Presentations

  • Catalyzing Progress in Undergraduate STEM Education with Insights from Midwestern Hispanic Serving Institutions Conference. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 2018. Paper presented: Keystone Method for Mathematics Education. I download ppt

  • CCC Impact Summit. Malcolm X College, Chicago, Illinois, April 13, 2018. Paper presented: Keystone Method, A synergistic Model for Mathematics Education. I download ppt

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 96th Annual Meeting, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, March 31-April 1, 2017. Paper presented: Area Inside a Circle: Intuitive and Rigorous Proofs. I download ppt

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 95th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Illinois, April 8-9, 2016. Paper presented: Circular Reasoning in Calculus Books: A Look at the Proofs of the Area inside a Circle.

 

  • A New Approach to Teaching and Learning of Mathematics : The Keystone Model, Colloquium talk, Roosevelt University, November 6, 2015. I download ppt

 

  • Conference in Analysis in Honor of Yoram Sagher, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, July 1--3, 2015. Paper presented: Legacy of Yoram Sagher in Mathematics Education. I download ppt

  • Mathematical Association of America Math Awareness Month. Math Awareness Week at Richard J. Daley College, Spring 2014. Power Point Presentation: Mathematical Discoveries. I download ppt

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 93rd Annual Meeting, Edwardsville, Illinois, March 28-29, 2014. Paper co-presented: Initial Observational Study of Cooperative Learning in Beginning and Intermediate Algebra Classes. I download ppt

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 93rd Annual Meeting, Edwardsville, Illinois, March 28-29, 2014. Paper presented: Component Study of Cooperative Learning and Frequent Quizzing Effects in Keystone Methodology. I download ppt

 

  • Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) The eleventh IERC Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium, Champaign, Illinois, June 13-14, 2013. Paper presented: Methods for Stimulating Intellectual Curiosity and Affecting Deep Learning in the Classroom and Impact of Modern Technology in Education. I download ppt

  • Mathematical Association of America Math Awareness Month. Math Awareness Week at Richard J. Daley College, Spring 2013. Power Point Presentation with Professor Jack Zhang: Mathematics and Sustainability. I download ppt

  • Mathematical Association of America Math Awareness Month. Math Awareness Week at Richard J. Daley College, Spring 2012. Power Point Presentation: Mathematical Scandals and Fallacies. I download ppt

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 91st Annual Meeting, Normal, Illinois, March 30-31, 2012. Paper presented: What are the Best Ways to Stimulate Students’ Intellectual Curiosity and Affect Deep Learning? What is the Role of Modern Technology?

 

  • Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges (IMACC) Forum on Developmental Mathematics, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, November 5, 2011. Title of Presentation: Innovative Programs in Developmental Mathematics.

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 90th Annual Meeting, Naperville, Illinois, April 8-9, 2011. Invited member of the panel discussion on: Current Issues in Mathematics  Education.

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 90th Annual Meeting, Naperville, Illinois, April 8-9, 2011. Title of presentation: Learning Technologies, Frequent Assessment and Cognitive Science.

 

  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, Texas, May 30 - June 2, 2010. Presenter at the Break out Session. Title of the Talk:  Keystone Method: Integration of Methodology and Technology. I download ppt

 

  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, Texas, May 30 - June 2, 2010. Invited Speaker on the Special Session Panel. Title of the Presentation: Magic in the Classroom: Effective Practices in Teaching and Learning. I watch video

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA), 89th Annual Meeting, Rock Island, Illinois, April 9-10, 2010. Invited Plenary Speaker. Title of the Talk:  My Teaching Philosophy and the Development of the Keystone Method. I download ppt

 

  • Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM).  Sponsored by ICTCM, March 11-14, 2010, Chicago, IL. Talk to be presented: The Keystone Approach: Integration of Methodology and Technology. I download pdf

 

  • CCC Panel discussion, "On Impact of Technology", Wright College, Nov 5, 2009.

 

  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Years College (AMATYC), Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Nov. 1, 2009.Talk given to project at ACCCSS fellows on teaching and learning at the colleges.

 

  • Fourth Annual Meeting of the LAS Alumni Association. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago, April 25, 2009. Talk presented: The history of Keystone Project and its genesis at UIC. I download ppt

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 88th Annual Meeting, Peoria, Illinois, April 3-4, 2009.Paper presented: Integration of Keystone Methodology and Modern Computer Technology: Theory and Practice.

 

  • Illinois Mathematical Association of Community Colleges (IMACC) Annual Meeting, Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois, March 27-28, 2009. Paper presented: Integration of Keystone Methodology and Modern Computer Technology: Theory and Practice.

 

  • Teaching Strategies Workshop. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Development, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, March 20, 2009. Paper presented: Integration of Keystone Methodology and Modern Computer Technology: Theory and Practice.

 

  • Haimo Award Lecture at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, 2009. Papers presented: My Teaching Philosophy and the Development of the Keystone Method: A Synergistic Model for Teaching and Learning. I watch video

 

  • 10th Annual Chicago Symposium Series - Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science: Research and Practice.  Chicago State University, Chicago, May 2, 2008. Paper presented: The Keystone Method of Instruction in Basic Mathematics: Theory, Practice, Results, and Future.

 

  • Loyola University, Chicago, Loyola Algebra Seminar, “SOLVING FOR WHY,” April 12, 2008.  Paper presented:  The Keystone Method of Instruction in Basic Mathematics: Theory, Practice, Results, and Future.

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 87th Annual Meeting, Charleston, Illinois, April 4-5, 2008. Papers presented:  Combination of Formative and Summative Assessment Instruments in Elementary Algebra Classes at the College.

 

  • Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics (NIATM) Annual Meeting, Rockford, Illinois, February 13, 2008.Paper presented:  Limits, Infinity, and Beyond: Promoting Appreciation of Mathematics. I download pdf

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 84th Annual Meeting, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois,April 8-9, 2005. Paper presented: Applications of the Axial Representation of Trigonometric Functions.

 

  • Joint National Mathematics Meetings (AMS 110th, MAA 87th, SIAM), Phoenix, Arizona, January 7-10, 2004. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Teaching Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) 55th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 16-18, 2003. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Teaching Concentration Skills in the Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • Elmhurst College, Departments of Mathematics & Physics Seminar Series, Elmhurst, Illinois, October 1, 2003. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Teaching Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) 82nd Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Illinois, March 28-29, 2003. Papers presented: The Keystone Project: Past Practice and Results and An Axial View of Trigonometric Functions.

 

  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) 54th Annual Meeting, Peoria, Illinois, October 18-19, 2002. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Teaching Study and Work Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 15-18, 2001. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Building Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • Third Annual Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Science and Mathematics: National and Chicago Perspectives.  Chicago State University, Chicago, February 2, 2001. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Building Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 15-18, 2001. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Building Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Annual Conference, Chicago, November 9-12, 2000.Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Building Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom.

 

  • Teaching/Learning Excellence Conference, Springfield, IL, November 2-3, 2000. Paper presented: The Keystone Project: Building Study Skills in a Mathematics Classroom. Sponsored by the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA).

 

  • Learning Paradigm Conference, San Diego, CA, March 1999. Paper presented: Mathematics: Keystone to Student Learning. Co-authored with P. Musial and Y. Sagher. Sponsored by Palomar College.

 

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Meeting, Chicago, March 1997. Paper presented: Success in College Mathematics:  Comparisons Between Remedial and Nonremedial First-Year College Students.  Co-authored with L. Hagedorn, S. Fogel, A. Nora, and E. Pascarella.

 

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) National Meeting, New York, April 1996. Paper presented: Factors Leading to Gains in Mathematics During the First Year of College:  An Analysis by Gender and Ethnicity.  Co-authored with L. Hagedorn, A. Nora and E. Pascarella.

 

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) Regional Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 1991. Paper presented: An Extension of Norm Inequalities for Integral Operators on Cones when 0< p <1.Co-authored with K. Zhou.

 

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