Denny Burzynski has been teaching Applied Calculus for (many)^2 years, both in the classroom and online. He will share with us the research he did to ensure the class satisfies the needs of college business departments, as well as his thoughts that, as this course is an applied course, its focus should be on the interpretation of computations rather than symbol manipulations. He will talk a bit about how he uses technology to get from the problem to the meaning of the solution. Denny will also share some techniques he uses to keep students interested and engaged in the online environment. Denny is the author of Applied Calculus for Business, Life and Social Sciences, one of the popular textbooks published by XYZ Textbooks. He will discuss how he created videos that are embedded in the textbook as well as on his applied calculus YouTube channel.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Denny’s current interests are improving mathematics instruction for non-STEM students and researching methods for incorporating technology that promote course success and college completion. Always interested in exploring new ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics, Denny presents creative sessions at local and national conferences and, with his friends Wade Ellis, Jr and Pat McKeague, has authored six mathematics textbooks. Denny is a member of the mathematics faculty at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas; before moving to Las Vegas, he taught in the mathematics department at West Valley College in Saratoga, California for 30 years. Active in the mathematics education community since earning his Master's Degree in Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach, Denny served as the president of the California Mathematics Council Community Colleges (CMC^3) and the newsletter editor for both CMC^3 and AMATYC. Denny Just recently served as President of NevMATYC.