RCC hosts community college math instructors

The Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Eastern Region, held its fall meeting on November 4 at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus. This nonprofit educational association has the purpose of promoting mathematics and mathematics education by encouraging the development of effective math programs, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, and supporting the professional development and welfare of its members.

RCC’s mathematics discipline lead, Bob Parker, led the presentation on “Connecting with Local High Schools” at the fall meeting of the Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Eastern Region.

RCC’s mathematics discipline lead, Bob Parker, led the presentation on “Connecting with Local High Schools” at the fall meeting of the Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, Eastern Region.

After a welcome from RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther, the group received a project update on the Math Pathways projects, involving both credit and developmental math courses. The presentations that followed covered connecting with local high schools through math contests; changes in developmental math testing; and how students from other countries are taught. Round-table discussions throughout the event stimulated the sharing of plans and ideas, especially from the current math instructors who attended. These represented J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Thomas Nelson, Tidewater, and Rappahannock Community Colleges.