Campy on Campus
Monday, May 16, 2016
Engleman Hall EN A120. 8:00 a.m.
Morning Sessions 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
AM Session # | Presenter | Title | Description |
1. |
Dr. Aaron Clark Southern Connecticut State University EN A 117 |
Fun with Scissors and Tape | Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations. |
2. |
Dr. Adam Goldberg Southern Connecticut State University EN B 221 |
Exciting Activities with Excel | Students will be in a computer lab using Microsoft Excel. We will explore mathematics and science activities using the computer. |
3. |
Karen Campe Teachers Teaching with Technology - EN A 109 |
STEM to the Rescue! Zombies, Forensics and Disease Management with TI-Nspire Technology | From zombies and crime drama to cutting-edge health research, use real-world math and science in these TI-Nspire technology activities. We will use a mathematical model to track the spread of zombie disease through a population, decode forensic statistics to identify a victim, and analyze ratios and proportions to manage diabetes. Bring your brains to this session to make math and science come alive! |
4. |
Drs. Christine Broadbridge, Carol Jenkins, Thomas Sadowski and Ellen Scanley Southern Connecticut State University Nanotechnology Lab |
"Nanoscience the realm of atoms and nanostructures" | Students will do a series of hands on Nanoscience experiments that explore how super small things behave differently. Tour the Nanocharacterization Laboratory, check out a Scanning Electron Microscope and see how Nanoscientist explore the Nanoworld. |
5. |
Dr. Marsha Davis Eastern Connecticut State University EN A 107 |
I Missed You Nearly | Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys. |
6. |
Patricia Hahn Mathematics Teacher EN A 113 |
You Think You Know Probability? | Come to enjoy a fun and enlightening session about probability that is applied to a variety of situations. We will examine probability problems using methods that simplify tedious computations. We will investigate two-stage situations and relate probability to Pascal’s Triangle! Odds are that you will enjoy yourself! |
Keynote Speaker: Steve Leinwand
“What Good are All those Math Smarts If You Can’t Communicate What You Know?”
Afternoon sessions: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PM Session # | Presenter | Title | Description |
7. |
Dr. Aaron Clark Southern Connecticut State University EN A 117 |
Fun with Scissors and Tape | Can you think of a way to take a normal piece of paper and turn it into something with only one side and one edge? What happens if you take such and object and cut in half, or in half again? Under normal conditions, cutting something in half gives...two pieces...but all bets are off as we investigate the topology of certain simple surfaces in space using hands-on constructions and manipulations. |
8. |
Karen Campe Teachers Teaching with Technology - EN A 109 |
STEM to the Rescue! Zombies, Forensics and Disease Management with TI-Nspire Technology |
From zombies and crime drama to cutting-edge health research, use real-world math and science in these TI-Nspire technology activities. We will use a mathematical model to track the spread of zombie disease through a population, decode forensic statistics to identify a victim, and analyze ratios and proportions to manage diabetes. Bring your brains to this session to make math and science come alive! |
9. |
Dr. Klay Kruczek Southern Connecticut State University EN A 115 |
Birds, Trees, and Tic-Tac-Toe! | Students will learn about the pigeonhole principle, the cheapest way to construct roads to connect cities, and Tic-Tac-Toe. We will extend our basic knowledge of Tic-Tac-Toe, including the size of a winning line and the number of dimensions. |
10. |
Patricia Hahn EN A 113 |
You Think You Know Probability? | Come to enjoy a fun and enlightening session about probability that is applied to a variety of situations. We will examine probability problems using methods that simplify tedious computations. We will investigate two-stage situations and relate probability to Pascal’s Triangle! Odds are that you will enjoy yourself! |
11. |
Dr. Marsha Davis Eastern Southern Connecticut State University EN A 107 |
I Missed You Nearly | Car stunts must be very carefully planned or the stunt men and women performing them could lose their lives. In this session, students will use their mathematics to design one or more stunts and, for at least one of the stunts, students will test their design using battery-operated toys. Calculator Based Rangers (CBRs) and graphing calculators will be used to gather information about a variety of motions including the motions of battery operated toys. |
12. |
Dr. Martin Hartog Southern Connecticut State University EN D 124 |
A Three Act Math Activity | Students will engage in Three Act Activities, where Act I presents a mathematical scenario from real life or from mathematics that students observe and describe. Act II allows the students to obtain more data about the scenario in order to create and assess a representative mathematical model to make a prediction. Act III completes the scenario and students are allowed to see whether their prediction is accurate. |