## MAE495: TA Training SeminarTA consultant (TAC): Shalom Ruben ## RequirementsAttendance: No more than 1 missed classes (unless it’s important of course) You will be video taped lecturing a technical topic and evaluated Visit a fellow TA’s discussion section and write about what you take away from it. (Not yet a requirement) Apply for a Mini Grant for the class that you’re TAing See anouncements below for example Mini-Grants
## Resources/MaterialTA Handbook (online only) The College Mathematics Journal dowloadable (older editions) from the library’s JSTOR online archive The Mathematics Magazine dowloadable (older editions) from the library’s JSTOR online archive Tools for Teaching (part of the book online)
## \LaTeX () ResourcesLatex Companion (2nd Edition)
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## Presentations
## Announcements## 9-30-09Applied for Mini-Grant:
I propose to purchase a subscription to the math teaching resources “Mathematics Magazine” and “College Mathematics Journal.” Both journals are included in the 94 dollar subscription price. The UCLA Library does not maintain a hardcopy subscription. The Mathematics Magazine presents articles and notes on undergraduate mathematical topics and provides ideas for teaching mathematics in the classroom. The College Mathematics Journal emphasizes topics taught in the first two years of the undergraduate college curriculum. Both journals will be used to enhance mathematics instruction in undergraduate courses. This resource will be housed in a departmental library for Teaching Assistants in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. I plan to integrate this material into our Teaching Assistant Seminar, MAE 495 by asking TAs-in-training to select an article and present its methods, problems, and solutions in their microteaching. Here are some examples of what mini-grants have funded for our dept: -
a years’ subscription to Survey Monkey for the assessment effects on commuting engineering students performance. field trip to Northrop Grumman in El Segundo, CA. field trip to Nissan in Torrance
Depending on your (495 students) flexibility, we may subsititue Week 2 for the following workshop:
Math/Sciences Problem Solving Workshop ## 10-6-09Go to see Carl Wieman Monday, Oct 12, at 4pm in Franz Hall 1178:
Carl Wieman will be giving a talk on “Science education for the 21st century: Using the insights of science to teach/learn science". Carl is a distinguished professor and Nobel Laureate of physics and has some keen ideas about science education. As educators in our Foundations of Scientific Inquiry General Education courses we thought you would like to know about this opportunity to hear him speak. The lecture is Monday, Oct 12, at 4pm in Franz Hall 1178 and we hope you will be able to attend. Next week (Week 3) will be postponed because I am presenting at the 2nd Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (abstract)
The Mini-Grant (see 9-30-09 announcement) was approved
## Quotations"Your job is not to show off your knowledge but to better theirs." - Unknown |