On Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013, Dr. Abbie Brown, a full professor in Instruction Technology, shared his knowledge of and experiences with 3D printing with mathematics education students and faculty. Dr. Brown spoke with a standing room only crowd during the monthly Gamma Student Chapter meeting. Students and faculty enjoyed getting their hands on several of Dr. Brown’s previous prints, which included a dragon, a dog, a treasure chest, an owl, and a ring. Attendees learned about the cost of necessary materials, how 3D printing works, and potential uses of 3D printing. The conversation also included time for students to discuss applications of 3D printing for the mathematics classroom. The culmination of the presentation was a 3D printing of an ECU insignia ring.
The next meeting of the Gamma Student Chapter will be on Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 from 5-6 pm. We will be Flipping the Mathematics Classroom! Please join us!!!
For further information contact Dr. Charity Cayton or Dr. Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi.
The North Carolina Council Teachers of Mathematics held their state conference Oct 31-Nov 1, 2013 in Greensboro, NC. A delegation of 18 Senior 1, secondary mathematics education students were among those representing ECU as attendees at this event. Upon their return from the conference, these students created posters highlighting several interesting or useful ideas gleaned from the sessions and workshops.
On Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013, these students hosted a special Gamma Student Chapter event to share their posters with other mathematics education students and faculty. Approximately 50 mathematics and science education students and faculty attended the event. The Senior 1 students talked to visitors about their posters and experiences at the conference. The active engagement between presenters and attendees provided participants with a greater appreciation of the exciting happenings in North Carolina mathematics education.