is scheduled for
Friday, October 3, 2014 and Saturday, October 4, 2014
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Kansas City, MO.
Keynote Speaker, Friday:
Dan Petrak is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Liaison to Distance Education at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa. He has been passionately researching and implementing new technologies and methods into his mathematics courses for the past twenty years. Dan has been active in professional development by presenting at conferences, designing and implementing faculty training, and redesigning online and face-to-face mathematics courses. He is a former high school mathematics and computer science teacher and a co-author of the Iowa Model Core Curriculum, which emphasizes a deep conceptual and deep procedural approach to learning mathematics. Dan earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Buena Vista University, and his Masters in School Mathematics from Iowa State University.
Matt Boelkins is Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he has served on the faculty since earning his PhD from Syracuse University in 1998. The author of four research articles with undergraduates and several other papers on the scholarship of teaching mathematics, he has also co-authored two books, the most recent of which is the free, open-source Active Calculus. Matt is also an associate editor of the journal PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), a member of the Mathematical Association of America's board of governors, and the recipient of the Michigan MAA's 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award.
The Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO is a forum for mathematics instructors at both the college and secondary levels to demonstrate how they use technology successfully in their teaching, to learn about new mathematics technology, and to discuss the philosophy and future of technology in the mathematics classroom.
For further information regarding the Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology EXPO contact Chairperson Richard Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org