Indian Mathematicians Library Fair

Since I am new at my college, I was told that it is expected that all new faculty members are on a committee.  Apparently I found out that message a little too late because when I asked if there were any committees that were still open to join, there were none except for the college’s Multicultural Initiatives committee. I didn’t know much about this committee except for what I had heard at department meetings.  We have some faculty in the math department who are all about integrating multicultural initiatives and service learning into the classroom and we have other faculty who could care less.  I always wanted to try integrating some sort of project into my classes, but I wasn’t sure where to start. Joining the Multicultural Initiatives committee helped to give me a different perspective and helped me to realize that we’re not in a want-to-try situation.  We are in a do-or-die situation.  Students need to have...
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Algebra Games Day!

I had an Algebra Games Day with my students on Friday, July 29, to try out a few of my new Algebra games (as well as Mark Clark's exponent sort).  The students filled out feedback forms and I intend to update this post with some of their comments about the games in the next few days. and the feedback is now located here: bit.ly/algebragames.  For now, enjoy the pictures!  Freaking Functions! (file) What the Factor! (file) Slope Game (now called 'Slopes and Ladders') (file) Mark Clark's Exponent Sort (file) See the full gallery on Posterous ...
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