Section NExT

The Northeastern Section will be holding a Section NExT program for new and relatively new colleagues on Friday, May 29, before the main meeting begins.  Lunch will be provided for the Section NExT program between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM, followed by a talk from 12:30-1:30pm.  See the Schedule for locations. 

The meeting registration fee will be waived for all Section NExT participants.  To register for the Section NExT program, you should contact Jason Molitierno, and you should fill out the preregistration form for the meeting and check off that you will be attending the Section NExT program.

By providing talks and workshops on issues of interest, opportunities to meet and share ideas with other new colleagues, and an introduction into Section activities, we hope to assist new faculty in their transition from graduate school to professional academic life. We welcome all untenured full-time faculty, both those who have and have not been National NExT fellows.

The Role of Review in Math Courses

Vincent Ferlini,  Keene State College

Abstract: I am often disappointed when students in a math class seem to understand and be adept at a concept or skill at one point in the course and then seem to forget it when the final exam comes around.  The same disappointment occurs in later math courses when students forget what they did in a previous math course.  This talk will discuss strategies to provide students with continual review both within math courses and over a math curriculum.

Bio: Vince received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and then spent 5 years in Africa working as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching math.  After 5 more years teaching at a high school in Connecticut, he returned to graduated school and obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Michigan.  He taught at Union College for three years and then obtained his current position at Keene State College.  Currently, he has been working to get students to read math journal articles, give presentations on them, and look for possible questions that can lead to research projects.

Section NExT Coordinator:

Jason Molitierno
Mathematics Department
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT  06825
(203) 371-7775