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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150827T111500
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28832
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Introduction/Organi
zational Meeting
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Introduction/Organizational Meeting\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbst
ract: The Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group is designed to be an open
forum for those of us to teach mathematics to ask questions\, discuss best
practices\, and evaluate research pertaining to mathematics education. We
may also feature guest speakers or workshops in specific skill areas.\n\n
The group is open to anyone and you do not have to attend every week to pa
rticipate. Simply show up for the week when the topics sound interesting o
r applicable to you!\n\nThis week\, we will be brainstorming ideas for the
coming sessions\, so just bring a friendly face and any questions you may
have about teaching mathematics. These can be big or small\, philosophica
l or practical. We are open to all ideas. Hope to see you there!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150903T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150903T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28818
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150910T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150910T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28819
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150917T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150917T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28820
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Encouraging Help-Se
eking Behavior in Students
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Encouraging Help-Seeking Behavior in Students\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn S
tate\nAbstract: Students often have different reactions to adversity in le
arning. Some will simply give up\, while others will look for help. Even o
ut of those who do seek help\, not all students do so successfully or in h
ealthy/helpful ways.\n\nThis leads to a number of questions:\n-- How do we
get our students to identify when they need help?\n-- How do we get stude
nts to seek help when they need it?\n-- How can we encourage them to seek
help in ways that will make them successful?\n\nTo aid in the discussion\,
here is a link to an (optional) article to read: "Relationship of Academi
c Help Seeking and Other Instrumental Achievement Behavior in College Stud
ents"\, by Stuart Karabenick and John Knapp.\nhttp://search.proquest.com.e
zaccess.libraries.psu.edu/docview/614301155\n(You will need your PSU Acces
s ID to access the article.)\n\n\nFor further reading\, see also:\n"Seekin
g Help in Large College Clases"\, by Stuart Karabenick\nhttp://www.science
direct.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/science/article/pii/S0361476X0200012
7\n\n"Help-Seeking Behavior in Learning"\, by Sharon Nelson-Le Gall\nhttp:
//www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/1167146\n\n\n\nAs always
\, the reading is optional - just come with your thoughts and questions!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20150924T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20150924T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28821
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Encouraging Help-Se
eking Behavior in Students
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Encouraging Help-Seeking Behavior in Students\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn S
tate\nAbstract: Students often have different reactions to adversity in le
arning. Some will simply give up\, while others will look for help. Even o
ut of those who do seek help\, not all students do so successfully or in h
ealthy/helpful ways.\n\nThis leads to a number of questions: -- How do we
get our students to identify when they need help? -- How do we get student
s to seek help when they need it? -- How can we encourage them to seek hel
p in ways that will make them successful?\n\nTo aid in the discussion\, he
re is a link to an (optional) article to read: "Relationship of Academic H
elp Seeking and Other Instrumental Achievement Behavior in College Student
s"\, by Stuart Karabenick and John Knapp. http://search.proquest.com.ezacc
ess.libraries.psu.edu/docview/614301155\n(You will need your PSU Access ID
to access the article.)\n\nFor further reading\, see also: "Seeking Help
in Large College Clases"\, by Stuart Karabenick http://www.sciencedirect.c
om.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/science/article/pii/S0361476X02000127\n\n"He
lp-Seeking Behavior in Learning"\, by Sharon Nelson-Le Gall http://www.jst
or.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/1167146\n\nAs always\, the readin
g is optional - just come with your thoughts and questions!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151001T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151001T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28822
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Framing Attendance
in a Positive Light
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Framing Attendance in a Positive Light\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nA
bstract: Our topic for this week will concern an ever-present problem: att
endance. Most of us are aware that there is a strong positive correlation
between student attendance and grades. But where is the causation in this
relationship? We will seek to address some of the following questions:\n\n
- How can we effectively communicate to our students that attendance is im
portant?\n- How can we show students that their attendance and participati
on is valued?\n- How can we convince students that attending class is a va
lue-added activity? (And more importantly\, what can we do to make sure th
is is true?)\n\nHere are three (optional) articles for you to peruse:\n- A
ttendance and Performance: How Important Is It for Students to Attend Clas
s? (Moore\; 2003): http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/
42991561\n- Class Attendance: How Students' Attitudes about Attendance Rel
ate to Their Academic Performance in Introductory Science Classes (Moore\;
2006): http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/42802273\n-
Class Attendance in College: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relationship o
f Class Attendance with Grades and Student Characteristics (CredÃ©\, Roch
\, and Kieszczynka\; 2010): http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.ed
u/stable/40658464\n\n\n\nAnd as always\, the reading is optional. Simply c
ome with your ideas and your lunch\, if you wish. Hope to see you there!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151008T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151008T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28823
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151015T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28824
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151022T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151022T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28825
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Effective Teaching
for Minorities and Marginalized Groups
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Effective Teaching for Minorities and Marginalized Groups\nSpeaker: Attend
ees\, Penn State\nAbstract: This week we will discuss the notion of inequi
ty in the classroom.\n\nOver the years\, there have been many studies docu
menting an "achievement gap" between majority and minority students in mat
hematics at all age and grade levels. We will discuss ideas on why this ga
p might exist\, along with some common misconceptions on why this gap exis
ts. We will also discuss ways in which instructors can create an inclusive
classroom for marginalized students.\n\nSuggested reading:\nStudying Stud
ents Studying Calculus: A Look at the Lives of Minority Mathematics Studen
ts in College: http://www.jstor.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/2686
410\n\nAs always\, the reading is optional. Just bring yourself and your i
deas. Hope to see you there!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151029T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151029T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28826
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151105T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151105T122900
LOCATION:MB102
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28827
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151112T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151112T122900
LOCATION:MB102
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28828
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Productive Failure
and Ambiguity
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Productive Failure and Ambiguity\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstrac
t: As mathematicians\, we know that when learning new mathematical concept
s\, there is sometimes nothing more useful than spending hours upon hours
wrestling with the concept - trying and failing over and over again to und
erstand until it finally clicks.\n\nMany of our students have not had this
experience and cannot relate to such a statement at all. But it is true t
hat under the right circumstances\, failure can be a productive step in th
e learning process.\n\nHow can we\, as teachers\, harness the power of fai
lure and use it as an effective learning tool for our students?\n\nHere ar
e some articles to help us in the exploration of this topic:\nProductive F
ailure in Learning Math (Kapur\; 2014): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.eza
ccess.libraries.psu.edu/doi/10.1111/cogs.12107/abstract\n\nProductive Ambi
guity in the Learning of Mathematics (Foster\; 2011): http://www.jstor.org
.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/stable/41319555\n\n\nAs always\, the reading i
s optional. Simply come with your ideas and a desire for a lively discussi
on!
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151119T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151119T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28829
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151203T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151203T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28831
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20151210T111500
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20151210T122900
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URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=28817
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
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