Information for Prospective Presenters

Math in Action is seeking presenters for our 2019 conference, which is on Saturday February 23rd 2019 on GVSU's Allendale campus. 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?

A link to submit a proposal is at the bottom of this page. We ask that you submit your proposal by Monday, October 1, 2018.

drawing of Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Presentation types & Presenters

This year, Math in Action is offering two types of presentations:

  • Full Presentation: This is a traditional 1 hour Math in Action presentation. Up to 3 presenters receive free registration for the conference.
  • (New!) "My Favorite": This 5 to 7 minute presentation, new to Math in Action this year, is a way to give a quick introduction to one of your favorite activities, tools, or websites, etc. You can see some examples on this YouTube Playlist. "My Favorites" will be presented together in a 1 hour block. Presenters do not receive free registration.

Sessions should actively engage participants: We are Math in Action

Student presenters or co-presenters are welcome! Students must co-present with a K–12 teacher or professor.

All presenters must register separately when registration opens in early January 2019.


Sessions are 1 hour long. They are scheduled for the following times:

  • A:   8:40 – 9:40 AM  
  • B:  9:50 – 10:50 AM  
  • C:  11:00 AM – Noon
  • D:  12:10 – 1:10 PM  
  • E:  1:20 – 2:20 PM  
  • F:   2:30 – 3:30 PM

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.


All conference rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Windows computer with ceiling mounted projector and screen
  • Wired and wireless access to the Internet
  • DVD player with speakers
  • Document camera
  • Whiteboards
  • You can connect your own laptop to the projection device. Macintosh computer users must supply their own adaptors.

We will provide a guest login and password for computers and wireless internet.

Software available on the GVSU network includes:

  • Mathematics: Microsoft Office (including Excel), Fathom, Geometer's Sketchpad and GeoGebra, Green Globs, Maple, 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.

Page last modified April 27, 2018