MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

MATH COLLOQUIUM , THURSDAY, September 26, 11:00 a.m., STARR 138

 

 

SPEAKER:      Art Sherwood, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

 

 

TITLE:                MATH ‘Ala Mode’ or ‘Enhancements to Teaching 100 level Math’

 

 

ABSTRACT:

 

Adding a little ice cream to a piece of pie will change a ‘no big deal’ desert into something scrumptious!  Why not add a little ‘spice’ to your Math classes.  Assign a ‘real world’ activity or project and make learning Math concepts a  bit less threatening and possibly, fun.  During this hour, I will present a number of optional projects and activities that can be adapted to a variety of  Math classes. We’ll  work on a house plan, become a millionaire (before you die), find out that smoking is not only dangerous to your health but also to your pocket book, etc. So bring a lunch, ‘let your hair down, spin around, get down, and go to town! Grab a friend, an apple for the teacher, and come to the presentation and have some fun. Autographs upon request.

 

REFRESHMENTS:            11:00am, STARR 138

 

Please visit Math Colloquium website at

http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/colleges/artsands/Math/MATH_COLLOQUIUM/ColloquiumWeb/index.html