Organisers: Anthony Cronin (University College Dublin) and Sepideh Stewart (University of Oklahoma)

Theme: Given the technological advancements of the modern era, the teaching and learning of linear algebra has never been more important for students. This minisymposium aims to draw out the challenges and highlight current practice in linear algebra instruction. The 12 talks from presenters from 5 countries will include topics such as: Technology enhanced learning, What Should We Teach in Elementary Linear Algebra Courses Today, Motivating Undergraduate Spectral Theory with Computer Labs, Training maths support tutors with linear algebra specific skills, Student understanding of proof and rigour in a second course in university linear algebra,among many others. 

Expected Speakers

  • Gunhan Caglayan, New Jersey City University
  • Anthony Cronin, University College Dublin
  • Emily Evans, Brigham Young University
  • Amanda Harsy, Lewis University (with Heather Moon and Tom Asaki)
  • Damjan Kobal, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Steven Leon, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA 
  • Gabriel Loureiro de Lima, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil (with Barbara Lutaif Bianchini, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, and Eloiza Gomes, Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia, Brazil)
  • Kirsten Pfieffer, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Sepideh Stewart, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA
  • Ann Sophie Stuhlmann, University of Hamburg
  • Frank Uhlig, Auburn University
  • Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech