The Brown Bag Teaching Seminar meets each Thursday, Noon to 1:00 in
LAEB 1254 to talk about issues connected with the teaching and learning
of mathematics and statistics. All are welcome to participate and
participants are invited to bring their
lunch to eat during the seminar. The Seminar is organized by
Professors J. J. Price, David Moore, and Carl Cowen and is part of
the Purdue Mathematics and Statistics Departments' VIGRE project funded
by the National Science Foundation.

Each week, a "facilitator" organizes the topic for the week. For local
speakers, at least, we expect the facilitator to arrange for background
material appropriate for the discussion, arrange for a presentation
at the beginning of the seminar, and lead the discussion during the
seminar. The organizers welcome suggestions for topics for discussion
in the seminar.

There are a variety of resources on the Web related to teaching and learning
of mathematics. One good starting point is the Mathematical Association
of America's page Teaching
& Learning

August 31. What Should Teachers Be Learning? . Facilitator: David Moore

September 7. What Should Students Be Learning? . Facilitator: Dan Gottlieb

September 14. Assigning Grades in Multisection Courses, I. Facilitator: Devi Nichols and Tim Delworth

September 21. Assigning Grades in Multisection Courses, II. Facilitator: Devi Nichols and Tim Delworth

September 28. Teaching Reading in Mathematics. Facilitator: Carl Cowen

October 5. Teaching Writing in Mathematics. Facilitator: J.J. Price

October 12. What Should Our Students Know When They Graduate?

October 19. What Should Our Math Ed Majors Know When They Graduate? II. Facilitator: J.J. Price

October 26. What Should Our Core Math Majors Know When They Graduate?. Facilitator: J.J. Price

November 2. What Should Our Core Math Majors Know When They Graduate? II. Facilitator: Carl Cowen

November 9. Can Using Computers Help Students Learn Mathematics?. Facilitator: Carl Cowen

November 16. No Meeting Today

November 30. No Meeting Today

December 7. No Meeting Today

Last Update: December 2, 2000