Purdue University North Central will host the fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America (INMAA) on Saturday, Oct.17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will draw educators from throughout Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to share their research and to network with colleagues.
Dr. Alain Togbe, PNC professor of Mathematics, serves as the INMMAA section chair. The event organizers included Togbe, Dr. Gayla Domke, associate professor of Mathematics and Dr. Bir Kafle, assistant professor of Mathematics.
Invited speakers are Dr. Annalisa Crannell, of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn, who will present “In the Shadow of Desargues” and Dr. Kay Roebuck and Dr. Sheryl Stump, of Ball State University, who will discuss the common core and its fate in Indiana.
There will be an Indiana Project NExT Panel Session centering on “Effectively Incorporating Technology in the Classroom.”
Titles of the papers to be presented include, “Twenty-five years of the MAA student chapters,” “The convex hull of Markov distributions,” “Comparing sporting events,” “Why would anyone ever use portfolio assessment in a mathematics course?” “Examples for Green’s Theorem with discontinuous partial derivatives,” “A geometric interpretation of trigonometry,” “Jumping Cars: A game of discrete, dense, and continuous motions on a plane,” “Mathematics in a non-math course,” “Using Crazy Eights to teach programming and conjecture skills to math majors,” “Finding order in learning disorder: How to go the extra mile for the students that face learning challenges” and “A variational type method for solving nonlinear pseudo-differential equations.”
This year is the centennial anniversary of the MAA Indiana Section. The MMA strives to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level; helps to ensure that teachers are prepared to deliver mathematics instruction, particularly at the middle and high school levels and conducts outreach and programming to provide professional development opportunities and related efforts to strengthen mathematics instruction. It works at the federal level to increase funding for programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that address these issues.
Further information about the conference can be obtained by contacting Togbe at email@example.com.