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Calculus Conference Within a Conference

AP* Calculus: Big Ideas, Big Challenges, Big Opportunities

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (full-day session)

Join us for this special “Calculus Conference Within a Conference,” especially for teachers of calculus. Hear from renowned speakers about issues, challenges and opportunities facing teachers of calculus.

Advanced Placement (AP*) Calculus is implementing a new Curriculum Framework organized around four "Big Ideas:” Limits, Derivatives, Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and Series (BC). In many ways, the new framework does not represent a significant departure from the course description of the last several years, but there are challenges and opportunities facing the AP* program and AP* teachers. Join us for a thoughtful discussion around a variety of issues, such as transitional success for students going to college, intelligent and appropriate uses of technology in teaching to improve student learning of calculus, changes in assessment and opportunities for professional development.


Panel Discussion: Using Technology in Support of the MPACs
(Mathematical Practices for AP* Calculus)

Gail Burrill
Former NCTM President
Mathematics Specialist in the Program in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University

Vicki Carter
Co-chair, 2015-2016 AP* Test Development Committee
Mathematics Teacher, West Florence High School, South Carolina

Wade Ellis
Retired Mathematics Instructor, West Valley College

Facilitator:
Thomas Dick, Ph.D.
Former Chair, AP* Test Development Committee
Professor of Mathematics, Oregon State University


The Role of Calculus in the Transition from High School to College Mathematics

David Bressoud, Ph.D.
DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College


Lessons Learned From the National Studies of Post-secondary Calculus

Chris Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education, San Diego State University


What's Natural About the Numbers “e” and “pi?”

Deborah Hughes Hallett
Professor of Mathematics, University of Arizona
Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


Getting Serious About Series: Error Bounds and Approximations

Steve Kokoska, Ph.D.
Former Chief Reader, AP* Calculus
Professor of Mathematics, Bloomsburg University


Using Problem-based Learning in Calculus

Mary Pilgrim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Colorado State University


Sunday Power Session

Panel Discussion: AP* Calculus From Those in the Know

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Vicki Carter
Co-chair, 2015-2016 AP* Test Development Committee
Mathematics Teacher, West Florence High School, South Carolina

Stephen Davis, Ph.D.
Chief Reader, AP* Calculus
Professor of Mathematics, Davidson College

Craig Wright
Senior Director of College Board Programs, Educational Testing Service

Facilitator:
Thomas Dick, Ph.D.
Former Chair, AP* Test Development Committee
Professor of Mathematics, Oregon State University

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