**ERIC Number:**ED256460

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1985

**Pages:**511

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-387-96145-3

**ISSN:**N/A

New Directions in Two-Year College Mathematics. Proceedings of the Sloan Foundation Conference on Two-Year College Mathematics (Atherton, California, July 11-14, 1984).

Albers, Donald J., Ed.; And Others

Conference papers on the state of mathematics in the two-year college are presented. The papers are grouped according to main topic areas and each group of papers is followed by a summary of conference discussions. The topics addressed are: a case for curriculum change, technical mathematics, the influence of new technologies on mathematics instruction, faculty renewal, and collaboration with secondary schools and four-year colleges. The papers presented are: (1) "Mathematics in Today's Community College," by Arthur M. Cohen; (2) "Let's Keep the 'College' in Our Community Colleges: Mathematics for College Transfer," by Larry A. Curnutt; (3) "A New Start for Mathematics Curriculum," by Alan Tucker; (4) "Mathematics as a Course of Problem Solving--Then and Now," by Wade Ellis, Jr.; (5) "Technical Mathematics: A Dilemma," by Keith Shuert; (6) "Occupational Education and Mathematics: Ownership Makes the Difference," by William Warren and James R. Mahoney; (7) "Technical Mathematics in Two-Year College Programs," by Allyn Washington; (8) "Reflections on Basic Mathematics Programs in the Two-Year College," by Geoffrey R. Akst; (9) "Liberal Arts Mathematics: Cornerstone or Dinosaur," by Karl Smith; (10) "Statistics in the Two-Year College Curriculum," by Ann Watkins; (11) "It's Going to Happen Anyway...," by Ben Fusaro; (12) "Discrete Topics in the Undergraduate Curriculum: How Big a Step Should We Take?" by Sheldon Gordon; (13) "Calculators Do More Than Compute," by Joan R. Leitzel; (14) "The Lessons of Williamstown," by Stephen B. Maurer; (15) "Style Versus Content: Forces Shaping the Evolution of Textbooks," by Peter Renz; (16) "Research in the Learning of Mathematics: Some Genuinely New Directions," by James Kaput; (17) "Knowledge Transmission and Acquisition: Cognitive and Affective Considerations," by Warren Page; (18) "Relevancy and Revitalization: Retaining Quality and Vitality in Two-Year College Mathematics Faculty," by Ronald M. Davis; (19) "The Academic Training of Two-Year College Mathematics Faculty," by Calvin T. Long; (20) "Current Continuing Education Needs of Two-Year College Faculty Must Be Met!" by Karen Tobey Sharp; (21) "Coordinating Curriculum in Two-Year Colleges with Baccalaureate Institutions," by Bettye Anne Case and Jerome A. Goldstein; (22) "Some Reflections on the Interaction of Mathematics Programs at Two- and Four-Year Colleges," by Stephen Rodi; and (23) "Mathematics Programs in High Schools and Two-Year Colleges," by Ross Taylor. Major recommendations are included. (AYC)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Mathematics Curriculum, Two Year Colleges

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**Publication Type:**Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.