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WeBWorK at the JMM, Jan 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans

WeBWorK at the JMM, Jan 6 - 9, 2011, New Orleans

by Michael Gage -
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Here are some events at the annual Joint Mathematics Meetings which relate to WeBWorK.

Thursday January 6
MAA Session on Harnessing Mobile Communication Devices and Online Communication Tools for Mathematics Education, II
2:15 pm-3:10 pm Jason is one of the organizers of this session.
Grand Couteau, 5th Fl, Sheraton

* 2:55 p.m.
* Treatment for the "Submit Answer" Addict: Active Interventions for Struggling Calculus Students identified by WeBWorK Performance Data.
* Aaron Wangberg,Winona State University

In addition to the above presentations, WeBWorK will be one of the projects discussed in:

Thursday January 6, 2011, 2:15 p.m.-3:35 p.m.
MAA Panel Discussion
Reporting progress: A minisymposium of projects from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program.
La Galerie 2, 2nd Floor, Marriott
Dennis Davenport, NSF DUE
Stephanie Fitchett, NSF DUE
Lee Zia, NSF DUE

Friday January 7
MAA Session on Cool Calculus
8:00 a.m.-11:35 am
Grand Chenier Room, 5th Floor, Sheraton

* 11:00 am
* Engaging students through the use of the online homework system WeBWorK.
* Anneke Bart, Saint Louis University

Friday January 7
MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Napoleon A1-A3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton

* Flash Applets for WeBWork Online Homework System.
Barbara Margolius*, Cleveland State University
Yuping Wu, Cleveland State University

* WeBWorK: Improving Student Success in Mathematics.
Arnold Pizer, University of Rochester
Mike Gage, University of Rochester
Vicki Roth, University of Rochester
Michael Pearson, Mathematical Association of America

5:30pm Friday, January 7 WeBWorK Symposium
The semi-annual WeBWorK Symposium* will take place
Friday January 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 or later at the
Crescent City Brewery
527 Decatur Street (about 4 blocks from Canal St.)

All WeBWorKers and other interested persons are invited for all or part of the "symposium".
We hope to see you there!

* " a drinking party or convivial discussion, esp. as held in ancient Greece after a banquet (and notable as the title of a work by Plato)" Origin: late 16th cent. (denoting a drinking party) via Latin from Greek... -- from the Oxford American Dictionaries. It's true that it's now the second definition, but the Greeks were first and it was their word.

We will also run our second WeBWorK Consultant Training Session on Wednesday January 5, 2011 9am--5pm for those who are registered.
Mardi Gras BC, 3rd Floor Mariott

We will hold our next WeBWorK Consultant Training session at Mathfest in August. Watch this news feed for announcements this coming spring.