BEGIN:VCALENDAR
PRODID:-//PSU Mathematics Department//Seminar iCalendar Generator//EN
VERSION:2.0
CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
METHOD:PUBLISH
X-WR-CALNAME:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar
X-WR-TIMEZONE:America/New_York
BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
TZID:America/New_York
X-LIC-LOCATION:America/New_York
BEGIN:DAYLIGHT
TZOFFSETFROM:-0500
TZOFFSETTO:-0400
TZNAME:EDT
DTSTART:19700308T020000
RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=2SU
END:DAYLIGHT
BEGIN:STANDARD
TZOFFSETFROM:-0400
TZOFFSETTO:-0500
TZNAME:EST
DTSTART:19701101T020000
RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=1SU
END:STANDARD
END:VTIMEZONE
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140103T164000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140103T173000
LOCATION:MB106
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=19914
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140110T164000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140110T173000
LOCATION:MB106
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=20032
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140117T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140117T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21844
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Planning for the Se
mester
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Planning for the Semester\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140124T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140124T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21845
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140131T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140131T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21846
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - The Efficacy of Onl
ine Homework
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
The Efficacy of Online Homework\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract
: Electronic tools available to instructors have dramatically changed the
pedagogical landscape. Perhaps the most widely used electronic tool is onl
ine homework\, which requires minimal set-up and eliminates grading altoge
ther. However\, it is a tool that can be expensive to students and limitin
g to instructors. We will discuss the pros and cons of online homework. \n
\nThe paper we will review before the discussion can be found here:\nhttp:
//journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/CIER/article/view/7728/7792\n\nPhysic
al copies will also be available at the session.
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140207T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140207T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21847
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Teaching with Appli
cations
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Teaching with Applications\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: To
what extent should applications of mathematical techniques be included in
course material? Some exclude applications while others use it as a guidin
g motivation. \n\nWe will look at the following paper and discuss. \nhttp:
//www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10511970508984117\n\nCopies will be
provided at the meeting.
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140214T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140214T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21848
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Teaching Study Stra
tegies
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Teaching Study Strategies\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: This
week\, we will discuss teaching study strategies to students. There can b
e very useful\, but also time consuming. The discussion will be centered a
round the paper whose title and abstract are listed below.\n\nIncorporatin
g Study Strategies in Developmental Mathematics/College Algebra\n\nThe pur
pose of this paper is to discuss the effectiveness of incorporating study
strategies in a developmental mathematics/college algebra program. Both qu
antitative and qualitative data were collected through a quasiexperimental
methodology. Results show that students reported increases on the Learnin
g and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) scales in study strategy usage\,
and this new strategy usage was supported by comments students made on ope
n-ended surveys. A discussion of conclusions\, limitations\, recommendatio
ns\, and suggestions is also included.\n\nA copy of the paper can be found
in the site below. Copies of the paper will be available at the meeting.
\nhttp://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ986274
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140221T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140221T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21849
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Theories of Intelli
gence
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Theories of Intelligence\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: We wi
ll discuss\, "Longitudinal changes in college math studentsâ€™ implicit th
eories of intelligence." \n\nThis study examined changes over time in impl
icit theories of intelligence and their relationships to help-seeking and
academic performance. College algebra students completed questionnaires du
ring the second week of classes and 2 weeks before the end of the semester
(ns = 159 and 145\, respectively\; 61 students completed questionnaires a
t both waves). The questionnaires assessed entity and incremental implicit
theories of general and math intelligence (beginning and end of semester)
and help-seeking (end of semester). Results indicated that students had m
ore incremental views of general than math intelligence. Further\, their v
iews became less incremental over the course of the semester\; however\, t
his decrease was greater for math than for general intelligence. Participa
nts who exhibited a stronger incremental theory of general intelligence at
the beginning of the semester subsequently reported greater help-seeking
during the semester. Finally\, students who had more entitative views of m
ath intelligence earned lower course grades.\n\nThe paper can be found at
the link below. Copies will be provided at the meeting.\nhttp://link.sprin
ger.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11218-012-9208-0#
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140228T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140228T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21850
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140307T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140307T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21851
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - The Instructor Matt
ers
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
The Instructor Matters\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: The mos
t important aspect of the learning experience is the teacher. What are som
e important practices in your teaching? \n\nhttp://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ99144
2
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140314T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140314T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21852
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140321T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140321T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21853
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Articulating Math
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Articulating Math\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: The ability
to articulate math is just as important to student success as knowing math
ematical procedures. How can we successfully incorporate writing into a ma
th class?\n\nFor this session\, we review the paper "If only math majors c
ould write..." The paper is available here: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/
numeracy/vol5/iss1/art6/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140328T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140328T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21854
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Mathematical Thinki
ng of Objects
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Mathematical Thinking of Objects\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstrac
t: We can think of mathematical objects structurally or operationally. Tru
e understanding of math requires that students know both. Is that the case
in our classes? \n\nToday we discuss the following paper. Extra copies wi
ll be brought to the meeting.
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140404T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140404T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21855
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - Creativity and Math
ematics
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
Creativity and Mathematics\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract: Man
y of us would argue that math classes do not contain creative elements des
pite the fact that mathematics is a subject requiring a great deal of crea
tivity.\n\nThis week\, we will read "Creativity: The Essence of Mathematic
s\," available through the library. Copies will be provided at the meeting
. If you would like to receive regular emails containing the weekly readin
gs\, please email me at jamshidi@math.psu.edu.
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140411T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140411T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21856
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140418T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140418T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21857
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140425T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140425T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21858
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140502T122000
DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140502T131000
LOCATION:MB101
URL:http://www.math.psu.edu/seminars/meeting.php?id=21859
SUMMARY:Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar - TBA
DESCRIPTION:Seminar: Teaching Mathematics Discussion Group Seminar\nTitle:
TBA\nSpeaker: Attendees\, Penn State\nAbstract Link: http://
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR