Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SBU math professors present at national conference

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SBU math professors present at national conference

BOLIVAR, Mo.Southwest Baptist University mathematics professors Dr. Bob Glasgow and Dr. Kevin Hopkins presented programs during the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting April 17-20 in Denver. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of mathematics educators.

Dr. Glasgow co-presented “Doctorates in Mathematics Education: A shortage continues and jobs exist.” He presented research on job opportunities and suggestions of factors to consider when choosing a doctoral program, as well as challenges of K-12 classroom teachers returning as graduate students and then transitioning into a career in higher education. He presented with Robert Reys of the University of Missouri–Columbia and Christa Jackson of the University of Kentucky–Lexington.

Dr. Hopkins presented “Calculus animations with GeoGebra,” a session for 9-12 and higher education mathematics teachers. GeoGebra is a free, Web-based software that does dynamic geometry and graphing that can illustrate many topics in calculus. He showed some animations he has used and featured instruction on how to create animations that the audience suggests.

SBU’s Department of Mathematics pursues excellence and offers quality instruction from a Christian perspective to non-majors to broaden their mathematical skills and awareness and to majors to prepare them for career success or further study in mathematics. For more information, contact Hopkins at (417) 328-1675 or khopkins@sbuniv.edu.

Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.