History of Mathematics at GVSU
Presentations in 2004 

Phone: 6163312041 Ted Sundstrom sundstrt@gvsu.edu Department of Mathematics Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI 49401 
Professional Presentations 2004
January
Ed Aboufadel. Computer Science Majors Coding Graph Algorithms and Simulating Automata. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
R. Rubenstein, Char Beckmann, and D. Thompson. Integrating the Thinking of Middle Grade Students into a Mathematics Methods Course. The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference .
David Coffey and Pam Wells. Spending Time in Elementary Schools: Lessons Learned and Impact on Content/Method Courses Taught. The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators conference.
Paul Fishback. Mandelbrot Sets for Matrix Rings: Tales of Binary and Ternary Number Systems. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Jon Hodge. Separable Discrete Preferences. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Reva Kasman. Cochair of the special Project NExT sessions. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Steve Schlicker. When Lines Go Bad: A Study in the Hausdorff Metric Geometry. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
Jody Sorensen. Undergrads CAN Do Research in Dynamical Systems. The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.
February
Char Beckmann, and N. Patterson. Collecting and Analyzing Data Found in Children’s Literature. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
David Coffey and Mary Richardson (Statistics). How Long Until We “Pig Out”? Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
John Golden. Movies and Money Exponential Patterns. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Reva Kasman. “What If One Standard Function Isn't Enough?” Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.
Rebecca Walker. NCTM 912 Data Analysis and Probability. The Professional Development Academy, St. Louis, MO.
March
Ed Aboufadel and Pam Wells. Discovering Big Ideas in Proof, Set Theory, and Functions Using K12 Curricular Materials. Conversations Among Colleagues: Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students at GVSU.
Char Beckmann. Member of the Mathematics and English Language Arts Grade Level Expectations Committee, Grade Expectations = Great Expectations. The 7^{th} Annual Teacher Education Conference, Michigan State University.
Char Beckmann and Will Dickinson. Enhancing Euclidean Geometry. Conversations Among Colleagues: Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students at GVSU.
Esther Billings, Karen Novotny, and Steve Schlicker. Enhancing Abstract Algebra. Conversations Among Colleagues: Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students at GVSU.
Esther Billings and Pam Wells. Developing Children’s Number Sense and Computational Fluency. Southwest Community Campus in Grand Rapids.
Matt Boelkins, John Golden, and Clark Wells. Who Needs Linear Algebra? Conversations Among Colleagues: Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students at GVSU.
David Coffey, Karen Novotny, and Akalu Tefera. Enhancing Discrete Mathematics. Conversations Among Colleagues: Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students at GVSU.
Filiz Dogru. Polygonal Dual Billiards In The Hyperbolic Plane. The MidWest Geometry Conference.
Filiz Dogru. Dynamics of the Dual Billiard Map. Invited presentation at the Michigan State University Mathematics Department.
Marge Friar. Build, Sketch & Explore Patterns in Sequences of 3Dimensional Shapes. FireUp! Conference for Student Teachers, Grand Valley State University.
Don Vander Jagt. Homogeneous Embeddings of Stratified 5Cycles. The Thirtyfifth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing.
April
Char Beckmann. Integrating the Thinking of Students into Mathematics Methods Courses . The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Esther Billings and David Coffey. What the Heck is a Rekenrek? A Tool for Exploring Whole Number Computation. The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Esther Billings and Pam Wells. Helping Young Children Understand and Apply Place Value Concepts. Allendale Elementary School.
David Coffey with Boerst, Kaller, and Sleep. Mathematics Methods and Mathematics Content Courses: Learning to Teach Them. The Mathematics Education Leadership Conference in Ann Arbor.
Salim Haidar. Weak Minimizers of Total Energy Functionals and Material Instabilities in Nonlinear Elasticity. Michigan State University.
Nancy Mack. Connecting and Reasoning to Help Children Understand Fractions. The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
May
Char Beckmann. Mathematicians Are from Mars; Mathematics Educators Are from Venus. What Can We Do to Meet on Planet Earth?, Plenary Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Char Beckmann. Moderator for a panel discussion titled A Collage of Collaboration. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Will Dickinson. The Generalized Area Principle. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Will Dickinson. Member of a panel discussion titled A Collage of Collaboration. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Filiz Dogru. On Polygonal Dual Billiards in the Hyperbolic Plane. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Jon Hodge. The Top Ten Things I Have Learned About DiscoveryBased Teaching. The 7^{th} Annual Legacy of R.L. Moore Conference.
Reva Kasman. Critique That: Analytical Writing Assignments in Advanced Courses. Michigan NExT Meeting at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Steve Schlicker. Undergraduate Research is not an Oxymoron. Michigan NExT Meeting at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Steve Schlicker. Image Compression through Wavelets. Four sessions for calculus students at Traverse City High School, part of The High School Visiting Lecturer Program of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Akalu Tefera. A Brief Tour of MultInt: A Maple Package for Multiple Integration by the WZ Method. The East Coast Computer Algebra Day in Waterloo, Ontario.
June
Reva Kasman. The Dihedral Group is NOT a Doughnut: An Excursion into Geometric Group Theory. Grand Valley State University REU.
July
David Coffey with Rubenstein and Wilson. Foundational Fraction Concepts: How Can Middle Grades Curriculum Materials be Useful in Teacher Development?” The Summer Institute through the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics in Ypsilanti.
Filiz Dogru. Polygonal Dual Billiards in the Hyperbolic Plane. The SIAM Annual Meeting and the SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences.
Akalu Tefera. MultInt: A Maple Package for Multiple Integration by the WZ Method. The 2004 Maple Summer Workshop in Waterloo, Ontario.
August
Char Beckmann, Matt Boelkins, David Coffey, and John Gabrosek (Statistics). The Process of Preparing Future Mathematics Teachers: Enhancing the Core, A Mathematics Faculty Works on Mathematics Content Courses for Teachers. Plenary Session at What Is the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching?, a Summer Workshop at Alverno College, sponsored by the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Networking Project for the Improvement of Mathematics Education.
Char Beckmann, J. Beem, M. Hedges, M. Geometry (Three Interactive Sessions). What Is the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching?, a Summer Workshop at Alverno College, sponsored by the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Networking Project for the Improvement of Mathematics Education.
David Coffey with Moore, Luck, Moyer, Geil, Stadler, & Kailhofer. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, at What Is the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching? Summer Workshop at Alverno College, sponsored by the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Networking Project for the Improvement of Mathematics Education.
David Coffey and John Golden. Lesson Study: A Community Approach to Research on Teaching and Learning. The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Fall Conference at Grand Valley State University.
Will Dickinson. Organized and hosted a panel discussion titled Choosing the Right Job for You. The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
Paul Fishback. Constructing the Real Numbers and Constructing Lebesgue Measure: Two Setrelated Projects for the Real Analysis Sequence. The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
Jon Hodge. Designing and Teaching Courses for Nonmathematics Majors, panelist and coorganizer for Project NExT session at the Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America..
Reva Kasman. Member of a panel discussion titled Choosing the Right Job for You. The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.
October
Esther Billings, Karen Novotny, and Steve Schlicker. Middle School and High School Topics that Lay the Foundation for Studying Abstract Algebra in College. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Matt Boelkins. Linearity Everywhere, a workshop for high school teachers at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Matt Boelkins. When Students Write the Text. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Matt Boelkins, Paul Fishback, and Steve Schlicker. The GVSU REU Program. Central Michigan University.
Will Dickinson and Char Beckmann, Beyond Middle and High School Geometry. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
John Golden. Math in Art Festival. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Voting and Election. Workshop at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting.
Nancy Mack. Problem Share: Examining Children’s Advanced Thinking About Fractions. The Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Third Biennial National Conference.
Karen Novotny and Akalu Tefera. Building Connections between High School and College Discrete Mathematics. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Rebecca Walker. Getting off the Island: A Probability Game for All Students. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Pam Wells. Understanding Concepts of Logic, Set Theory, Functions, and Proof. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
Paul Yu. The Crazy World Where Math and Art Collide. The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.
November
Jon Hodge. The Mathematics of Voting and Elections: A DiscoveryBased Approach. Minicourse at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference.
December
Steve Schlicker. The Strange World of the Hausdorff Metric. The Calvin College Mathematics Colloquium.

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