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1998 Joint Mathematics Meetings
Baltimore, MD, January 710, 1998
Meeting #930
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS daverman@math.utk.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Friday January 9, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, I
Organizers:
Michael A. McDonald, Occidental College mickey@oxy.edu
Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire

8:00 a.m.
Identifying the Skills that are Critical to Success in Precalculus.
Barry M Cherkas*, Hunter College (CUNY)
Baranchik Alvin, Hunter College (CUNY)
(93000471)

8:20 a.m.
The Effect of Computer Algebra Systems on Developmental Algebra Courses .
Laurie B Hopkins*, Columbia College
Amelia S Kinard, Columbia College
(93098296)

8:40 a.m.
A Classification System For Conceptual and Procedural Errors in Calculus.
Mary K. Porter*, Saint Mary's College
(93098955)

9:00 a.m.
Reform at West Point in year seven
Rich West*, U.S. Military Academy
(93098348)

9:20 a.m.
A Report on the Impact of the Calculus Reform Movement: A study conducted at the National Science Foundation.
Susan L. Ganter*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(930981018)

9:40 a.m.
The effects of writing assignments on secondsemester calculus students' understanding of the limit concept.
Melanie A Wahlberg*, Western Michigan University
(93098653)

10:00 a.m.
Knowing when you are right: Four students’' justifications of their solutions to a definite integral.
King D King*, San Diego State University
Chris L Rasmussen, Purdue University Calumet
(93098688)

10:20 a.m.
Describing Beginning Calculus Students' Understandings of Variables, Functions, and Rates as a Foundation for Learning the Derivative.
Susan F Pustejovsky*, Alverno College
(930981167)

10:40 a.m.
How Undergraduates' Understanding of Variables Affects Their Choice of Strategies Used to Solve Algebra Problems .
Albert D. Otto*, Illinois State University
Cheryl A. Lubinski, Illinois State University
(93098935)

Saturday January 10, 1998, 8:00 a.m.10:55 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, II
Organizers:
Michael A. McDonald, Occidental College mickey@oxy.edu
Karen J. Graham, University of New Hampshire

8:00 a.m.
The Fundamental Theorem of Statistics: Classifying Student Understanding of Basic Statistical Concepts.
Julie M. Clark*, Emory & Henry College
David Mathews, Southwestern Michigan College
Joseph Wimbish, Huntindgon College
(93098327)

8:20 a.m.
An Investigation of the Development of Mathematical Understanding and the Nature of Students' Processes of Constructing Knowledge in a Technological Environment.
Mercedes A McGowen*, William Rainey Harper College
(930981181)

8:40 a.m.
Research on aspects of mathematics learning in the context of projects in a multivariable calculus course with CAS support.
Ronald H. Wenger, University of Delaware
David C. Klemenz*, University of Delaware
(93098939)

9:00 a.m.
Math Majors' Attempts at Proof Validation.
Annie Selden*, Tennessee Technological University
John Selden, Mathematics Education Resources Co.
(93098465)

9:20 a.m.
The Relationship Between Gender, Level of Mathematics Anxiety, and Coping Strategies in College Students: A Goodness of Fit Model.
Fred Peskoff*, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
(93098682)

9:40 a.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Majors' Understanding of Definition.
Barbara S Edwards*, Oregon State University
(93098917)

10:00 a.m.
Facilitating Learning Events Through Example Generation.
Randall P. Dahlberg, Crofton, MD
David L Housman*, Allegheny College
(93098550)

10:20 a.m.
Preservice elementary school teachers' conceptions of least common multiple.
Anne Brown, Indiana University South Bend
Karen Thomas, University of Wisconsin Platteville
Georgia Tolias*, Purdue University Calumet
(930981056)

10:40 a.m.
Preservice elementary school teachers' mathematical conceptions  some obstacles to schema construction .
Anne E Brown*, Indiana University South Bend
Karen Thomas, University of WisconsinPlatteville
Georgia Tolias, Purdue University Calumet
(93098573)
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