Welcome to the Coastline Math Department!

Because of our distributed campus we rarely see each other. This website will be a great way to collaborate! Anyone can visit this page. (The most recent items are on top.)

Math Department Meeting Agenda for August 24, 2018

  • Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning from #HumanizeOL
  • Success Rates Between Distance Education and Traditional Courses (CCC 2017 Distance Education Report, p. 23)


Math Department Meeting Agenda for April 7, 2018


Math Department Meeting Spring 2018 – February 15 Flex Day


Coastline Math Department Wiki Is Back! Fall 2017 — Math Department Meeting Agenda, October 28

  • Lisa Lee and Fred Feldon new Math Department Co-Chairs (Lisa: Scheduling, Meetings, TERCs, CORs, Curriculum, Committees, Placement, Student Issues, Articulation; Fred: PT Faculty Hiring, Mentoring & Evaluation, Canvas, Program Review, Textbooks/Bookstore, Publisher Liason, Grants, SLOs, Technology)
  • Welcome New Instructors: Duy Tran, Bing Cheng, and Anton Butenko!
  • Welcome – Dean Tom Neal & VPI Vince Rodriguez
  • DOE, RSI, and Canvas Update – Lisa Lee, Fred Feldon, Dick Shiring, Thomas Cao
  • Length of Exam Sessions – Mike Everett
  • Academic Dishonesty and Course Grading Policies – Lisa Lee
  • Department Calculator Policy – Thomas Cao
  • Last Date of Attendance (LDA) on MyCCC Drop Rosters
  • Department OER Policy – Mitchell Alves
  • SLO Assessment and SLO Reporting Schedule – Fred Feldon, Mike Everett
  • Knewton – Anton Butenko
  • Update/Replace old exams, department exams – Mitchell Alves
  • New Foundations of Math combining all four developmental math classes – Fred Feldon
  • AP Exams and Credit/Placement Policy; see AB 1985 – Fred Feldon
  • Kahoot Every Day – Chau Tran


Fred’s Finds Fall 2017


Fred’s Finds Spring 2013

Fred’s Finds Fall 2012

Fred’s Finds Spring 2012

Fred’s Finds Fall 2011


Math Department Meeting Agenda for February 4, Spring 2011


Math Department Meeting Agenda for October 29, Fall 2010

  • Meet at BJ’s Huntington Beach 16060 Beach Blvd. corner of Beach and Edinger
  • Course coverage with new books from Trigsted and Briggs
  • OCMC Open House
  • Spring Schedule
  • Summer Schedule
  • Faculty survey coming in Spring
  • New tablet devices from Jose (Wacom Bamboo) and John (Interwrite Pad)


Math Department Meeting Agenda for September 10, Fall 2010

  • Welcome new instructors MIKE FUZE HUANG and JOSH ROCHE
  • Congratulations JUNKO FORBES new full-time faculty position at El Camino!
  • Congratulations DICK SHIRING Academic Course Quality winner and CHAU TRAN Part-Time Instructor of the Year award!

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  • Mid-Fall Dept. Meeting on Friday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.
  • CMC3-South Fall Mini Conference October 16 at Norco College
  • New MML features beginning Summer 2010
  • MML student video contest info at http://www.mymathlab.com/student-contest
  • SLO progress notes in all your Seaport classes
  • All college course outlines available at http://outlines.coastline.edu
  • Turn in current Syllabi and Final Exams in digital format to be shared at http://docs.google.com
  • New Student Success Center (SSC) number of certificated math instructors quadrupled (Chau Tran, Nigie Shi, Jessica Kuange and Josh Roche). Thank you, Vinicio!
  • Recent Developmental Math department activites – Malinni Roeun
  • Lisa Lee’s trip to Hangzhou Normal University in China to present research paper and visit Xiang Jiang HS – Lisa Lee
  • New online contract ed Math C180 for XJHS students in China – Jessica Kuang
  • New Math Club (see Google Docs for Bylaws) and online peer tutoring – Chau Tran
  • New survey for part-time faculty regarding scheduling, etc. – Coming soon
  • Budget requests for new Tablet PCs. What else: Books? Equipment? Software?
  • How to teach in the classroom when students have only the eBook
  • Other noteworthy homework help and mathematical sites of interest I’ve recently discovered: The Khan Academy MathTV George Woodbury’s MML Blogarithm Free Data Visualization Software Find a Tutor TutorNation and WyzAnt Cool games for learning Developmental Math LineGem FlowerPower Dan Meyer’s TED video Math Class Needs a Makeover


Math Department Meeting Agenda for April 16, Mid-Spring 2010

  • Diane Gray, National MML and MMT Consultant will offer training
  • MML new release features and benefits
  • Next-generation textbooks: Trigsted (Inter/College Algebra) and Briggs (Calculus) adopting for the Fall
  • Course redesign
  • Using MyMathTest (MMT) for placement testing
  • TestGen versus MathXL
  • Best Practices; Q & A
  • Raffle for a free Wacom Bamboo Tablet!


Math Department Meeting Agenda for February 5, Spring 2010

  • Short meeting, only one hour…
  • Welcome new instructors, NIGIE SHIJESSICA KUANG and MICHAEL LEE
  • New Math Lounge Video in Second Life
  • Lisa Lee on Sabbatical Spring 2010, teaching one class
  • Eric Mazur Video, Confessons of a Converted Lecturer and the value of
    peer-to-peer instruction
  • Assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs), the rubric and “conventional” vs “conceptual”
    or “expected” vs “unfamiliar” problems: What’s the difference?

Math Department Meeting Agenda for September 11, Fall 2009

  • Welcome new instructors, MIKE EVERETT and DAN BINDMAN
  • Welcome new Dean of the Le-Jao Center, VINICIO LOPEZ
  • Welcome new Pearson Sales Rep, SUSAN BRILLING
  • Next department meeting 7th Week: Friday, October 16, 4:30 p.m.
  • SHOW and TELL: Five-Minute Presenation of Your Course Website
  • Important: Multiple forms of Midterm and Final Exams!
  • 6-Week versus 8-Week summer session?
  • Incorporate the latest educational technology at http://www.wolframalpha.com
  • See Pat McKeague’s videos on MathTV.com
  • Dick Shiring has office hours in Second Life!
  • Why twitter? Go to http://www.facultyfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/images/twittersurvey_facultyfocus.pdf. See p 11-15.
  • Looking for a Math Across the Curriculum (MAC) writing project? Check out http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/program.html for the latest PBS/NOVA program “Hunting the Hidden Dimension” and http://www.sixtysymbols.com where students will find cool, short videos and lots of stuff to write about!


Math Department Meeting Agenda for February 6, Spring 2009


Math Department Meeting Agenda for September 5, Fall 2008

  • Congratulations Malinni Roeun, new full-time math instructor at Coastline!
  • Congratulations Naoko Maekawa, new full-time math instructor at OCC!
  • Congratulations Jeff Troy, offered full-time math/engineering position at OCC!
  • Congratulations Henri Feiner, new full-time math instructor at W LA College!
  • Welcome new instructors Diem Thanh Nguyen and Jenny Lam!
  • Show and Tell: MyMathLab sample student logins
  • Cheating: How to respond to it–how to prevent it
  • New Mac compatibility with select textbooks for MyMathLab
  • @ONE October 7 Lunch n’ Learn Tips and Tricks for Teaching Math Online by Fred Feldon
  • AMATYC Traveling Workshop with Rob Kimball and Mike Martin Friday and Saturday!

Math Department Meeting Agenda for February 1, Spring 2008

  • Congratulations Nii-Boye Simpson-Rodgers, full-time position at L.A. Trade Tech College!
  • Four (4) Math positions open in the District!
  • New Beginning/Intermediate Algebra textbooks to replace Bittinger (back to Lial/Hornsby/McGinnis)
  • Show and Tell: Collect MyMathLab sample student logins
  • Proposed Majors and Areas of Emphasis (Math major and Math/Science area of emphasis)
  • FTE growth: Summer ’07 40.8%, Fall ’07 24.7% wow! Much higher than OCC/GWC
  • Thanks to Military Program Faculty–Coastline won National Top Ten Award!
  • Tablet PC Brown Bag Lunch at Garden Grove Center on Tuesday, February 12, Room 207
  • CMC3-S Spring Conference February 29-March 1, Doubletree Hotel, Anaheim
  • Beyond Assessment article by Jim Ham
  • “How to Cheat Using a Coke Bottle” Fliggo video from Henri Feiner
  • “Finite Simple Group” YouTube video
  • “Calculus: The Musical” video
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Math Department Meeting Agenda for September 7, Fall 2007

  • Welcome new faculty Thomas Cao, Junko Forbes, Kelly Nguyen, Nii-Boye Simpson-Rodgers, and Jeff Troy!
  • Congratulations Malinni Roeun, full-time position at El Camino College, and Jose Villalobos, full-time position at Marymount College! Lucky for us they both have agreed to keep one class each at Coastline.
  • “Math 911” video from Henri Feiner
  • “Math Lab from Hell” YouTube video
  • Banking for College; Early College High School
  • “Pay Attention” video Transforming Teaching through Technology
  • MyMathLab training with Josh Dunlap and Erin Carman
  • Seaport Websites
  • SLOs common to all math classes
  • CCC Confer and Eluminate Live
  • Feedback on newly adopted Math 010 and 030 Bittinger textbooks
  • Give away TI-86’s to select students
  • New TI-Nspire software and handheld device
  • Schedule Spring 2008 (everybody keeps the same classes unless we discuss otherwise)
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New Software: GeoGebra and TI-Nspire

Check out free, open-source software that joins geometry, algebra, and calculus at http://www.geogebra.org and let us know here what you think. How do you like it? Would you recommend it to others (including students)?

At the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) Texas Instruments introduced for the first time to the public their new computer algebra system called TI-Nspire. It has two versions: computer software and a hand-held device. Both programs are identical. There are no separate “teacher” or “student” units. The hand-held unit is about the same size (slightly larger) and the same price (about $120) as a graphing calculator. It will be formally announced at the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T-Cubed) Conference next month (see http://www.t3ww.org for more info) then available for purchase this summer. Visit TI’s page at TI-Nspire for more info. The graphing calculator as we know it is history. With programs like this and GeoGebra freely available, I feel this will revolutionize our classrooms and the way we teach!

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Math Department Meeting Agenda for February 2, Spring 2007

The new Math Department Website should definitely be on the agenda. It was recently created, by me, in conjunction with Coastline’s Website manager Jan Heck. Go to the Coastline home page and at the top click on Academic Departments > Programs > Math Department Home Page. How do you like it? Comments or suggestions? At the meeting what else should we discuss? Add it to the list below. Click above on Join (it’s free) then Edit This Page. You may also create a new heading for other discussions.

  • Math Department Website
  • Seaport: Coastline’s course management system
  • Voyager (Banner) system: online rosters, online registration, turn grades in online, etc.
  • Movie star Fred — show us your new videos about exciting curve fitting and regression analyses!!
  • Summer schedule
  • Turn your students on to MiniPlot restickable graphs
  • Online Midterm and/or Final Exams
  • Common Course Numbering Changes for CCC
  • Differences between Cable Courses and Online Courses
  • California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges South (CMC3S) 22nd Annual Conference March 2-3; go to http://www.cmc3s.org for more info
  • Orange County Mathematics Council (OCMC) Conference March 9-10; go to http://ocmc.fullerton.edu for more info
  • Virtual PC to run MyMathLab on a Mac; go to http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc for more info.
  • Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL) Video Workshop/Conference Tuesday March 20, 2-5 p.m. GG 207
  • February 23-25 CourseCompass down for updating and new features
  • Urgent: 6th-Year Validation of Math Placement Test w/Shanon Gonzales; must be done this semester
  • Congratulations to Chau Tran, who helped HoangAnh Nguyen skip from his Math 005 to Math 140. Good work, Chau!
  • Congratulations to Lisa Lee, who will be featured in the next Distance Learning Student Guide!

Thanks! — Fred Feldon, Math Department Chair 1995-2011