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Monday, October 14

8:15am CDT

Mini Internships to Expand the Math Educator Pipeline
The nationwide shortage of Math education majors has created a demand for secondary Math teachers that exceeds the current number of graduates. Research shows that “early teaching experiences are key for recruiting students” into education (Rehmeyer, 2015, p. 50). To help alleviate the shortage of STEM educators, Dordt University implemented a Mini STEM Education (Mi STEM Ed) internship to give undergraduate students a taste of STEM education. The success of the program, as well as promotion, guidelines, and logistics will be shared.

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Valorie Zonnefeld

Dordt University

Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am CDT

8:15am CDT

Building Student Self-Assessment Tools
In this workshop we will discuss possible ways to encourage students to self assess their understanding of mathematical concepts. The goal is to make progress on building student assessment tools that will help them take ownership of their learning of the course content as well as help them prepare for exams.


Dana Bates

Upper Iowa University

Monday October 14, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am CDT

9:15am CDT

Contextualized Instruction as Motivational Intervention in Calculus
Calculus students often ask: why are we learning this? If students are not given the opportunity to see this connection, they might become disengaged (Harackiewicz, Tibbetts, Canning, & Hyde, 2014). The aim of this study is to examine the impact of an interdisciplinary approach to student motivational aspects: utility-value, interest, and performance expectations. A quasi-experimental research design was employed to investigate these motivational aspects. Participants were enrolled in an introductory calculus course and approximately 81 of them (from six sections) were involved. The intervention was comprised of three calculus tasks with applications to science, technology, and engineering disciplines. The results will be discussed in terms of multiple statistical analysis techniques.


Enes Akbuga

Drake University

Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am CDT

9:15am CDT

Exploring Concepts through Authentic Data Models
Learn how authentic data collection and analysis allows us to engage students with the Standards for Mathematical Practice, especially “Model with Mathematics” and “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others”. Wading through messy data allows students to process and make sense of mathematical concepts and tools we need them to learn through interesting contexts. We’ll share activities used from our Algebra II, AP Statistics and Calculus classes, and share how can you incorporate data collection and analysis to your lessons to increase student engagement and understanding.


Stephanie Groathouse

AP Stats/Pre Calculus, Waukee HS

Jordan Edgerly

Waukee High School

Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am CDT

9:15am CDT

Basketball Data Analytics Battles
Results from BDAB 2019 will be shared including highlights from the Drake Data Analytics Conference that concluded the competition. Survey results along with plans for 2020 will be shared including ways to incorporate this into your curriculum. More math modeling ideas will be shared too.


Rick Spellerberg

Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
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Vicki Hamdorf

Assistant Director, Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training
I have taught 6-12th grade Mathematics for 34 years. I coached a First Tech Challenge robotics team for 10 years. I started the 90 degree Mathematics Club at North Cedar. I am currently assisting Rick Spellerberg with the Iowa Center for Interdisciplinary Training to promote the... Read More →

Monday October 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am CDT

1:30pm CDT

Making Algebra 3-D Real
One major purpose of Algebra is to develop functions that explain, model, and solve real life situations. Participants will be involved in 3-D situations encouraging students to pose questions and then determine answers by manipulating variables, recording data, forming graphs, and developing functions. 3_D situations will include ‘The Walk’, ‘Spring has Sprung’, ‘Fish Pond’, ‘Bungee Barbie’, and ‘Race Car’.


David Ewing

University of Central Missouri

Monday October 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT