Spring 2018

NetMath is a successful online computer-based mathematics program based on the Calculus & Mathematica (C&M) project created by mathematicians Jerry Uhl, Horacio Porta, and Bill Davis. The C&M courseware was born out of the early calculus reform movement, which coincidently coincided with the launch of the powerful computer algebra system, Mathematica. This talk will discuss the authors’ thoughts on teaching calculus, and how NetMath has partnered with MSTE over the past 25 years.

In September, 1989, Ed was a principal at a Career and Technical Education (CTE) school. He was visiting with parents whose students were starting at UIUC. They began to describe a way to make a local phone call on their TRS80 home computer that would allow them to use their computer to send a letter to their student at UIUC - free of charge, much less than the cost of a LONG DISTANCE PHONE CALL. They called this "thing" electronic mail. Everyone in the room shook their head and asked, "Why?" and the overwhelming answer was, "Who knows?".  Electronic mail was about as useless as "Pong."

It's been said that we are living in exponential times, based on how rapidly (exponentially) technology is changing, and how equally rapidly society is changing. What are the qualities we should look for in teachers to ensure students are prepared for the world they're facing?

Mikkel Storaasli is a graduate of the University of Illinois and was a student of Ken Travers, MSTE Director Emeritus. He is now the superintendent at Grayslake.

Can AP Statistics be taught, learned, and mastered without doing an ounce of what traditionally is called homework? The answer is a resounding yes!

Amar Patel worked at the MSTE Office while he was a student at the University. He is now a mathematics teacher at James B. Conant High School.

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