Using DAoM materials in remote synchronous classes

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 1:15pm

Dear Colleagues, Friends, & Supporters,

We hope you are all safe and healthy in this difficult time of covid-19.

Christine von Renesse wrote a blog this winter about her experience teaching remote synchronously in fall 2020 - including resources and video clips. We hope that the blog will give you some ideas how to use activities from our Discovering the Art of Mathematics books.

On February 16 Prof. von Renesse will facilitate the Electronic Seminar in Mathematics Education - come join if you want to participate in a mathematics for liberal arts activity and think about faculty community building. In close collaboration with colleagues from Community Colleges, we are also planning on offering a remote-synchronous "Immersion in Inquiry" workshop at NEMATYC in April.

We keep being actively involved in the New England Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics Community. Have you considered joining your regional community/COMMIT or starting your own? We wrote a blog about the strategies we used to start and maintain our community last summer. We hope it can be a valuable resource for some of you.

We wish you all a safe and successful spring semester,

Julian Fleron, Phil Hotchkiss, Volker Ecke, & Christine von Renesse.

p.s. In case you have missed it: our website allows faculty to create a free account and access teacher materials to some of our books.

In this blog, Prof. von Renesse describes how she structured her remote synchronous classes in Fall 2020. There are many great ways to do that, but hopefully there are ideas here that also work for you. She provides different resources like google docs and jamboards, as well as video clips from her classes. While most of the resources in this blog are specific to the Discovering the Art of Mathematics books, Prof. von Renesse used basically the same set-up for her calculus class and her graduate class for teachers.


Faculty collaborating

The purpose of this blog is to engage you in thinking about some aspects of planning events for your IBL community, as well as providing you with the activities the New England region (NE-IBLM) has offered over the last 2 years.