Rationalizing Radical Ideas in Mathematics Courses

Presenters Michael Azlin and Robert Hunt will show you why you shouldn’t be afraid to try aberrant ideas in your mathematics courses. Ole Miss created different hybrid courses for college algebra and business calculus. Learn how changing courseware systems—highlighted in an in-depth case study between Hawkes and MyMathLab—and providing new options for students preferring a modular-emporium class have helped more students succeed.

About the Presenters:

mike and robert

Michael Azlin has taught developmental math and all lower division, credit-bearing courses up through Calculus 2 at the University of Mississippi. Since the summer of 2014, he has served as the College Algebra Coordinator. In that capacity, he prepares all course materials and oversees four to eight graduate instructors per semester. Michael is also involved in the continued development of the Essential Calculus courses and the operation of the Mathematics Lab at Ole Miss.

Robert Hunt has taught developmental math, as well as most other lower division credit-bearing courses, at the University of Mississippi. Robert became the first full-time administrator of the university’s Mathematics Lab in 2011. In this role he manages all aspects of the lab, including technical support, personnel hiring and training, and budgeting. Robert also serves as the Business Calculus I Coordinator. As of 2023 professor Hunt is a Hawkes Learning Certified Instructor.