### Saturday, November 1

## MS18

Innovations in Teaching Applied and Numerical Linear Algebra

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

*Room: Superior A*

In recent years there has been a great deal of effort to improve linear algebra education. Much of this activity has been stimulated by the recommendations of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group and the
activities of the ATLAST Project which has conducted sixteen faculty workshops. The result of these efforts has been a number of significant innovations in the teaching of linear algebra courses. This minisymposium
will focus on recent trends in teaching linear algebra, the use of software in teaching teach linear algebra, and the teaching of numerical linear algebra. The Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group and the ATLAST have organized many sessions on innovations in teaching linear algebra at national conferences. The ATLAST Project workshops have helped over 400 faculty to learn to use software in their linear algebra courses. The project has also developed a large database of software and course materials for teaching linear algebra. The minisymposium will focus on recent trends in teaching linear algebra, the use of software in teaching teach linear algebra, and the teaching of numerical linear algebra.

**Organizers: Steven J. Leon,**

* University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth;*

** and David C. Lay,**

* University of Maryland, College Park*

**3:00 Recent Trends in Teaching Linear Algebra **
- David C. Lay, Organizer
**3:30 Using Software to Teach Linear Algebra **
- Steven J. Leon, Organizer
**4:00 Teaching of Algorithms in Classrooms **
- Biswa Nath Datta, Northern Illinois University
**4:30 Teaching Numerical Linear Algebra to Undergraduates**
- James R. Bunch, University of California, San Diego

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*MMD, 4/17/97*

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*MMD, 6/25/97*