Agenda for January, 1998

To: CRAFTY Members and Friends From: Bill Barker (chair) Date: January 3, 1998 Subj: Baltimore Agenda CUPM Subcommittee on Calculus Reform and the First Two Years (CRAFTY) **************** Membership changes. Leaving CRAFTY: Bill Davis, Margret Hoft, and Don Small have left the committee. We all thank them for their years of valuable work, and hope that they will remain active in CRAFTY initiatives. Don, in particular, has indicated a willingness to stay involved with some of our projects --- his wisdom and experience will be most valuable to us. New CRAFTY members: Sue Ganter (WPI) joined us this fall, and this December Jack Bookman (Duke) and Dwight Lahr (Dartmouth) were also added to the committee. It's a real pleasure to welcome these energetic, knowledgeable, and experienced people to CRAFTY. **************** Agendas for the CRAFTY meetings: (more detailed information on the issues follows the agendas). **************** 8:00 - 10:00, Wednesday morning, Agenda * Baltimore Events: CRAFTY/MER/AMS Calculus Reform Special Session. CRAFTY Panel on Research in Mathematics Education. Bill Barker * CRAFTY Web Page. Bill Barker * Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform. Herb Kasube * Tulane II --- Possible Conferences on Calculus Reform. Bill McCallum * Discussion on all proposed Contributed Paper Sessions "The Effect Of Calculus Reform On Subsequent Courses: Presentation and Student Performance" Herb Kasube "Enriching Instruction via Outreach to the Client Disciplines," Bill McCallum. "Ready for Calculus: What Does It Mean?" Bill Barker, for Martin Flashman "Interactive & Dynamic Visualizations for Precalculus and Calculus" Proposed for the Toronto Math Fest. Bill Barker, for Martin Flashman Other suggestions? Remember: Our intention to organize this session of contributed papers must be conveyed to Elizabeth Teles PRIOR to her Committee's Baltimore meeting!! * Other Possible Areas for Action Outreach to traditionally black institutions Distance learning and "electronic academic systems" Reviews of calculus reform materials Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra Workshop on Change. **************** 1:00 - 2:30, Saturday afternoon * Client Disciplines Initiative. Sheldon Gordon * College Algebra. Linda Kime * Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives. David Lay * Tulane II (continued) --- Possible Conferences on Calculus Reform. Bill McCallum * Other business * Future agenda items **************** **************** CRAFTY Working Groups: Members The COORDINATOR for each group is indicated by the double asterisk **. "Friends of CRAFTY" who are not actually members of the committee are marked with a single asterisk *. **************** Baltimore Events: CRAFTY/MER/AMS Calculus Reform Special Session. ** Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu Karabi Datta dattak@math.niu.edu Wade Ellis, Jr. wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu CRAFTY Panel on Research in Mathematics Education. ** Susanna Epp sepp@condor.depaul.edu Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu **************** Calculus Reform Initiatives: Tulane II --- Possible Conferences on Calculus Reform. ** Bill McCallum wmc@math.arizona.edu Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu | no Sue Ganter sganter@wpi.edu Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu * Bill Haver wehaver@vcu.edu * Deb Hughes Hallett dhh@math.harvard.edu * Donald Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu * David Smith das@math.duke.edu Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform. ** Herb Kasube hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu Jack Bookman bookman@math.duke.edu Sue Ganter sganter@wpi.edu **************** "AFTY" Initiatives: College Algebra. ** Linda Kime kime@umbsky.cc.umb.edu Karabi Datta dattak@math.niu.edu Wade Ellis, Jr. wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu * Don Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives. ** David Lay lay@math.umd.edu Wade Ellis, Jr. wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu * Frank Wattenberg fwattenb@nsf.gov **************** Client Disciplines Initiative. ** Sheldon Gordon sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu Susanna Epp sepp@condor.depaul.edu David Lay lay@math.umd.edu Bill McCallum wmc@math.arizona.edu * Frank Wattenberg fwattenb@nsf.gov **************** CRAFTY Web Page. ** Martin Flashman mef2@axe.humboldt.edu Bill Barker barker@bowdoin.edu * David Smith das@math.duke.edu **************** **************** CRAFTY Working Groups: Purpose and Actions **************** Baltimore Events: CRAFTY/MER/AMS Calculus Reform Special Session. Wednesday Afternoon, 4:45 - 6:05 Susan Ganter, 4:45 - 5:05, "Ten Years of Calculus Reform: Where We've Been and Where We're Going Based on a Study Conducted at the National Science Foundation." Donald J. Lewis, 5:15 - 5:35, "What Now, Brown Cow? --- Thoughts on the Future of Calculus Reform." Deborah Hughes Hallett, 5:45 - 6:05, "Lower Level Courses: What Lies Ahead?" CRAFTY Panel on Research in Mathematics Education. Saturday Afternoon, 2:35 - 3:55 "Research in Mathematics Education: Its Importance in Undergraduate Education" Panelists: Susanna Epp, Kathleen Heid, David Matthews, David Tall The panelists will discuss research in mathematics education which is particularly relevant to undergraduate education. The focus will be on specifics of current research which are of practical importance for undergraduate instructors. Differences in research results and their interpretations will be discussed. **************** Calculus Reform Initiatives: Tulane II --- Possible Conferences on Calculus Reform. This subgroup is huge since the project is potentially huge and needs input from many folks. The first task is to assemble a convincing statement for the purpose, goals, and organization of a potential conference --- or to decide that this is NOT the right time for such a conference. Bill McCallum has circulated an initial draft for discussion. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Calculus Reform. This subgroup will initially concentrate on providing Sue Ganter with as much feedback and help as possible for her forthcoming report. This might include reading and commenting on initial drafts. The report will no doubt suggest further actions that are appropriate for CRAFTY, including the possible collaboration with Jack Bookman on an evaluation proposal to the NSF. The subgroup has proposed a contributed paper session for San Antonio: "The Effect Of Calculus Reform On Subsequent Courses: Presentation and Student Performance" The MAA Committee on Calculus Reform and the First Two Years (CRAFTY) recognizes that the evaluation of calculus reform involves not only students' performance in the calculus, but also their performance in subsequent courses. We invite papers that discuss the success of reform calculus students in later courses. Does the reform calculus approach affect student performance in subsequent courses? **************** "AFTY" Initiatives: College Algebra. This group hopes to sponsor a panel at San Antonio on the effect of reform on the college algebra course. Linear Algebra / Differential Equations Initiatives. These subgroups will propose initiatives for CRAFTY to consider. They will also report on the the current status of reform efforts in their areas, e.g., what groups are involved in major efforts, who are the key players, etc. Suggestions for CRAFTY web page links may also be submitted. **************** Client Disciplines Initiative. This subgroup will decide how to implement Shelly's original NSF proposal. In particular, two sessions for the January '99 meetings in San Antonio are proposed by this group: "Linear Algebra & Differential Equations in the Client Disciplines," David Lay will coordinate organization of this panel. "Enriching Instruction via Outreach to the Client Disciplines," Bill McCallum will coordinate organization of this session. Shelly has also arranged for a CRAFTY panel discussion at the ASEE meeting in Seattle this coming July. (ASEE is the American Society for Engineering Education.) **************** CRAFTY Web Page. **************** Toronto Contributed Paper Session Proposal from Martin Flashman. "Interactive and Dynamic Visualizations for Precalculus and Calculus" Description: Many new applications of technology allow interactive and dynamic visualization that enhance student understanding of concepts in both calculus and precalculus courses. Presentations at this session will discuss and illustrate some of the most recent of these applications such as those using real data collection techniques with calculators, animations, and dynamic software such as Geometer's Sketchpad and Cabri. **************** Baltimore Contributed Paper Session Proposal from Martin Flashman "Ready for Calculus: What Does It Mean?" Description: What background is needed to succeed in a calculus course? In this session speakers will discuss current changes in both calculus and pre-calculus programs aimed at addressing student readiness for calculus. This includes such changes as the introduction, when needed, of background materials in calculus programs and, when desireable, calculus-like materials in pre-calculus programs, as well as changes in placement processes for students beginning calculus in college. **************** **************** CUPM Subcommittee on CALCULUS REFORM AND THE FIRST TWO YEARS (CRAFTY) January 1998 William Barker 1/00 barker@bowdoin.edu Chair Bowdoin College 8600 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8486 (207) 725-3571 Jack Bookman 1/01 bookman@math.duke.edu Duke University 4421 Whitfield Road (home) Durham, NC 27707 Karabi Datta 1/99 dattak@math.niu.edu Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115-2854 Wade Ellis, Jr. 1/98 wade_ellis@wvmccd.cc.ca.us West Valley College 14000 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070-2200 Susanna Epp 1/00 sepp@condor.depaul.edu DePaul University 2219 North Kenmore Chicago, IL 60614-3504 Martin Flashman 1/99 mef2@axe.humboldt.edu Humboldt State University Arcata, CA 95521 Sue Ganter 1/01 sganter@wpi.edu Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA 01609 Sheldon Gordon 1/00 sgordon@ccmail.sunysb.edu Suffolk Community College 61 Cedar Road (home) East Northport, NY 11731-4128 Herbert Kasube 1/99 hkasube@bradley.bradley.edu Bradley University 1501 W. Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625-0001 Linda Kime 1/00 kime@umbsky.cc.umb.edu University of Massachusetts at Boston Harbor Campus Boston, MA 02125 Dwight Lahr 1/00 dwight.lahr@dartmouth.edu (?) Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 03755-1890 David Lay 1/00 lay@math.umd.edu University of Maryland, College Park College Park, MD 20742-0001 William McCallum 1/00 wmc@math.arizona.edu University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 **************** FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS January 1998 Bill Haver wehaver@vcu.edu Deborah Hughes Hallett dhh@math.harvard.edu Roger Howe howe@math.yale.edu Don Kreider Donald.L.Kreider@Dartmouth.edu Donald Small ad5712@exmail.usma.edu David Smith das@math.duke.edu Elizabeth Teles eteles@nsf.gov Tom Tucker ttucker@center.colgate.edu Frank Wattenberg fwattenb@nsf.gov