[Edu-sig] [Math 2.0] Math Thinking community, meet Math 2.0 network! February 24th webinar

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 02:56:16 CET 2010

I've been wishing for this. Thanks. I signed up for the mailing list.

It turns out that the Java Web Start software is not available for
Debian or Ubuntu Linux, so I can't join in tonight.


On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:43, Maria Droujkova <droujkova at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wednesday, February 24th 2010 we will meet in the LearnCentral public
> Elluminate room at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern time:
> https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=lcevents&password=Webinar_Guest
> This event, in the Research, Grants and Publications Track, is devoted to
> the Math in Computer Science community. As a part of the introduction, Maria
> Droujkova will interview Peter Henderson, a co-founder of the community,
> about their history, goals and projects. We will then take a look at an
> active K-12 group within the community, The Teach Group, with Rex Page
> answering questions about it. We may touch on some of the currently "hot"
> controversies within the community, such as roles of procedural and
> functional programming in helping students understand mathematics.
> More information from the community's site http://www.math-in-cs.org/
> What we are
> Mathematical reasoning is central to computer science. It should therefore
> be an integral part of the entire CS curriculum, with special emphasis in
> the early courses. This would be a deviation from current practice,
> requiring systemic change in CS education. We are a group of computer
> scientists, mathematicians, and others interested in fostering such change.
> The group "meets" (via e-mail), to discuss topics related to mathematical
> reasoning in CS and its teaching. An archive of these discussions is
> available on-line. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, which
> mathematical concepts are relevant, when and how they can/should be
> introduced and reinforced in the curriculum, how they relate to practice,
> pedagogical approaches to teaching math foundations, supporting
> laboratories, etc. We are undertaking concrete projects designed to raise
> awareness of mathematical reasoning in CS and of ways of teaching it.
> Events where community members meet
> CCSC:MW, the 16th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
> Midwestern conference, Oct. 9- 10, 2009, St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL,
> USA.
> CCSC:NW, the 11th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
> Northwestern conference, Oct. 9 - 10, 2009, Pacific Lutheran University,
> Tacoma, Washington, USA.
> OOPSLA 2009, the 2009 ACM/SIGPLAN Object Oriented Programming Languages
> Systems and Applications conference, Oct. 25 - 29, 2009, Orlando, Florida,
> USA.
> CCSC:E, the 25th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
> Eastern Conference, Oct. 30 - 31, 2009, Villanova University, Villanova,
> Pennsylvania, USA.
> SIGCSE 2010, the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education,
> Mar. 10 - 13, 2010, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
> CCSC:CP, the 16th Annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
> Central Plains Conference, April 9 - 10, 2010, Park University, Parkville,
> Missouri, USA.
> ACMSE, the 48th ACM Southeast Conference, April 15 - 17, 2010, Oxford,
> Mississippi, USA.
> ICSE 2010, the 32nd International Conference on Software Engineering, May 2
> - 10, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.
> PLDI 2010, the 2010 ACM/SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design
> and Implementation, June 5 - 10, 2010, Toronto, Canada.
> Cheers,
> Maria Droujkova
> http://www.naturalmath.com
> Make math your own, to make your own math.
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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