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Wednesday, April 8 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Right Stuff: Are We Teaching It In College Algebra?

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Wednesday Afternoon Pecha Kucha Session
Presentation 3

Lisa Yocco

The Right Stuff: Appropriate Mathematics for All Students was a project by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges funded by the National Science Foundation. The project promotes a redesigned college algebra course that engages students in data modeling, effectively uses technology, equips students with strong problem solving skills, increases critical thinking skills, and enhances quantitative literacy. Mathematics has traditionally been taught using "skill and drill" methods, which often leaves students bored, uninterested, and distasteful of math. An approach incorporating data analysis, modeling, and technology makes College Algebra relevant, refreshing, and interesting. As a result, faculty are preparing students mathematically for their majors, future careers, and life.

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Lisa Yocco

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Georgia Southern University

Wednesday April 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Room K
  Pecha Kucha Session, Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills
  • RETA Nominee - Lisa Yocco - 2015 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award Nominee

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