Frank Farris, Santa Clara University
Standing at the always-intriguing intersection of mathematics and art, Frank Farris introduces the mathematics of symmetry and how to create mind-blowing symmetrical images using his new waveform technique. He came up with this concept by rejecting the traditional wisdom that wallpaper patterns must be built up from blocks - a sort of potato-stamp method. Instead, he created patterns from continuous waves. Whether you like art or mathematics, or both, Farris will help you understand his process. He shows how wave functions draw on photographic images to create beautifully symmetric patterns. The focus is on art, but in the background you can glimpse such mathematical topics as group theory, functional analysis, and partial differential equations.
For the Fall 2017 semester, the Math Department's Talking About Teaching Series presents: The Active Learning Lab.
Have you ever wondered what active learning means? Have you wondered how your fellow instructors are utilizing some of these techniques? How about whether it is possible (or practical) to teach a Math class this way?
This series of workshops is designed to answer all of these questions, and more! The Introductory Workshop will introduce active learning techniques and strategies, and discuss specifically how they can be integrated into YOUR classes. The subsequent labs will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about such topics as group work, assessments, effective worksheets, and reviews, as well as help you develop specific activities to use in your classes. All are welcome to attend any and all of these sessions.
For the Fall 2017 semester, the Math Department's Talking About Teaching Series presents: The Active Learning Lab.
Have you ever wondered what active learning means? Have you wondered how your fellow instructors are utilizing some of these techniques? How about whether it is possible (or practical) to teach a Math class this way?
This series of workshops is designed to answer all of these questions, and more! The Introductory Workshop will introduce active learning techniques and strategies, and discuss specifically how they can be integrated into YOUR classes. The subsequent labs will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about such topics as group work, assessments, effective worksheets, and reviews, as well as help you develop specific activities to use in your classes. All are welcome to attend any and all of these sessions.
Talking About Teaching Seminar
Talking About Teaching Seminar, Speaker: Sherry Teti
This Center for Advancement of Teaching series facilitated by alumni of the Provost's Teaching Academy offers faculty and TAs an opportunity to discuss how the research on teaching and learning applies to their disciplines. Faculty have found that the conversations are valuable across disciplines too, so please join us for any or all of these workshops.
The event facilitators are Maria Lorenz, Irina Mitrea, and Shelby Stanhope (Mathematics).