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Mathematics Lost in Transition Institute

8th Mathematics Lost in Transition Institute

Thursday-Friday, April 23-24
University of Wyoming, Laramie
Followed by the Math and Stats community college and university articulation
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25
University of Wyoming, Laramie

Registration is free, but required.  Please register for the institute at

PTSB renewal credit will be available.  Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participant or his or her sponsoring institution.

Institute Goals

  1. Experience selected UW mathematics, physics, and statistics courses, including student study and tutoring laboratories through observation and interactions with instructors, lab/teaching assistants, and students.  
  2. Experience a common examination in MATH 2200 (Calculus I), MATH 1405 (trigonometry), and MATH 1450 (algebra/trigonometry) and talk with instructors and teaching assistants.  
  3. Experience and ask questions about the multiple ways that students may seek and receive instructional assistance at UW, specifically, Supplemental Instruction, Mathematics Bridge Program, Synergy Program, Rock On, and the STEP Center for academic support for many 1000 and 2000- level courses.


Thursday, April 23

Location to be announced

4:00-4:30 p.m. Registration and welcomes
4:30-5:00 Overview of the late afternoon, evening class and tutoring options; cold boxed suppers to take along

Observations, simulations, and conversations:

Mathematics Lab, 5:00-6:00

Statistics Lab, 6:00-8:00

common exams in MATH 1405, 1450, and 2200

STEP (6-10 pm, student tutoring opportunities for a range of courses, not just mathematics, physics, or statistics)

Synergy, and Rock On Programs (student support and tutoring)

Friday, April 24

Rendezvous Cafe, Ross Hall

7:30-8:50 a.m. Registration continues; breakfast at the Rendezvous Café, Ross Hall, travel to classroom observations and other appointments

Classroom observations and/or interactions with student success directors

PHYSICS 1220 Engineering Physics II, 11:00-11:50, Rudi Michalak

MATH 1400 College Algebra, 10-10:50, William Weber

MATH 2210 Calculus III, 10-10:50, Charlie Angevine

MATH 3700 Combinatorics, 10-10:50, Bryan Shader

Synergy Program, April Heaney and David Bray (by appointment)

STEP Program, Jess Willford (by appointment)

Rock On!, Kimberly Reichert and Benjamin Herdt (by appointment)

UW Mathematics Bridge Program, David Anton, April Heaney (by appointment)

Tour the Enzi STEM building facilities

11:50-12:00 p.m. Check-in/Registration for Wyoming Math/Statistics/Physics Articulation
Join afternoon breakout sessions, including a session debriefing Lost in Transition classroom visits and other instructional support experiences
5:00-8:00 p.m. Reception, dinner, and keynote at the historic Laramie Depot; keynote by Jillian Balow, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Partnership's Lost in Transition initiative is combining with the Math/Stats/Physics Articulation for community colleges and the University of Wyoming.

Registration for the articulation is required separately on the University of Wyoming blog:

The registration fee is $50 this year and includes all meals.  The Partnership would like to pay the $50 fee for secondary faculty and administrators who would like to attend the articulation sessions Friday afternoon and the dinner Friday night.  If you want to attend and have the Partnership pay your fee, please contact Beth Wiley,, or Audrey Kleinsasser,

Jillian Balow, Wyoming state superintendent of public instruction, is the keynote speaker for Friday night.

PTSB renewal credit will be available.

Registration fee, travel, and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the registrant or the organization represented.

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