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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University mathematics professors Dr. Kevin Hopkins and Dr. Bob Glasgow, presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting (http://www.nctm.org/conferences/annual.aspx?id=29011) in Indianapolis, Ind., April 13-16. Over 8,000 people attended the meeting and nearly 700 sessions were presented.
Dr. Glasgow’s presentation was entitled “Variability Is the Spice of Life.” The session abstract read: “According to the American Statistical Association’s GAISE document, variability should be the focus of all statistics education. But how well do we and our students understand variability? This presentation will explore the pesky nature of variability while discovering important tools for or dealing with it as we organize, represent, and analyze data.”
Dr. Hopkins’ presentation was entitled “Calculus Animations with Geogebra.” The session abstract read: “Geogebra is a free, Web-based software that does interactive geometry and graphing. The dynamic feature of the software allows for animations that can illustrate a variety of topics in calculus. This talk will show some of the animations the speaker has used in calculus and feature some instruction on how to create such animations. Come with ideas for creating additional animations.”
|Dr. Kevin Hopkins presenting during his session. Since it involved showing a technology, he spent much of the session working with the laptop computer in front of him while attendees viewed the projected image next to him.|
Dr. Hopkins and Dr Glasgow’s presentations have been accepted for the upcoming NCTM Regional Conference in St. Louis in October. Dr. Hopkins’ presentation is specifically mentioned in the advertisement for the regional conference that has been sent out and is available online at http://www.nctm.org/flipbooks/stlouis/.
Dr. Hopkins and Dr Glasgow also presented at the Interface Professional Development Event at Tan-Tar-A Resort and Spa near Osage Beach, Mo., Feb. 27 through March 1. The event was sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in cooperation with MU Conference Office.
PHOTO: Dr. Kevin Hopkins presenting during his session. Since it involved showing a technology, he spent much of the session working with the laptop computer in front of him while attendees viewed the projected image next to him.
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