Technically Speaking


About This Project

This project is generously funded by a National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement grant (ID 0632804).  The main goal of this project is to improve the oral communication skills of undergraduate mathematics and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students. To achieve these goals, the project developed a series of video vignettes that portrayed student-actors presenting a small portion of a mathematical talk, roughly 30-90 seconds in length. In each set of vignettes, the student would give two ways to present an idea: one with shortcomings, the second correcting these shortcomings. Each set of video vignettes is based on topics emphasized in Joseph Gallian's article Advice on Giving a Good PowerPoint Presentation (Math Horizons 13, April 2006). The videos are freely available in DVD format through The Mathematical Association of America (contact information TBA) and through the World Wide Web via this website.

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