# Presentations in 2003

**January**

**Ed Aboufadel **and** David Austin**. *The Center of Population Calculations is Flawed. *The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Char Beckmann**, **John Golden**, **Karen Novotny**, and **Pam Wells**. *Enhancing the Core: Increasing Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Mathematical Concepts* *Through Inclusion of Exemplary K-12 Materials into Core Courses in the Mathematics Major. *The Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

**Matt Boelkins** and **Clark Wells**. *Enhancing the Mathematical Core: Activities that Show Future Teachers the Value and Relevance of the Math Courses in their Major. *The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Will Dickinson**. *Spherical Sketchpad: A Dynamic Java Program Modeling Spherical Geometry. *The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**February**

**Esther Billings** and M. Schultz. *Postal Rates: Middle Schoolers Explore Functions **through a Real-world Context*. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Matt Boelkins**, **Steve Schlicker**, and **Clark Wells**. *Summer Research at Grand Valley.* The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

**David Coffey** and **Pam Wells**. *Building a Better Understanding of Box Plots. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**March**

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

**Jon Hodge**. *Permutations of Separable Preference Orders. T*he Meeting of the Public Choice Society and Economic Science Association.

**Jon Hodge**. Co-organized the session *Consequences of Discreteness. *The meeting of the Public Choice Society and Economic Science Association.

**Jon Hodge**. *R. L. Moore and the Teaching of Mathematics. *Science and Mathematics Division Research Colloquium at GVSU.

**April**

**Char Beckmann**. *Math Education Forum*, Full day workshop for elementary and secondary math teacher leaders at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA.

**Esther Billings** and **Melanie Schultz** (student). *Postal Rates: Middle Schoolers Explore Functions through a Real-world Context. *The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**Nancy Mack**. *Exploring Geometric Ideas Through Children’s Literature and the Real World. *The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**May**

**Esther Billings** and **Pam Wells**. *Developing Children’s Number Sense and Computational Fluency. * Presentation to a group of Home Schooling Parents.

**Matt Boelkins**. *A Capstone Course in the Nature of Modern Mathematics*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Matt Boelkins, David Coffey, Karen Novotny, Steve Schlicker, **and** Akalu Tefera**. *Enhancing the Mathematics Core. * The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Will Dickinson**. *Spherical Geometry Theorems*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Will Dickinson**. *Dynamical Spherical Geometry. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Paul Fishback**. *Mandelbrot Sets in Matrix Rings: Tales of Binary and Ternary Number Systems*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Reva Kasman**. *Teaching by Example: Case Studies for Mathematics Instructors*. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**June**

**Reva Kasman**. *BNS Invariants and the Initial Tree.* The 20^{th} Annual Workshop on Geometric Topology.

**August**

**Rebecca Walker**. *NCTM 9-12 Data Analysis and Probability. *The Professional Development Academy, Grand Rapids.

**October**

**Ed Aboufadel**, **Will Dickinson**, **Steve Schlicker**, and **Jody Sorensen**. *The Grand Valley State University REU. *Grand Valley State University.

**Char Beckmann**. *Proportional Reasoning in Literature and Movies. * Workshop presented at the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**Char Beckmann**. *Proportional Reasoning in Literature and Movies. *Fire-Up! Conference for Student Teachers, Aquinas College.

**Esther Billings**. *Panel Presenter: A Collage of Collaboration*. First Annual Meeting of Michigan Association of Mathematics Educators.

**Esther Billings**, **John Golden**, and **Pam Wells**. *Increments to Internship. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Council of Teacher of Mathematics.

**Esther Billings** and **Pam Wells**. *Activities That Help Children Explore the Concept of Prime Numbers. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Council of Teacher of Mathematics.

**Matt Boelkins**. *How to Grow a Polynomial. * Invited talk at the Kalamazoo College Mathematics Colloquium.

**David Coffey** and Mary Richardson (Statistics). *Tossing Kisses* *and Spitting Seeds.* The annual meeting of the Michigan Council of Teacher of Mathematics.

**Will Dicksinson**. *Hollywood** Equiangular Rhombi*. The Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

**Jon Hodge** and **Micah TerHaar** (student). *Separable Preferences and Admissible Characters. *Western Michigan University.

**Rebecca Walker**. *Navigating Through Data Analysis in Grades 9-12. *The annual meeting of the Michigan Council of Teacher of Mathematics.

**November**

**Ed Aboufadel**. *Wavelets, Secret Messages and Spam. *Invited talk at Saginaw Valley State University.

**Mary Ellen Barber**. *Group Activities for Trigonometry. *The Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.

**Matt Boelkins**. *Who’s the Greatest Polynomial of The All? * Invited talk at the Hope College Mathematics Colloquium.

**Cathy Gardner**. *Is It Worth The Effort? Coordinating Large Groups of Faculty. *The Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.

**Steve Schlicker**. *Lines, Lines, Everywhere Lines. * Keynote address at the Annual Mathematical Association of America Michigan Section Upper Peninsula Zonal Meeting.

**December**

**Rebecca Walker**. *NCTM 9-12 Data Analysis and Probability. *The Professional Development Academy, St. Louis, MO.