomatic reasoning with respect to the nature of mathematical tasks.”

Andy is involved with two talks this year. The first one is** ***Examining Student Engagement with Student-Driven Activities*.** **He commented, “This talk, intended for a RUME audience, will describe the research methodology of my dissertation. I have collected survey data, classroom observations, and student interviews to understand students learning experience with labs in a Calculus II class.” Andy continued, “Students generally enjoy the labs. Throughout the course, however, students’ opinions of the labs decline as their perceptions about the important of the exams increase (the labs are only loosely tied to exam-type questions).”

Andy’s second talk is *Case study of MATLAB integration in Calculus II: Insights and Improvements*. “This talk, intended for instructors and administrators, will focus on the Calculus II labs that are the subject of my dissertation research,” remarked Andy. “We will share the curriculum materials and discuss the philosophy behind the design. We will also share preliminary research results,” he added.

See the schedule below for PRIME presentation information. All of the sessions below are in the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC).

**MSU PRIME Presentations:**

**Thursday, January 17**

**8:40-9:00 a.m.**

session 895

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), I

Room 340, BCC

*Examining Student Engagement with Student-Driven Activities. Preliminary report.*

**Andrew J Krause**, Willie W Wong, Mark Iwen and Ryan Maccombs

Michigan State University (1145-J5-2969)

**9:00-10:20 a.m.**

**MAA Panel**

Room 349, BCC

*Connecting High School and Post High School Mathematics*

Organizer: **Gail Burrill**

Panelists: Dave Barnes, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

**Gail Burrill, Michigan State University**

Karen Graham, University of New Hampshire

Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska

Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

**3:40-3:55 p.m.**

session 1163

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME), II

Room 340, BCC

*Dynamic Geometry Tasks for Inquiry-Oriented Axiomatic Geometry*

**Younggon Bae**, Michigan State University (1145-J5-343)

**Friday, January 18**

** 8:00-9:20 a.m.**

MAA Panel

Room 349, BCC

*Advanced Placement Calculus and Student Understanding*

Organizer:

**Gail Burrill**, Michigan State University burrill@msu.edu

Panelists:

**Gail Burrill**, Michigan State University

Stephen Davis, Davidson University

Brendan Murphy, John Bapst High School

Stephanie Ogden, College Board

**Saturday, January 19**

**10:00-10:15 a.m.**

session 2321

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Innovative Pathways to Quantitative Literacy

Room 304, BCC

*Measuring the Effectiveness of Quantitative Literacy Curricula—The Importance of Construct Validity in Assessment*

**Samuel Luke Tunstall**, Michigan State University (1145-Q5-164)

**10:30-11:50 a.m.**

MAA Panel

*Listening and Responding to Students' Thinking, from Elementary to Undergraduate Mathematics*

Room 349, BCC

Organizers:

Brad Ballinger, Humboldt State University

Christina Eubanks-Turner, Loyola Marymount University

Yvonne Lai, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Cody L. Patterson, University of Texas at San Antonio

Priya V. Prasad, University of Texas at San Antonio

April Strom, Scottsdale Community College

Panelists:

**Gail Burrill**, Michigan State University

Ted Coe, Achieve

Brian Katz, Augustana College

**11:00-11:20 a.m.** session 2313

MAA Contributed Paper Session on Incorporating Programming and Computing in the Math Major Curriculum

Room 305, BCC

*Case study of MATLAB integration in Calculus II: Insights and Improvements. Preliminary report.*

**Andrew J Krause**, Ryan J. Maccombs, Willie W Wong and Mark Iwen, Michigan State University (1145-R1-2959)