### Registration & Information

*8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom Lobby*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 210, 211, 235, 251*

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 205, 234, 236, 264*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer: Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

### MAA Invited Address

#### Uncertainty: The Mathematics of What we Don’t Know

*9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Ami Radunskaya**, *Pomona College*

Over the past few centuries, the theory of probability has been developed to quantify possibilities and to help us make decisions with incomplete knowledge. More recently, this theory has been refined to include predictions based on randomly perturbed dynamical systems, as well as providing a measure of our belief in future events based on observed data. As mathematicians, we like precision, patterns, predictions. As human beings we want to make wise, informed decisions. In this talk I will explore three questions: how can we quantify the uncertainty in our predictions, how do we make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and when is a bit of uncertainty helpful … or fun?

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Plug and Play Data Science Lessons, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

In this session, papers include data science lessons that attendees can seamlessly incorporate into courses such as Finite Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, and others. Presentations include such elements as an overview of the lesson, student learning objectives, assessments, and a summary of the effectiveness of the lesson if available.

**Organizers:**

**Michael Boardman**, *Pacific University*

**Timothy Chartier**, *Davidson College*

**Jason Douma**, *University of Sioux Falls*

**Sponsor:**

**Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)**

##### Teaching Elements of Machine Learning in A Quantitative Reasoning Course

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Mutiara Sondjaja**, *New York University*

##### A Climate Data Set in Applied Calculus

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Andrew S. Leahy**, *Knox College*

##### Modeling Regional Bird Count Data in Calculus I and Differential Equations

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Christopher Brown**, *California Lutheran University*

##### Teaching Riemann Sums and Multiple Integration with Messy Data

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Drew C. Youngren**, *Columbia University*

##### Querying An Open Sports Database for Research and Education

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Megan Olivia Powell**, *University of North Carolina Asheville*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### History of Mathematics in a Math Circle, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

During this session, presenters will share mathematical topics and problems of a historical nature for use in a math circle. This can include such ideas as, but not limited to, working a class of problems using historical methods, discovering methods of calculation from a former time or culture, discovering how mathematical concepts were discovered or used historically or culturally.

**Organizers:**

**Amy Shell-Gellasch**, *Eastern Michigan University*

**Philip Yasskin**, *Texas A&M University*

**Sponsors:**

**SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)**

**The History of Mathematics SIGMAA (HOM SIGMAA)**

##### Cryptography

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Seongchun Kwon**, *University of Central Florida*

##### Red Rock Math Circle (R^{2}MC)

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Jie Liu**, *Dixie State University*

**Clare Banks**, *Dixie State University*

**Vinodh Chellamuthu**, *Dixie State University*

##### Geometry Machines in Greek Antiquity

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Viktor Blasjo**, *Utrecht University*

##### Multiplication with Ancient Chinese Rod Numerals

*10:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.*

**Amy Shell-Gellasch**, *Eastern Michigan University*

##### Drafting Japanese Crest Designs in a Math Circle activity for High School Teachers

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Felicia Tabing**, *University of Southern California*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) transforms students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods aim to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and processes by putting students in direct contact with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on the use and effects of IBL methods for teaching and learning.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

**Eric Kahn**, *Bloomsburg University*

**Amy Ksir**, *United States Naval Academy*

**Sponsor:**

**The SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

##### Mission: Possible - A Whole Class REU Project?!

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Min-Lin Lo**, *California State University, San Bernardino*

##### Proof Bridges

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Audrey Malagon**, *Virginia Wesleyan University*

##### Fundamentals of Teaching Fundamentals of Mathematical Proof

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Kayla B. Dwelle**, *Ouachita Baptist University*

##### Writing and Implementing a Set of Rings-First IBL Course Notes

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Melissa Lindsey**, *Dordt University*

**Mike Janssen**, *Dordt University*

##### Computational IBL in Number Theory

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**John Asplund**, *Dalton State College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Enhance Your Teaching through Best Practices That Align with the Instructional Practices Guide, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, & 262*

Speakers in this session share teaching innovations through a scholarly lens by pegging their work to specific evidence-based practices in the MAA Instructional Practices (IP) Guide. Each talk will clearly lay out both the pedagogical technique as well as how it pertains to at least one of the subsections of the IP Guide.

**Organizers:**

**Carolyn A. Yackel**, *Mercer University*

**Mindy Capaldi**, *Valparaiso University*

**Sponsor:**

**Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM)**

##### Guided Explorations in College Geometry

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**William Fenton**, *Bellarmine University*

##### A Comparison of Homework vs. Exam Averages, or What Kind of Homework Assignments Work Best?

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Eric C. Johnson**, *U.S. Coast Guard Academy*

##### Calculus III TEAM Activities: Success of Modified Peer Instruction

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Alan Von Herrmann**, *University of Tennessee*

##### Teaching Calculus with SageMath Widgets

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Yuanting Lu**, *Department of Mathematics, Mercer University*

**Jeff Denny**, *Department of Mathematics, Mercer University*

##### Implementing Mastery Grading in Calculus 2

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Nora Strasser**, *Friends University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Math + X: Mathematics Courses, Curriculum, and Projects Serving Professional Disciplines, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

Mathematics departments have provided content supporting partner and professional disciplines for decades. For disciplines such as business and engineering, numerous resources support a contextualized curriculum. This session highlights curricular elements for professions, disciplines, and math pathways where supporting materials for contextualized student learning are lacking. Of particular interest are successful examples of nontraditional curricula that match students’ future work environment.

**Organizers:**

**Francisco Savina**, *Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin*

**Stuart Boersma**, *Central Washington University*

##### Mathematics and Nursing: Narrowing the Classroom-Practice Gap with Authentic Dosage Activities

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Daniel Ozimek**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Lindsay Good**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Gayle Watson**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Anna Wendel**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

##### Innovative Pathways in STEM Teacher Preparation

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Thomas J. Clark**, *Dordt College*

##### In-context, Small Project Based Delivery of a Basic Statistics Course for Nursing, Physical Therapy and Allied Health Students

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Katherine Radler**, *Saint Louis University*

**Kimberly Druschel**, *Saint Louis University*

**Michael May**, *Saint Louis University*

**Sadita Salihovic**, *Saint Louis University*

##### Data-Driven Design: A course on Data Analysis for Entrepreneurs

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Benjamin C. Gaines**, *Iona College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mathematics and the Life Sciences: Initiatives, Programs, Curricula, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

The 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide to Majors in the Mathematical Sciences identified the life sciences as a key path through the mathematics major to graduate programs and the workforce. Topics include scholarly contributions addressing initiatives, programs, curricula, and course materials at the interface of mathematics and the life sciences that have been implemented and tested at institutions of higher education.

**Organizers:**

**Timothy D. Comar**, *Benedictine University*

**Raina Robeva**, *Sweet Briar College*

**Carrie Diaz Eaton**, *Bates College*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIO SIGMAA)**

##### Modeling Calculus: A First Course for Everyone Including Biology Majors

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Mariah Birgen**, *Wartburg College*

##### Mathematical Modeling and Applied Calculus

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Linking Introductory Mathematics Courses to the Life Sciences

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Bori Mazzag**, *Humboldt State University*

##### Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences: A Curricular Update

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Douglas Norton**, *Villanova University*

##### Strengthening the STEM Curriculum through the Introduction of an Undergraduate Quantitative Bio-track Program

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Sanjukta Hota**, *Fisk University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, Gambling and Sports, Part A

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

Puzzles, card tricks, board games, game shows, gambling, and sports provide an excellent laboratory for testing mathematical strategy, probability, and enumeration. The analysis of such diversions is fertile ground for the application of mathematical and statistical theory. Solutions to new problems as well as novel solutions to old problems are welcome. Submissions by undergraduates or examples of the use of the solutions of these problems in the undergraduate classroom are encouraged.

**Organizers:**

**Paul R. Coe**, *Dominican University*

**Sara B. Quinn**, *Dominican University*

**Kristen Schemmerhorn**, *Concordia University Chicago*

**Andrew Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA)**

##### Exploring and Extending the Impossible Card Location Trick

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Samantha Pezzimenti**, *Penn State Brandywine*

##### Guess My Birthday - An Original Mathematical Magic Trick

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Jon Stadler**, *Capital University*

##### Five Card Study: A Magic Divination

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Jeremiah Paul Farrell**, *Butler University*

##### A Factorial Card Trick

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Tom Edgar**, *Pacific Lutheran University*

##### Buffon's Needle and Coin Problems on Hyperspheres

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Daniel Pritikin**, *Miami University*

**Nathaniel Coffin**, *Miami University*

### Workshop

#### Create and Recreate: A Celebration of Women in Recreational Mathematics

*9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Recreational mathematics is an area of active research, and one that has the potential to draw undergraduate researchers into mathematics research. In this hands-on workshop, a variety of women working in recreational mathematics will introduce participants to topics that have the potential to lead to research projects both for the participants and their students.The workshop is AWM sponsored and the primary target audience is female mathematicians, but of course, anyone can attend the workshop.

**Organizers:**

**Janet Fierson**, *La Salle University*

**Emelie Kenney**, *Siena College*

**Cassie Williams**, *James Madison University*

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 3. Game Theoretic Modeling for Math Majors, Part A

*9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

Mathematical modeling bridges the distance between the real world in which we operate and the abstract world that provides guiding structures. We use game theory as a mathematical tool when modeling scenarios having multiple interacting decision makers: people, businesses, governments, animals, and genes. This mini-course introduces some game theoretic tools and their applications in settings appropriate for math majors.

**Organizer:**

**Rick Gillman**, *Valparaiso University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 4. Introduction to WeBWorK: An Open Source Alternative to Generate and Deliver Online Homework Problems, Part A

*9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204*

Participants will learn to utilize the opensource online homework system WeBWorK. Adopted by over 1200 institutions, WeBWorK includes an extensive, curated library of over 35,000 exercises encompassing the collegiate curriculum. Subjects include College Algebra, Calculus, ODEs, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Introduction to Proofs. Participants will learn how to utilize WeBWorK in their classrooms and to edit WeBWorK exercises.

**Organizers:**

**Tim Flowers**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

**Robin Cruz**, *College of Idaho*

**Stacey Rodman**, *Augustana College*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education (CTME)**

### Invited Address

#### AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address

##### Learning in Games

*10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Éva Tardos**, *Cornell University*

Selfish behavior can often lead to suboptimal outcome for all participants, a phenomenon illustrated by many classical examples in game theory. Over the last decade we have studied Nash equilibria of games, and developed good understanding how to quantify the impact of strategic user behavior on overall performance in many games (including traffic routing as well as online auctions). In this talk we will focus on games where players use a form of learning that helps them adapt to the environment. We ask if the quantitative guarantees obtained for Nash equilibria extend to such out of equilibrium game play, or even more broadly, when the game or the population of players is dynamically changing and where participants have to adapt to the dynamic environment.

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Complex Dynamics and Elliptic Curves, Lecture I

*11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Laura DeMarco**, *Northwestern University*

In a series of three talks, I will present connections between recent research in dynamical systems and the classical theory of elliptic curves and rational points. On the dynamical side -- specifically in the study of iteration of rational functions (Julia sets, bifurcations, the Mandelbrot set), but originating in the mathematical study of planetary motion -- the first connections to number theory were observed about 100 years ago. On the arithmetic side, it was probably the 1960s when dynamical ideas were first used as tools to understand the arithmetic geometry of elliptic curves and higher-dimensional varieties. My goal is to provide examples of how these relationships developed and where they have brought us today. **The three talks will be independent.**

### Poster Session

#### General Contributed Poster Session I

*10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B*

Given last year’s success with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS), the MAA is pleased to continue with this session at MathFest 2019 in Cincinnati. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting and the number of rotations will depend on the number of accepted posters. The MAA will provide corkboards or trifolds for the posters – you just need to bring your poster.

Please consult this year's **Call for Posters** for more information on the sessions in general, and what to expect for submitting and preparing presentations

##### 1. The Integration of Mathematics and Science: A Plan for a High School Integrated Pre-Calculus and Physics Course

**Courtney Fox**, *Clermont Northeastern High School/University of Cincinnati*

##### 2. Towson University's Pre-Service Teachers' STEM Modeling Activities with Baltimore City Middle School Students

**Diana Cheng**, *Towson University*

**Rachael Talbert**, *Towson University*

**Kimberly Corum**, *Towson University*

##### 3. Dancing through Mathematics: Kinesthetic Activities in Figure Skating Camps

**Rachel Schmitz**, *Towson University*

##### 4. Mathematical Misconceptions and Teaching Implications at the Secondary Level

**Rachel Balthrop**, *Cheatham County Central High School*

**Kassi Rye**, *Northwest High School*

**Jackie Vogel**, *Austin Peay State University*

##### 5. UVU PREP - Intensive Summer STEM Program

**Liz Andrus**, *Utah Valley University*

**Daniel Horns**, *Utah Valley University*

**Violeta Vasilevska**, *Utah Valley University*

**Krista Ruggles**, *Utah Valley University*

~~6. Maps, Bridges, Networks, and Art Galleries: Introducing Secondary Students to Graph Theory through Classic Problems~~ (CANCELED)

**Jessica Oehrlein**, *Columbia University*

##### 7. Math Outreach Activities for Secondary School Students

**Lauren DeDieu**, *University of Calgary*

##### 8. Sorting: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

**Iris Tong**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Kagen Quiballo**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

##### 9. Coloring Mapematics!

**Yasir Silviano Badillo Acosta**, *University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign*

**Kelly A. Jezior**, *University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign*

**Iris Y. Tong**, *University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign*

**Kagen J. Quiballo**, *University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign*

##### 10. Examples of Real Time Modeling in Differential Equations Courses

**Brian Winkel**, *SIMIODE*

##### 11. Resequencing Calculus at a Small Liberal Arts College: Balancing the Needs of Math Majors and Pre-Meds within Staffing Budget Constraints

**Joan Lubben**, *Dakota Wesleyan University*

##### 12. A POGIL-Style Activity to Introduce or Review Vectors

**Chris Oehrlein**, *Oklahoma City Community College*

##### 13. StatPREP: Transforming Intro Stat using a Data-Centered Approach

**Jenna P. Carpenter**, *Campbell University*

##### 14. Program-Level Assessment . . . Don't Run Away!

**Alan Alewine**, *McKendree University*

##### 15. Building Career-Ready Skills in Undergraduate Mathematics Majors

**Michele L. Joyner**, *East Tennessee State University*

##### 16. Improving Mathematics Education for Nurses: Updates on a National Initiative

**Daniel Ozimek**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**John Clochesy**, *University of Miami*

**Martha Ellis**, *Charles A. Dana Center*

**Beth Kelch**, *Delta College*

**Kathryn Stuck Boyd**, *Cleveland Clinic*

**Anna Wendel**, *Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences*

**Michelle Younker**, *Owens Community College*

##### 17. Modeling Scenarios via Writing Projects

**Eric Stachura**, *Kennesaw State University*

##### 18. SIMIODE: Let Mathematical Modeling Inspire Your Differential Equations Class

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

##### 19. Homework Revisions vs. Meeting with the Professor: Which Better Helps Precalculus Students Learn?

**Rachel Epstein**, *Georgia College*

##### 20. Cooperative Learning in an Introduction to Topology Course

**Erin Griesenauer**, *Eckerd College*

##### 21. Developing Students’ Mathematical Background for University-Level Statistics Course in a Flipped Classroom, In-class Worksheets, Peer Interaction, and Class Projects in an Inclusive Classroom Environment

**Chamila Kumari Ranaweera**, *University of Colorado Boulder*

##### 22. Using Art to Express Mathematics

**Jonathan Keiter**, *East Stroudsburg University*

##### 23. Getting to the Top: Less Pain, More Gain

**Kristopher Pruitt**, *U.S. Air Force Academy*

**Michael Brilleslyper**, *U.S. Air Force Academy*

##### 24.MYMathApps Calculus Tutorials

**Philip B. Yasskin**, *Texas A&M University*

**Matthew Weihing**, *Texas A&M University*

**Joseph Martinsen**, *Texas A&M University*

**Akash Rao**, *Texas A&M University*

##### 25. Delivering Pre-Class Activities ViaWeBWorK to Impact Student Learning

**Mike Janssen**, *Dordt University*

**Valorie Zonnefeld**, *Dordt University*

##### 26. Construction of an Infinite Square Matrix to Observe Various Forms of Whole Numbers

**Danny T. Lau**, *University of North Georgia*

##### 27. There are 70 Finite Regular Ternary Quadratic Forms

**Frank Patane**, *Samford University*

**Raymond Herbert**, *University of Alabama*

##### 28. Exploring Asymmetrical Results in Mathematics

**Brian J. Shelburne**, *Wittenberg University*

##### 29. Hensel's p-Acid Numbers

**Phil Blau**, *Shawnee State University*

##### 30. CM Method and Expansion of Numbers

**Abdulmajeed Abdurrahman**, *Shippensburg University*

~~31. Preserving p-Adic Metrics~~ (RESCHEDULED to Session II)

**Robert W. Vallin**, *Lamar University*

##### 32. Multiplicity of Hexagon Numbers

**Cameron G. Hale**, *UAB*

**Jonathan R. Kelleher**, *UAB*

**John C. Mayer**, *UAB*

~~33. Mathematical and Artistic Creative Processes: Distilling Models, Mapping Interdisciplinary Intersections~~ (RESCHEDULED to PosterFest)

**Kerry O'Grady**, *Johns Hopkins University*

##### 34. Conjoint Analysis Approach for Defining Part Worth Utilities to Criteria Weighing into the “Go/No-Go” Decision Faced by NGOs in Disaster Response

**Danilo R. Diedrichs**, *Wheaton College*

**Paul A. Isihara**, *Wheaton College*

##### 35. Data Arising from Destructive Samples: The Case of Spina Bifida

**Rigwed R. Tatu**, *University of Cincinnati*

### Invited Address

#### MAA Chan Stanek Lecture for Students

##### Secrets of Grad School Success

*1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Mohamed Omar**, *Harvey Mudd College*

Around this time of year many rising seniors and even rising juniors are wondering what to do after college, and many contemplate the idea of going to graduate school. Naturally, they seek advice from peers, professors at their college and the internet. In this talk, we'll give some pretty unconventional advice based on the speakers experiences through the same process.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Equity and Justice in the Context of Inquiry

*1:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 200*

Inquiry pedagogies offer rich learning experiences that can support under-served populations in collegiate mathematics. However, elements of these environments can alienate exactly the students instructors are hoping to support. So equity and inquiry must be theorized and researched together in order to offer justice for all students. This session brings research agendas into direct conversation for mathematicians and educators.

**Organizer:**

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

**Sponsors:**

**SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

**SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME)**

##### Introduction to the Session

*1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.*

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

##### Inquiry and Equity: Necessary But Not Sufficient

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Sandra Laursen**, *University of Colorado Boulder*

##### The IBL Experience When Students of Color Are in the Majority

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Robin Wilson and Stacy Brown**, *California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*

##### Examined Inquiry-Oriented Instructional Moves with an Eye Toward Gender Equity

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Jessica Smith**, *Florida State University*

**Christine Andrews-Larson**, *Florida State University*

**Daniel L. Reinholz**,*San Diego State University*

**Amelia Stone-Johnstone**, *San Diego State University*

**Brooke Mullins**, *Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University*

##### TBA

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Rochelle Gutierrez**, *University of Illinois*

##### Panel Discussion

*4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Cryptography and the Mathematics Behind It

*1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

Modern day society and the security of our voting, banking, and military systems rely on cryptography to ensure privacy and allow secure communication. Important problems in cybersecurity are being solved using number theory, algebraic geometry, and the mathematics of lattices. This session on the mathematics behind cryptography is aimed at a general mathematical audience.

This session will have expository talks aimed at a general mathematical audience and will be suitable for both students and faculty.

**Organizer:**

**Alice Silverberg**, *University of California, Irvine*

##### Language, Probability, and Cryptography

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Adriana Salerno**, *Bates College*

##### Inrtoduwtion to Erorr Dwtetcion and Czorrectmon

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Steven J Miller**, *Williams College*

##### Post-quantum Key Exchange Based on "Learning with Errors" Problems

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Jintai Ding**, *University of Cincinnati*

##### Public-key Cryptography from Supersingular Elliptic Curve Isogenies

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**David Jao**, *University of Waterloo*

##### \(x^n+x+a\)

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Kumar Murty**, *University of Toronto*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Plug and Play Data Science Lessons, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

In this session, papers include data science lessons that attendees can seamlessly incorporate into courses such as Finite Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, and others. Presentations include such elements as an overview of the lesson, student learning objectives, assessments, and a summary of the effectiveness of the lesson if available.

**Organizers:**

**Michael Boardman**, *Pacific University*

**Timothy Chartier**, *Davidson College*

**Jason Douma**, *University of Sioux Falls*

**Sponsor:**

**Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)**

##### Data at Disney: Using Clustering to Maximize Mickey Bar Sales

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Liz Bouzarth**, *Furman University*

**Kevin Hutson**, *Furman University*

##### An In-Class Geo-Spatial Data Science Project...Inspired by a Comedian

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Russell Goodman**, *Central College*

##### Movie Recommendation as an Introduction to Machine Learning Principles

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Jacob Price**, *University of Puget Sound*

**Jeremy Upsal**, *University of Washington*

##### Enough Linear Algebra for Machine Learning

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Daniel T. Kaplan**, *Macalester College*

##### A Lesson in Data Science and Computational Thinking Using Real Data

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Boyan Kostadinov**, *City Tech, CUNY*

##### Discriminant Analysis and Logistic Regression Connections

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Jacqueline R. Herman**, *Northern Kentucky University*

##### Two Data Science Projects in PIC Math Class

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Haiyan Su**, *Montclair State University*

##### R Projects Can Complement the Inverted Classroom

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**John T. Sieben**, *Texas Lutheran University*

**Reza O. Abbasian**, *Texas Lutheran University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Ethics in the Mathematics Classroom

*1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

The mathematical sciences have a central role to address the use and misuse of mathematics and data that fueling a global ethics crisis. This session aims to describe the integration of ethics into the mathematics classroom and ethical issues surrounding the teaching of mathematics. Talks cover how ethics are addressed, and reflect upon the successes and challenges to implementation.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Catherine Buell**, *Fitchburg State University*

**Sponsor:**

**Special Issue of PRIMUS: Ethics in Mathematics Education**

##### Ethics in Mathematics: An Existence Theorem

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Catherine A. Buell**, *Fitchburg State University*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

##### Ethics and Responsibility in STEM

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Dawn Nelson**, *Saint Peter's University*

##### Ethical Perspectives Through Game Theory

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Andrew Windle**, *Rockhurst University*

~~Fostering Ethical Reflection in the Mathematics Classroom through Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning~~ (CANCELED)

*2:30 pm. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Georges-Philippe Gadoury-Sansfacon**, *Bishop's University*

##### Using Fairness as a Theme in General Education Mathematics Courses

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Adam Giambrone**, *Elmira College*

##### Ethical Considerations in a Data-Driven World

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Stacy L. Hoehn**, *Franklin College*

##### Ethics in Mathematics Curricula from the Beginning

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

##### Reflective Service Learning as a Means to Teach Ethics

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**Erin Griesenauer**, *Eckerd College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### History of Mathematics in a Math Circle, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

During this session, presenters will share mathematical topics and problems of a historical nature for use in a math circle. This can include such ideas as, but not limited to, working a class of problems using historical methods, discovering methods of calculation from a former time or culture, discovering how mathematical concepts were discovered or used historically or culturally.

**Organizers:**

**Amy Shell-Gellasch**, *Eastern Michigan University*

**Philip Yasskin**, *Texas A&M University*

**Sponsors:**

**SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)**

**The History of Mathematics SIGMAA (HOM SIGMAA)**

##### The Frobenius Stamped Coin McNugget

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Andy Martin**, *Kentucky State University*

##### Problem Posing with Dice Probability in Mathematics Teacher Circles

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Chris Bolognese**, *Columbus Academy*

##### Many Worlds History of Map Coloring

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Skona Brittain**, *SB Family School*

##### Journal of Math Circles (JMC)

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Brandy S. Wiegers**, *Central Washington University*

**Emilie Hancock**, *Central Washington University*

##### Math Circles Based on Newton's Mathematics

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Robert Sachs**, *George Mason University*

##### Exploring Infinitesimals in a Math Teachers Circle

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Cymra Haskell**, *University of Southern California*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) transforms students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods aim to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and processes by putting students in direct contact with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on the use and effects of IBL methods for teaching and learning.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

**Eric Kahn**, *Bloomsburg University*

**Amy Ksir**, *United States Naval Academy*

**Sponsor:**

**The SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

##### It Takes a Village to Learn Mathematics

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Jacci White**, *Saint Leo University*

**Monika Kiss**, *Saint Leo University*

##### Using Videos, Reflections, and Portfolios to Promote Inquiry

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Megan Wawro**, *Virginia Tech*

##### A Guided Reinvention Approach to Beginning Algebra

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Diana Underwood**, *Purdue Northwest*

##### Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries: Using Group-Work and IBL Methods in a Textbook-Free Approach to Teaching Non-Math Majors Logic and The Basics of Proof-Based Mathematics

*2:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m.*

**Heidi Andersen**, *University of Dallas*

##### Hands-on Activities for a Liberal Arts Math Course

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Grace McClurkin**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

##### Quantitative Reasoning via Inquiry

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Gregory D. Foley**, *Ohio University*

**Stephen N. Shadik**, *Ohio University*

**Deependra Budhathoki**, *Ohio University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### A Centennial Celebration of David Harold Blackwell

*1:30 p.m.. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

David Harold Blackwell (April 24, 1919 - July 8, 2010) is arguably the most decorated and well-known of African Americans in the Mathematical Sciences. Blackwell would have turned 100 years old in 2019. To commemorate this, the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) will host a Themed Contributed Paper Session for individuals to examine the influence Blackwell has had on the profession.

**Organizers:** **Edray Herber Goins**, *Pomona College*

**Janis D. Oldham**, *North Carolina A&T*

**Scott W. Williams**, *SUNY Buffalo*

##### The Alternative Universes of David Blackwell and William Claytor

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Ronald Elbert Mickens**, *Clark Atlanta University*

##### Game Theory: A Survey of an Intriguing Contribution of David Blackwell

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Asamoah Nkwanta**, *Morgan State University*

##### Blackwell’s Contribution to Dynamic Programming

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Mark Lewis**, *Cornell University*

##### David Blackwell: Bayesian Statistics and Contributions to the Statistics Community

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Kimberly S. Weems**, *North Carolina Central University*

##### Blackwell-Tapia 2000-2018

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Carlos Castillo-Chavez**, *Arizona State University*

##### Behind the Scenes: The David Blackwell that I Knew

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Richard A. Tapia**,

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mathematics and the Life Sciences: Initiatives, Programs, Curricula, Part B

*1:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

The 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide to Majors in the Mathematical Sciences identified the life sciences as a key path through the mathematics major to graduate programs and the workforce. Topics include scholarly contributions addressing initiatives, programs, curricula, and course materials at the interface of mathematics and the life sciences that have been implemented and tested at institutions of higher education.

**Organizers:**

**Timothy D. Comar**, *Benedictine University*

**Raina Robeva**, *Sweet Briar College*

**Carrie Diaz Eaton**, *Bates College*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIO SIGMAA)**

##### Pain Medication and Tree Leaves: Mathematical Modeling Tasks for Future Secondary Teachers

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Jacy Beck**, *Utah State University*

**Ricardo Cortez**, *Tulane University*

**Brynja Kohler**, *Utah State University*

##### Engaging Undergraduates in Research in Mathematical Biology with Limited Resources

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Timothy D. Comar**, *Benedictine University*

##### Data Analysis with Destructive Samples: Spina Bifida Case

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Marepalli B. Rao**, *University of Cincinnati*

**Rigwed Tatu**, *University of Cincinnati*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, Gambling and Sports, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:25 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

Puzzles, card tricks, board games, game shows, gambling, and sports provide an excellent laboratory for testing mathematical strategy, probability, and enumeration. The analysis of such diversions is fertile ground for the application of mathematical and statistical theory. Solutions to new problems as well as novel solutions to old problems are welcome. Submissions by undergraduates or examples of the use of the solutions of these problems in the undergraduate classroom are encouraged.

**Organizers:**

**Paul R. Coe**, *Dominican University*

**Sara B. Quinn**, *Dominican University*

**Kristen Schemmerhorn**, *Concordia University Chicago*

**Andrew Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA)**

##### Using Graph Theory to Analyze *Ticket to Ride©* Expansions

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Kimberly Jordan Burch**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

##### Chuteless and Ladderless

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Darren Glass**, *Gettysburg College*

**Stephen Lucas**, *James Madison University*

##### Playing Farkle with N-sided Dice

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Jeremiah Bartz**, *University of North Dakota*

##### Mathematical Results for New Versions of the Game of SET

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Anne Quinn**, *Edinboro University of PA*

##### The Polya Enumeration with the 1258 Game

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Jon-Lark Kim**, *Sogang University*

##### The Q Queens Problem with P Pawns

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Doug Chatham** *Morehead State University*

##### Breaking and Remaking the New Zealand Puzzle

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Keith Brandt** *Rockhurst University*

~~Back to the Tower~~ (CANCELED)

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**John Bonomo**, *Westminster College*

##### You Only Need a Bit of Luck to Win MTV's Are You The One?

*4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Stanley R. Huddy**, *Fairleigh Dickinson University*

**Nomin Sukhbaatar**, *Fairleigh Dickinson University*

### Panel Session

#### Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

Living Proof is a collection of short stories written by those from all corners of the mathematical community with the hope to inspire current students, illustrating how mathematicians overcame hard content, sexism, questions of identity, and more. Panelists will discuss how the project evolved, why they contributed to the book, and what struggle and resilience mean in our discipline.

**Organizers:**

**Emille Lawrence**, *University of San Francisco*

**Matthew Pons**, *North Central College*

**David Taylor**, *Roanoke College*

**Allison Henrich**, *Seattle University*

**Panelists:**

**Emille Lawrence**, *University of San Francisco*

**Matthew Pons**, *North Central College*

**Hortensia Soto**, *University of Northern Colorado*

**David Taylor**, *Roanoke College*

**Pamela Harris**, *Williams College*

### Workshop

#### What’s the Story? Research Presentations for an Undergraduate Audience

*1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Presenting recent and ongoing research to undergraduate students is fun and rewarding, but frequently challenging. The gory details of mathematical results often require a great deal of specific jargon and background knowledge. Nonetheless, the big idea-the “story”-can almost always be presented at a variety of levels. This workshop is designed to help graduate students formulate a presentation on their research that is appropriate for an audience of undergraduate students, something many colleges and universities require as part of a job interview. Moreover, the ability to communicate complex mathematical ideas is a valued trait in any context. As such, this session aims to develop a framework for creating an engaging and accessible presentation for undergraduates. Graduate students who will be going on the job market in the fall may find this workshop especially useful.

**Organizer:**

**May Mei**, *Denison University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 1. Beyond Traditional Grading Schemes, Part A

*1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

Mastery grading is an assessment approach in which students are provided clear learning objectives and grades are directly based on students' ability to demonstrate complete mastery of these objectives by the end of the semester. Recent trends indicate this grading structure encourages a growth-mindset, reduces test anxiety, and improves student gains. This minicourse is designed for new practitioners.

**Organizers:**

**Jessica O’Shaughnessy**, *Shenandoah University*

**Jeb Collins**, *Mary Washington University*

**Amanda Harsey**, *Lewis University*

**Alyssa Hoofnagle**, *Wittenberg University*

**Mike Jansen**, *Dordt College*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Assessment**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 2. Creating a Purposeful Student Learning Experience, Part A

*1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204*

Do your requirements for your departmental majors constitute an integrated framework for student success, or are they just a set of individual classes? Do your faculty work together effectively to achieve desired outcomes and to assess your progress? Do you strategically incorporate experiences outside the classroom in student learning? This minicourse will guide you in creating a learning-focused departmental culture.

**Organizers:**

**Dan Callon**, *Franklin College*

**John Boardman**, *Franklin College*

**Paul Fonstad**, *Franklin College*

**Justin Gash**, *Franklin College*

**Stacy Hoehn**, *Franklin College*

**Angie Walls**, *Franklin College*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*2:30 p.m. – 6:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 210, 211, 235, 251*

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*2:30 p.m. – 6:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 234, 236, 264*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer: Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Panel Session

#### Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching as an Integrated Application in Core Mathematics Major Courses

*3:00p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

Core mathematics majors’ courses often have designated application problems from areas like physics or engineering. The MAA META Math project focuses on explicitly adding “secondary mathematics teaching” to the list of legitimate application areas of mathematics by creating resources for use in undergraduate mathematics courses. Panelists will describe a variety of initiatives that address mathematics courses for teaching.

**Organizer:**

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Elizabeth Fulton**, *Montana State University*

**Panelists:**

**Elizabeth Burroughs**, *Montana State University*

**James Tanton**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Rick Hudson**, *University of Southern Indiana*

**Lisa Berger**, *Stony Brook University*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on the Mathematical Knowledge of Teachers (SIGMAA MKT)**

### Poster Session

#### General Contributed Poster Session II

*3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B*

Given last year’s success with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS), the MAA is pleased to continue with this session at MathFest 2019 in Cincinnati. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting and the number of rotations will depend on the number of accepted posters. The MAA will provide corkboards or trifolds for the posters – you just need to bring your poster.

Please consult this year's **Call for Posters** for more information on the sessions in general, and what to expect for submitting and preparing presentations

##### 1. Universal Course Design for Linear Algebra Instruction

**Roza Aceska**, *Ball State University*

**Crystal Lorch**, *Ball State University*

##### 2. My Favorite (algebra based) Math Contest Questions

**Ashley Johnson**, *University of North Alabama*

##### 3. Hands-On Learning in a Mathematical Reasoning Course

**L. Jeneva Clark**, *University of Tennessee*

##### 4. Using an Overview of All of Math History in a Math History Classroom: Highlighting Mathematicians and Mathematics

**Daniel Kiteck**, *Indiana Wesleyan University*

##### 5. Active Learning Practices for First-Year Calculus

**Kevser Erdem**, *University of Cincinnati*

**Casey Monday**, *University of Cincinnati*

##### 6. Adventures in Online Teaching with First Year Students

**Grace E. Cook**,

*Bloomfield College*

##### 7. The Carrot and the Stick: Attempts to Get Homework Completed when Due

**Jennifer Szczesniak**, *Hagerstown Community College*

##### 8. Improving Student Understanding of Multivariable Calculus Concepts Using the CalcPlot3D Visualization Applet

**Monica VanDieren**, *Robert Morris University*

**Paul Seeburger**, *Monroe Community College*

**Deborah Moore-Russo**, *University of Oklahoma*

##### 9. Changing the Culture of Calculus

**James M. Talamo**, *The Ohio State University*

**Nela Lakos**, *The Ohio State University*

##### 10. The Traveling Mathematics Department

**Duane Farnsworth**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Jon Beal**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Carey Childers**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Daniel Shifflet**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Marcella McConnell**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Michael McConnell**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Kate Overmoyer**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

**Adam Roberts**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

##### 11. Teaching Introductory Mathematical Modeling for Mathematics Majors

**Nicole M. Panza,***Francis Marion University*

##### 12. Developing a Mathematics through Illusion Course

**Matthew J. Haines**, *Augsburg University*

##### 13. An Exit-Polling Project in a First-Year Seminar

**Russell Goodman**, *Central College*

##### 14. Factors and Methods of STEM Student Retention

**James Quinlan**, *University of New England*

##### 16. Implementing Inquiry Using POGIL (2.0)

**Jill Shahverdian**, *Quinnipiac University*

##### 17. Cubic Curve Classifications: From Newton to Modern Day

**Mark Bly**, *Coastal Carolina University*

##### 18. Mr.

**Alvin Chi Hi Ng**, *Diligence(Tutor Centre)*

##### 19. Pythagoras and Music Theory

**Jillian Honea**, *University of Tennessee*

**Jackie Vogel**, *Austin Peay State University*

##### 20. Galois Groups of Even Quartics and Doubly Even Octic Polynomials

**Chad Awtrey**, *Elon University*

##### 21. Cubics, Triangles, Cardano, & Statistics

**G. Gerard Wojnar**, *Frostburg State University*

##### 22. h

**Max Lind**, *USP*

**Eugene Fiorini**, *Muhlenberg College*

##### 23. Co-prime Labelings of Complete Bipartite Graphs

**Michael Brilleslyper**, *U. S. Air Force Academy*

**Ethan Berkove**, *Lafayette College*

##### 24. Neighborhood-Prime Labelings of Hamiltonian Graphs

**Norman Bradley Fox**, *Austin Peay State University*

##### 25. Breaking Graph Symmetry

**Darren Narayan**, *Rochester Institute of Technology*

##### 26. Bounds on Number of Positive First Differences for Algebraically Generated Costas Arrays

**Christopher N. Swanson**, *Ashland University*

##### 27. Preserving p-Adic Metrics (RESCHEDULED from Session I)

**Robert W. Vallin**, *Lamar University*

~~27. Finding the Intermediate and Largest Integers in the Primitive Pythagorean Triple When Only the Smallest is Known~~ (CANCELED)

**Frederick D. Chichester**, *Retired*

##### 28. Percolation Threshold Values and Bounds for Archimedean Lattices

**John C. Wierman**, *Johns Hopkins University*

##### 29. Complex Linear Algebra without Complex Numbers

**Adam Coffman**, *Purdue University Fort Wayne*

##### 30. Disjointness Preserving Nonlinear and Point-wise Determined Maps on Banach Lattices

**William Feldman**, *University of Arkansas*

##### 31. An Extended Deletion-Contraction Recurrence for the Chromatic Polynomial

**Austin Mohr**, *Nebraska Wesleyan University*

##### (NEW!) 32. Fibonacci Cordial Labeling of Some Special Graphs

**Sarbari Mitra**, *Fort Hays State University*

~~32. Comparing String-Similarity Algorithms in the Task of Name-Matching~~ (CANCELED)

**Aleksandra Zaba**, *University of Utah*

##### 33. Experimental Estimation of a Sequence's Order of Convergence

**Michelle Ghrist**, *Gonzaga University*

##### 34. Numerical Results for Linear Sequential Caputo Fractional Differential Equations with Initial and Boundary Conditions of Order 2q Using Laplace Transform Method

**Bhuvaneswari Sambandham**, *Dixie State University*

~~35. Program Review at Baldwin Wallace~~ (RESCHEDULED to the Program Review Experience)

**Peggy Slavik**, *Baldwin Wallace University*

**Brent Daniel Strunk**, *Baldwin Wallace University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Section Officers Meeting

*3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

This session is moderated by Lisa Marano, West Chster University, Chair of the MAA Committee on Sections. It is open to all section officers and their guests.

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Speed Interview Marathon for Graduate Students

*3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

Employers suggest communication skills are a critical component of job interviews. This session for undergraduate students, graduate students and early career mathematicians helps participants hone these skills, with best practices and tips on job interviewing and three speed interviewing sessions to practice what participants have learned. Sessions include individual feedback for participants and opportunities to network with fellow interviewees.

**Organizers**

**Edray Goins**, *Pomona College*

**Jenna Carpenter**, *Campbell University*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 5. Visualizing Projective Geometry Through Photographs and Perspective Drawings, Part A

3:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204

We introduce hands-on, practical art puzzles that motivate the mathematics of projective geometry---the study of properties invariant under projective transformations. On the art side, we explore activities in perspective drawing or photography. These activities inform the mathematical side, where we introduce activities in problem solving and proof suitable for a sophomore-level proofs class. No artistic experience is required.

**Organizer:**

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin & Marshall College,*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA-ARTS**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 6. Mathematical Card Magic, Part A

*3:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

A modern survey of self-working mathematical card magic, from classics such as binary and Gilbreath principle based entertainments to original principles and effects discovered by the presenter and previously shared at MAA.org. A special feature will be two-person card magic based on subtle mathematical communication principles: discrete mathematics, combinatorics and elementary probability. No prerequisites, and no sleight of hand skills are required.

**Organizer:**

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Read the Masters Session: Euler's *Introductio in Analysin Infinitorum*

*3:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Leonhard Euler's *Introductio* (1748) is a key text in the history of mathematics. In it, Euler provided the foundation for much of today's mathematical analysis, focusing in particular on functions and their development into infinite series. At this event, a brief description of what is entailed in engaging historical texts, especially through small reading groups, will precede an open reading session of a portion of the *Introductio* (in English translation, with guiding questions) by attendees in small groups, followed by a general discussion. **No experience with the history of mathematics is required.**

**Organizers**

**Erik Tou**, *University of Washington Tacoma*

**Daniel Otero**, *Xavier University*

**Lawrence D'Antonio**, *Ramapo College*

**Robert Bradley**, *Adelphi University*

**Amy Shell-Gellasch**, *Eastern Michigan University*

**Sponsors: Euler Society, ORESME, HoM SIGMAA, ARITHMOS, TRIUMPHS**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation, Part A

*3:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at: http://mathfest2019.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

~~Reducing Student Testing Anxiety by Implementing a Three-Stage Group Testing Method~~ (CANCELED)

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**Suzanne Caulfield**, *Cardinal Stritch University*

##### Investigation of Inverted and Active Pedagogies in STEM Disciplines ,Final Report

*4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Reza O. Abbasian**, *Texas Lutheran University*

**Mike Czuchry**, *Texas Lutheran University*

##### Changes to Student Self-efficacy and Motivation with Team-Based Learning

*4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.*

**Jeffrey M. Ford**, *Gustavus Adolphus College*

##### Learning about Learning

*4:50 p.m.- 5:05 p.m.*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Getting the Most out of Collaborative Learning

*5:10 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.*

**Karen F. Smith**, *UC Blue Ash College*

##### Using Learning Assistants to Encourage Active Learning

*5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.*

**Justin Dunmyre**, *Frostburg State University*

### SIGMAA Actitivy

#### IBL SIGMAA Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture

##### Why Inclusivity Matters for IBL

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

*4:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 200*

Many of us recognize the importance of inclusion within the mathematics community, but some might question why it is particularly important for IBL. We will address this question by identifying the challenges and opportunities for an inclusive classroom climate that arise uniquely when IBL is used. We will also share some practical tips to improve the climate for inclusion in your IBL class.

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Section NExT Leadership Meeting

*5:00 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

This informal discussion will provide Section NExT Leaders the opportunity to compare notes, including challenges and opportunities. We will focus on the ways that Section NExT supports the MAA values of community, inclusivity, communication and teaching/learning. We will also think about ways the sections can support each other and how we might identify some standard practices that enable MAA HQ to support Section NExT. The session will be developed in consultation with Section NExT leaders and facilitated by MAA Deputy Executive Director Ray Levy.

**Organizers:**

**Ray Levy**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Cheryl Adams**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Lisa Marano**, *West Chester University*

### Social Event

#### Graduate Student Reception

*5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom B*

Graduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.

**Organizers**

**Edray Goins**, *Pomona College*

**Eric Eager**, *University of Wisconsin at La Crosse*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students**

### Other Mathematical Session

#### The President’s Membership Jubilee

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

Magic tricks, popular movies, achievements in sport, games and puzzles, mimes, soap bubbles are not what the general public associates with mathematics. But for many of us, these are another fun and exciting side of mathematics. During the MAA President’s Jubilee, different presenters will highlight some of these areas of mathematics. Come join us.

### Registration & Information

*8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom Lobby*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 210, 211, 235, 251*

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*8:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 236, 264*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer: Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA Prize Session

*9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

The session is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, Penn State University, and is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University.

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 3. Game Theoretic Modeling for Math Majors, Part B

*10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

Mathematical modeling bridges the distance between the real world in which we operate and the abstract world that provides guiding structures. We use game theory as a mathematical tool when modeling scenarios having multiple interacting decision makers: people, businesses, governments, animals, and genes. This mini-course introduces some game theoretic tools and their applications in settings appropriate for math majors.

**Organizer:**

**Rick Gillman**, *Valparaiso University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 4. Introduction to WeBWorK: An Open Source Alternative to Generate and Deliver Online Homework Problems, Part B

*10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204*

Participants will learn to utilize the opensource online homework system WeBWorK. Adopted by over 1200 institutions, WeBWorK includes an extensive, curated library of over 35,000 exercises encompassing the collegiate curriculum. Subjects include College Algebra, Calculus, ODEs, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Introduction to Proofs. Participants will learn how to utilize WeBWorK in their classrooms and to edit WeBWorK exercises.

**Organizers:**

**Tim Flowers**, *Indiana University of Pennsylvania*

**Robin Cruz**, *College of Idaho*

**Stacey Rodman**, *Augustana College*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education (CTME)**

### Invited Paper Session

#### The Mathematics of Uncertainty

*10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 200*

We encounter uncertainty everywhere, at all levels of consciousness, in all of our endeavors. Even things of which we are certain: the sun rises tomorrow, our existence has a finite time span, are subject to imprecision. How has mathematics helped us understand uncertainty and unpredictability?

In this session we present mathematics that guides decisions under incomplete information or cognitive limitations.

**Organizer:**

**Ami Radunskaya**, *Pomona College*

##### Crossing the Threshold: The Role of Demographic Stochasticity in the Evolution of Cooperation

*10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.*

**Tom LoFaro**, *Gustavus Adolphus College*

##### Stochastic Perturbations of the Logistic Map

*10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*

**Kim Ayers**, *Pomona College*

##### Logic for Reasoning about Uncertainty Dynamics and Informational Cascades

*11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.*

**Joshua Sack**, *California State University, Long Beach*

##### Probability As a Tool for Studying Problems in Behavioral Economics

*11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.*

**Aloysius Bathi Kasturiarachi**, *Kent State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Understanding Mathematics Through its History, Part A

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

Many mathematical concepts experienced a long and complex evolution before arriving on the pages of today’s undergraduate textbooks. Often, understanding some of this history can greatly enhance a student’s understanding of mathematics. Moreover, an exploration of history can show how mathematics is connected to the wider world of human inquiry, affected by the same cultural values and prejudices as other subjects. This session seeks to share interesting historical episodes or developments linked to undergraduate mathematics, for the benefit of students and teachers alike.

**Organizer:**

**Erik Tou**, *University of Washington*

**Sponsor:**

**The Euler Society**

##### Archimedes' Quadrature of the Parabola

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Bill Linderman**, *King University*

##### The Ideal Result of Fermat's Taunt

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Holly Attenborough**, *University of Wisconsin-Platteville*

##### Completing the Square with al-Khw\({a}rizm{\i}\): a TRIUMPHS PSP

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Daniel Otero**, *Xavier University*

##### Rules and Demonstration in Cardano’s *Ars Magna* (1545)

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**William Branson**, *St Cloud State University*

##### Figurate Numbers from Nicomachus to Pascal

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Jerry M. Lodder**, *New Mexico State University*

##### Introducing topology via Euler's formula

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**Anne Duffee**, *Sewanee: the University of the South*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching, Part C

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) transforms students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods aim to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and processes by putting students in direct contact with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on the use and effects of IBL methods for teaching and learning.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

**Eric Kahn**, *Bloomsburg University*

**Amy Ksir**, *United States Naval Academy*

**Sponsor:**

**The SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

##### Something for Everyone

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Alex Rennet**, *University of Toronto, Mississauga*

##### Supporting Instructors in the Transition to Inquiry Based Methods: A Preliminary Study on a Multi-Sectional Implementation in College Algebra

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Topaz Wiscons**, *California State University, Sacramento*

**Abigail Higgins**, *California State University, Sacramento*

**Sayonita Ghosh Hajra**, *California State University, Sacramento*

##### Successes and Failures in an IBL Pre-Calculus Course

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Andrew-David Bjork**, *Siena Heights University*

##### Characterizing Failure: The Case of Pre-Calculus

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Timothy Boester**, *University of Maine*

##### Student Responses: Would You Take Another IBL Mathematics Course?

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Kelly Bubp**, *Ohio University*

**Harman Aryal**, *Ohio University*

**Deependra Budhathoki**, *Ohio University*

**Otto Shaw**, *Ohio University*

##### Specification Grading in an Inquiry-based Introductory Differential Equations Course

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics, Part A

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

National data trends indicate a need to shift representation in the mathematical sciences with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In response, many departments and instructors have sought to understand the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in mathematics, particularly among underrepresented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. This session invites presenters to share how they engage diverse student populations.

**Organizers:**

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *The Ohio State University*

**Alison Marr**, *Southwestern University*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Beyond Leaky Pipes: Fostering Pathways and Persistence in the Mathematical Sciences

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Alison Marr**, *Southwestern University*

**Ranthony A. C. Edmonds**, *The Ohio State University*

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Informing and Encouraging All Math Majors

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Feryal Alayont**, *Grand Valley State University*

##### Leveling the Playing Field: Effective Classroom Practices for First Generation College Students

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Rachel Frankel**, *UC Blue Ash College*

**Karen F. Smith**, *UC Blue Ash College*

##### Finding Your Mathematical Roots

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Linda McGuire**, *Muhlenberg College*

##### Change Is a Thing You Can Count On: Adjusting to Meet Diverse Student Needs

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Kathryn Cerrone**, *The University of Akron*

**Irina Chernikova**, *The University of Akron*

**Sukanya Kemp**, *The University of Akron*

##### Diversifying and Humanizing Mathematics through Community Collaboration

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**Sayonita Ghosh Hajra**, *California State University Sacramento*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Teaching Mathematics Through Games, Part A

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

Come see methods for engaging students in mathematics through the development or play of board, card, and video games. Developing a game often requires the application of mathematics and it also appears in how one plays the game. Presentations describe class activities, class projects, or undergraduate research applications of mathematics. This session will be of interest to gamers and instructors.

**Organizers:**

**Heidi Hulsizer**, *Benedictine College*

**Nickolas Hein**, *Benedictine College*

**Mindy Capaldi**, *Valparaiso University*

**Martha Byrne**, *Sonoma State University*

##### Recreational Mathematics. What? How? Why?

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Jorge Nuno Silva**, *University of Lisbon*

##### Learning Mathematics through Games in a General Education Mathematics Course

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Amanda Harsy**, *Lewis University*

**Marie Meyer**, *Lewis University*

**Brittany Stephenson**, *Lewis University*

**Michael Smith**, *Lewis University*

##### Problem Solving Through Board Games

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Adam M. Glesser**, *California State University, Fullerton*

**Matt Rathbun**, *California State University, Fullerton*

##### Winning in a Quantitative Literacy Course

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Axel Brandt**, *Northern Kentucky University*

##### A Simple Card Demonstration to Engage College Algebra Students

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Christopher Ryan Loga**, *Southwestern Adventist University*

##### Graph Theory Games Designed by Pre-service Teachers

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**David Clark**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Feryal Alayont**, *Grand Valley State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Showcase of Modeling to Motivate Differential Equations, Part A

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

Differential equations is a pivotal STEM course. Student and faculty backgrounds, and departmental constraints provide for variations in the course. Modeling can be incorporated into any version to motivate the study of differential equations. Presenters will share modeling materials and data collection experiences that generate inquiry-oriented learning. Presenters may discuss the value of modeling, assessment techniques, pedagogical successes, and challenges.

**Organizers:**

**Therese Shelton**, *Southwestern University*

**Rosemary Farley**, *Manhattan College*

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

##### DE and Social Justice: A Cholera Model with Bacterial Reservoir

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Therese Shelton**, *Southwestern University*

**Emma K. Groves**, *North Carolina State University*

**Sherry Adrian**, *Southwestern University*

~~An Application of Compartmental Epidemic Models to Data from the 2016 Presidential Primary~~ (CANCELED)

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Eileen C. McGraw**, *Stevenson University*

##### The Local Brewery: A Project to Introduce Differential Equations in an Into Calculus Course

*10:50 am. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Jonathan Oaks**, *Macomb Community College*

##### Pursuit Curves for Accelerating Prey

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Andrew Sward**, *Augustana College*

##### Humans vs. Zombies: A Phase Plane Analysis Activity

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Hope McIlwain**, *Mercer University*

##### Inquiry-Oriented Approach to Teaching Differential Equations through Modeling Projects

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**Mary Vanderschoot**, *Wheaton College*

**Danilo R. Diedrichs**, *Wheaton College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation, Part B

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at: http://mathfest2019.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### No Student is an Island: A Plethora of Pedagogical Practices for Collaborative Mathematics Classrooms

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**David Taylor**, *Roanoke College*

##### Read the Book! Improving Reading Comprehension in Mathematics

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Tom Mahoney**, *Emporia State University*

##### Continuing the Conversation: Creating *Learning* Spaces via Dynamic Discussion Forums

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Melissa Soto**, *California State University, Fullerton*

##### Structuring a Course Around Reading Mathematics

*11:10 a.m.- 11:25 a.m.*

**Sean Droms**, *Lebanon Valley College*

##### Teach Students to Prepare for Class AND to Think about Their Learning

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Charlotte Knotts-Zides**, *Wofford College*

##### The Value of Reflective Writing in Mastery-based Grading Systems

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**Adelaide Akers**, *Emporia State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Professional Development in Mathematics: Looking Back, Looking Forward, on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of MAA Project NExT, Part A

*10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

Since MAA Project NExT was founded 25 years ago, a generation of mathematicians have participated in it and other PD programs. How have those programs impacted teaching and learning in mathematics? How have the challenges faced by college math instructors changed? Looking forward, how do we prepare today’s math instructors for the changes to come in the next 25 years?

**Organizers:**

**Dave Kung**, *St. Mary’s College of Mar yland*

**Julie Barnes**, *Western Carolina University*

**Alissa Crans**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Matt DeLong**, *Marian University*

##### Activating Mathematics Instructors for Active Learning: The Role of Professional Development on Teaching

*10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.*

**Sandra Laursen**, *University of Colorado Boulder*

##### Emotions, Behavior, Mythology, Passions, and Proof: Challenging Mathematical Culture and Transforming Our Teaching

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Benjamin Braun**, *University of Kentucky*

##### What the K-12 Education Literature Can Tell Us about Effective Professional Development for Faculty

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Darryl Yong**, *Harvey Mudd College*

##### Teaching Future Teachers and Mathematics Faculty Professional Learning

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Billy Jackson**, *University of Louisville*

**Shandy Hauk**, *San Francisco State University*

**David Tsay**, *University of Texas Rio Grande Valley*

##### Distributed Leadership: A Framework for Continued Professional Development Workshops

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**L. Jeneva Clark**, *University of Tennessee*

**Jack Bookman**, *Duke University*

##### Online Faculty Collaboration: Supporting Instructional Change in a Big Way

*11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.*

**Karen Keene**, *North Carolina*

**Justin Dunmyre**, *North Carolina*

### Panel Session

#### Career Paths in Business, Industry, and Government

*10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics. Now what? There are many interesting job opportunities that don’t necessarily involve teaching. Whether you are a student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give to future job-seeking students, this session will help you gain new perspectives on careers in business, industry, and government.

**Organizer:**

**Emille D. Lawrence**, *University of San Francisco*

**David Stone**, *Georgia Southern University*

**Jeb Collins**, *University of Mary Washington*

**Aihua Li**, *Montclair State University*

**Panelists:**

**Richard Uber**, *Air Force Institute of Technology*

**Ryan Snyder**, *State Auto Insurance Companies*

**Mary Sefcik**, *Cleveland Clinic*

**Deming Zhuang**, *Citi Group*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Undergraduate Students (CUSA)**

**MAA Committee on Business, Industry, and Government Mathematics (BIG)**

### Workshop

#### Journal of Math Circles (JMC) Jam Session

*10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Write for Journal of Math Circles (JMC), a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal! JMC seeks articles documenting outreach in alignment with Math Circle core values: using worthwhile mathematical tasks, fostering problem-solving habits of mind, and building communities of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. The workshop will introduce JMC and provide support for writing lesson plan, program summary, and professional development articles.

**Organizers:**

**Brandy S. Wiegers**, *Central Washington University*

**Emilie Hancock**, *Central Washington University*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities in the Education and Human Resources Directorate

*10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

NSF offers a variety of grant programs that promote innovations and research in learning, teaching and broadening participation in the mathematical sciences. Included in these programs are the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)and Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). Following a presentation about these and other programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, the remainder of the session will feature opportunities to engage in small group discussions with NSF staff about program features, current NSF policy changes, proposal preparation guidance, and other related topics. The recommended audience for this presentation is undergraduates who may be considering graduate school, graduate students, and faculty.

**Organizers:**

**Karen Keene**, *DUE NSF*

**Talitha Washington**, *National Science Foundation*

**Sandra Richardson**, *National Science Foundation*

**Minerva Cordero**, *National Science Foundation*

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Complex Dynamics and Elliptic Curves, Lecture II

*10:20 a.m. - 11:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Laura DeMarco**, *Northwestern University*

In a series of three talks, I will present connections between recent research in dynamical systems and the classical theory of elliptic curves and rational points. On the dynamical side -- specifically in the study of iteration of rational functions (Julia sets, bifurcations, the Mandelbrot set) -- the first connections were observed about 100 years ago. On the arithmetic side, it was probably the 1960s when dynamical ideas were first used as tools to understand the arithmetic geometry of elliptic curves and higher-dimensional varieties. My goal is to provide an overview of how these relationships developed and where they have brought us today. The three lectures will be independent.

### Invited Address

#### MAA Invited Address

##### Solving Algebraic Equations

*11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Irena Swanson**, *Reed College*

Abel and Ruffini, and later Galois showed that general polynomials of degree five or higher are not solvable with the usual arithmetic operations. Nevertheless, algebra offers powerful methods for solving many equations and for determining the structure of solutions even when the solutions themselves cannot be found. In this talk I will cover some classical and more recent methods, including Hilbert's Nullstellensatz and Gr\"obner bases. A running theme will be computational complexity, and the talk will end with more recent results in commutative algebra.

### Other Mathematical Session

#### A Conversation with AMS and MAA on the Future of Meetings

*11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

Last year's announcement that AMS and MAA would discontinue shared management of the Joint Mathematics Meetings has raised questions among many in our community about how we can sustain the value of the collaboration associated with this annual event beyond 2021.

This session will allow leadership of both organizations to share their vision for the future, including annual and section meetings, and new initiatives to provide professional opportunities for members of our community. You are also invited to provide feedback directly to AMS at http://www.ams.org/about-us/jmm-reimagined and https://www.maa.org/meetings/jmm.

**Organizers:**

**J. Michael Pearson**, *Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America*

**Catherine A. Roberts**, *Executive Director of the American Mathematical Society*

**Sponsors:**

**Mathematical Assocation of America**

**American Mathematical Society**

### Poster Session

#### The Program Review Experience

*12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B (MAA Pavilion)*

Via their posters, presenters from several campus will tell the story of their program review experiences. They describe what was expected of them, what difficulties they encountered, and what the outcomes of the review were

**Organizer:**

**Rick Gilman**, *Valparaiso University*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Program Review**

### Invited Address

#### AWM-MAA Etta Zuber Falconer Lecture

##### Dance of the Astonished Topologist ... or How I Left Squares and Hexes for Math

*1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Tara Holm**, *Cornell University*

Topology is often called ``rubber sheet geometry" and is described as ``floppy" while geometry is more ``rigid". Symplectic geometry, the natural geometry of classical mechanics, is floppier than Riemannian geometry but more rigid than topology. I will give a friendly introduction to some geometric and algebraic techniques in topology, proving along the way that a topologist can turn her trousers inside out without taking them off. I will then give an overview of the floppy/rigid spectrum, motivated by many pictures and examples. I will conclude with a description how covering spaces have been useful in my own work in symplectic geometry, and how they can make square dancing more challenging.

### Invited Paper Session

#### The Serious Side of Recreational Mathematics

*1:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 200*

More than a pastime, recreational mathematics runs the gamut from the combinatorial questions to the mathematical structures in the game SET to using juggling to create a proof in number theory. In this invited paper session, experts in recreational math show how starting with a fun puzzle, game, or story can take one on a trip to deep mathematics.

**Organizer:**

**Robert Vallin**, *Lamar University*

**Sponsor: SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics**

##### Bingo Paradoxes

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Art Benjamin**, *Harvey Mudd College*

##### Garden of Eden Partitions for Bulgarian and Austrian Solitaire

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**James Sellers**, *Penn State University*

##### Geometry, Combinatorics and the Game of SET

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Liz McMahon**, *Lafayette College*

##### Throwing Together a Proof of Worpitzky's Identity

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Steve Butler**, *Iowa State University*

##### Domino Variations

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Bob Bosch**, *Oberlin College*

### Invited Paper Session

#### Mathematical Diversity in Mathematical Biology

*1:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

Mathematical biology is grab-bag description for using mathematics to understand biological phenomena. The math used is not restricted to a particular sub-discipline within math, but rather is as diverse as the biological systems themselves. In this session, the 2018 Project NExT’rs will showcase the diversity of mathematics used to better understanding biology. It is geared for an undergraduate audience.

**Organizers:**

**Nicholas A. Battista**, *The College of New Jersey*

**Rebecca Everett**, *Haverford College*

##### Comparing Intervention Strategies for Reducing Clostridium difficile Transmission: An Agent-Based Modeling Study

*1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.*

**Brittany Stephenson**, *Lewis University*

##### Enhanced Coupling of Cilia Through Cell Rocking

*2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.*

**Forest Mannan**, *Colorado School of Mines*

##### Parameter Informatics for Nonlinear Models

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**Reginald McGee**, *College of the Holy Cross*

##### Role of Resource Allocation and Transport in Emergence of Cross-feeding in Microbial Consortia

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Diana Schepens**, *Whitworth University*

##### k-Foldability of RNA

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Garner Cochran**, *Berry College*

##### Mixing and Pumping by Pairs of Helices in a Viscous Fluid

*4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.*

**Amy Buchmann**, *University of San Diego*

##### Modeling the Impacts of Disturbances: What Can We Learn about Population Responses and Possible Management Strategies?

*4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.*

**Amy Veprauskas**, *University of Louisiana at Lafayette*

##### Don’t Be Jelly: Modeling Effective Jet Propulsion

*5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.*

**Nicholas A. Battista**, *The College of New Jersey*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Understanding Mathematics Through its History, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

Many mathematical concepts experienced a long and complex evolution before arriving on the pages of today’s undergraduate textbooks. Often, understanding some of this history can greatly enhance a student’s understanding of mathematics. Moreover, an exploration of history can show how mathematics is connected to the wider world of human inquiry, affected by the same cultural values and prejudices as other subjects. This session seeks to share interesting historical episodes or developments linked to undergraduate mathematics, for the benefit of students and teachers alike.

**Organizer:**

**Erik Tou**, *University of Washington*

**Sponsor:**

**The Euler Society**

##### The History of Calculus as a Guide to Teaching Calculus

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Eugene Boman**, *Penn State, Harrisburg Campus*

**Robert Rogers**, *SUNY, Fredonia*

##### Because We Can: Proving the Generalized Binomial Theorem without Calculus

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Robert E. Bradley**, *Adelphi University*

##### A Historical Approach to Infinite Series

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Alexander J. Barrios**, *Carleton College*

##### The Totient Function Was Neither a Totient Nor a Function

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Erik R. Tou**, *University of Washington, Tacoma*

##### Gnomonic Explorations: A Primary Source Project in Number Theory for Mathematics Majors, Elementary Teachers and Others

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Janet H. Barnett**, *Colorado State University - Pueblo*

##### Mathematics in Astronomy at Harvard College Before 1839

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Amy Ackerberg-Hastings**, *Independent Scholar*

##### Humanizing Mathematics Via Student-Generated Math History Plays

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Emily Dennett**, *Ohio State*

**Chris Bolognese**, *Columbus Academy*

##### Challenging the Establishment

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**Charlie Smith**, *Park University*

##### Exploring Mathematics, Art, and History in Spain

*4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Mark A. Branson**, *Stevenson University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Inquiry-Based Learning and Teaching, Part D

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) transforms students from consumers to producers of mathematics. IBL methods aim to develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and processes by putting students in direct contact with mathematical phenomena, questions, and communities. This session invites scholarly presentations on the use and effects of IBL methods for teaching and learning.

**Organizers:**

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**Brian Katz**, *Augustana College*

**Eric Kahn**, *Bloomsburg University*

**Amy Ksir**, *United States Naval Academy*

**Sponsor:**

**The SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL SIGMAA)**

##### Adapting IBL Questions for Large Classrooms

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Mihai Nica**, *University of Toronto*

##### Engaged IBL Group Work: Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces and Horizontal Movable Pieces

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**V. Rani Satyam**, *Virginia Commonwealth University*

##### Motivators and Characteristics of Creative Mathematical Inquiry: Aesthetics, Affect, and Epistemology

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Kerry O'Grady**, *Johns Hopkins University*

##### Building Student-Community Ownership of Proof Validation

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Brian P. Katz**, *Smith College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

National data trends indicate a need to shift representation in the mathematical sciences with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In response, many departments and instructors have sought to understand the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in mathematics, particularly among underrepresented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. This session invites presenters to share how they engage diverse student populations.

**Organizers:**

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *The Ohio State University*

**Alison Marr**, *Southwestern University*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Women Who Count: Experiential Education in Mathematics

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Jennifer R. Bowen**, *The College of Wooster*

~~Mathematical Classroom Discussion of K-12 Emergent Bilinguals in North America Context: A Review of Literature~~ (RESCHEDULED to SATURDAY)

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Ying Luo**, *The Pennsylvania State University*

~~Relational Practices in Mathematics Classrooms~~ (CANCELED)

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Helen E. Burn**, *Highline College*

**Eboni Zamani-Gallaher**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Vilma Mesa**, *University of Michigan*

**J. Luke Wood**, *San Diego State University*

##### Community, Belonging, and the Putnam Exam

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Pat Devlin**, *Yale University*

##### Program on Math Outreach in Panama

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Jeanette Shakalli**, *National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation*

##### Inclusive Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in an Afterschool Math Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority, First-Generation, Low-Income Students

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Alessandra Pantano**, *UC Irvine*

**Mark Yu**, *UC Irvine*

**Li-Sheng Tseng**, *UC Irvine*

##### Early Access to Advanced Mathematics for Underrepresented Students

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Jacob Castaneda**, *Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics*

##### Reaching Out: Introduction to Calculus

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**David Easdown**, *University of Sydney*

##### Effective Teams: Helping Students Understand the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion Through Teaming

*4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Jenna P. Carpenter**, *Campbell University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Teaching Mathematics Through Games, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

Come see methods for engaging students in mathematics through the development or play of board, card, and video games. Developing a game often requires the application of mathematics and it also appears in how one plays the game. Presentations describe class activities, class projects, or undergraduate research applications of mathematics. This session will be of interest to gamers and instructors.

**Organizers:**

**Heidi Hulsizer**, *Benedictine College*

**Nickolas Hein**, *Benedictine College*

**Mindy Capaldi**, *Valparaiso University*

**Martha Byrne**, *Sonoma State University*

##### Using Apples to Apples to teach Set Theory

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Michael Martinez**, *Charleston Southern University*

##### Integrating Puzzles and General Problem Solving Techniques into Undergraduate Mathematics Classes

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Benjamin Peet**, *St. Martin's Univeristy*

##### Undergraduate Research with Lights Out

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**William T. Jamieson**, *Southern New Hampshire University*

##### World of Mathcraft: How Mathematical Analysis of Video Games Leads to Optimal Player Performance

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Joshua Steier**, *Seton Hall University*

##### Mathematics in Interactive Fiction: A Beauty Cold and Austere

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Mike Spivey**, *University of Puget Sound*

##### Activity Based Gaming

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Sarang Aravamuthan**, *FogLogic*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Showcase of Modeling to Motivate Differential Equations, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

Differential equations is a pivotal STEM course. Student and faculty backgrounds, and departmental constraints provide for variations in the course. Modeling can be incorporated into any version to motivate the study of differential equations. Presenters will share modeling materials and data collection experiences that generate inquiry-oriented learning. Presenters may discuss the value of modeling, assessment techniques, pedagogical successes, and challenges.

**Organizers:**

**Therese Shelton**, *Southwestern University*

**Rosemary Farley**, *Manhattan College*

**Patrice Tiffany**, *Manhattan College*

##### Mobile Apps that Enhance Modeling in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Timothy Lucas**, *Pepperdine University*

##### Modeling with Census Data: the United States and Guatemala

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Jean Marie Linhart**, *Central Washington University*

**Gary Epp**, *Central Washington University*

##### Flutter Mode vs. Resonance

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Jiyeon Suh**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Ciana Witherell**, *Grand Valley State University*

##### Modeling Ornate Box Turtle Shell Growth

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Tyler Skorczewski**, *University of Wisconsin Stout*

##### Simple Walking in 2-dimensional Space: Model and Experiment

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Na Yu**, *Lawrence Technological University*

##### Modeling Thermal Data with Differential Equations for Sports and Engineering

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Malgorzata A. Marciniak**, *City University of New York*

##### Incorporating Projects into a Differential Equations Course: Torricelli’s Law of Fluid Flow

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Ibukun Amusan**, *Kentucky State University*

##### Stability of Interconnected Automobile Platoons

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**Hasala Senpathy K. Gallolu Kankanamalage**, *Roger Williams University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation, Part C

*1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at: http://mathfest2019.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### Restructuring Lessons as an Antidote to Student Passivity in Introductory Courses

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Erin R. Moss**, *Millersville University of Pennsylvania*

##### Core Quantitative Rasoning: The Specifications Grading Version

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Lauren Sager**, *University of New Hampshire*

##### Precalculus Active Learning Labs: Focus on Functions

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Linda Burks**, *Santa Clara University*

##### Graded Homework in 100-level Mathematics Courses: Should the Students Decide?

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Laura R. Tinney**, *University of North Carolina Asheville*

**Cathy Whitlock**, *University of North Carolina Asheville*

##### How Flipping the Classroom Led to Better Outcomes for College Algebra and Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning Students

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**Ralph Stikeleather**, *University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash College*

##### Introducing the Notion of Variable to Young Children in Courses for Elementary Teachers

*3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.*

**Patricia Baggett**, *New Mexico State University*

**Andrzej Ehrenfeucht**, *University of Colorado*

##### Teaching Elementary Statistics from A to Z

*3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.*

**Jason J. Molitierno**, *Sacred Heart University*

##### Improving Student Ownership in Introductory Statistics Class through a Project-Based Approach

*3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.*

**Vinodh Kumar Chellamuthu**, *Dixie State University*

##### Help! My Lesson Bombed: Recovering from a Classroom Failure

*4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.*

**Anil Venkatesh**, *Ferris State University*

### Contributed Paper Sessions

#### Professional Development in Mathematics: Looking Back, Looking Forward, on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of MAA Project NExT, Part B

*1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

Since MAA Project NExT was founded 25 years ago, a generation of mathematicians have participated in it and other PD programs. How have those programs impacted teaching and learning in mathematics? How have the challenges faced by college math instructors changed? Looking forward, how do we prepare today’s math instructors for the changes to come in the next 25 years?

**Organizers:**

**Dave Kung**, *St. Mary’s College of Mar yland*

**Julie Barnes**, *Western Carolina University*

**Alissa Crans**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Matt DeLong**, *Marian University*

##### Reflections on Lessons Learned from Project NExT

*1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.*

**Violeta Vasilevska**, *Utah Valley University*

##### Reflections of a Peach Dot

*1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.*

**Mary Shepherd**, *Northwest Missouri State University*

##### The MAA Mentoring Network: Supporting Early Career Mathematicians

*2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.*

**Lisa Driskell**, *Colorado Mesa University*

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Rachel Levy**, *Mathematical Association of America*

**Audrey Malagon**, *Virginia Wesleyan University*

##### The State of Professional Development in Higher Ed Mathematics: Today and What’s NExT

*2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.*

**Dave Kung**, *St. Mary's College of Maryland*

##### Project NExT at Twenty Five and Counting

*2:50 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.*

**T Christine Stevens**, *American Mathematical Society*

### Panel Session

#### MAA Departmental Membership: Taking It to the Next Level

*1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

MAA departmental membership is much more than free student memberships! Join panelists from a variety of institutional settings to discuss how to tailor the myriad benefits of departmental membership to your particular needs. Conferences, books, journals, Great Courses, the online Career Resource Center – the list is long. Come share your ideas and get inspiration for your own students and institution.

**Organizer:**

**Kira Hamman**, *Penn State University*

**Panelists:**

**Ximena Catepillan**, *Millersville University*

**Joyati Debnath**, *Winona State University*

**Spencer Hamblen**, *McDaniel College*

**Alicia Prieto Langarica**, *Youngstown State University*

### Poster Session

#### General Contributed Poster Session III

*1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B*

Given last year’s success with the MAA Contributed Poster Session (CPS), the MAA is pleased to continue with this session at MathFest 2019 in Cincinnati. We will rotate the poster categories throughout the meeting and the number of rotations will depend on the number of accepted posters. The MAA will provide corkboards or trifolds for the posters – you just need to bring your poster.

Please consult this year's **Call for Posters** for more information on the sessions in general, and what to expect for submitting and preparing presentations

##### 1. Riemann Sums Belong at the End of Integral Calculus, Not the Beginning

**Robert R. Rogers**, *SUNY Fredonia*

##### 2. Take a Deep Breath and Behold the Mathematics

**Mary B. Walkins**, *The Community College of Baltimore County*

##### 3. Revolution and Romance: Mathematics in the Romantic Age

**Richard (Abe) Edwards**, *Michigan State University*

##### 4. Instruction Type and Student Major as They Relate to Student Success in College Level Developmental Mathematics Classes

**Jean Coltharp**, *Missouri Southern State University*

##### 5. Confronting Underachievement in Introductory Math Classes: Improving Learning for All Students through Self-Regulation

**Jane F. Reed**, *Way to Succeed*

##### 6. Calculus in Context - Results From Bringing Calculus and Physics Together

**Kelly Black**, *University of Georgia*

**Guangming Yao**, *Clarkson University*

**Michael Ramsdell**, *Clarkson University*

**Craig Wiegert**, *University of Georgia*

##### 7. Mathematics of Paper Airplanes

**Duk-Hyung Lee**, *Asbury University*

~~8. Mathematics for Cybersecurity Majors~~ (CANCELED)

**Gregory V. Bard**, *University of Wisconsin-Stout*

##### 9. Emergent Symbolization as a Student Learning Goal: Gathering and Responding to Students' Mathematical Meanings

**Alan O'Bryan**, *Arizona State University*

##### 10. Between the Two Cultures: Teaching Math and Art to Engineers (and Scientists and Mathematicians)

**Joshua Holden**, *Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*

##### 11.Quantitative Reasoning: Everyday Considerations for Exploring Mathematics

**Sarah L. Mabrouk**, *Framingham State University*

##### 12. Breaking 'R' Code: A First Attempt at Implementing R in Quantitative Biology

**Margaret Rahmoeller**, *Roanoke College*

##### 13. Differences in Educational Gain for Calculus Concepts

**Daniel L. Kern**, *Florida Gulf Coast University*

**Galen Papkov**, *Florida Gulf Coast University*

##### 14. Math Mindset in Early Courses

**Heidi Hulsizer**, *Benedictine College*

**Angela Broaddus**, *Benedictine College*

##### 15. Modeling and Assessment of Student Retention at Hendrix College

**Chris Camfield**, *Hendrix College*

##### 16.The Application of the Microsoft Office Suite to Enhance Mathematics Learning

**Diane Cass Lussier**, *Pima Community College*

**Daniel E. Plummer**, *Howard University*

##### 17. Positive Solutions to Singular Second Order BVPs for Dynamical Equations

**Curtis Kunkel**, *University of Tennessee Martin*

##### 18. Breaking the Vicious Limit Cycle: Addiction Relapse-Recovery as a Fast-Slow Dynamical System

**Jacob P. Duncan**, *Winona State University*

**Monica McGrath**, *Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame*

**Teresa Aubele-Futch**, *Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame*

##### 19. The Effect of an Environmental Toxin on Competing Species

**Jennifer Miller**, *Bellarmine University*

##### 20. An Inverse Source Problem with an Integral Overdetermination

**Sedar Ngoma**, *SUNY Geneseo*

##### 21. Pricing Variance Swap for a Discrete BN-S Model

**Semere Kidane Gebresilasie**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Matthew Sears**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### 22.In to the Power Functions

**Bianka Wang**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

**Hasan Al-Halees**, *Saginaw Valley State University*

##### 23.Equivalence Results for Implicit Junck-kirk Type Iterations

**Hudson Akewe**, *University of Lagos*

##### 24. Using a Prerequisites Test to Improve Success in Applied Calculus

**Nicholas Gewecke**, *Dalton State College*

##### 25.On the Existence of Fixed Points for Monotone Lipschitzian Mappings

**Buthinah Bin Dehaish**, *University of Jeddah*

##### 26. Cotangent Averaging and Euler's Product Formula

**Andrew Rich**, *Manchester University*

##### 27. Rainbow Geometry: Newton's Second Longbow

**Dennis G. Collins**, *University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez*

~~28. The Transmission of Hindu-Arabic Numerals~~ (CANCELED)

**Chuck Lindsey**, *Florida Gulf Coast University*

##### 29. Nineteenth Century Normal Mathematics

**Jeff Johannes**, *SUNY Geneseo*

##### 30. Visualizing the Transformative Role of Mathematics in the Fin de Siècle Culture with Social Network Analysis

**Donna Beers**, *Simmons University*

##### 31. On-cognitive Psychological Variables of Gender Inequalities in Developmental and Introductory Mathematics Courses

**Camille A. McKayle**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

**Nadia Monrose**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

**Robert Stolz**, *University of the Virgin Islands*

##### 32. Adding Synthesis Tests to Mastery Based Testing

**Haley A. Yaple**, *Carthage College*

##### 33. Dialogical Learning

**Steven Wilkinson**, *Northern Kentucky University*

**Taraneh Wilkinson**, *Foundation for Religious Studies, Bologna, Italy*

##### 34. Explanation, Existence, and Indispensability

**May Mei**, *Denison University*

**Seth Chin-Parker**, *Denison University*

**Sam Cowling**, *Denison University*

##### 35. The MPWR Seminar: Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME

**Megan Wawro**, *Virginia Tech*

**Jess Ellis Hagman**, *Colorado State University*

**Stacy Musgrave**, *California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*

##### 36. Mathematicians’ Perceptions of their Teaching

**Christian Orr-Woods**, *Rutgers University*

### Workshop

#### Mathematics of Gerrymandering: Engaging and Authentic Tasks with Civic Significance

*1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Gerrymandering refers to manipulating district boundaries to provide a political advantage and can be studied from many mathematical perspectives. This workshop will engage participants in three hands-on tasks, accessible to a general audience, exploring the mathematics of gerrymandering. The tasks include redistricting puzzles, examination of a numerical measure of gerrymandering (the efficiency gap), and an investigation of district compactness.

**Organizers:**

**Kimberly Corum**, *Towson University*

**Sandy Spitzer**, *Towson University*

**James Rutter**, *University of Virginia*

**Julia Daniel**, *Towson University*

**Alexandria Wilhelm**, *Towson University*

### Undergraduate Student Activity

#### Color Addition Across the Spectrum of Mathematics

*1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

In this talk we consider two family style games whose rules are mathematical in nature, but do not require any explicit mathematics, beyond simple counting, during game play. Both games are based on color mixing rules which yield a nice geometric visual presentation and admit several mathematical interpretations. We will discuss the nature of these color mixing rules, explore the related mathematical structures and see how all of this is related to finger paints and lightbulbs.

**Presenter: Ron Taylor**, *Berry College*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Alder Award Session

*2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

The MAA established the **Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member** to honor beginning college or university faculty members whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms. Each year, at most three college or university teachers are honored with this national award. The awardees are invited to make a presentation in this session. The session is moderated by MAA President Michael Dorff.

##### How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the School

*2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.*

**PJ Couch**, *Lamar University*

##### "The Undergraduate Mathematics Classroom as a Publishing House: A New Type of Learning Community"

*3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.*

**Pamela Harris**, *Williams College*

##### Teaching with H

*3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.*

**Alicia Prieto**, *Youngstown State University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### MAA Student Paper Sessions

*2:30 p.m. – 6:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 210, 211, 235, 251*

**Organizers:**

**Eric Ruggieri**, *College of the Holy Cross*

**Chasen Smith**, *Georgia Southern University*

### Undergraduate Student Paper Session

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

*2:30 p.m. – 6:05 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Rooms 236, 264*

**Pi Mu Epsilon** student members who wish to represent their chapters as student speakers or official delegates should visit the PME website at **http://pme-math.org/** for more information.

**Please note:** all student presenters are required to be registered for MAA MathFest.

**Organizer: Darci Kracht**, *Kent State University*

### Panel Session

#### Jumping into IBL Teaching: Reflections by First-Time Practitioners

*3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

Curious about Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) but not sure where to start? So were they! In this panel, faculty who have recently taught an IBL-style course for the first time will reflect on their experiences. Panelists will share a typical day in the classroom along with lessons learned about what worked well and what they would change in the future. Courses represented will range from entry-level to upper divisional.

**Organizers:**

**Angelynn Alvarez**, *SUNY Potsdam*

**Sarah Wolff**, *Denison University*

**Robert Kelvey**, *The College of Wooster*

**Panelists:**

**Emily Barnard**, *Northeastern University*

**Judit Kardos**, *The College of New Jersey*

**Sarah Nelson**, *Lenoir-Rhyne University*

**Kristen Pueschel**, *Penn State University New Kensington*

**Adam Giambrone**, *Elmira College*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Inquiry-Based Learning (SIGMAA IBL)**

### Town Hall Session

#### Quantitative Literacy and Social Justice

*3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

At the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Dave Kung and Kira Hamman called for a need to teach mathematics and quantitative literacy with an eye toward social justice. As part of their presentation, they not only reiterated the importance of promoting quantitative literacy for social justice (and vice versa), but they also pushed the audience to consider diverse and potentially divisive issues ranging from who “receives” quantitative literacy on their campus to how students are positioned in mathematics classrooms. Their remarks accentuate that the relationship between quantitative literacy and social justice is complex, and that there is much for the mathematics and quantitative literacy communities to consider as we teach in an era of alternative facts, dueling memes, and politically charged classrooms.

SIGMAA-QL would like to invite all members of the mathematics community who are interested in issues of social justice as well as pathways toward a quantitatively literate society to a town hall discussion at MathFest 2019 to follow up on some of these questions. In particular at this session we hope to start a much needed conversation about the roles people of mathematics can play in promoting quantitative literacy for social justice (and vice versa). Issues we would like to discuss range from teaching mathematics for social justice, to the role of QL in charting a path towards a more just society, to the future of SIGMAA-QL as an ambassador of mathematicians interested in these issues. The organizers will come in with questions to initiate and facilitate the conversation, but we invite everyone interested to come and make their voices be heard.

**Organizers:**

**Gizem Karaali**, *Pomona College*

**Mark A. Branson**, *Stevenson University*

**Catherine Crockett**, *Point Loma Nazarene University*

**Victor Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Luke Tunstall**, *Trinity University*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy(SIGMAA QL)**

### Poster Session

#### PosterFest 2019: Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians

*3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B*

This poster session and networking event allows early career mathematicians to present and discuss their scholarly activities with senior mathematicians in an informal atmosphere. Untenured faculty and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports. Please note that undergraduate submissions will not be accepted. Alternate opportunities for undergraduate students are available and can be found on the conference website. Questions regarding this session should be sent to the organizers.

**Organizers:**

**Lisa Driskell**, *Colorado Mesa University*

**Holly Attenborough**, *University of Wisconsin-Platteville*

**Sponsors:**

**The MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians (ECM)**

**MAA Committee on Graduate Students**

**Young Mathematicians Network**

**MAA Project NExT**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 5. Visualizing Projective Geometry Through Photographs and Perspective Drawings, Part B

*3:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204*

We introduce hands-on, practical art puzzles that motivate the mathematics of projective geometry---the study of properties invariant under projective transformations. On the art side, we explore activities in perspective drawing or photography. These activities inform the mathematical side, where we introduce activities in problem solving and proof suitable for a sophomore-level proofs class. No artistic experience is required.

**Organizer:**

**Annalisa Crannell**, *Franklin & Marshall College,*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA-ARTS**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 6. Mathematical Card Magic, Part B

*3:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

A modern survey of self-working mathematical card magic, from classics such as binary and Gilbreath principle based entertainments to original principles and effects discovered by the presenter and previously shared at MAA.org. A special feature will be two-person card magic based on subtle mathematical communication principles: discrete mathematics, combinatorics and elementary probability. No prerequisites, and no sleight of hand skills are required.

**Organizer:**

**Colm Mulcahy**, *Spelman College*

### Invited Address

#### NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture and National Association of Mathematicians Celebration

##### Dudeney's No Three-In-Line Problem: Problem, Solutions, Conditions, Progress, and Conjectures

*4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Johnny L. Houston**, *Elizabeth City State University*

In 1917, Henry Dudeney, an Englishman who had done some intriguing things with mathematical puzzles and games, posed an interesting question for persons interested in discrete geometry. Let an n x n grid be given in the Euclidean plane for any natural number n, what is the maximum number of points that can be identified in the grid so that no three of these points are in the same line (no 3 colinear). For various natural numbers n, solutions have been discovered and certain conditions have been encountered.

The presenter discusses many of these solutions and conditions. For large natural numbers n, even for some n < 60, progress (or lack of progress) is being made slowly. By the Pigeon Hole Principle, the maximum number of such points that can exist is 2n. The problem of finding for which n this value is reached is known as the No-Three-In-Line Problem. Several conjectures exist. These conjectures and their motivations are discussed as well as some related problems. However, the No-Three-In-Line Problem is still an open problem.

The year 2019 is the centennial year of the honoree for which this lecture was named. The presenter will also discuss the life and contributions of David H. Blackwell.

Additionally, a light reception will follow the lecture to celebrate the National Association of Mathematicians's Golden anniversary.

### Social Event

#### Estimathon!

*4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

They're called Fermi problems...

How heavy is the Eiffel Tower?

How many prime numbers have distinct digits?

How many calories would you be eating if you had "one of everything" at the Cheesecake Factory?

If you're looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia, look no further! Jane Street Capital presents The Estimathon contest: teams will have 30 minutes to work on 13 problems, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Can your team beat the all-time best score?? The top teams will receive prizes! As in past years, we will run 2 contests. Feel free to show up to either one!

(Please show up 15 minutes before the start time of the contest you want to join.)

Our target schedule is as follows:

4:00 pm. Welcome, overview of rules and scoring.

4:15 pm. Estimathon contest #1

5:00 pm. Estimathon contest #2

**Organizer: Andy Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### SCUDEM Gathering and Information Session

*4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 236*

SCUDEM-SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling Gathering of interested colleagues interested in host site coordinator issues, team registration, coaching teams, etc. to learn about SCUDEM IV 2091 event to be held on 9 November 2019. See **www.simiode.org/scudem** for complete details.

**Organizer:**

**Brian Winkel**, *Director of SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations)*

### Social Event

#### Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet

*6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

All PME members and their supporters are welcome. See the registration form for more information on this ticketed event.

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA TASHM Business Meeting, Reception, Sliffe Award Winners Celebration, & Guest Lecture

##### Using History and Education Research to Shape the Calculus Curriculum

**David Bressoud**, *Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences*

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

This talk will explain how the historical development of calculus should be used to inform its instruction. The standard order of the four big ideas—limits then derivatives then integrals then series—is wrong both historically and pedagogically. In addition, the standard models for derivatives and integrals, slopes of tangents lines and areas under curves, erect obstacles in the path of many students. Drawing on history and recent research in undergraduate mathematics education, this talk will make the case for calculus introduced first as problems of accumulation (integration), then ratios of change (differentiation), then sequences of partial sums (series), and finally the algebra of inequalities (limits).

### SIGMAA Activity

#### SIGMAA SportsBusiness Meeting, Reception, and Guest Panel

##### Undergraduate Research in Mathematics & Sports

*6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

We will discuss ways in which faculty have mentored undergraduate projects related to mathematics and sports. Faculty will describe the various types of student research that was conducted, including interdisciplinary work, applied mathematics, sports analytics, and mathematics education. We hope that this will serve as a springboard for ideas on future work that can be conducted regarding mathematics and sports. We welcome all faculty and students to share their experiences and contribute to our discussion.

**Panelists:**

**Daniel Dobbs**, *Trine University*

**R. Drew Pasteur**, *College of Wooster*

**Tetyana Berezovski**, *St. Joseph’s University*

**Moderator:**

**Diana Cheng**, *Towson University*

### Social Event

#### MAA Ice Cream Social

*8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

Besides cake and ice cream, we will recognize all students who gave talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions, and award prizes for the best of them. All are invited.

### Registration & Information

*8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom Lobby*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### PIC Math Showcase

##### Student Presentations

*8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. In this session students who participated in PIC Math will give talks and poster presentations about their research, and mathematicians in industry will talk about what it is like to work in industry and what students need to do to succeed.

- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Eight students talks at 15-minute intervals
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Two mathematicians from industry speak in 30-minute intervals
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Break
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session

**Sponsors: PIC Math is an MAA program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275) and the National Security Agency (NSA).**

### Other Mathematical Session

#### MAA MathFest Mentoring Workshop for Women (MMWW)

*8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

A half-day workshop providing information for undergraduate women interested in advanced study in mathematics. Information will be provided on graduate study in mathematics, careers available to women with an advanced mathematics degree, and constructing a life as a mathematician.

**Organizer:**

**Deanna Haunsperger**, *Carleton College*

### Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom B

### Invited Address

#### MAA James R.C. Leitzel Lecture

##### What's at Stake in Rehumanizing Mathematics?

*9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Rochelle Gutiérrez**, *University of Illinois*

Embracing an "equity" standpoint that has been poorly defined (Gutiérrez, 2002) or constantly shifting (NCTM, 2008) has led to a state of “tinkering” as opposed to real change within mathematics (Gutiérrez, 2017). That is, our progress has often focused on, and ended with, closing the achievement gap or recruiting more diverse students into the mathematical sciences, but not trying to radically reimagine a mathematics that supports students, teachers, and members of society to thrive, something I refer to as Rehumanizing Mathematics. This approach begins with 1) acknowledging some of the dehumanizing experiences in mathematics for students, teachers, and citizens and 2) designing ways for people to be provided with windows and mirrors onto the world and relating to each other with dignity through mathematics. This focus on Rehumanizing Mathematics allows us to think differently about student misconceptions, teachers as identity workers, the histories of mathematics, our bodies in relation to mathematics, and why it is not just that diverse people need mathematics but mathematics needs diverse people. In this talk, I explore “what’s at stake” along two dimensions: 1) what it means for teachers, students, and society if we do not rehumanize mathematics and 2) what knowledge bases, sensibilities, and forms of risk taking it will require from us as mathematicians (and mathematics educators) if we commit deeply to rehumanizing mathematics.

### Invited Paper Session

#### Commutative Algebra

*9:00 a..m. - 11:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 200*

Commutative algebra is a central discipline at the intersection of algebraic geometry, number theory, combinatorics, and so on. Many of the foundations were laid by Emmy Noether. Modern commutative algebra combines techniques from computational symbolic algebra, combinatorics, graph theory, and homological and homotopical algebra. The session will cover many flavors with a broad appeal towards the subject's natural influence.

**Organizers:**

**Irena Swanson**, *Reed College*

**Lance Miller**, *University of Arkansas, Fayetteville*

##### Convergence of Rees Valuations

*9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.*

**Matthew Toeniskoetter**, *Florida Atlantic University*

##### An Algebraic Condition that Allows Us to Do Intersection Theory

*9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.*

**Patricia Klein**, *University of Kentucky*

##### On Flavors of Factorization in Commutative Rings with Zero Divisors

*10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.*

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *Ohio State University*

##### Direct-sum Decompositions of Modules: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (aka Interesting)

*10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.*

**Nicholas Baeth**, *Franklin and Marshall College*

##### Syzygy - When Submodules Align

*11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.*

**Courtney Gibbons**, *Hamilton College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Enhance Your Teaching through Best Practices That Align with the Instructional Practices Guide, Part B

*9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

Speakers in this session share teaching innovations through a scholarly lens by pegging their work to specific evidence-based practices in the MAA Instructional Practices (IP) Guide. Each talk will clearly lay out both the pedagogical technique as well as how it pertains to at least one of the subsections of the IP Guide.

**Organizers:**

**Carolyn A. Yackel**, *Mercer University*

**Mindy Capaldi**, *Valparaiso University*

**Sponsor:**

**Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics (CTUM)**

##### Writing to Promote Understanding in a First College Math Course

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Daniel Schultheis**, *Smith College*

##### From Formative to Summative: Using a Proof Portfolio to Teach Proof-Writing

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Matt Boelkins**, *Grand Valley State University*

##### An Interactive, Digital, Annotation Platform as a Mechanism for Out-of-Class Engagement, Community-Building, and Peer Instruction

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Abigail Higgins**, *Sacramento State University*

##### Building Social, Teaching, and Cognitive Presence in the Face-to-face Classroom: Practices Borrowed from Online Instruction that Align with the MAA IP Guide

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Andrew George**, *Penn State Erie*

##### Active Learning in Large Lecture Courses

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Bobby W. Ramsey**, *The Ohio State University*

##### Fostering Student Engagement

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Lew Ludwig**, *Denison University*

##### Developing Persistence and Growth Mindset through Formative Assessment

*11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*

**Zoë Misiewicz**, *SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Oswego*

##### Maintaining Instructional Best Practices in a Multi-Section Coordinated Course Environment

*11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.*

**Ryan Therkelsen**, *University of Cincinnati*

**Noel DeJarnette**, *University of Cincinnati*

##### Teaching Linear Algebra with an Inquiry-Based Textbook and Applications

*11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.*

**Steven Schlicker**, *Grand Valley State University*

**Feryal Alayont**, *Grand Valley State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Mathematics and Sports

*9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

The expanding availability of play-by-play statistics and video-based spatial data have led to innovative research using techniques from across the mathematical sciences, with impacts on strategy and player evaluation. Other areas of interest include ranking methods, predictive models, physics-based analysis, etc. Research presentations, expository talks, and contributions related to curriculum or pedagogy are all welcome. With a broad audience in mind, talks should be accessible to undergraduate mathematics majors, and projects involving undergrads are particularly encouraged for submission.

**Organizer:**

**Drew Pasteur**, *College of Wooster*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Mathematics and Sports (SIGMAA Sports)**

##### Ranking Sports Teams with Perron-Frobenius Eigenvectors

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Nathaniel M. Iverson**, *Siena Heights University*

##### Ranking Major League Pitchers and Batters Using the Oracle Method, an Update

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Tom Tegtmeyer**, *Trinity University*

##### Predicted Performance Using Bayesian Inference

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Ollie Nanyes**, *Bradley University*

##### Building and Using a Baseball Simulator to Analyze Batting Orders

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Paul von Dohlen**, *William Paterson University*

##### Using Sports to Introduce Game Theory

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Daniel Shifflet**, *Clarion University of Pennsylvania*

##### NFL Betting and Expected Value

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Jathan Austin**, *Salisbury University*

##### Faster and Higher over Ice: Biomechanical Principles Used to Push the Boundaries in Figure Skating

*11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*

**Diana Cheng**, *Towson University*

##### Player Course Interactions on the PGA Tour

*11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.*

**Roland Minton**, *Roanoke College*

##### Envy-Free March Madness Bracketing

*11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.*

**R. Drew Pasteur**, *College of Wooster*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics, Part C

*9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

National data trends indicate a need to shift representation in the mathematical sciences with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In response, many departments and instructors have sought to understand the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in mathematics, particularly among underrepresented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. This session invites presenters to share how they engage diverse student populations.

**Organizers:**

**Joel Kilty**, *Centre College*

**Ranthony A.C. Edmonds**, *The Ohio State University*

**Alison Marr**, *Southwestern University*

**Alex M. McAllister**, *Centre College*

##### Mathematical Classroom Discussion of K-12 Emergent Bilinguals in North America Context: A Review of Literature (NEW TIME)

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Ying Luo**, *The Pennsylvania State University*

##### Exploring Equity in Co-Requisite First Year Mathematics and Statistics

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Jennifer Elyse Clinkenbeard**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

**Alison Lynch**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

**Peri Shereen**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

##### Recruitment, Resilience, and Reaching Higher via Early Research Experiences

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Roberto Soto**, *California State University, Fullerton*

##### The Limit Does Not Exist: The Value of Math Education in Prison (NEW TIME)

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Simone Sisneros-Thiry**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**M. Sean Lawless**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Mario Rubio**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Joshua Jeishing Wen**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

**Bryan Dean**, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

~~The NREUP and Howard's Program~~ (CANCELED)

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Dennis Davenport**, *Howard University*

##### Supporting the Transition to Undergraduate Mathematics: Collaborative Learning and Mentoring in Teams

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Nathan N. Alexander**, *Morehouse College*

##### Conversations Across the Divide

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Linda Braddy**, *Tarrant County College*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Building Teaching Teams: Professional Development in Departments

*9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

Research has shown that professional development programs play an important role in developing instructors who are more student-focused, but financial constraints, time limitations, and lack of buy-in often serve as barriers to offering these types of programs. This session will showcase a wide range of professional development programs situated within mathematics departments.

**Organizers:**

**Sarah Mayes-Tang**, *University of Toronto*

**Jessica Deshler**, *West Virginia University*

##### On Fire: FFLAME and the ECCP

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Jeffrey Kurtz**, *Denison University*

**May Mei**, *Denison University*

##### Job Embedded Professional Development in an Introductory Statistics Course

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Sharona Krinsky**, *California State University Los Angeles*

##### Providing Mentorship and Professional Development at a Metropolitan University

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Emily Hendryx**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

Kristi Karber, *University of Central Oklahoma*

##### Starting a Calculus Community of Practice

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Sarah Mayes-Tang**, *University of Toronto*

**Mihai Nica**, *University of Toronto*

##### Creating Overlapping Communities of Practice

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Elizabeth Miller**, *The Ohio State University*

**Jenny Sheldon**, *The Ohio State University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### My Favorite Number Theory Proof

*9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

Presenters share favorite proofs suitable for introductory proofs or undergraduate number theory courses, giving the complete proof, discussing how the proof fits into the course, providing information regarding prerequisite topics, areas of difficulty, and making the proof accessible for students. Modifications to the proof over time, historical information, and explorations/demonstrations used to make related theorems/topics comprehensible for students are discussed.

**Organizers:**

**Sarah L. Mabrouk**, *Framingham State University*

##### Divisibility, Modular Arithmetic, and Induction, Oh My!

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Martha H. Byrne**, *Sonoma State University*

##### Various Teaching Strategies to Prove that a Certain Conjecture is Equivalent to Goldbach’s Conjecture

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Kristi Karber**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

##### Fermat's Bracelets and Wilson's Polygons: Seeing Two Foundational Theorems Geometrically

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Adam J. Hammett**, *Cedarville University*

##### Euler's Criterion

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Scott Williams**, *University of Central Oklahoma*

##### Seeding Polynomials for Quadratic Congruences Modulo Prime Powers

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Larry Lehman**, *University of Mary Washington*

##### The Exact Power of *p* dividing *n*!

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Scott Zinzer**, *Aurora University*

##### A Silver Version of Dirichlet's Bronze Approximation Theorem

*11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*

**Andrew J. Simoson**, *King University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Math + X: Mathematics Courses, Curriculum, and Projects Serving Professional Disciplines, Part B

*9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, &262*

Mathematics departments have provided content supporting partner and professional disciplines for decades. For disciplines such as business and engineering, numerous resources support a contextualized curriculum. This session highlights curricular elements for professions, disciplines, and math pathways where supporting materials for contextualized student learning are lacking. Of particular interest are successful examples of nontraditional curricula that match students’ future work environment.

**Organizers:**

**Francisco Savina**, *Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin*

**Stuart Boersma**, *Central Washington University*

##### Matrix Algebra and Multivariate Calculus Modules to Prepare Students for Data Science Graduate Programs

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Hong P. Liu**, *Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University*

**Keshav Acharya**, *Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University*

##### Math+CEMA: Computational and Engineering Mathematics Concentration for Mathematics Majors at NC Central University

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Alade O. Tokuta**, *NC Central University*

**RN Uma**, *NC Central University*

**Gaolin Z. Milledge**, *NC Central University*

**Xinyu Huang**, *NC Central University*

##### A Faculty Learning Community to Support Mathematics for Students in Nursing, Social Work, and Business

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**Victor I. Piercey**, *Ferris State University*

**Rhonda Bishop**, *Ferris State University (Nursing)*

**Mischelle Stone**, *Ferris State University (Social Work)*

##### Math for the Health Sciences

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Magdalena Luca**, *MCPHS University*

##### Intentional Course Design for Project-Based Courses

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a. m.*

**Jessica Stewart Kelly**, *Christopher Newport University*

##### BIG Problems in Mathematics

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Megan Sawyer**, *Southern New Hampshire University*

##### How the Government Shutdown Derailed My Plans for a Series of Introduction to Statistics Projects and How I Got the Projects Back on Track

*11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*

**John Noonan**, *Mount Vernon Nazarene University*

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, Gambling and Sports, Part C

*9:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

Puzzles, card tricks, board games, game shows, gambling, and sports provide an excellent laboratory for testing mathematical strategy, probability, and enumeration. The analysis of such diversions is fertile ground for the application of mathematical and statistical theory. Solutions to new problems as well as novel solutions to old problems are welcome. Submissions by undergraduates or examples of the use of the solutions of these problems in the undergraduate classroom are encouraged.

**Organizers:**

**Paul R. Coe**, *Dominican University*

**Sara B. Quinn**, *Dominican University*

**Kristen Schemmerhorn**, *Concordia University Chicago*

**Andrew Niedermaier**, *Jane Street Capital*

**Sponsor:**

**SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics (Rec SIGMAA)**

##### Equilibrium Patterns in the Candy-Sharing Circle

*9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.*

**Ryan Higginbottom**, *Washington & Jefferson College*

##### Frogs + Puzzles = Algorithmic Thinking

*9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.*

**Edmund A. Lamagna**, *University of Rhode Island*

##### Padovan, Pascal, and Proofs Without Words

*9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.*

**David Nacin**, *William Paterson University*

##### Analyzing Playing Card Cryptosystems

*10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.*

**Eric Landquist**, *Kutztown University*

**Isaac Reiter**, *Kutztown University*

##### KRYPTOS: A Cryptanalysis Contest for Undergraduates

*10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.*

**Stuart Boersma**, *Central Washington University*

**Cheryl Beaver**, *Western Oregon University*

##### World's First 19-Sided Perfect Enneadecagon Construction

*10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.*

**Genghmun Eng**, *Self*

##### Fibonacci and Adaptive Strategies to Beat the Streak!

*11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*

**Michael Nathanson**, *Saint Mary's College of California*

##### Systematic Counting, Binomial Coefficients, Playoff Scenarios and the 150th Anniversary of The Cincinnati Reds

*11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.*

**Jay L. Schiffman**, *Rowan University*

### Panel Session

#### Building a Community of Practice to Prepare Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics

*9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

CoMInDS is an NSF funded MAA project whose purpose is to support faculty who are preparing graduate students to teach undergraduate mathematics, including providing workshops, establishing a professional community of practice and developing an online resource suite of instructional materials. In this panel, we will show how CoMInDS is using MAA's new community platform to support this work.

**Organizer:**

**Jack Bookman**, *Duke University*

**Panelists:**

**Doug Ensley**, *Shippensburg University*

**Teri J Murphy**, *University of Cincinnati*

**Jack Bookman**, *Duke University*

**Emily Braley**, *Harvard University*

### Workshop

#### Get the Facts Out!

*9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

Many math and science majors, despite an interest in teaching, do not pursue it as a career. Why? Research shows they (and their college faculty!) may hold beliefs such as: teacher pay is a lot less than other jobs, teachers can’t retire, and teachers are unhappy. **Get the Facts Out** resources can help counter these myths with data from empirical studies. This workshop will share these resources as well as offer assistance in creating materials to use in your own location.

**Get the Facts Out** is an NSF-funded collaborative effort between the Mathematical Association of America, the Colorado School of Mines, the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and others.

**Organizers:**

**Judith Covington**, *Louisiana State University*

**Christina Eubanks-Turner**, *Loyola Marymount University*

**Ben Ford**, *Sonoma State University*

**Timothy Hendrix**, *Meredith College*

**Rose Zbiek**, *Pennsylvania State University*

### Graduate Student Paper Session

#### Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students

*9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D and Room 211*

While graduate students gain experience speaking about their research to experts in their field, many do not have the opportunity to present their research to non-experts. This session gives graduate students the chance to give a research talk, aimed at sophomore mathematics majors. Participants work with session organizers throughout the creation of their talks.

**Organizers**

**Jim H. Freeman**, *Cornell College*

**May Mei**, *Denison University*

**Ranjan Rohatgi**, *Saint Mary's College*

**Aliza Steurer**, *Dominican University*

**Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students**

### Session for Undergraduate Students

#### USA Problem Solving Competition

*9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 264*

This event is the finals of The Problem Solving Competition. Universities and colleges that participate monthly on their own campuses by holding problem solving contests are invited to send a contestant. Each contestant will be required to solve a series of mathematical problems. Based upon the outcome, a champion along with second through sixth place winners will be named.

**Organizer: Richard Neal, The American Society for Mathematics (ASFM)**

### Invited Address

#### Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture Series

##### Complex Dynamics and Elliptic Curves, Lecture III

*10:00 a.m. - 10:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Laura DeMarco**, *Northwestern University*

In a series of three talks, I will present connections between recent research in dynamical systems and the classical theory of elliptic curves and rational points. On the dynamical side -- specifically in the study of iteration of rational functions (Julia sets, bifurcations, the Mandelbrot set) -- the first connections were observed about 100 years ago. On the arithmetic side, it was probably the 1960s when dynamical ideas were first used as tools to understand the arithmetic geometry of elliptic curves and higher-dimensional varieties. My goal is to provide an overview of how these relationships developed and where they have brought us today. The three lectures will be independent.

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

*10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom B*

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) consists of interactive and varied mathematical games, puzzles, problems, and activities. Participants choose which activity to engage and for how long. Facilitators guide but don't demonstrate or teach so participants can discover, explore, and enjoy mathematics. The event provides an opportunity for faculty and teachers to learn how they could host a JRMF locally.

**Organizers**

**Japheth Wood**, *Bard College*

**Thomas Clark**, *Dordt College*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### PIC Math Showcase

##### Industry Speakers

*10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. In this session students who participated in PIC Math will give talks and poster presentations about their research, and mathematicians in industry will talk about what it is like to work in industry and what students need to do to succeed.

- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Eight students talks at 15-minute intervals
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Two mathematicians from industry speak in 30-minute intervals
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Break
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session

**Sponsors: PIC Math is an MAA program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275) and the National Security Agency (NSA).**

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation, Part D

*10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at: http://mathfest2019.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### Introduction to Proof Techniques in a Geometry Course

*10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.*

**Carol Bell**, *Northern Michigan University*

##### Project-Based Learning in Analysis

*10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.*

**Kevin Gerstle**, *Hillsdale College*

##### An Alternate Method for Project Presentation in a Math Course

*11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.*

**Abigail Bishop**, *Iona College*

##### Quantitative Consulting: An Interdisciplinary PIC Math Course

*11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.*

**Catie Patterson**, *Austin College*

##### Building Course Embedded Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in a Mathematics Major Pathway

*11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.*

**Lipika Deka**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

**Jeffrey Wand**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

**Peri Shereen**, *California State University Monterey Bay*

### Panel Session

#### Graduate School in Mathematics: What’s it Like, and How Do You Get In?

*10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 263*

This panel is for undergraduates considering graduate school in the mathematical sciences. Graduate students in mathematics must take courses, pass qualifying exams, write a thesis, and serve as a Teaching Assistant. We discuss how these may vary from school to school and then focus on the application process: What do you need to apply? What does it take to get in? How many schools should you apply to? When will you hear? etc. Panelists will include several graduate chairs and current graduate students.

**Organizer:**

**Ruth Haas**, *University of Hawaii*

**Panelists:**

**Michael Goldberg**, *University of Cincinnati*

**Richard McGehee**, *University of Minnesota*

**Laura Wells**, *Notre Dame*

**Craig Zirbel**, *Bowling Green State University*

### Invited Address

#### MAA Invited Address

##### A Vision of Multivariable Calculus

*11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Robert Ghrist**, *University of Pennsylvania*

This talk will address certain challenges in teaching multivariable calculus. Classical texts emphasize calculus in dimensions two or three, based on 19th and 20th century applications to physics. At present, many of our students are more motivated by data and systems in higher dimensions. How can a calculus course best adapt to these needs, without overwhelming students (or professors)? This talk will outline a plan for increasing both the dimension and sophistication of multivariable calculus instruction with the use of video. Topics covered will include the use of visualization, matrix algebra, and differential forms.

### SIGMAA Activity

#### UR SIGMAA Guest Panel and Lunch

*11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

Choosing good research problems to work on with undergraduate students is an art. In creating a research experience, a mentor must ask themselves a variety of questions. Can my students work in my research area, or do we need to explore a new area together? Will my students be able to start thinking about problems in my chosen field immediately, or will they need to learn some background material first? What kinds of questions will be too hard, leading to a frustrating lack of progress? What kinds of questions will be too easy, leaving my students with too much free time on their hands? In general, what are some good qualities to look for in a research problem for students? A panel of successful undergraduate research mentors will share their experiences to begin a broader conversation on this topic that can continue over food and drinks, provided by the UR SIGMAA.

**Moderator:**

**Anant Godbole**, *East Tennessee State University*

**Panelists:**

**Vinodh Chellamuthu**, *Dixie State University*

**Dominic Klyve**, *Central Washington University*

**Suzanne Lenhart**, *University of Tennessee Knoxville*

**Lara Pudwell**, *Valparaiso University*

### Poster Session

#### PIC Math Showcase

##### Poster Session

*12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom C*

PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. In this session students who participated in PIC Math will give talks and poster presentations about their research, and mathematicians in industry will talk about what it is like to work in industry and what students need to do to succeed.

- 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Eight students talks at 15-minute intervals
- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Two mathematicians from industry speak in 30-minute intervals
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Break
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: PIC Math student poster session

**Sponsors: PIC Math is an MAA program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant DMS-1722275) and the National Security Agency (NSA).**

### Committee Meeting

#### MAA Business Meeting

*1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

The meeting is organized by MAA Secretary James Sellers, Penn State University, and is chaired by MAA President Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University

### Invited Address

#### Martin Gardner Lecture

##### Recreational Mathematics and Computer Science: Martin Gardner's Influence on Research

*2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A*

**Erik Demaine**, *Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

Martin Gardner's beautiful writing about fascinating mathematics, puzzles, and magic tricks has attracted and inspired many people to become mathematicians. At an even deeper level, Martin's writings highlighted exciting research directions and posed open problems which directly influenced mathematical research. Much of my own research was deeply influenced by Martin Gardner, in both recreational mathematics and a branch I call "recreational computer science". While most of this research may have started out recreational, many of the results also have practical applications. I will give a tour of many examples of Gardner's writings and how it inspired new research, from paper folding to mazes to penny puzzles to polyomino packing to magic. I encourage you all to read more Martin Gardner and look for more unsolved research questions and directions.

### Contributed Paper Session

#### Encouraging Effective Teaching Innovation, Part E

*3:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

This session will consist of presentations of demonstrably effective and innovative classroom techniques that address the reasoning behind, design, and implementation of resources or activities. This may include whole course techniques (not necessarily original to the presenter) or drop-in activities to bolster student learning and reflection in any course. Materials will be shared after the session at: http://mathfest2019.davidfailing.com/

**Organizers:**

**Susan Crook**, *Loras College*

**David Failing**, *Lewis University*

**Russ Goodman**, *Central College*

**Mami Wentworth**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

**Mel Henriksen**, *Wentworth Institute of Technology*

##### A Calculus Study: Class Preparation Worksheets

*3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.*

**Sarah Ann Fleming**, *Belmont University*

##### Manipulative Calculus: Active Learning with 3D Models

*3:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.*

**Stepan Paul**, *Harvard University*

**Janet Chen**, *Harvard University*

##### The Transformation of a Luddite: Using Technology Outside of the Classroom Setting

*3:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.*

**John Prather**, *Ohio University*

##### Full Speed Ahead: A Day 1 Calculus Activity

*4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.*

**Benjamin Wilson**, *Stevenson University*

##### The Challenges - and Successes - of Remediation in Calculus

*4:20 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.*

**Paul N. Runnion**, *Missouri S&T*

##### Collaborative Calculation (CoCalc) in the Classroom

*4:40 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.*

**Michelle L. Isenhour**, *Naval Postgraduate School*

##### Interacting with Partial Derivatives

*5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.*

**Tevian Dray**, *Oregon State University*

**David Roundy**, *Oregon State University*

**Aaron Wangberg**, *Winona State University*

### Workshop

#### Origami Boxes Full of Mathematics

*3:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 201*

Origami can be described as mathematics in action! In this workshop we will construct an origami box from a rectangular sheet of paper and explore the relationship between the dimensions of the sheet and the dimensions of the constructed box. The mathematics involved with this activity draws upon several of branches of mathematics such as algebra, geometry and calculus.

**Organizer:**

**Arsalan Wares**, *Valdosta State University*

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 1. Beyond Traditional Grading Schemes, Part B

*3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom A*

Mastery grading is an assessment approach in which students are provided clear learning objectives and grades are directly based on students' ability to demonstrate complete mastery of these objectives by the end of the semester. Recent trends indicate this grading structure encourages a growth-mindset, reduces test anxiety, and improves student gains. This minicourse is designed for new practitioners.

**Organizers:**

**Jessica O’Shaughnessy**, *Shenandoah University*

**Jeb Collins**, *Mary Washington University*

**Amanda Harsey**, *Lewis University*

**Alyssa Hoofnagle**, *Wittenberg University*

**Mike Jansen**, *Dordt College*

**Sponsor:**

**MAA Committee on Assessment**

### Minicourse

#### Minicourse 2. Creating a Purposeful Student Learning Experience, Part B

*3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 204*

Do your requirements for your departmental majors constitute an integrated framework for student success, or are they just a set of individual classes? Do your faculty work together effectively to achieve desired outcomes and to assess your progress? Do you strategically incorporate experiences outside the classroom in student learning? This minicourse will guide you in creating a learning-focused departmental culture.

**Organizers:**

**Dan Callon**, *Franklin College*

**John Boardman**, *Franklin College*

**Paul Fonstad**, *Franklin College*

**Justin Gash**, *Franklin College*

**Stacy Hoehn**, *Franklin College*

**Angie Walls**, *Franklin College*

### Other Mathematical Session

#### Backgammon

*3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 264*

Learn to play backgammon from expert players. It’s a fun and exciting game where players with a good mathematics background have a decisive advantage. Boards and free lessons will be provided by members of the US Backgammon Federation. Stop by anytime!.

**Organizers**

**Art Benjamin**, *Harvey Mudd College*