*Part A: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

### Description

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**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

*Part B: Thursday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

### Description

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Thursday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

##### 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*

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

### Description

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**

### Schedule

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

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

### Description

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

##### 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*

#### Part B

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

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

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

*Part C: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

*Part D: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

### Description:

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

##### 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*

#### Part B

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

##### 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*

#### Part C

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

##### 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*

#### Part D

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, & 262*

*Part B: Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

### Description:

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, & 262*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

##### 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*

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

### Description

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)**

### Schedule

##### 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*

*Part A: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

*Part C: Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center Room 237 & 238*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261 & 262*

##### 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*

#### Part C

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center Room 237 & 238*

##### 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*

*Part A: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

##### 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*

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

##### 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*

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

### Description

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*

### Schedule

##### 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**,

*Part A: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 3:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

*Part C: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

*Part D: Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

*Part E: Saturday, August 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 3:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 230 & 231*

~~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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

##### 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*

#### Part C

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 237 & 238*

##### 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*

#### Part D

*Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

##### 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*

#### Part E

*Saturday, August 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 205*

##### 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*

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

### Description:

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*

### Schedule

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

*Part B: Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, &262*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 232*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 260, 261, &262*

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

*Part B: Thursday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

### Description

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 207 & 208*

##### 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*

#### Part B

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

##### 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*

*Part A: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

*Part B: Thursday, August 1, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

*Part C: Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

### Description

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)**

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Thursday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 206*

##### 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*

#### Part B

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

##### 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*

#### Part C

*Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 233*

##### 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*

*Part A: Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

*Part B: Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

### Description

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*

### Schedule

#### Part A

*Friday, August 2, 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

##### 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*

#### Part B

*Friday, August 2, 1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, Junior Ballroom D*

##### 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*