# Presentations in 2007

**January**

**Ed Aboufadel and Rebecca Walker**. Members of a panel discussion on the *Evolution of a Mathematics Capstone Course for High School Teachers as Recommended in the MET Report. *The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference.

**Feryal Alayont**. *Converting Calculus Students from Showing Work to Explaining. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Charlene Beckmann**. *Enhancing the Teaching of Euclidean Geometry. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Charlene Beckmann** and D. Thompson. *Enhancing Secondary Teachers’ Understanding of Functions. *The annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference.

**Charlene Beckmann **and **Rebecca Walker**. ** ***Constructivist Integrated Mathematics and Methods for Middle Grades Teachers. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Esther Billings, Dave Coffey, and John Golden**. *Professional Development from the Perspective of a Community of Practice. *The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference.

**Esther Billings and Pam Wells**. *Using Reform-Based Curricula to Deepen Prospective Elementary School Teachers’ Content and Pedagogical Content Knowledge*. The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference.

**Manish Chakrabarti**. *A Course in Computational Biology-Reaching Out and Reaching Within. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Manish Chakrabarti**. *Innovations in Teaching a Rings first Abstract Algebra Course. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**David Coffey** and Nina Namaste (Modern Languages). *Engaging Students in Reading. *The Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Workshops at Grand Valley State University.

**Shelly Smith**. *The Optimal Origami Box. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Walker, Rebecca**. Invited Panel member for *Panel on Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching: The High School Perspective. * Annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

**Clark Wells**, *Guided Discovery of ‘Big Picture’ Results in Analysis. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**Matt Wyneken**, *Lesson Study for Preservice Teachers: The Westwood Heights Initiative. *The annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference.

**Semail Ulgen Yildirim, ***Online Class Experience in Mathematics at the University of Mississippi. *The Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

**February**

**Feryal Alayont, Gary Klingler, Jon Hodge, Ted Sundstrom, and Semail Ulgen Yildirim**. *Great Ideas for Teaching Students. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Stephen Blair**. *An Introduction to Cognitively Guided Instruction for Whole Number Operations. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

G. Rumohr-Voskuil, G. & **Esther Billings**. *Ways to Incorporate Best-Practice Language Arts Methods in the Math Classroom*. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Matt Boelkins**. *Fibonacci’s Garden. *One of four public lectures in the “Art of Mathematics” series at Grand Valley State University.

**Dave Coffey and John Golden**. *Reading**, Mathing, Teaching – Moving Beyond the Motions. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Will Dickinson**. *Equal Circle Packings. *The Calvin College Mathematics Colloquium.

**Nancy Mack**. *Gaining Insights into Children’s Geometric Knowledge with the Greedy Triangle. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Shelly Smith**. *The Optimal Origami Box. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Matt Wyneken**. *An Introduction to the Digi-Block System. *Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**Paul Yu**. *Investigation of Student Thinking and Curriculum Design through Lesson Study*. Mathematics in Action, Grand Valley State University.

**March**

**Feryal Alayont**. *Residues of Eisenstein Series via Maass-Selberg Relations. *The 21^{st} Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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

**Esther Billings and Pam Wells**. *Deepening Prospective Teachers’ Content and Pedagogical Content Knowledge. *The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.

**Will Dickinson**. *Playing Games with Equal Circles. *The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium, GVSU.

**Rebecca Walker**. *Developing Flexible and Critical Use of Representations in Problem Solving. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.*

**April**

**Jon Hodge**. *A Moore-Inspired Calculus Course at Grand Valley State University. *The Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference.

**Nancy Mack**. Chaired the session, *Student Learning in Mathematical Content Domains. *The American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

**May**

**David Austin**. *Circle Packings from Penrose Tilings. *Invited address at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Steve Blair **and **Will Dickinson**. *The Use of Metaphor in Geometry: an Example Involving Curvature. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**David Coffey**, Phyllis Curtiss, John Gabrosek, Kirk Anderson, Neal Rogness, and Paul Stephenson. *Play Along with the Statistics Six Pack! *The United States Conference on Teaching Statistics.

**Will Dickinson**. *The Right Right Triangle on the Sphere. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**Steve Schlicker**. *Numbers Simultaneously Polygonal and Centered Polygonal. *The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

**August**

**Feryal Alayont**. *Using an Inquiry Based Approach to Improve Student Proofs. *The Annual Summer Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.

**David Coffey** and **John Golden**. *Reading**, Mathing, Teaching and Moving Beyond the Motion. *The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference.