Introductions at Dinner
Randy Pruim, MC
- Show people some techniques for teaching calculus in a way that's oriented toward modeling.
Someone from College of Idaho has to introduce someone from outside.
- In addition to essential facts about the person being introduced, something that the person likes about their home town or home institution.
As people to write down, individually,
- a one- or two-sentence definition of calculus intended for prospective students
- a definition of modeling.
To talk about in small groups (mixing the Caldwell and non-Caldwell folks):
- Who are your calculus students?
- What do they want to get from the course? What legitimate things should they want to get from the course?
- What are your favorite applications of calculus?
- What's an important topic of calculus that you have trouble finding realistic applications for?
Hand out topic sheets from Geek Logic
- In groups, pick out some scenarios that you like.
- How would you decide if the formula is reasonable?
- How would you verify if the model is correct?
- Categorize it as useful, wrong, ridiculous.
- Interest in Tuesday Sweeny Todd show.
- Interest in Thursday Much Ado about Nothing performance.
- Where will breakfast be?
- Timing for the sessions.
- Local information from the local experts.