Fall 2021 Virtual Conference

Saturday, October 9

9:00am - 9:30am: Conference Opens, Social Time
9:30am - 10:30am: First Breakout Session
10:30am - 11:00am: Break and Social Time
11:00am - 12:00pm: Second Breakout Session
12:00pm - 12:15pm: Closing and Door Prizes

Breakout Session Presentations

First Breakout Session (9:30am - 10:30am)
Breakout Room Presenter Topic Description
1 Michelle Beard (Ventura College) What will my future math classroom look like? The math classroom is changing. As faculty, we are choosing how tomorrow’s classroom will look. AB705 brought legal changes to the structure of our course offerings. Covid forced modality changes upon our classroom. Now that we are stepping back into the classroom, how do we want our classroom to run? This workshop will ask questions and present ideas about how explorative learning can appear in the math classroom of tomorrow.
2 Allison Dillard (Irvine Valley College) Embedding Growth Mindset in Corequisite Math Courses Allison Dillard, the author of Crush Math Now and the upcoming book Crush Hypothesis Testing, will share a 4-part framework that community college math professors can use to increase student retention and pass rates by consistently and effectively teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) skills in corequisite math classes.
3 Perri Gellman (Palomar College) Triangles: Springboards to Linear Functions Students are often baffled by linear functions, yet these functions are ubiquitous in the real world and serve as foundations for higher-level mathematics. In this session, a refreshing and intuitive approach to linear functions is explored. Participants in this interactive workshop will develop geometric aspects of linear functions (xy-plane, slope, lines) and the notion of functions, in general, through a close look at triangles. Printed lessons and activities will be provided, which instructors may use in their own developmental and corequisite support courses.

Second Breakout Session (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Breakout Room Presenter Topic Description
1 Eddie Tchertchian (LA Pierce College and AMATYC West VP) Don't Forget the Fundamentals! AB705 has driven curriculum change largely in the co-requisite support course path. But what about the students still struggling with the very fundamentals of math and college? See how one college is creating a Math Success Academy focused around study skills and student support!
2 Linda A Chan (Mt. San Antonio College) Strategies for engaging students online This presentation will demonstrate how students can be more engaged with online activities, including how to manage group activities with some examples from statistics.
3 Albert Natian (Los Angeles Valley College) Math Problems of MathAMATYC Educator Journal (as well as others journals) As the editor in chief of the Problems/Solutions Section of the Journal of School Science and Mathematics Association and also as a Contributing Editor of the Problems/Solutions Column of MathAMATYC Educator Journal, I will be showcasing fascinating and instructive problems that math teachers can possibly use in their lectures.

Last updated September 18, 2021