# math

## Math Teaching and Learning Seminar

**When: **Thursday, March 4, 2:00 pm EST

**Where: **https://uky.zoom.us/j/94644526537

**Speaker:** Dr. Wawrzyniak is a lecturer here at UK. In her role as MA 109 assistant coordinator, she has been leading the effort to use standards-based grading in those courses and has been implementing a flipped-classroom model while teaching remotely.

**Title:** University Design of Learning

**Description:** University Design of Learning is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

## Math Teaching and Learning Seminar

**When: **Thursday, Feb 18, 2:00 pm EST

**Where: **https://uky.zoom.us/j/94644526537

**Speaker:** Dr. Miller is an assistant professor of math at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research interests lie in the area of undergraduate mathematics education, primarily in the professional development of graduate student instructors. At Nebraska, she studied graduate student instructors’ growth as teachers as they participated in a professional development program focused on teaching and learning mathematics at the post-secondary level. She also studied the cognitive demand of examples that graduate student instructors enacted in their classrooms and examined the roles of the instructor and the students as they worked through examples. Dr. Miller is currently working on developing an online professional development course for undergraduate mathematics instructors who are striving to teach in a way that aligns with the Mathematical Association of America’s *Instructional Practices Guide*. As a strong believer in the benefits of active learning for all students, Dr. Miller seeks to engage students in her classroom in hands-on, authentic mathematical explorations.

**Title:** Examining and Improving the Tools that We Use to Observe Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching

**Description:** Classroom observation protocols are often used as a tool for providing undergraduate mathematics instructors with teaching feedback and evaluations. But how well do the protocols that we use align with evidence-based teaching practices and what are some improvements that could be made?

## Math Teaching and Learning Seminar

**When: **Thursday, Feb 4, 2:00 pm EST

**Where: **https://uky.zoom.us/j/94644526537

**Speaker: **Tim Chartier is an associate professor of math and computer science at Davidson College, and he specializes in sports analytics, having consulted for the NBA, ESPN, and Davidson College sports teams. He is author of *Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing*, and is coauthor (with Anne Greenbaum) of *Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms*. He is a recipient of a national teaching award from the MAA, serves on the editorial board for Math Horizons, and has worked with Google and Pixar on their educational initiatives.

**Topic:**Dr. Chartier will discuss some of the enrichment exercises he uses to teach beyond the content. For example, for one of them he has students read about and write on mathematicians who aren't all white males. For another, he uses creative exercises like cartoon-drawing to reach his students with artistic bents. Some of these exercises work especially well when teaching remotely.