# Presentations in 2005

**January**

**Char Beckmann** and D. Thompson. *Guiding Teachers toward Publication. *The Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

**Char Beckmann**. *Enhancing the Mathematical Education of Teachers in Mathematics and Mathematics Education Courses. * Invited address at joint meetings preconference sponsored by the Benjamin Banneker Association and The National Association of Mathematicians in cooperation with the other member societies of the College Board of Mathematical Sciences.

**Esther Billings**, **David Coffey**, **Pam Wells**, **Paul Yu**, B. Bergeon, T. McCarthy, and J. Roy. *Helping Prospective Teachers Develop Reflective Habits of Mind: Laying the Foundation for Becoming Teacher Leaders. *The Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

**Steve Blair**. *Undergraduates’ Reasoning Within and Across Multiple Geometries. *The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Matt Boelkins** and **Ben Vugteveen** (student). *From Chebyshev to Bernstein: A Tour of Polynomials Small and Large. *Andrews University Mathematics Seminar.

**David Coffey**, Boerst, and Sleep. *Supporting Teacher Educator Learning: Four Instances of Teacher Educator Learning Communities. *The Annual Conference of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

**Paul Fishback**. *The Least-Squares Property of the Lanczos' Generalized Derivative. *The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Reva Kasman**. *Creative Proof Critiques as Writing Assignments in Abstract Algebra.* The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Steve Schlicker**. *Visualizing Concepts in Group and Ring Theory.* The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Steve Schlicker**. *The Strange World of the Hausdorff Metric Geometry. *Hope College Mathematics Colloquium.

**Jody Sorensen**. Organized the MAA Session on *Mathematical Experiences for Students Outside the Classroom.* The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Paul Yu**. *Fostering Reflective Habits in Preservice Teachers*. Panel discussion participant at Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference.

**February**

**Char Beckmann** and L. Toth. *Games to Encourage Mathematical Communication. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Steve Blair**. *The Fifth van Hiele Level of Geometric Thinking. *The Eighth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

**Esther Billings**, Rebecca Bergeon (student), Tara McCarthy (student), and Lindsay Slater (student). *Using Pictorial Growth Patterns to Promote Algebra in Elementary and Middle Grades Classrooms*. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Matt Boelkins**. *Is it Totally Irrational to Ask What **z(3) Is? *Hope College Mathematics Colloquium.

**David Coffey**. Facilitator for *Perspective of Early Career Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teachers. *Conversations Among Colleagues Conference.

**David Coffey**. *Probability and Statistics for Preservice Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teachers. *Conversations Among Colleagues Conference.

**Will Dickinson**. *Beyond Middle and High School Geometry*. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**John Golden**. *What’s happening at Burton?* Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Steve Schlicker**. *Does Anybody Really Know What Line It Is?.* The GVSU Science and Mathematics Research Colloquium.

**Pam Wells**, **Matt Wyneken**, and **Paul Yu**. *Making Math Fun for the Whole Family. *Mathematics in Action, GVSU.

**Paul Yu**. *The Crazy Universe where Math and Art Collide*. Mathematics in Action, GVSU.

**April**

**Ed Aboufadel**. *Wavelets and Applications. *Invited talk at Ferris State University.

**Matt Boelkins**. *When Students Write the Text. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Manish Chakrabarti**. *An Invitation to Mathematical Induction through Computer Science*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**David Coffey** and **Pam Wells**. *I’m Not Wrong, I Answered Another Question: What’s Right in Wrong Answers? *The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**Will Dickinson**. *San Gaku Problems in Other Geometries*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Jon Hodge**. *A Moore-Style Course on the Mathematics of Voting and Elections. *The 8^{th} Annual Legacy of R.L. Moore Conference.

**Reva Kasman**. *Why Can't I Fold a Square into an Icosahedron?* Hope College Mathematics Colloquium.

**Steve Schlicker**. *The Strange World of the Hausdorff Metric Geometry. *Kalamazoo College Mathematics Colloquium.

**Akalu Tefera**. *On Proofs of Certain Combinatorial Identities*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Rebecca Walker**, C. Allen, and L. Paveglio. *Some Consequences of No Child Left Behind. * Invited Luncheon Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Rebecca Walker**, E. Hart and H. Schoen. *Summary of Research Related to Core-Plus Mathematics. *Invited Presentation at LEADERS in Mathematics Conference.

**Rebecca Walker**. *Teacher Support Materials and Student Assessment in the Core-Plus Mathematics Curriculum.* Invited Presentation at LEADERS in Mathematics Conference.

**Rebecca Walker** and J. Stucki. *District Reports and Results.* Invited Presentation at LEADERS in Mathematics Conference.

**June**

**David Austin**. *Playing Penrose’s Tile Game.* Public lecture in Portland, Oregon.

**August**

**Manish Chakrabarit**. Invited talk at NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at DePaul University, School of Computer Science, Telco, and Information Systems (CTI).

**Filiz Dogru** and **Sam Otten** (student). *Do Cyclic Polygons Make the Cut*. Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Jon Hodge**. *A Course on the Mathematics of Voting and Elections*. Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

**October**

**Ed Aboufadel**. *Adventures in Mathematical Modeling: Predicting Gas Prices and Detecting Forged Handwriting. *The* *Contemporary Science Seminar Series at Aquinas College.

**Ed Aboufadel**. *Problem Solving Strategies for the Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Char Beckmann**. *Functions in Literature and Song*, *Mathematics & Technology: Making Waves Toward the Future. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Char Beckmann**. Closing Commentator for the Data Analysis Panel. Summarized panel and participant comments relative to data analysis of MEAP results in planning for curricular change for the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Pre-Conference.

**Esther Billings**, T. Tiedt, and L. Slater. *Using Pictorial Growth Patters to Explore Exponential Relationships in the Middle School Classroom. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Esther Billings** and B. Bergeon. *Using Pictorial Growth Patters to Explore Exponential Relationships in the Elementary School Classroom.* The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference*.*

**Steve Blair**. *Base Five Experiences for Preservice – Xmania at GVSU. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**David Coffey** and **Pam Wells**. *I’m Not Wrong – I Answered Another Question! What’s Right in Wrong Answers?* The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Will Dickinson**. *Triangles and Quadrilaterals in Spherical Geometry. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Marge Friar**. *Build, Sketch & Explore Patterns in Sequences of 3-Dimensional Shapes. *Fire-Up! Conference for Student Teachers, Aquinas College*.*

**John Golden**. I*mplementing Problem Solving at an AYP School. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Voting and Elections. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Nancy Mack**. *Hooray! Today is Parallelogram Day!* The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Midwest Regional Conference.

**Steve Schlicker**. *The GVSU REU Program. *The University of Michigan-Flint.

**Paul Yu**. *Discourse and Prototype Development among Middle School Students in a Dynamic Geometric Environment. *The Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America Annual Conference.

**November**

**Paul Fishback**. *The Two Sides of the Lanczos Derivative Story.* The Mathematics Department Graduate Program's Enrichment Lecture Series at Miami University.

**Paul Yu**. Math and 3-D Art and Math and 2-D Art. The Monroe County In-Service. Monroe County, MI.

**December**

**Jon Hodge**. *Classifying Interdependence in Referendum Election Preferences. *Calvin College Mathematics Colloquium