Fall 2022 Conference

The Fall 2022 ArizMATYC Conference will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Northland Pioneer College’s campus in Snowflake (1611 Main Street, Snowflake, AZ 85937).

The conference program is available here, and below is the schedule only:

Friday, October 7

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Registration
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Keynote
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – 2:25 PM Breakout Sessions
    • 1:30 PM – 2:25 PM ArizMATYC Business Meeting
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Campus Reports & Snacks
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break & Snacks
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM ATF meeting
  • 6:00 PM Dinner at The House  in Show Low (optional)

Saturday, October 8

Keynote

The conference keynote will be David Weisbart from the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Weisbart was awarded his doctorate in Mathematics in 2005 from UCLA under the supervision of Professor V.S.Varadarajan.  He then worked as a postdoc at NTNU and UCLA. He joined the UCR faculty as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in 2015, and became Associate in 2021.  Dr. Weisbart  was awarded a Sorgenfry Distinguished Teaching Award at UCLA in 2011 and, in 2022, a Mid-career Fellows Award from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching.

Dr. Weisbart’s research area is primarily in Probability and Mathematical Physics.  His current projects involve invariance principles, finite approximation of operators, ultrametricity, and compositional structures in physical systems.  He is co-PI and project director for the project “A New Mathematics Gateway”, funded at over $1.26M by the California Learning Lab’s program Grand Challenge.  A principle based teaching philosophy is central to his classroom instruction and course design.

At ArizMATYC, David Weisbart’s talk will be titled “A Report on the Development of a Principle-Based Calculus Course in the UC System”.  The abstract for the talk is below.

What is the difference between a topic-based and a principle-based course?  What is the value of a principle-based course and a principle-based curriculum?  How can one implement such a course and design such a curriculum?  We will discuss what it means for a course to be principle-based and describe an underlying philosophy of teaching and learning that supports principle-based instruction.  Using concrete examples, we discuss some advantages that principle-based precalculus and calculus courses offer.

Registration

Registration for the conference is now open! Registration for the conference is $30 for faculty and $5 for students.

Link to Registration Page

Be a Presenter

We invite presenters to participate in the conference! Become involved by completing the short form below.

Presenter Application

Vendors

We invite vendors to participate in the conference! Become involved by completing the short form below.

Vendor Registration

Lodging Options

Below are lodging options in both Snowflake (where the conference will be held) and Show Low (where the conference host will be sharing a recommended dinner location for all conference attendees). A Pinetop location is also provided.

Hampton Inn – 1501 E Woolford Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901 (24 minutes from conference location)

Quality Inn – 1941 E Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901 (20 minutes from conference location)

Heritage Inn – 161 Main Street, Snowflake , Arizona 85937 (3 minutes from conference location)

Hon-Doh Casino – 777 AZ-260, Pinetop, AZ 85935 (35 minutes from conference location)

Questions?

Contact Xander Henderson at alexander.henderson@npc.edu.

Arizona Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges