As part of the periodic Q&A series of the SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Student Chapter of WKU, we are happy to host one of the nationally-recognized experts in Mathematics Education, Dr. Chris Rasmussen from San Diego State University. This will be a super interesting talk for the discussion of post-COVID teaching methodologies. I strongly encourage you and your students to participate in this talk.
The event will start at 3:30PM on Friday, February 11th.
Meeting ID: 990 8886 6177
Title: Research on Learning and Teaching University Mathematics: Where we are and where we might go next
Abstract: In this talk I begin with a brief overview of what we know about the teaching and learning of calculus in the United States. In particular, I highlight findings from two large US national studies of the precalculus through calculus sequence . Next, I review what we know about the effects and uptake of research-based instructional strategies at the university level. I then reflect on new directions for the broader field of research in university mathematics education. These new directions include expanding the notion of inquiry, research related to departmental and institutional change, and research that centers issues of equity and social justice.