Presentations in 2003

January

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

Char BeckmannJohn GoldenKaren Novotny, and Pam WellsEnhancing 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 WellsEnhancing 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 DickinsonSpherical 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 BoelkinsSteve Schlicker, and Clark WellsSummer Research at Grand Valley.  The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

David Coffey and Pam WellsBuilding 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 HodgePermutations of Separable Preference Orders.  The 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 HodgeR. L. Moore and the Teaching of Mathematics.  Science and Mathematics Division Research Colloquium at GVSU.

April

Char BeckmannMath 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 MackExploring 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 WellsDeveloping Children’s Number Sense and Computational Fluency.  Presentation to a group of Home Schooling Parents.

Matt BoelkinsA 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 TeferaEnhancing 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 DickinsonDynamical Spherical Geometry. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Paul FishbackMandelbrot 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 KasmanTeaching by Example: Case Studies for Mathematics Instructors. The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

June

Reva KasmanBNS Invariants and the Initial Tree.  The 20th Annual Workshop on Geometric Topology.

August

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

October

Ed AboufadelWill DickinsonSteve Schlicker, and Jody SorensenThe Grand Valley State University REU.  Grand Valley State University.

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

Char BeckmannProportional 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 BillingsJohn Golden, and Pam WellsIncrements to Internship.  The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Council of Teacher of Mathematics.

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

Matt BoelkinsHow 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 DicksinsonHollywood Equiangular Rhombi. The Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

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

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

November

Ed AboufadelWavelets, Secret Messages and Spam.  Invited talk at Saginaw Valley State University.

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

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

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

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

December 

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