2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings

Dates: January 10-13, 2018
Location: San Diego, California

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Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday January 10

  • 10:15 am – 10:40 am: MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, I
  • 12:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Exhibit Hall booths open
  • 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm: MAA Minicourse: Part A (Preregistration required)

Thursday January 11

  • 9:00 am – 11:55 am: MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, I
  • 9:30 am – 5:30 pm: Exhibit Hall booths open
  • 10:15 am – 11:55 am: MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, II
  • 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm: MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, II
  • 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm: MAA Session on Innovative Mathematical Outreach in Alternative Settings
  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Math Circles Reception at Harbor House Restaurant

 

Friday January 12 

  • 9:30 am – 5:30 pm: Exhibit Hall booths open
  • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: MAA Lecture for Students | HOW MANY DEGREES ARE IN A MARTIAN CIRCLE? And other human (and non-human) questions one should ask about everyday mathematics.
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: MAA Minicourse: Part B (Preregistration required)
    How to Run Successful Math Circles for Students and Teachers

 

Saturday January 13

  • 10:00 am – 10:50 am: MAA Interactive Lecture for Students and Teachers | Mathematics to the rescue how to fold a tie.
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers(SIGMAA MCST) Special Presentation | Math Circle Demonstration

 

Thursday, January 11

9:00 am – 11:55 am 

  • MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, I 
    Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Organizer:
    Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math
    Center
  • 9:00 am
    Simon Says, Four Gallons. 
    Sharon Lanaghan, California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • 9:20 am
    Creating and Justifying Platonic Solids. 
    Judith Covington, LSU Shreveport
  • 9:40 am
    Snapology Origami: Folding and Snapping Your Way to Geometry, Topology, Art, and More. 
    David Honda, Marshall Middle School, San Diego, CA
    Yana Mohanty, Imathgination LLC
    David Patrick, Art of Problem Solving
  • 10:00 am
    Realizing Seifert Surfaces and More! 
    Whitney George, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
  • 10:20 am
    Mathematical Modeling in 3-5th Grade Math Circle. 
    Jenna Tague, California State University, Fresno
  • 10:40 am
    Knotted mathematics for elementary-aged students.
    Mark C Hughes, Brigham Young University
  • 11:00 am
    Nim-like games with 2D boards. 
    Maria S. Nogin, California State University, Fresno
    Adnan H. Sabuwala, California State University, Fresno
    Jenna Tague, California State University, Fresno
  • 11:20 am
    Ready, Set, Eureka! 
    Joie F. Escuadro, Juniata College
  • 11:40 am
    Let’s get cracking: Russian egg roulette. 
    Frederick A Peck, University of Montana
    Matt B Roscoe, University of Montana

1:00 pm – 3:15 PM

  • MAA Session on Math Circle Topics with Visual or Kinesthetic Components, II 
    Room 31B, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Organizer:
    Amanda Katharine Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center
  • 1:00 pm
    Islamic Geometric Pattern: Point-Construction Method. 
    Rebin A. Muhammad, Ohio University
  • 1:20 pm
    Spatial Reasoning at the Central Oklahoma Math Circle. 
    Erica Bajo Calderon, University of Central Oklahoma
    Liz Lane-Harvard, University of Central Oklahoma
    Carol Lucas, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 1:40 pm
    Teaching Group Theory Through Twisty Puzzles. 
    Jameson C Hardy, Dixie State University
  • 2:00 pm
    Barbie Bungee: Multivariable Edition. 
    Thomas J Clark, Dordt College
  • 2:20 pm
    Groups, Symmetries, and Dancing. 
    Javier Alfredo Ronquillo Rivera, Ohio University
  • 2:40 pm
    A simple construction problem.
    Russell A Gordon, Whitman College
  • 3:00 pm
    Counting and symmetry in conceptual art. 
    Joshua P. Bowman, Pepperdine University

1:00 pm – 4:15 PM

  • MAA Session on Innovative Mathematical Outreach in Alternative Settings
    Room 31C, Upper Level San Diego Convention Center
    Organizers:
    Hector Rosario, Gwinnett County Public Schools, South Gwinnett High School
    Jennifer Switkes, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • 1:00 pm
    The Alliance of Indigenous Math Circles.
    Tatiana Dezbah Shubin, San Jose State University
  • 1:20 pm
    Kittitas Valley Math Circle: Circling parents, guardians, and other adults to join in their student’s Math Circle experience.
    Brandy S. Wiegers, Central Washington University
  • 1:40 pm
    Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals—An Alternative to Competition. 
    Mark Saul, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, a program of AIM
    Nancy Blachman, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
  • 2:00 pm
    Initial outcomes and lessons from the International Mathematics Enrichment Project (IMEP). 
    Catherine Paolucc, SUNY New Paltz
    Helena Wessels, Stellenbosch University
  • 2:20 pm
    Advanced, underserved students: strategies for program design. 
    Daniel Zaharopol, The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc.
    Ruthi Hotsch, The Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc.
  • 2:40 pm
    St. Mary’s GED: Mathematics Underpinning GED Education.
    Caleb C Moxley, Birmingham-Southern College
  • 3:00 pm
    Teaching Math in Prison: Observations from the Cornell Prison Education Program. 
    Robert Scott, Cornell University
  • 3:20 pm
    Math Outreach at Graterford State Correctional Institution. 
    Katie Haymaker, Villanova University Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Beth Malmskog, Colorado College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 3:40 pm
    An Iranian woman studying in a historical black university teaches College Algebra in prison 
    Zeinab Bandpey, Morgan State University
  • 4:00 pm
    Advising undergraduate research in prison, what worked and what didn’t work. 
    Branden Stone, Adelphi University

Friday, January 12

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

  • MAA Lecture for Students
    HOW MANY DEGREES ARE IN A MARTIAN CIRCLE? And other human (and non-human) questions one should ask about everyday mathematics. 
    Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    James Tanton, Mathematical Association of America

Saturday, January 13

10:00 am – 10:50 am

  • MAA Interactive Lecture for Students and Teachers 
    Mathematics to the rescue – how to fold a tie. 
    Room 6C, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Presenters:
    James Tanton, MAA

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers
    Math Wrangle
    Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Organizers:
    Ed Keppelmann, University of Nevada Reno
    Phil Yasskin, Texas A&M University

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers(SIGMAA MCST) Special Presentation 
    Math Circle Demonstration 
    Room 6D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Organizers:
    Alessandra Pantano, University of California Irvine
    Amanda Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center

Related Events

  • MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, I 
    Room 28D, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Wednesday January 10
    10:15 am – 10:40 am
  • MAA General Contributed Paper Session on Outreach, II 
    Room 28E, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center
    Thursday January 11
    10:15 am-11:55 am
  • The Impact of Math Teachers’ Circles on Persistence, Confidence, and Implementation of Inquiry-based Learning for K-12 Teachers. 
    Thursday January 11
    10:30 am
    Rita M Patel, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
    Amanda Harsy, Lewis University
    Dave Klanderman, Trinity Christian College
  • Exhibit Hall
    Wednesday 12:15 pm – 5:30 pm
    Thursday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Friday 9:30 am -5:30 pm
    Saturday 9:30 am -12:00 pm

MAA Minicourse

  • How to Run Successful Math Circles for Students and Teachers 
    (Preregistration required)
    Wednesday January 10 
    2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
    Room 28B, Upper Level , San Diego Convention Center
    Friday January 12
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Room 28B, Upper Level , San Diego Convention Center
    Presenters:
    Jane Long, Stephen F. Austin State University and National Association of Math Circles
    Brianna Donaldson, American Institute of Mathematics
    Gabriella Pinter, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Diana White, University of Colorado Denver and National Association of Math Circles