Math in Action 2016 Features Danielson and Cheng
December 16, 2015
The 2016 Math-in-Action Conference is scheduled for February 27, 2016 at GVSU. This year's theme is "Making Math Meaningful", and there are two keynote speakers.
Christopher Danielson is on the Teaching Faculty at Desmos. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, he has taught middle school and college mathematics—most recently at Normandale Community College in Minnesota. He is the author of Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies and Which One Doesn't Belong. He blogs at Overthinking My Teaching and Talking Math with Your Kids.
Eugenia Cheng is the Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Pure Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her book, How to Bake Pi, has recently been highlighted on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (Cheng spoke at the GVSU Math Department Student Math Colloquium in September 2015.)
Math in Action presents lively and informative discussions of current issues in mathematics education while providing an opportunity for practicing Pre K-12 teachers, prospective teachers, curriculum directors, and college and university faculty to share ideas, concerns, and resources. SCECH credits are available for most sessions. The conference consists of six hour long sessions with several interactive presentations during each. Presentations provide classroom-ready ideas at a variety of grade levels. For more information about the conference go to: http://www.gvsu.edu/mathinaction/