# Presentations in 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**. Co-chair 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 9-12 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 K-12 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 Mid-West 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 3-Dimensional Shapes. *Fire-Up! Conference for Student Teachers, Grand Valley State University*.*

**Don Vander Jagt**. *Homogeneous Embeddings of Stratified 5-Cycles. *The Thirty-fifth 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 Discovery-Based 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 Set-related Projects for the Real Analysis Sequence. *The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Jon Hodge**. *Designing and Teaching Courses for Non-mathematics Majors*, panelist and co-organizer 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 Discovery-Based 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**.**