Special Interest Groups of the MAA (SIGMAAs)

SIGMAAs will be hosting a number of activities, sessions, and guest lectures. There are currently seventeen 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 on Mathematics and the Arts (SIGMAA ARTS)

Mathematics and the Arts: in the Classroom and Beyond, Wednesday morning and afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

MAA Special Presentation: An Evening of Poetry, organized by Gizem Karaali, Pomona College, Lawrence M. Lesser, University of Texas El Paso, and Douglas Norton, Villanova University; Friday, 7:00–8:30 pm. Math poets, come help us resume our recent tradition of eclectic JMM poetry readings! In 2020, we hope to especially feature poetry about how math can help unify us and improve our world. All interested in mathematical poetry/art are welcome – come to share your poetry or simply enjoy the evening's offerings! Though we do not discourage last-minute decisions to participate, we encourage poets to submit poetry (no more than 3 poems, no longer than 5 minutes) and a 30-word bio in advance so that those selected can be listed in our printed program. Send submissions by November 15, 2019 or inquiries to Gizem Karaali (gizem.karaali@pomona.edu).

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

Mathematical Experiences and Projects in Business, Industry, and Government (BIG), Thursday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology (BIO SIGMAA)

Trends in Mathematical and Computational Biology, Thursday morning (see MAA Invited Paper Sessions)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm; Karin Leiderman, Colorado School of Mines, Title to be determined

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

SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics (HOM SIGMAA)

MAA Workshop: Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Source Projects, Wednesday, 9:00–10:20 am (see MAA Workshops)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Wednesday, 6:00–8:00 pm; June Barrow-Green, The Open University, Title to be determined.

A History of Mathematics in the United States and Canada: A Session in Honor of Math Historian David Zitarelli, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Papers Section)

SIGMAA on Inquiry Based Learning (SIGMAA IBL)

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

MAA Minicourse #6: Introduction to Inquiry-Based Learning, Part A: Thursday 9:00–11:00 am and Part B: Saturday 9:00–11:00 am (see MAA Minicourses)

MAA Workshop: A Classroom Experience with Inquiry-Based Learning, Thursday, 2:35–3:55 pm (see MAA Workshops)

Active Learning in Introductory Courses: Insights from Math Departments in the Process of Change, Saturday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions).

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

Tangents to Math Circles,Wednesday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

SIGMAA on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (SIGMAA MKT)

The Mathematical Knowledge of Teachers as an Integrated Application in Core Mathematics Courses, Saturday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, organized by Thomas J. Clark, Dordt University, Mark Saul , Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, Hector Rosario, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, and Phil Yasskin, Texas A&M University. Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm. The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) is an outreach event with many tables, each consisting of a mathematical game, puzzle, problem set, or activity. Participants (students, teachers, and faculty) will move among the tables, choosing for themselves which activity to engage in and the length of time they spend on the activity. Facilitators will manage the work, guiding and offering hints, but not demonstrating or teaching – creating a space for participants to discover, explore, and enjoy mathematics. The activities are highly interactive, will vary in complexity, and will evolve in structure in response to the choices made by participants. The event will also provide faculty and teachers and opportunity to experience the JRMF for themselves and learn how they might bring it back to their own university, school, or math circle. This session is sponsored by SIGMAA-MCST.

SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics (POM SIGMAA)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Friday, 5:30–7:15 pm:

Reception, 5:30–6:00 pm.

Business Meeting, 6:00–6:15 pm.

Guest Lecture, 6:15–7:15 pm, Michael Huemer, University of Colorado-Boulder, Possible and Impossible Infinities.

Role of Explanation in Mathematical Proofs, Saturday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy (SIGMAA QL)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Thursday, 6:00–8:00 pm; Carrie Diaz Eaton, Bates College, Title to be determined

Quantitative Literacy and Social Justice: An Ongoing Dialogue, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

SIGMAA on Recreational Mathematics

Recreational Mathematics: Puzzles, Card Tricks, Games, & Gambling, Thursday morning and afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

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

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

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

SIGMAA on Sports

Mathematics & Sports, Friday morning and afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

SIGMAA on Statistics Education (SIGMAA Stat Ed)

MAA Minicourse #2: Teaching Reproducible Statistics with R and R Studio, Part A: Wednesday 9:00–11:00 am and Part B: Friday 9:00–11:00 am (see MAA Minicourses)

MAA Minicourse #8: Stats for Data Science, Part A: Thursday 1:00–3:00 pm and Part B: Saturday 1:00–3:00 pm (see MAA Minicourses)

MAA Panel: So You Want to Start an Undergraduate Statistics or Data Science Program?, Thursday, 9:00–10:20 am (See MAA Panels)

Data Across the Curriculum, Friday morning (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

Scholarship on Teaching and Learning Statistics, Friday afternoon (see MAA Contributed Paper Sessions)

Business Meeting, Reception, and Guest Lecture, Friday, 6:00–8:20 pm:

  • Reception, 6:00–6:30 pm.
  • Business Meeting, 6:30–7:15 pm.
  • Guest Lecture, 7:20–8:20 pm, Trevor Patch, Baseball Research and Development with the Colorado Rockies, Title to be determined

Modernizing the Introductory Statistics Course, Saturday morning (see MAA Invited Paper Sessions).

SIGMAA on Undergraduate Research (SIGMAA UR)

MAA Panel: Students’ Perspectives on Undergraduate Research Experiences, Wednesday, 6:00–7:00 pm (See MAA Panels)

SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the Web (WEB SIGMAA)

Reception, and Guest Lecture, Friday, 5:30–7:00 pm:

  • Reception, 5:30–6:00 pm
  • Guest Lecture, 6:00–7:00 pm, Matthew Boelkins, Grand Valley State University, The Future of Textbooks.

MAA Minicourse #4: Visualizing Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations using CalcPlot3D, Part A: Wednesday 2:15–4:15 pm and Part B: Friday, 1:00–3:00 pm (see MAA Minicourses)

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