# Presentations in 2006

**January**

**Char Beckmann** and D. Thompson. *Teaching Proof Through Puzzles. * The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference.

**Char Beckmann**, M. Enderson, A. Manouchehri, B. D’Ambrosio, and M. Chappell. *Strengthening the Content Understanding of Teachers Through Pedagogical Explorations. * Panel presentation at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators annual conference.

**David Coffey** and Nina Namaste (Modern Languages). *Developing Literacy as a Means to Cultivate Critical Thinking Skills. * The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Workshops at Grand Valley State University.

**David Coffey** and **Pam Wells**. *Answering a Different Question: What’s Right in Wrong Answers. * Teachers of Tomorrow at Grand Valley State University.

**Filiz Dogru. ** *Examples of Outer Billiards with Periodic Dynamics. * The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Paul Fishback. ** *Group Presentations in an Operations Research Course. * The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Steve Schlicker**. *Research Opportunities for Students at Grand Valley State University. * The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Akalu Tefera**. *On Proofs of Certain Combinatorial Identities. * The Annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**February**

**Esther Billings** and **Char Beckmann**. *A Motivating Context to Explore Functions. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**David Coffey** and **John Golden**. *Doing Math: What’s Reading Got to Do With It?* Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Will Dickinson**. *Workshop in Spherical Geometry. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**John Golden**. *The Power of Teaching for Problem Solving. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Voting and Elections. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Steve Schlicker**. *The Grand Valley State University REU and the Hausdorff Metric Geometry. * Andrews University.

**Pam Wells** with Ms. Colleen Heyboer. *Similarity – A Lesson Study in Action. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Paul Yu**. *Explorations and Activities in Art and Mathematics. * Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University**.**

**March**

**Matt Boelkins**. *The Sendov Conjecture and the Hausdorff Geometry of Polynomials: A Sabbatical Report. * The GVSU Research Colloquium.

**Will Dickinson**. *Student Written Geometry Textbooks*. Conversations among Colleagues, University of Michigan.

**John Golden**, **Karen Novotny**, and **Matt Wyneken**. *Professional Reorientation from Mathematician to Teacher Educator. * Conversations among Colleagues Conference, University of Michigan.

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences. * Invited presentation at the Miami University Mathematics Colloquium.

**Reva Kasman**. *Everyone's a Critic: An Example of Writing Assignments in Advanced Mathematics Courses.* The 8th Annual Chicago Symposium Series on Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science.

**April**

**Esther Billings**. *Using Pictorial Growth Patterns to Build Algebraic Thinking. * The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**Nancy Mack**. *Hooray! Today is Parallelogram Day. * The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**Rebecca Walker**. *Open Ended Problems: A Means for Assessing Students’ Thinking. * The Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

**May**

**Matt Boelkins**. *Student Research with Polynomial Functions: Calculus at Work. * Invited presentation at the Downstate Advance Project Seminar, Syracuse University.

**Matt Boelkins**. *Student Research with Polynomial Functions: Calculus at Work. * Invited presentation at the Upstate Advance Project Seminar, Syracuse University.

**Matt Boelkins**. *The Sendov Conjecture and the Hausdorff Geometry of Polynomials. * The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Matt Boelkins**. *What Does PRIMUS Offer Us? * Invited presentation at the Michigan Project NeXT Symposium, Calvin College.

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences. * Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America. ** **

**Paul Yu**. *Explorations in Math and Art*. Panel discussion presentation at the Michigan NExT conference in Grand Rapids.

**June**

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Referendum Elections and Separable Preferences.* The GVSU Mathematics REU.

**July**

**Char Beckmann** and **Filiz Dogru**. *Enhancing the Teaching of Undergraduate Euclidean Geometry Using K–12 Resources. * The 3^{rd} International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level in Istanbul, Turkey.

**August**

**David Austin.** *Discovering the Cauchy-Riemann Equations. * The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Char Beckmann** and D. Thompson. *Enhancing Prospective Secondary Teachers’ Understanding of Functions. * The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**Char Beckmann** and **Esther Billings**. *Children’s Literature: A Motivating Context to Explore Functions. * The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**Steve Blair** and **Matt Wyneken**. *Using Ant Farms to Explore Probability. * The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**David Coffey **and** John Golden**. *Doing Math – What’s Reading Got to Do with It? * The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**Nancy Mack, Pam Wells, **and **Matt Wyneken**. *Service Learning in Math 221 & 222: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I & II. * The GVSU Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference.

**Paul Yu**. *Multi-Representational Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of Non-Euclidean Geometry. * The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**September**

**David Austin**. *Playing Penrose’s Tile Game. * One of four public lectures in the “Art of Mathematics” series at Grand Valley State University.

**Jon Hodge**. *The Mathematics of Voting and Elections. *The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference and Exposition.

**October**

**Matt Boelkins**. *Student Research with Polynomial Functions. * Invited presentation at the Calvin College Undergraduate Mathematics Colloquium.

**Jon Hodge **and **Steve Schlicker**. *The Grand Valley State University Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. * The Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

**November**

**Ed Aboufadel**. *Where am I? Position Coding, Wavelets, and a Computer in a Pen*. Invited talk at Calvin College.

**Reva Kasman**. *Adventures of a Frugal Gift Wrapper*. Kalamazoo College Mathematics Department Colloquium.

**Paul Yu**. *Discourse, Metaphor, and Multi-Representational Instruction in the Teaching and Learning of Non-Euclidean Geometry. * The Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America Annual Conference.