Colloquium Details

Innovative Teaching Seminar: Innovation in teaching mathematics: objectives, methods, and outcomes

Speaker: Annoesjka Cabo, Delft University of Technology

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 317

Date: November 1, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Host: Alan Siegel


In this informal seminar, Dr. Cabo will discuss an evolving program at Technical University Delft to improve learning in mathematics and mathematics-related subjects for a cohort of 12,000 students.

The overall project goals are:

  1. Academic success: to improve student performance in courses.
  2. Transfer: to enhance each student's ability to apply mathematics in engineering contexts.
  3. Engagement: to increase student-participation in classes and student-motivation for learning.

The primary means to these ends include:

  1. Blended course flipping.
  2. Collaborative student interaction.
  3. Content reform.
  4. Automation.

In addition, Dr. Cabo would be pleased to learn about the ongoing activities at Courant.

Speaker Bio:

Annoesjka Cabo is the Director of Interfaculty Teaching at TU Delft in the Netherlands, and oversees a large-scale innovative teaching effort in math and programming for 12000 students majoring in mathematics, computer science and engineering. She studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam, and completed her PhD in stochastic geometry applied to image analysis at TU Delft. She is also a professional violinist, and has performed in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as in various chamber ensembles. And she is known for her activism as a violin pedagogue. At TU Delft, she has taught Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, as well as courses in advanced statistics.


Refreshments will be offered starting 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the talk.

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