Enhancing University Mathematics: Proceedings of the First KAIST International Symposium on Teaching
About this Title
Ki Hyoung Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea and Deane Arganbright, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, Editors
Publication: CBMS Issues in Mathematics Education
Publication Year 2007: Volume 14
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-4194-5 (print); 978-1-4704-2359-9 (online)
MathSciNet review: MR2381114
MSC: Primary 00B25; Secondary 00A35, 97-06
University-level mathematicians—whether focused on research or teaching—recognize the need to develop effective ways for teaching undergraduate mathematics. The Mathematics Department of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology hosted a symposium on effective teaching, featuring internationally distinguished researchers deeply interested in teaching and mathematics educators possessing established reputations for developing successful teaching techniques. This book stems from that symposium.
The book deals with teaching mathematics, a core activity of the contemporary university. It is suitable for the library of every university and mathematician. It features a broad range of topics (technology, pedagogy, philosophy, course content) of interest and value to all who teach university mathematics. This is one of the few books dealing with this essential subject.
The papers describe many different questions of teaching university mathematics. How do we teach about proof? How can we use technology in presenting mathematics? What are key issues of teaching mathematics to students from other disciplines? How do we better equip teaching assistants and new faculty?
Readers keen to learn from the experience of others in teaching university mathematics will benefit from this book. Department heads will find valuable teaching approaches for their faculty.
Research mathamaticians interested in teaching and mathematics education.
Table of Contents
- Ki Hyoung Ko – Mathematics in general education at KAIST
- Deborah Hughes Hallett – Harnessing the enthusiasm of our best and brightest students for mathematics
- Thomas Banchoff – Interactive geometry and multivariable calculus on the internet
- Christine Stevens – Helping new mathematics faculty to develop into successful teachers and scholars
- William G. McCallum – Computer algebra and human algebra
- Solomon Friedberg – Teaching mathematics graduate students to teach: An international perspective
- Erich Neuwirth – Computers supporting mathematical insight—two case studies
- T. M. Mills and Peter Sullivan – Mathematics—at your service
- H. Arikan – A leverage in learning
- Oh Nam Kwon – Towards inquiry-oriented mathematics instruction in the university
- Warren Page – The influence of technology on mathematics instruction: Concerns and challenges
- Chi-Kwong Li – Research experiences with undergraduates: A discussion from the mathematical educational point of view
- James Sandefur – Problem solving: What I have learned from my students
- Ulrich Kortenkamp – Guidelines for using computers creatively in mathematics education
- Leon H. Seitelman – Suggestions from the real world on improving math education
- Robert S. Smith – Spreadsheets in the mathematics classroom
- Alexander Stanoyevitch – Incorporating MATLAB® into university mathematics programs
- Elena Varbanova – A CAS supported environment for learning and teaching calculus
- Gabrielle Uchida – Experience with blended learning: IT support inside the classroom and beyond
- Sung-Ock Kim – On the mathematics courses for social science majors
- S. O. Shilova and N. V. Shilov – On mathematical contents of computer science contests
- Masahiro Narita – Curriculum for teaching how mathematics is applied to real world in teacher education course at a Japanese college
- Deane Arganbright, Erich Neuwirth and Robert S. Smith – Workshop in Excel