Integration of Technology in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the Pre-University and University Mathematics Curricula of USA
Professor, Department of Mathematics,
School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX USA
This presentation will provide a summary of technology use, including graphing calculators, for teaching, learning and assessment in University and Public School mathematics of USA. Critical issues associated with effective implementation of technology into the mathematics curricula and testing will be explored. Examples of how the various technologies have been used in the teaching and learning process, assessment of programs and in examinations will be included.
Professor Dr. Dan Seth
Department of Mathematics
School of Engineering, Computer Science & Mathematics
West Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
Dan received his PhD from Texas Tech University in 1987 then was a postdoctoral fellow at Ames Lab, Iowa State University. He served as a research assistant and visiting scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, as a visiting scientist at Matscience, Chennai, and has collaborated with scientists of Indira Ghandi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, India. From 1991-2006 he worked at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky USA. In 2006 he was appointed department head of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and currently serves as Professor of Mathematics in the Math Department of WTAMU. The areas of expertise are in computational sciences, including the numerical resolution of transport equations, high performance and parallel computing, and the development of mathematical models for physical problems.
Dan has been involved with the integration of technology into the mathematics classroom since 1995. Activities include integration of Graphic Calculators into Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics; integration of Matlab in Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis; and MINITAB in Elementary and Mathematical Statistics. In 2001-2002 he visited Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, to collaborate with the Department of Mathematical Sciences Graphic Calculator Interest Group on development of a new course MSS391: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Graphic Calculators.This collaborative effort led to publication of Explorations With a Graphing Calculator, 2011, co-authors Prof. Rosihan M. Ali and Dr. Suraiya Kassim, a book of Graphic Calculator labs. In 2014, he published Linear Algebra Manual and Lab Projects, John Wiley and Sons, a book of MATLAB laboratory explorations for the linear algebra classroom. The labs are also available individually at the companion site for Introduction to Linear Algebra, Anton/Rorres, 11th, Wiley (2014).