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?

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