Information for Prospective Presenters

Math in Action is seeking presenters for our 2022 conference, which is on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. We welcome proposals from anyone engaged in improving mathematics teaching and learning. Past presenters have ranged from early-career, first-time presenters to nationally recognized experts. What do you have to share with our community?

Please read this entire page and then click the button below to submit your proposal. We ask that you submit your proposal by Monday, October 11, 2021.

drawing of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Session Format

Session length: Math in Action sessions are 1 full hour (60 minutes) long.

Math in ActionOur sessions are not traditional presentations: they should actively engage participants. Successful sessions from past conferences have included small group discussions, having participants engage in sample classroom activities, and even getting up and dancing!

In person or online? We are currently planning to hold Math in Action 2022 in person at GVSU's Allendale Campus, but to broaden the reach of the conference, we are also hoping to offer some sessions online to remote participants. In the proposal form, you will be asked whether you would prefer to give an in person presentation or an online presentation. If you select an in person presentation, you will be asked if you're willing to live stream your session for online participants. You will be asked what resources you and your participants would require given your preferences.

Contingency plan: Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are also making alternate plans to move Math in Action online if necessary. We ask presenters to keep the potential for online sessions in mind when writing their proposal.

Presenters

Up to 3 presenters receive free registration for the conference. Student presenters or co-presenters are welcome! Students must co-present with a K–12 teacher or professor. If you have questions or wish to register additional co-presenters, please email us.

Most sessions will be offered for State Continuing Education Credit Hours (SCECH). Please submit a 2-page resume or vita with your proposal to allow us to offer your session for SCECH credit.

Technology

All conference rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Windows computer with the ability to open PowerPoint, PDF, and web-based presentations.
  • Ceiling mounted projector and screen
  • Wired and wireless access to the Internet. We will provide a guest login and password for computers and wifi.
  • DVD player with speakers
  • Document camera
  • Whiteboards
  • You can connect your own laptop to the projection device. Presenters must supply their own adaptors for VGA or HDMI.

Software available on the GVSU network includes:

  • Mathematics: Microsoft Office (including Excel), Fathom, Geometer's Sketchpad and GeoGebra, Green Globs, Mathematica
  • Statistics: Camp Tools, JMP, SAS, SPSS, WinBugs
  • Multiple web browsers
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

You will have an opportunity to ask attendees to bring specific technology (such as a phone or laptop) to your session, if you wish. Math in Action can also supply a limited number of Chromebooks (lightweight laptops with web access) to support more technologically involved sessions.

If you'd like to give an online presentation from a location other than GVSU's Allendale campus, presenters will need to provide all technology required for their presentations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide access to any software that you don't already own. You will be presenting from your own computer, and so if you require access to any special software, you must already have that software installed on your own computer.

In the presenter proposal form, you will have the opportunity to suggest ways that Math in Action can support you and your participants. We will let you know what we can do as soon as possible.