JMM 2019 Baltimore

Special Interest Groups of the MAA (SIGMAAs)

SIGMAAs will be hosting a number of activities, sessions, and guest lectures. There are currently fourteen such focus groups in the MAA offering members opportunities to interact, not only at meetings, but throughout the year, via newsletters and email-based communications. For more information visit www.maa.org/community/sigmaas.

SIGMAA Officers Meeting

Thursday, 10:30– 12:00 noon, chaired by Andrew Miller, Belmont University.

SIGMAA on Mathematics and the Arts (SIGMAA ARTS)

Mathematics and the Arts, Wednesday morning and afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Poetry Reading, Friday, 7:00–8:30 pm

SIGMAA on Business, Industry, and Government (BIG SIGMAA)

Mathematics Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Guest Lecture, Friday, 4:30–5:15 pm.

Reception, Friday 5:15–6:00 pm.

Business Meeting, Thursday 8:00–9:00 am.

SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIO SIGMAA)

Business Meeting and Reception, Friday, 6:00– 7:00 pm.

Guest Lecture, Friday, 7:00–7:50 pm, Reinhard Laubenbacher, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.

Mathematics & the Life Sciences: Initiatives, Programs, Curricula, Thursday morning (see MAA Contributed Papers).

Trends in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Wednesday afternoon (see MAA Invited Paper Sessions).

SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA)

Reception and Business Meeting, Wednesday, 6:15–7:15 pm.

Guest Lecture, Wednesday, 7:15–8:15 pm, Karen Parshall, University of Virginia, Crossing the Pond: European Mathematicians in 1920s America.

Ethnomathematics: Ideas & Innovations in the Classroom, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Papers).

SIGMAA on Inquiry Based Learning (SIGMAA IBL)

Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning, Friday morning and afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Business Meeting, Friday, 6:30–7:30 pm.

MAA Minicourse: Introduction to IBL, Part A: Thursday 9:00–11:00 am and Part B: Saturday 9:00–11:00 am (see MAA Minicourses).

SIGMAA on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

MAA Panel: Listening and Responding to Students’ Thinking, from Elementary to Undergraduate Mathematics, Thursday afternoon (see MAA Panels).

Business Meeting: Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm

SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA MCST)

MAA Panel: Listening and Responding to Students' Thinking, from Elementary to Undergraduate Mathematics, Friday, 8:009:20 am (see MAA Panels).

It’s Circular: Conjecture, Compute, Iterate, Friday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Business Meeting: Friday, 6:30–7:30 pm.

Math Circle Demonstration, organized by Lance Bryant, Shippensburg University, and Sarah Bryant, Dickinson College; Saturday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. A math circle is an enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. Circles foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics. This demonstration session offers the opportunity for conference attendees to observe and then discuss a math circle experience designed for local students. While students are engaged in a mathematical investigation, mathematicians will have a discussion focused on appreciating and better understanding the organic and creative process of learning that circles offer, and on the logistics and dynamics of running an effective circle. The sponsor for this demonstration is SIGMAA MCST.

Math Wrangle, organized by Ed Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno, and Phil Yasskin, Texas A&M University, 10:30 am-noon. The Math Wrangle will pit teams of students against each other, the clock, and a slate of great math problems. The format of a Math Wrangle is designed to engage students in mathematical problem solving, promote effective teamwork, provide a venue for oral presentations, and develop critical listening skills. A Math Wrangle incorporates elements of team sports and debate, with a dose of strategy tossed in for good measure. The intention of the Math Wrangle demonstration at the Joint Math Meetings is to show how teachers, schools, circles, and clubs can get students started in this exciting combination of mathematical problem solving with careful argumentation via public speaking, strategy and rebuttal. Sponsors for this event are SIGMAA for Math Circles for Students and Teachers (SIGMAA-MCST).

MAA Minicourse: How to Run Successful Math Circles for Students and Teachers, Part A: Thursday 1:00–3:00 pm and Part B: Saturday 1:00–3:00 pm (see MAA Minicourses).

SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA)

Reception, Thursday, 5:30–6:00 pm.

Business Meeting, Thursday, 6:00–6:15 pm.

Guest Lecture, Thursday, 6:15–7:05 pm, Michele Friend, George Washington University.

Philosophy of Mathematics, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA QL)

Innovative Pathways to Quantitative Literacy, Saturday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Joint Guest Lecture & Reception, Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm, Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Kira Hamman, Penn State University.

SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics

MAA Poster Session: Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, & Gambling, Friday, 9:00 am –11:00 am (See MAA Poster Sessions).

SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME)

Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Thursday morning and Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education: Highlights from the Annual SIGMAA on RUME Conference, Saturday morning (see MAA Invited Paper Sessions).

SIGMAA on Sports

Mathematics & Sports, Wednesday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

SIGMAA on Statistics Education (SIGMAA Stat Ed)

MAA Minicourse: Teaching Statistics using R and RStudio, Part A: Wednesday 1:00–3:00 pm and Part B: Friday 1:00–3:00 pm (see MAA Minicourses).

MAA Minicourse: Keep Teaching Statistics using R and RStudio, Part A: Thursday 1:00–3:00 pm and Part B: Saturday 1:00–3:00 pm (see MAA Minicourses).

Infusing Data Science & Big Data into the Statistics, Wednesday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

Technology & Resources in Statistics Education, Friday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

MAA Poster Session: Activities for Teaching Multivariable Thinking through Data Visualization in Introductory Statistics, Friday, 1:30–3:30 pm (See MAA Poster Sessions).

Business Meeting, Friday, 6:30–7:30 pm.

Guest Lecture, Friday, 7:30–8:30 pm.

SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web (WEB SIGMAA)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Friday, 6:00–7:30 pm, Paul Seeberger, Monroe Community College, CalcPlot3D to Create Dynamic Figures for OER Textbooks and to 3D Print Surfaces for Multivariable Calculus and Beyond

MAA Minicourse: Visualizing Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations using CalcPlot3D, Part A: Thursday 9:00–11:00 am and Part B: Saturday, 9:00–11:00 am (see MAA Minicourses).

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