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VMATYC 2022 Virtual Conference

Friday, April 15, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

The Virginia Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (VMATYC) invites you to this year's spring virtual conference hosted by Hawkes Learning!

Registration is completely free!

Can't make it? Register anyway and you'll receive recordings of the sessions.


Join the Virginia American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges for their 2022 virtual conference. This year's event features concurrent breakout sessions by industry professionals and presentations by a Hawkes Learning educational courseware representative.


VMATYC 2022 Virtual Schedule

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. ET

Student-based Activity Ideas for MTH 154 (Quantitative Reasoning) – Jennifer Stoudt, John Tyler Community College

Research shows that students learn best in a student-centered environment. In a course like MTH 154, the students excel when spending time practicing new math skills with their peers. Student-centered activities, as well as low stakes assessments, help students thrive!

10:00 a.m. ET

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. ET

Math Curriculum for TransferVA – Micol Hutchison, VCCS & Bruce Wahl, NVCC

We will present the current TransferVA Common Curriculum draft under consideration for ease of transfer from a degree at a two-year college in Virginia to a mathematics major at a four-year college in Virginia. All input is welcome!

12:00 - 12:50 p.m. ET

Transitioning Co-Requisite Math Courses to an Online Environment – Amy Young, Navarro College

Professor Amy Young will discuss her experiences during the implementation of Co-Requisite courses in an online environment. Topics include course structure, instructor roles, LMS integration, as well as lessons learned from the shift in teaching modality.

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. ET

Redefining the Developmental Curriculum in Virginia – Kate Sharp, Hawkes Learning

Walk through popular implementation strategies to prepare students for any math pathway. Shape your developmental math course into a multimodal, active learning experience that goes beyond the textbook through guided notebooks, videos, interactive question banks, and more. Attend for a chance to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards!

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. ET

Gelfond Schneider Theorem and its Proof – Chamath Hettiarachchi, Northern Virginia Community College

In Mathematics, the Gelfond–Schneider Theorem establishes the transcendence of a large class of numbers. In this presentation we will discuss the proof using 4 lemmas.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET

The Local Impact of Voting Theory – Max Aeschbacher & Jon Anderson, Utah Valley University

The process of voting is critical to political elections, many business and academic functions, and indeed, deciding where the family should go to dinner! We aim to shed light on an ever-changing climate of voting.

3:00 -3:50 p.m. ET

Customizing Hawkes Courses for Any Environment – Kate Sharp, Hawkes Learning

This presentation will share practical tips and get a walkthrough of customization options to meet the needs of online, hybrid, and in-person learners in synchronous and asynchronous environments. Attend for a chance to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards!

3:00 -3:50 p.m. ET

An Interactive Visual History of the Normal Distribution– Zachary Beamer, Piedmont Virginia Community College

This talk presents historical artifacts along with interpretive interactives created using GeoGebra to explore the history of normal distribution. Beginning with De Moivre's study of binomial probability, it explores Quetelet's first introduction of the normal curve to Galton's discovery of the bivariate normal distribution.