Teaching Real-World Problem Solving
Using Technology and Student-Generated Projects

June 24-25, 2000 (Sat.-Sun.)
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Are you looking for a better way to teach calculus and finite math to business and social science students?  

Funded by FIPSE and NSF, the Villanova Project is a collaboration between math and business faculty to connect the topics in the course to each other and to students' other courses, careers, and personal lives.  The problem-driven course has been designed to emphasize conceptual understanding.  It focuses on solving real-world problems using single variable and multivariable math models, calculus, and technology.  All aspects of the course can be integrated using semester-long projects on topics from students' own lives.  

Workshop participants will acquire technological, pedagogical, and organizational skills needed to teach this course effectively.  

For more information, visit our Web site at www.math.villanova.edu/connections.

Bruce Pollack-Johnson and Audrey Fredrick Borchardt
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA  19085
(610) 519-6926