History of Mathematics at GVSU
Presentations in 2006 

Phone: 6163312041 Ted Sundstrom sundstrt@gvsu.edu Department of Mathematics Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI 49401 
Professional Presentations 2006
January
Char Beckmann and D. Thompson. Teaching Proof Through Puzzles. The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference.
Char Beckmann, M. Enderson, A. Manouchehri, B. D’Ambrosio, and M. Chappell. Strengthening the Content Understanding of Teachers Through Pedagogical Explorations. Panel presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference.
David Coffey and Nina Namaste (Modern Languages). Developing Literacy as a Means to Cultivate Critical Thinking Skills. The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Workshops at Grand Valley State University.
David Coffey and Pam Wells. Answering a Different Question: What’s Right in Wrong Answers. Teachers of Tomorrow at Grand Valley State University.
Filiz Dogru. Examples of Outer Billiards with Periodic Dynamics. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Paul Fishback. Group Presentations in an Operations Research Course. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Steve Schlicker. Research Opportunities for Students at Grand Valley State University. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Akalu Tefera. On Proofs of Certain Combinatorial Identities. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
February
Esther Billings and Char Beckmann. A Motivating Context to Explore Functions. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
David Coffey and John Golden. Doing Math: What’s Reading Got to Do With It? Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Will Dickinson. Workshop in Spherical Geometry. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
John Golden. The Power of Teaching for Problem Solving. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Voting and Elections. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Steve Schlicker. The Grand Valley State University REU and the Hausdorff Metric Geometry. Andrews University.
Pam Wells with Ms. Colleen Heyboer. Similarity – A Lesson Study in Action. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Paul Yu. Explorations and Activities in Art and Mathematics. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
March
Matt Boelkins. The Sendov Conjecture and the Hausdorff Geometry of Polynomials: A Sabbatical Report. The GVSU Research Colloquium.
Will Dickinson. Student Written Geometry Textbooks. Conversations among Colleagues, University of Michigan.
John Golden, Karen Novotny, and Matt Wyneken. Professional Reorientation from Mathematician to Teacher Educator. Conversations among Colleagues Conference, University of Michigan.
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences. Invited presentation at the Miami University Mathematics Colloquium.
Reva Kasman. Everyone's a Critic: An Example of Writing Assignments in Advanced Mathematics Courses. The 8th Annual Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science.
April
Esther Billings. Using Pictorial Growth Patterns to Build Algebraic Thinking. The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Nancy Mack. Hooray! Today is Parallelogram Day. The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Rebecca Walker. Open Ended Problems: A Means for Assessing Students’ Thinking. The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
May
Matt Boelkins. Student Research with Polynomial Functions: Calculus at Work. Invited presentation at the Downstate Advance Project Seminar, Syracuse University.
Matt Boelkins. Student Research with Polynomial Functions: Calculus at Work. Invited presentation at the Upstate Advance Project Seminar, Syracuse University.
Matt Boelkins. The Sendov Conjecture and the Hausdorff Geometry of Polynomials. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Matt Boelkins. What Does PRIMUS Offer Us? Invited presentation at the Michigan Project NeXT Symposium, Calvin College.
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Paul Yu. Explorations in Math and Art. Panel discussion presentation at the Michigan NExT conference in Grand Rapids.
June
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences. The GVSU Mathematics REU.
July
Char Beckmann and Filiz Dogru. Enhancing the Teaching of Undergraduate Euclidean Geometry Using K–12 Resources. The 3^{rd} International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level in Istanbul, Turkey.
August
David Austin. Discovering the CauchyRiemann Equations. The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
Char Beckmann and D. Thompson. Enhancing Prospective Secondary Teachers’ Understanding of Functions. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Char Beckmann and Esther Billings. Children’s Literature: A Motivating Context to Explore Functions. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Steve Blair and Matt Wyneken. Using Ant Farms to Explore Probability. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
David Coffey and John Golden. Doing Math – What’s Reading Got to Do with It? The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Nancy Mack, Pam Wells, and Matt Wyneken. Service Learning in Math 221 & 222: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I & II. The GVSU Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference.
Paul Yu. MultiRepresentational Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of NonEuclidean Geometry. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
September
David Austin. Playing Penrose’s Tile Game. One of four public lectures in the “Art of Mathematics” series at Grand Valley State University.
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Voting and Elections. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition.
October
Matt Boelkins. Student Research with Polynomial Functions. Invited presentation at the Calvin College Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium.
Jon Hodge and Steve Schlicker. The Grand Valley State University Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. The Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.
November
Ed Aboufadel. Where am I? Position Coding, Wavelets, and a Computer in a Pen. Invited talk at Calvin College.
Reva Kasman. Adventures of a Frugal Gift Wrapper. Kalamazoo College Mathematics Department Colloquium.
Paul Yu. Discourse, Metaphor, and MultiRepresentational Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of NonEuclidean Geometry. The Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America Annual Conference.

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