Seminar will look at teaching math

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, February 19, 3:30 – 4:30 in 103 Cook.  Our presenters, GRPS teachers Pat Bentley and Erin Burke, will discuss their recent experience teaching a uniquely designed summer course in Introductory Algebra to high school students.  See below for title and abstract.

This talk will address challenges faced by all teachers, and will be particularly appropriate for anyone interested in the teaching of elementary mathematics.  As is always the case with GRCC Mathematics Seminars, everyone is welcome to attend.

Pop and cookies will be served at 3:15 PM.


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Why do so many college students need remedial math?  Why do so many of those students then continue to struggle with the subject?  Why does the thought of even having to take a math class cause immediate anxiety?  Two math teachers taught an Introductory Algebra course at a unique summer program through Ferris State University that was designed to combat those specific problems.  During this seminar, they will share some of their strategies for teaching remedial math at the college level, emphasizing reading and writing in the discipline.


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