Mathematics professor presents at national conference

Jacqueline Hall, associate professor of mathematics, gave the presentation ” ‘I CAN PROVE IT’–Using Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem to Bolster Confidence for the Math-Anxious Liberal Arts Mathematics Students” on January 6 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA.  Her talk discussed a technique used in her Math 131 course where she has each student prove the Pythagorean Theorem to someone else and then write about the experience for a quiz grade in the course.

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