# Department Seminars 2006 to 2010

## Department Seminars in 2008

March 13

Ted Sundstrom. *The History of Mathematics at Grand Valley.*

March 25

David Coffey. *Learning through Research and Practice: The Professional Development of Inservice 5 8 Teachers in Mathematics*.

April 8

Film Screening. *Julia Robinson and Hilberts Tenth Problem*

## Department Seminars in 2007

Jan. 16

Rebecca Walker. *The Dynamics of Mathematics Curriculum Development with a Focus on Negotiation about Assessment.*

Jan. 25

Chris Plouff (Career Services). *Career Advising for Math Majors.*

Feb. 1

Rebecca Walker and Nancy Mack. *NCATE: What Are Our Strengths & How Can We Grow and Improve?*

Feb. 6

Steve Blair, Will Dickinson, and Paul Yu. *Discourse, Metaphor, and Multi-Representational Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of Non-Euclidean Geometry.*

Feb. 13

Pam Wells. *Writing Discussion: Part II.*

Feb. 20

Esther Billings. *Practice-Based Professional Development and Communities of Practice.*

March 13

Feryal Alayont. *What kind of number is ...?*

March 20

Marge Friar. *The Mathematics of Mesoamerica.*

March 29

Timothy D. Rey (Counselor-Statistics at the Dow Chemical Company). *Use of Data Mining and Modeling in Industry.*

April 3

Char Beckmann, Steve Blair, and Filiz Dogru. *Turkish Travels, Tiles, and Treats.*

April 10

Will Dickinson. *Equal Circle Packings.*

April 17

Matthew Stamps (student). *How I spent my summer and fall vacations.*

April 24

*Department Celebration*

Sept. 11

Firas Hindeleh. *Introduction to Lie Algebras*. (Postdoc Seminar #1)

Sept. 25

Shirley Fleischmann (Engineering). *Ever on the Never-lost System*.

Oct. 11

Firas Hindeleh. *Lie Algebras and Maple*. (Postdoc Seminar #2)

Oct. 16

Darren Parker. *Some Mathematical Games*.

Oct. 23

Carl Arendsen. *TurningPoint in the Classroom*. Jane Mays and Cathy Gardner. *The GVSU Placement Exams*.

Nov. 6

Akalu Tefera. *My Sabbatical Experience at MIT*.

Nov. 27

Jonathan Hodge. *A Mathematics Teaching Idea Swap*.

## Department Seminars in 2006

March 21

Doug Kindschi. *Chastened Realism: Mathematics as a Model for Theology.*

March 28

Matt Stamps (student). *A Genetic Algorithm For the Minimum Tollbooth Problem (MINTB).*

April 4

Filiz Dogru and Sam Otten (student). *Exploring Dynamics of the Outer Billiard Map in the Hyperbolic Plane.*

April 11

Eric Simon (student) and David Austin. *Limit Point Sets of Groups of Möbius Transformations.*

April 20

*Department Celebration.*

Sept. 12

Manish Chakrabarti and Paul Yu> *L:Drive?R:Drive?&Addressbooks&Chalk.*

Sept. 19

Gib Hocking (Michigan State University). *Unusual 2-Manifolds.*

Sept. 26

Steve Blair. *Circle and Square Intersections: Engaging Students on the Process of Doing Mathematics.*

Oct. 3

Hugh McGuire (School of Computing and Information Systems). *Harry Potter's Potions Puzzle.*

Oct. 10

Tim Pennings (Hope College). *Do Dogs Know Bifurcations?*

Oct. 17

Brian Lerch. *The Existence of Perfect Seating Arrangements.*

Nov. 7

Esther Billings. *Ways We Use Writing to Facilitate and Deepen Mathematical Communication.*

Nov. 14

Bekki Dameron (Richard C. Owens Publishing and The Learning Network). *Learning Transfer.*

Dec. 5

David Coffey and John Golden. *Doing Math and Teaching Math: What's Reading got to do with it?*