Mathematics Seminar looks at developmental math

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its last Mathematics Seminar of the 2012 – 2013 academic year on Tuesday, April 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 107 Cook.  This seminar features a panel of GRCC instructors, including Betsy McKinney, Andrea Hayes, Shanna Goff, Linda Spoelman, Dominic Mattone and Paul Miltgen.  Please see the title and abstract for more information.

Our April seminar should appeal to anyone who teaches or plans to teach, as the topics to be discussed apply to students of all ages and to areas beyond the realm of mathematics.  Faculty who teach developmental Mathematics and English, and students who plan to teach at any level, are encouraged to attend.  As is always the case with our seminars, everyone is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

Teaching Developmental Mathematics: It’s Not Just About Math!

 Across the state and the country, the need for developmental mathematics courses is growing as more students are entering college underprepared.   These students bring a unique set of challenges, skills, and experiences to the classroom.  After a brief overview of current trends in developmental education, a diverse panel of experienced developmental mathematics teachers will discuss the various challenges they encounter when teaching the developmental student.  Topics will also include best practices in the developmental classroom, technology in the developmental classroom, and the “other” skills developmental educators teach their students.  Time will also be given for the audience to ask questions of the panel.

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