Several mathematics faculty members recently presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, Washington. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) combine for the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), the largest Mathematics meeting in the world. Dr. Andy Miller helped organize and moderate a contributed paper session on “Quantitative Literacy in the K-16 Curriculum” and presented “Connecting quantitative literacy to financial literacy in the community” in the MAA session on Bringing the Community into the College Mathematics Classroom.
Dr. Maria Neophytou presented “Helping students see connections between mathematics and other disciplines through a fun teaching exchange project,” based on work she has done with several Belmont colleagues in multiple departments. New mathematics faculty member Dr. Brad Schleben co-organized a MAA Project NExT workshop on “Designing an original course.”
Drs. Mike (mathematics) and Robbie Pinter (English) gave a joint presentation on “Contemplative practices in mathematics: It’s not just a breathing exercise” in the MAA Session on Contemplative Pedagogy and Mathematics, Contributed Paper Session. Pinter also presented “Hats, hamming and hypercubes” in the MAA Session, Helping Students See Beyond Calculus.