<glarose(at)umich(dot)edu>
.
If you have suggestions or thoughts about the seminar or future
speakers, please contact Gavin LaRose at
<glarose(at)umich(dot)edu>
.
For the current seminar page, please see the Mathematics Department's current page for the seminar.
Previous semesters' seminar schedules may be found below. Schedules predating these may be found on the older seminar page. For other seminars in the Mathematics Department, see the Math Department seminars page.
Date / Day  Speaker  Title  
Thu 17 Feb 2011 EH3088 
Moderators: Deborah Ball, Mark Thames, School of Education; et al.  Investigating Student Understanding of Derivative—a
student interview and seminar discussion.
[abstract] 

Wed 23 Feb 2011 EH3866 
Moderator: Deborah Ball, School of Education; et al.  Investigating Student Understanding of Derivative—student
interview and continued seminar discussion.
[abstract] 

Thu 21 Apr 2011 EH 
Moderator: Deborah Ball, School of Education; et al.  Investigating Student Understanding of Derivative—interview
analysis [abstract] 
Date / Day  Speaker  Title  
15 Nov 2010  Deborah Ball, Dean, UM School of Education  Studying Learning from Instruction: Articulating Learning
Goals 

22 Nov 2010  Phil Hanlon, Provost, UM  Tracking Students' Learning in MATH 175 

13 Dec 2010  Martina Bode, Northwestern University  Clickers in the classroom [abstract] 
Date / Day  Speaker  Title  
15 Feb 2010  Gavin LaRose, UM Math Dept.  Web Homework Use in Math Departments in the US: Results from
the AMS Survey [abstract] 

15 Mar 2010  Deborah Schifter, Principal Research Scientist at EDC  Examining the behavior of the operations: An aspect of
early algebraic reasoning
[abstract] 

22 Mar 2010  Selin Kalaycioglu, Kenyon College  Attempts to Build a Math Community Within Calculus
Classrooms [abstract] 

5 Apr 2010  Yvonne Lai, UM Math Dept.  Proof and Reasoning in a Secondary Content Course
[abstract] 

12 Apr 2010  Raven McCrory, Michigan State University  Mathematics classes for prospective elementary teachers:
Results from the Mathematical Education of Elementary Teachers
(ME.ET) Project [abstract] 
Date / Day  Speaker  Title  
5 Oct 2009  Karen Rhea, UM Math Dept.  The Calculus Concept InventoryWhat does it tell
us? [abstract] 

26 Oct 2009  Daniel Burns, UM Math Dept.; Edward St. John, UM Center for the Study of Higher and Post Secondary Ed.; Nkem Khumbah, UM Comprehensive Studies Program; Mark Thames, Dept of Educational Studies  Leveraging Resources to Improve Mathematics Instruction
in Detroit: A Proposed Design [abstract]


9 Nov 2009  Deborah Ball, UM School of Education  Research, Evaluation, and Proof in Mathematics
Education [abstract] 

23 Nov 2009  Keith Weber, Rutgers Univ.  Understanding Mathematical Proofs
[abstract] 

7 Dec 2009  Jennifer Kaplan, Michigan State University  Lesson Study in Calculus: What we Learned about Teaching
and Learning [abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
26 Jan 2009  Alejandro Uribe & Katherine Walker, UM Math Dept.  Teaching proof in an IBL format to preservice
teachers [abstract] 

16 Feb 2009  Matt Elsey & Jeff Meyer, UM Math Dept.  Analysis Of Classroom Objectives: Conception to
Perception [abstract] 

9 Mar 2009  Deborah Ball, UM School of Education  Teachers and Teacher Education: Results from The National
Mathematics Advisory Panel Report and Implications for Our
Directions at the University of Michigan
[abstract] 

17 Mar 2009 (Tues.)  Sybilla Beckman, University of Georgia  What is worth focusing on in math courses for elementary
teachers, and why?
[abstract] 

6 Apr 2009  Jack Smith, Michigan State University  The Mathematical Transitions Project: Lessons and Issues for
Collegiate Mathematics Educators
[abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
29 Sep 2008  Yvonne Lai, UM Math Dept.  Teaching Math Majors How to Teach
[abstract] 

13 Oct 2008  Nkem Khumbah, UM CSP  Michigan Calculus Achievement Program (MCAP): Overview
and Prospects
[abstract] 

3 Nov 2008  Mark Conger, UM Math Dept.  An Overview of the Douglass Houghton Scholars Program:
Goals and Anecdotes
[abstract] 

24 Nov 2008  Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University  Elementary Algebra for Teachers
[abstract] 

1 Dec 2008  Dilip Das, UM Provost's Office  Institutional Barriers to Math Achievement
[abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
31 Mar 2008  Gavin LaRose, et al.  Assessment of the Effect of Introducing Online Homework
to Calculus II [abstract] 

14 Apr 2008  Patricio Herbst, School of Education, University of Michigan.  TBA (The use of animations to create conversations
among practicing teachers about the mathematical demands of
instruction and the decisions teachers make when they
teach.) [abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
1 Oct 2007  Mort Brown, Carl Mummert, Kyle Petersen, Ralf Spatzier, Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan  IBL (Inquiry Based Learning) Teaching in Mathematics at
the University of Michigan. [abstract] 

29 Oct 2007  Denise Sekaquaptewa, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan  Social Psychological Factors that Influence Women's Math
Outcomes. [abstract] 

12 Nov 2007  Darryl Koch, Office of Student Affairs and Multicultural Engineering Programs Office, University of Michigan  Intervention Strategy for Improving Success Rates in
Calculus [abstract] 

3 Dec 2007  Abigail Stewart, Department of Psychology and Women's Studies Program, University of Michigan  Women in the STEM Disciplines: Why Do We Need Institutional
Transformation? [abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
19 Feb 2007  Michael Weiss, University of Michigan Dept. of Mathematics and School of Education  Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Geometry:
The Case of Math 431 (Continued) 

12 Mar 2007  Alejandro Uribe, University of Michigan Dept. of Mathematics  UM's mathematics courses for elementary teaching certificate
candidates: My experiences with 497 

26 Mar 2007  Alexei Kolesnikov and Stephen Debacker, University of Michigan Dept. of Mathematics  Using "Clickers" in UM's Math 215 (Calculus III) Course:
Goals, Challenges, and Results 

16 Apr 2007 (note: new day)  Vilma Mesa and Bryan Mosher, University of Michigan School of Education and Dept. of Mathematics  UM's Douglas Houghton Scholars Program 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
5 Oct 2006 (new day)  Deborah Ball, University of Michigan, School of Education  Situating Our Local Work on Mathematics Teaching and
Learning within the Contemporary Context
[abstract] 

12 Oct 2006  Natasha Speer, Michigan State University, College of Education.  On the road to being a teacher of college mathematics:
Graduate students' knowledge and beliefs about student
thinking in calculus
[abstract] 

26 Oct 2006  Hyman Bass, University of Michigan, Department of Mathematics and School of Education  Challenges in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical
Reasoning, Structure, and Language: Anecdotal Reflections
[abstract]


9 Nov 2006  no meeting 


7 Dec 2006  Michael Weiss, University of Michigan Department of Mathematics and School of Education  Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Geometry:
The Case of Math 431
[abstract]

Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
27 Mar 2006  Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan, School of Education.  What is the Answer? Contrasting Undergraduate Calculus
Textbook Content
[abstract] 

17 Apr 2006 
Gavin LaRose, Dale Winter, Karen Rhea University of Michigan.  Assessing the Effectiveness of Homework: What are the
Questions? How Are They Answered?
[abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
12 Dec 2005  Orit Zaslavsky, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.  TBA  
Postponed  Natasha Speer, Michigan State University  TBA  
7 Nov 2005  Alice Artzt and Alan Sultan, Queen's College CUNY  Mathematicians are from Mars; Math Educators are from Venus: The Story of a Successful Collaboration [abstract]  
24 Oct 2005  Zsolt Lavicza, University of Michigan and Cambridge University  Mathematicians' conceptions of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) assisted mathematics teaching [abstract] 
Date/Time/Location  Speaker  Title  
24 Jan 2005  Matt DeLong, Taylor University  Can Emotions Enhance the Cognitive Outcomes of Learning? [abstract]  
14 Feb 2005  Gavin LaRose, University of Michigan  Describing the Use of and Assessing Perceived Effectiveness of Technology in Calculus III [abstract]  
Cancelled  Alice Artzt and Alan Sultan, Queen's College CUNY  Mathematicians are from Mars; Math Educators are from Venus: The Story of a Successful Collaboration [abstract]  
28 Mar 2005  Helen Burn, University of Michigan  Assumptions About Knowledge Implicit in Math Reform Literature [abstract]  
18 Apr 2005  Dick Hill and Jon Star, MSU  Factors in High School Affecting Success in College Mathematics [abstract] 