Student Math Presentations

In Math 152, Professor Paul Bamberg and his co-teacher structured the class in a seminar format, where students did mini-lectures for each other in class and critiqued each other content as well as style.  Each student was assigned a class date.  On those days, students would do a short lecture on a topic, using the board to solve problems or present proofs.  They were instructed to use the textbook and class notes ahead of time and figure out how to teach the concept.  There were problems they could use from the website.  They also were encouraged to visit the professor for help.  Students were critiqued on both presentation style and content.

Professor Bamberg notes that students found this very useful for going on job interviews in the financial world.  Overall, he says that it worked very well.