Spring Semester 2013

Meeting time: Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.

January 10
Introductions and Organization
Eric Thorson
The following are Journal Club topic ideas:
  • Navajo Geometry Symmetry - Curtis
  • Math Assessment – Ashley
  • Student Oriented Application Ideas – Danika
  • Insight on teaching methods of top five countries vs USA. – Curtis
  • Characterize Mathematical understanding – Hilal


January 17
Math for America Cohort Meeting


January 24
Troy Jones


January 31
Melissa Andersen
Euclid, Bolyai, and Lobachevsky: Teaching Non-Euclidean Geometry in the Classroom
Link to the recording: RECORDING (The actual talk gets started after the first 20 minutes of nothing.)

February 7
Math for America Cohort Meeting

February 14
Navajo Geometry Symmetry - Curtis Frazier



February 21
Guest Speaker: Breeann Flesch

February 28
Guest Speaker: Brian Gleason

March 7
Presenting: Eric Thorson
Topic: TBA (MathCad and other modeling tools for engineering)

March 14 (Spring Break)

March 21

Math for America Spring Workshop March 22-23
Paul Zeits and Joyce Smart

MAA Intermountain Section meeting in Rexburg, ID


April 4
Presenting: Hilal Gülkilik
Mathematics teacher education in Turkey.

April 11
Ashley Salisbury
Topic: Summary of MSRI Workshop









April 18
Math for America Cohort Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER - Rob Davies
Climate Science for Math Teachers

April 25
Debbie Alcox and Melissa Quinn

May 2
Math for America Cohort Meeting - Discovery Point, Utah Botanical Center, Kaysville