Allerton 98 - Advance Conference Program

April 16 - 18, 1998

Monticello, Illinois

Thursday April 16

6:30 - 9:00 PM Check in at Allerton House

7:00 PM Social Time

8:00 PM - ? Statistics/Probability Committee Meeting --------- Oak Room

Friday, April 17

7:00 - 8:00 AM ----- Breakfast -------------------------------------------------- Dining Room

8:15 - 8:30 AM ----- Welcome by IMACC President ---------------------- Library

Dom Magno - Harper College

8:30 - 9:45 AM ----- College Algebra Online - From Idea to Reality - Library

Joan Bookbinder - Elgin Community College

Joan will explore the use of the Internet as a teaching tool for classroom based instruction and share her recent experiences getting a course online.

10:00-10:50 AM ---- Illinois Articulation Update, Performance --------- Library

Based Funding & other ICCB Issues.

Joe Cipfli - ICCB

11:00-12:15 PM ---- The Third International Mathematics and --------- Library

Science Study (TIMMS) - What are its implications for mathematics

teaching at the post-secondary level.

Ken Travers, Jeremy Bartusch, Benjamin Halperin

and James Dildine - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

12:15- 2:15 PM ---- Lunch, Free Time & Allerton Park Tours------------ Dining Hall

2:15 - 3:30 PM ---- Three Simultaneous Sessions.

A. Tracking Reform in Undergraduate --------------- Library

Mathematics (Including) Calculus.

UIUC, Parkland and California State are involved in an NSF project to

monitor the quality of the first two years of undergraduate mathematics. An

important component of the study is data gathering on the various "reform"

calculus projects. A progress report will be given.

Ken Travers, Paul Weichsel, Benjamin Halperin, UIUC.

Omar Adawi, Parkland.

B. Follow-up Session with Joan Bookbinder -------- Butternut Room

C. Sample Evaluation Questions/Projects for a Technologically - Rich Calculus

Course.------- Pine Room

This session features sharing and discussion of effective questions for

evaluation of student understanding in technologically oriented calculus

courses. Bring copies of your most effective questions and/or projects to share

with participants.

Phil Demarois, Harper; Judy Marwick, Prairie State.

3:45 - 5:00 PM ----- Three Simultaneous Sessions.

A. Can We Know the Effect of Reform? ------------ Butternut Room

(Or Is It More Fun to Argue?)

This discussion is an attempt "to get the ball rolling" with respect to the

measurement of the effects of mathematics education reform. How can

IMACC be involved in the process?

David Schaefer, College of Lake County and others.

B. The Internet as Classroom Assistant. ------------ Library

A report on the advantages and disadvantages of using the Web for

communications- not for online instruction - in mathematics courses. An

online demo is planned. Others with similar experiences in this area are

welcome to participate. Bring any information you have.

George Dorner, Harper College.

C. Sample Evaluation Questions/Projects for ------- Pine Room

a Technologically - Rich Calculus Course.

A repeat of session C in the 2:15 to 3:30 PM time block.

Phil Demarois, Harper; Judy Marwick, Prairie State.

5:00 - 6:00 PM ----- Social Hour.

6:00 - 7:00 PM ----- Dinner and Awards. ---------------------------------------- Dining Room

7:00 - 8:15 PM ----- Bay City is so small that ... ------------------------------ Library

Dan Gardner will share his views of life in his hometown of Bay City,

Wisconsin. This is a sequel to his stand up comedy routine in the IMACC talent

show. If you respond appropriately the presentation will conclude with actual

slides of Bay City. If you do not respond appropriately the presentation will

conclude with actual slides of Bay City.

Dan Gardner, Elgin Community College.

The "Ethel and Albert" Program ------------------------- Library

A re-enactment of the popular 1940's radio program featuring a mathematics

episode featuring the unique logical thinking and problem solving skills for

problems such as the farmer getting a goat, fox and corn across the river in a

boat and more.

Shirley (Scheiner) Lathrop, Truman College & Lowell Lathrop.

8:15 PM - ? --------- Board Meeting ------------------------------------------------ Pine Room

Statistics and Probability Committee Meeting -------- Oak Room

Linear Applied Geometry Committee Meeting ------- Basement

Permutations Committee Meeting (New) -------------- Gallery

(between Oak & Pine)

Saturday April 18

7:00 - 8:00 AM ----- Breakfast -------------------------------------------------- Dining Room

7:30 - 11:30 AM Check Out - You Must Check Out Prior to Lunch.

8:15 - 9:30 AM ----- Three Simultaneous Sessions.

A. Using Scientific Notebook in the Teaching of Mathematics. ------- Library

Five reasons Scientific Notebook makes doing mathematics easier will be

given from classroom perspective.

Jonathon Lewin, Kennesaw State University of Georgia.

B. Discussion on the Geometry Prerequisite -------- Pine Room

The IAI requirement for college level mathematics includes one year of high

school geometry. The panel will discuss how their departments deal with this.

Mary Rylko, McHenry; Ceil Cooper, Harper.

C. Mathematics and Computer Visualization ------- Butternut Room

The graphics programmer produces programs for the scientific visualization

and computer game industry. The mathematics requirement for this specialty

will be discussed.

Dick Bennet and Ken Urban, Parkland College.

9:45 - 10:30 AM ---- Report from the Joint IMACC/ISMAA Curriculum Committee----- Library

Jim Harris, John Logan College and Rita Fischbach, Illnois Central College.

10:35 AM - 12:35 PM - IMACC Annual Business Meeting ---------------- Library

Includes contest results with Shirley Lathrop and Raffle Results with Bill


Dom Magno, Harper College - Outgoing President.

Lisa Benson, Olney Central - Incoming President.

12:00 - 1:00 PM ----- Lunch -------------------------------------------------------- Dining Hall

Note: This Program is subject to change. The final program will be distributed at the conference.