Speakers and moderators please note that our rooms will be equipped with a built-in PC and VGA connector. We encourage speakers to utilize the built-in PC and access their talks via thumb drive, cloud, etc...
Organized by Autumn von Flotow (Fort Lewis College) and Charles Fessler (Michigan State University)
This session on Mathematics Education invites talks focused on the teaching and learning of mathematics with a focus on undergraduate contexts.
History of Mathematics and Its Use in Teaching
Organized by Janet Barnett (Colorado State University-Pueblo) and George Heine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This session invites talks on any topic related to the history of mathematics. Talks on the use of history in teaching undergraduate mathematics courses other than the history of mathematics are especially welcome.
Student History of Mathematics Poster Session
Organized by Janet Barnett (Colorado State University-Pueblo)
Students at any stage of their mathematical studies – from College Algebra through Topology – are invited to present a poster on any topic in the History of Mathematics. No prior background in the History of Mathematics is needed - just a topic, a faculty sponsor and some research - and prizes will be awarded! Additional details are available in the contest flyer (link: http://sections.maa.org/rockymt/2019_HoMStudentPosterContest.pdf).
Innovative Delivery Models for General Education Mathematics Courses
Organized by Tracii Friedman (Colorado Mesa University)
There is a growing national interest, instigated by both educators and legislators, in the placement of students into college-level mathematics courses, rather than into remedial courses that do not count for college credit. For example, Florida no longer permits remedial courses to be required and Texas requires that 75% of remedial students be put into college-level courses with co-requisites. With the state of Colorado now committed to a move in this direction, this paper session invites scholarly presentations that describe innovative approaches for teaching general education mathematics courses without developmental prerequisites. We welcome talks that describe what you have tried and how successful has it been including changes to mathematics course placement or the implementation of co-requisites courses.
Organized by Beth Schaubroeck (US Air Force Academy)
This session invites talks by undergraduate and graduate students on any mathematical topic.
Organized by Alexander Hulpke (Colorado State University)
This session welcomes talks of general interest in all areas of mathematics.
Project NExT Workshops and Panels
Session 1: Workshop on Active Learning (90 minutes)
Organizers: Mike Mikucki (Colorado School of Mines), Ashlyn Munson (Colorado School of Mines), Ashley Meek (Adams State University), Lindsey Reiten (University of Northern Colorado)
Description: The focus of this workshop is facilitating small group and whole classroom discussions in a math class. Workshop participants will have a chance to consider group discussions from both the student and faculty perspective. In both cases, our goal is to have students be the thinkers and the doers of mathematics. We will explore Video Cases for College Mathematics Instruction, as well as introduce an in-class activity appropriate for the Calculus I classroom.
Session 2: Undergraduate Research (2 hours total)
Organizers: Forest Mannan (Colorado School of Mines), Ryan Grady (Montana State University), Shelley Rohde (Metropolitan State University), Clay Shonkwiler (Colorado State University)
Part 1: Workshop on Getting Started with Undergraduate Research
Description: We will hold a mini-workshop focusing on common questions posed when starting undergraduate research. We will provide resources, strategies, and examples to help faculty engage undergraduates in research.
Part 2: Undergraduate Research Panel
Description: We will bring together three expert panelists (Diane Davis, Metro State (Denver); Christa Hayes, MSU (Bozeman); Laura Scull, Fort Lewis College) to discuss the following aspects of undergraduate research:
1) The process of conducting research and balancing mentoring the students' mathematical explorations vs. detailed supervision especially from the perspective of what the student wants to get out of the project.
2) How to use undergraduate research as a tool for promoting inclusion and equity.
Session 3: Flipped Learning Panel (about 45 minutes )
Organizers: Meredith Anderson (Adams State University), Jon Schauble (Metropolitan State University), Tristan Lehmann (South Dakota School of Mines)
Title: Flipped Classrooms: Why and How - A Discussion of Methodology, Successes, and Pitfalls
Description: In this session we will be holding a panel discussion with several individuals experienced with running flipped classrooms. They will discuss their experiences, advice on what worked for them, pitfalls to watch out for, and more.
Below is a list of hotels in Durango at which we've blocked off rooms for the conference. These rooms will be released to the public between March 5th and March 15th so we recommend booking your room ASAP (plus there will also be a volleyball tournament in town the weekend of the conference which will reduce availability).
For info on campus, directions, and parking, visit Map and Directions
Best Western Durango Inn and Suites (2.4 miles from Campus)
21382 US-160 W, Durango, CO 81303
Rooms start at $109.99 plus taxes, and include breakfast. Click here to reserve at or call the hotel directly and request the MAA Rocky Mountain block.
Homewood Suites (3 miles from Campus)
15 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303
Rooms start at $139.00 plus taxes, and include breakfast. Reserve by calling and give the group code RMM or the group name Rocky Mountain MAA. Click here to book your room online.
Best Western Rio Grande Inn (Downtown and 1.6 miles from Campus)
400 E 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Rooms start at $144.49 plus taxes, include breakfast, and complimentary beverages. Click here to reserve or call the hotel directly and request the Rocky Mountain MAA block.
La Quinta Inn and Suites (3.3 miles from Campus)
125 Mercury Village Drive, Durango, CO 81301
Rooms start at $159.00 plus taxes, and include breakfast. Reserve by calling 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself a member of the Rocky Mountain MAA. Reservation block confirmation number is 6811153.
Fairfield Inn and Suites (2.1 miles from Campus)
21719 US Highway 160, Durango, CO 81301
Rooms start at $180.00 plus taxes, and include breakfast. Reserve at Marriot.com/drofi and once you enter the dates, select "group code" from the "Special Rates" dropdown, and enter code MAAMAAQ for a standard double queen room or MAAMAAK for a standard king room. Alternatively, call the hotel and mention the Rocky Mountain MAA block to obtain the discount.
Below are a few additional hotels near the campus where we have NOT blocked off rooms. There are many others not far from campus, including some fun, historic hotels in downtown Durango, for you to consider.
Holiday Inn and Suites (2.2 miles from campus)
21636 US-160, Durango, CO 81301
Doubletree by Hilton (1.7 miles from campus)
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Durango Downtown Inn (1.6 miles from campus)
800 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301