MIDDLETOWN, CONN., (May 23, 2012) – Middlesex Community College will be sending the only Connecticut math teacher to present at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, which will be held July 8-15, 2012 in Seoul, Korea. MxCC Math Professor Stephen Krevisky will be part of a team that leads a discussion group on “Current problems and challenges in Non-university Tertiary Mathematics Education.” Full event details can be found at http://icme12.org.
Krevisky’s discussion group will focus on challenges related to teaching math, learning, curriculum, and assessment in the non-university environment. It also will look at opportunities that are not present in traditional four-year institutions, as well as practices and technology that enrich mathematics education. Other members from this team include math educators from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges; the University of Michigan; Singapore Polytechnic; De La Salle University in Manila, Phillippines; and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
"We know that many students are capable of learning math for the first time, even if they are of college age,” Krevisky said. “We hope to learn from best practices of other countries, regarding how to make math more accessible, interesting and relevant to our students. It is exciting to discuss what works and what doesn’t at this international conference, representing MxCC on such a high level.”
Krevisky has been a full-time mathematics professor at MxCC since 1985, and has had a substantial role in international math education. He serves as chair for an international math education subcommittee of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year College (AMATYC), which awarded him a $400 grant to cover the registration fee for this upcoming ICME event.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College () is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. The school offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at its three locations: the main, 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and the shoreline in Old Saybrook. The college promotes understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Current enrollment exceeds 2,875 full and part-time students, and 1,600 continuing education students.