The Role of On-Line Technology Courses for Teachers
of Preservice Mathematics Teachers, Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., organized by Judy O'Neal,
North Georgia College & State University, and Franklin
D. Demana, Ohio State University.
Assessment of Learning in the Mathematics Major,
Thursday, 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., organized by Bernard
L. Madison, University of Arkansas, and William E. Haver,
Virginia Commonwealth University. The papers in this session will
be descriptions of assessment programs aimed at learning in the
major. The invitees will be teams of faculty who are currently
participants in an MAA PREP/SAUM workshop that assists faculty
in these programs. The workshop began in March 2004 and will conclude
just before the 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings. The session is
part of the MAA-NSF Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics
Environmental Modeling, Thursday, 2:15 p.m.
to 5:15 p.m., organized by Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State
University. This session provides a spectrum of environmental
modeling. It begins with a modification of the classical predator-prey
equations and then moves on to factors associated with the likelihood
of extinction of a species. The third presentation looks at the
challenge of managing a natural resource. The last talk deals
with algorithms for models of flows in porous media and the numerical
solutions of these models. Speakers include Michael Olinick,
Middlebury College, Modeling the predator-prey relationship;
Roland H. Lamberson, Humboldt State University, A mathematical
look at extinction; Catherine A. Roberts, College of
the Holy Cross, White water rafting in the Grand Canyon;
and Shuyu Sun and Mary Wheeler, Institute for Computational
Engineering & Science, University of Texas at Austin, Algorithms
for modeling flow and reactive transport in porous media.
The session is sponsored by the MAA SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics.