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ProgramAugust 5—8, 2015 Washington, D.C.

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We are so glad you are joining in the fun... and it truly will be a memorable and mathemazing four days! The Centennial Planning Committee, led by Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy, began its work over ten years ago and have produced an amazing program with a lot of mathematical heart. The days will be filled with enticing mathematics, and the evenings will showcase mathematical culture with performances by MAA members. Do browse the program, but I can point out a few highlights.

As you’ve noted, we expanded the program by an extra day to honor our centennial. There are six Centennial Lectures given by a slate of outstanding speakers (Erik Demaine, Jennifer Chayes, Ingrid Daubechies, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Karen Parshall, and Manjul Bhargava) in a diversity of fields. And of course there are the named lectures to look forward to: Leitzel, Falconer, Frame, Blackwell Lectures and the AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address, as well as the Hedrick Lectures, which will be given by Karen Smith.

Sample the rich variety of invited paper sessions–many with a historical perspective of the last 100 years–including: “Gems of the Monthly”, “Presidential Reminiscences”, “Triangle Geometry” (by John Conway and Richard Guy), a session honoring Abdulalim A. Shabazz (who is credited for mentoring over half of all African-Americans with a Ph.D. in mathematics), and a session in which NSA mathematicians open up about what they do! And check out the awesome collection of mini-courses, including a reprise of some of our most popular mini-courses of the past.

Students will find a plethora of events to whet their mathematical appetites, including the newer competition Estimathon! and the Chan Stanek Lecture for Students, given by Joe Gallian. There will be a sneak peek of an upcoming movie The Man Who Knew Infinity about the life of Ramanujan. And graduate students who signed up in advance can get feedback on potential job talks and practice presenting them in a special workshop.

The entertainment each evening will surpass any other math conference you’ve attended in its variety and scope! Wednesday’s Centennial Reception will feature a Mathematical Carnival, with performances by MAA members who are jugglers, magicians, and artists. This will be followed by Cirque de Mathematiques featuring drama, magic, mime and dance! On Thursday, the connection between mathematics and music will be explored in a concert by musical mathematicians. On Friday, the MAA Community Players led by Steve Abbott will perform Albert’s Bridge, a mathematical tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard. And on Saturday, the Closing Banquet will feature the singing troupe of MAA Players led by Annalisa Crannell.

MathFest has always been known as a welcoming place where you can celebrate your love for mathematics, and passion for teaching and communicating it well, with a friendly and vibrant community in the more relaxed atmosphere of summer. So amid the fun, we also hope you’ll take some time to make new friends here at MathFest! Introduce yourself to someone who looks like they might be here for the first time, and help them get connected to others with similar interests! On social media–share what you are learning or enjoying with others using the hashtag #MAA100.

Our community, inclusivity, and shared values is what makes MAA strong, and you are a big part of holding that banner high. Even amidst the fast-moving changes in our lives wrought by technology, the need for community and excellence in mathematical communication will not wane. As we celebrate the strengths that have brought us this far, I’m confident they will carry us with strength into the next 100 years.

Francis Edward SuMAA President

TO THE CENTENNIAL MATHFEST! #MAA100WELCOME

TABLE OF CONTENTS 11 INVITED ADDRESSES

15 INVITED SESSIONS

18 THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONS

27 GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONS

28 PANEL SESSIONS

32 POSTER SESSIONS

33 MINICOURSES

36 WORKSHOPS

37 OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONS

38/84 ALDER AWARD SESSION

40 GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITIES

42 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITIES

45 K-12 ACTIVITIES

46 COMMITTEE MEETINGS

49 SIGMAA ACTIVITIES

50 SILVER AND GOLD MEMBERS

53 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 2014 AND 2015 TO DATE

56 SOCIAL EVENTS

59 CHRONOLOGICAL SCHEDULE

95 SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

95 COMMERCIAL PRESENTATIONS

97 MARRIOTT FLOOR PLANS

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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June 22, 2015

On behalf of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), congratulations to the Mathematical Association of America on your Centennial! For 100 years, MAA has been a leader in advancing the mathematical sciences. having a huge impact on both teachers and students. The national meetings that are held and the publications that have been created by the MAA have been key to keeping educators abreast with the latest research. The MAA’s Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM), has guided undergraduate curriculum in mathematics for many years. The association recognizes that curricular changes will occur and be impacted by the adoption of the Common Core State Standards by many U.S. states. The common core will significantly change the preparation of incoming college students and will necessitate changes in the preparation of pre-service teachers. AMATYC and the MAA have partnered on numerous occasions, through both MAA’s own Committee on Two-Year Colleges and its Committee on Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY). These committees have provided guidance over the years on the mathematics of the first two years as well as on developmental courses in the mathematics. AMATYC is pleased to offer its congratulations to the MAA for successfully reaching an important milestone.

Nancy J. Sattler, PresidentAMATYC

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June 25, 2015

Frances Su, President Mathematical Association of America 1529 18th St. NW Washington D.C. 20036-1358

Dear Dr. Su,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the American Statistical Association, I congratulate the Mathematical Association of America on its 100th anniversary. What is most praiseworthy about the MAA is not that it is 100 years old – and that is an excellent accomplishment – but that it is thriving and positioned to support the mathematical sciences community for the next century.

The MAA is renowned for improving the instruction of mathematics at all levels, fostering growth in mathematical professionals, developing the next generation of mathematicians, reaching out to the public to increase awareness of and appreciation for mathematics. Further, MathFest and the Joint Mathematics Meetings are the premier mathematics meetings in the world, and the association is an important publisher of books and articles that advance the field and make it more accessible.

The ASA is proud to be a partner with the MAA in the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, collaborating on Math Awareness Month, the JPBM Communication Award, and other projects to support the mathematical sciences. We share with the MAA a committee of mathematicians and statisticians dedicated to improving undergraduate statistics. We have much common cause with the MAA, and the strength of the association and its bright future are important to the ASA and to the entire mathematical sciences community.

So we wish you a very happy anniversary! While you are enjoying your 100th anniversary celebration here in our nation’s capital, we’ll be on the west coast hosting the Joint Statistical Meetings. Nonetheless, we’ll take a moment at our JSM meeting of the ASA Board to acknowledge the MAA anniversary and celebration.

Very best wishes for your next 100 years,

David Morganstein, President

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Congratulates

MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA On the auspicious occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Mathematical

Association of America (MAA), the Society for Industrial and Applied

Mathematics (SIAM) wishes to offer its sincerest congratulations to a valued sister

society. The MAA provides many important programs and services to vital

segments of the math community. SIAM appreciates the cooperation and

collaboration enjoyed with the MAA for many years and looks forward to another

100 years of service to our community.

L. Pamela Cook James M. Crowley President Executive Director

August 5, 2015

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EARLE RAYMOND HEDRICK LECTURE SERIES

Algebra Over Finite Fields

Karen Smith, University of Michigan

Hedrick Lecture 1 Wednesday, August 5, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Starting with a little trick I learned in third grade to check my multiplication homework, I’ll share my fascination

with algebra as it grew through middle school, high school, college and eventually led to research in characteristic p rings. Along the way, I’ll point out the importance of many mentors and teachers who led me to eventually pursue my career in mathematics.

Hedrick Lecture 2

Friday, August 7, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the second talk, I will explain how doing algebra over finite fields can deepen our understanding of geometry. Specifically, I’ll discuss how understanding solutions to polynomials over finite fields can help understand the geometry of algebraic varieties defined by real or complex polynomials. Miraculously, rings of characteristic p have some very special properties that can be powerful tools in analyzing them, often replacing tools like integration for real manifolds.

Hedrick Lecture 3

Saturday, August 8, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

In the third talk, I will explain some of these recent tools in “characteristic p” algebra–specifically Frobenius splitting and related tools–which have made an impact on different areas of math, including the minimal model program for complex algebraic varieties and cluster algebras in combinatorics/representation theory. Some of this work is joint work with my PhD students and post-docs.

MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 1

Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms: Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms

Wednesday, August 5, 8:20 AM – 9:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Erik Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Science fiction is a great inspiration for science. How can we build reconfigurable robots like Transformers or Terminator 2? How can we build Star Trek-style replicators that duplicate or mass-produce a given shape at the nano scale? How can we orchestrate the motion of

a large swarm of robots? Recently we’ve been exploring possible answers to these questions through computational geometry, in the settings of reconfigurable robots (both modular and folding robots that can become any possible shape), robot swarms (which may be so small and simple that they have no identity), and self-assembly (building computers and replicators out of DNA tiles).

MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 2

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Wednesday, August 5, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research

Everywhere we turn these days, we find that networks can be used to describe relevant interactions. In the high tech world, we see the Internet, the World Wide Web, mobile phone networks, and a variety of online social networks. In economics, we are increasingly experiencing both the positive and negative effects of a global networked

economy. In epidemiology, we find disease spreading over our ever-growing social networks, complicated by mutation of the disease agents. In biomedical research, we are beginning to understand the structure of gene regulatory networks, with the prospect of using this understanding to manage many human diseases. In this talk, I look quite generally at some of the models we are using to describe these networks, processes we are studying on the networks, algorithms we have devised for the networks, and finally, methods we are developing to indirectly infer network structure from measured data. I’ll discuss in some detail particular applications to cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to suggest possible drug targets for certain kinds of cancer.

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MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 3

Mathematics for Art Investigation

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 9:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

Mathematical tools for image analysis increasingly play a role in helping art historians and art conservators assess the state of conservation of paintings, and probe into the secrets of their history. The talk will review several case studies, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Van Eyck among others.

MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 4

The Role and Function of Mathematical Models in Interdisciplinary Mentorship through Research: Lessons from the World of Epidemics

Thursday, August 6, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University

We live in an interconnected world in which seeking solutions to societal problems no longer makes sense within the confines of single-discipline organized institutions. The nation’s ability to train 21st century scientists depends on systems of learning and

thinking that are naturally embedded within interdisciplinary educational research/mentorship models. The use of multiple modes of doing science including the systematic use of computer experiments and data science (Big Data) must be at the heart of a modern 21st Century STEM education.

As Steve Strogatz observes “… cancer will not be cured by biologists working alone. Its solution will require a melding of both great discoveries of 1953 [Fermi-Pasta-Ulam introduction of the computer experiment and Watson & Creek discovery of the chemical structure of DNA]. Many cancers, perhaps most of them, involve the derangement of biochemical networks that choreograph the activity of thousands of genes and proteins. As Fermi and his colleagues taught us, a complex system like this can’t be understood merely by cataloging its parts and the rules governing their interactions. The nonlinear logic of cancer will be fathomed only through the

collaborative efforts of molecular biologists — the heirs to Dr. Watson and Dr. Crick —and mathematicians who specialize in complex systems — the heirs to Fermi, Pasta and Ulam.”

In this lecture, I will highlight (1) the role that interdisciplinary research challenges has played in shaping the training and mentorship of students from high school to the postdoctoral level and (2) the impact that has had on my own research program. The discussion will be centered on questions that arise in the study of disease dynamics (Ebola and Influenza) across levels of organization and over multiple spatiotemporal scales.

The examples used are the result of the research carried out with a myriad of collaborators (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral students and colleagues) over the past three decades.

MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 5 CSHPM KENNETH O. MAY LECTURE

“We Are Evidently on the Verge of Important Steps Forward”: The American Mathematical Community, 1915-1950

Friday, August 7, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Karen Parshall, University of Virginia

The American mathematical community experienced remarkable changes over the course of the thirty-five years from the founding of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in 1915 to the establishment of the National Science Foundation in 1950. The first fifteen years witnessed not only the evolution of the MAA

with its emphasis on the promotion of mathematics teaching but also the “corporatization” and “capitalization” of the American Mathematical Society as mathematicians worked to raise money in support of research-level mathematics. The next decade, one characterized by the stock market crash and Depression, almost paradoxically saw the building of mathematics departments nationwide and the absorption into those departments of European mathematical refugees. Finally, the 1940s witnessed the mobilization of America’s mathematicians in the war effort and their subsequent efforts to insure that mathematics was supported as the Federal government began to open its coffers in the war’s immediate aftermath. This talk will explore this period of optimism in which the American mathematical community sensed, as Roland Richardson put it, “we are evidently on the verge of important steps forward.”

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MAA100 CENTENNIAL LECTURE 6

Recent Results Toward the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture

Saturday, August 8, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University

Over the past half-century, the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture has become one of the most notoriously difficult unsolved problems in mathematics, and has been listed as one of the seven million-dollar “Millennium Prize Problems” of

the Clay Mathematics Institute. In this talk, we describe the problem in elementary terms, and the surprising and beautiful ways in which it is related to several well-known open problems in number theory. Despite the difficulties in solving it, there is actually quite a bit known now towards the conjecture. We will give a survey of what is known – including several recent advances – and, finally, what remains to be done!

AMS-MAA JOINT INVITED ADDRESS

The Arithmetic of the Spheres

Thursday, August 6, 9:30 AM – 10:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan

Beginning with historical remarks on the harmony of the spheres, this talk tours two topics at the interface of number theory and dynamical systems. The first concerns the Farey tree, Ford circles and the Minkowski question-mark function. The second concerns

Farey fractions, radix expansions and the Riemann zeta function.

MAA JAMES R. C. LEITZEL LECTURE

Calculus at Crisis

Saturday, August 8, 8:30 AM – 9:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

David Bressoud, Macalester College

The predominance of calculus in high school, recognition of the importance of modeling dynamical systems—especially in the biosciences, and existence of sophisticated online resources have changed what students need from college calculus. Despite

recent insights into what it means to understand calculus and how students achieve this knowledge, failure rates are unacceptably high, and passing is no guarantee of ability to use the ideas of calculus. Together, these forces confront departments with a series of decision points around what to teach and how to teach it.

AWM-MAA ETTA Z. FALCONER LECTURE

“A Multiplicity All At Once”: Mathematics for Everyone, Everywhere

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 9:20 AMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Erica Walker, Columbia University

What does it mean to learn mathematics? What does it mean to say that some people are “math people”? In this talk, I draw upon 20 years of research and teaching to describe multiple contexts for mathematics learning and socialization across the lifespan. I

share findings from studies with elementary students, high school youth, teachers, and mathematicians to describe how they engage in mathematical practice, develop mathematics identities, and craft meaningful spaces for rich mathematics learning. I discuss implications of this work for reframing teaching and learning, both within and outside of schools, to better foster people’s success, interest, and creativity in mathematics.

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MAA CHAN STANEK LECTURE FOR STUDENTS

Seventy-Five Years of MAA Mathematics Competitions

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth

In this talk we provide facts, statistics, oddities, curiosities, videos, and trivia questions about the mathematics competitions that the MAA has sponsored for 75 years.

PI MU EPSILON J. SUTHERLAND FRAME LECTURE

G-sharp, A-flat, and the Euclidean Algorithm

Friday, August 7, 8:00 PM – 8:50 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Noam Elkies, Harvard University

Why does Western music almost universally use the same repeating pattern of 7+5 notes seen in the piano’s white and black keys, and why does each of these notes (especially the black ones, like G-sharp / A-flat) get more than one name? Using a piano, the audience’s voices, and more

traditional lecture materials, I’ll outline how music, physics, and mathematics converged to produce this structure, including an overlap between one thread of music history and the first few steps of the Euclidean algorithm applied to the logarithms of 2

and 3.

NAM DAVID HAROLD BLACKWELL LECTURE

Mathematics, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Terrence Blackman, The University of Denver

African Americans have a long and honorable tradition of doing Mathematics and Mathematics Education in the African American community. In this talk, from a perspective of excellence and equity, I will address the critical necessity of

engagement in Mathematics Education, by all mathematicians and in particular, African American mathematicians. In so doing, I will describe some of the challenges and opportunities for undergraduates considering careers in the mathematical sciences.

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MAA100 INVITED PAPER SESSION

Generations of Monthly Gems

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

The session is designed to help celebrate the MAA’s Centennial. With thousands of papers to draw on, six speakers will give 25-minute talks on papers chosen from throughout the Monthly’s history. Speakers will highlight the significance of these papers and remark on their impact on mathematics and science in general.

Scott Chapman, Sam Houston State University

Dan Velleman, Amherst College

Bruce Palka, National Science Foundation

Roger Horn, University of Utah

John Ewing, Math for America

Speakers

1894 – 1919Karen Parshall, University of Virginia

1920 – 1939John Stillwell, University of San Francisco

1940 – 1959Ron Graham, University of California at San Diego

1960 – 1979Bob Devaney, Boston University

1980 – 1999Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College

2000 – 2015Rebecca Goldin, George Mason University

MAA INVITED PAPER SESSION

The Non-Traditional “Traditional NSA Mathematician”

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) mathematicians create breakthroughs in cryptography and communications security. It is common to associate number theory and discrete mathematics with cryptography. However, problems tackled by NSA mathematicians actually draw upon a much broader variety of fields including statistics, geometry, analysis, topology, graph theory, neuroscience, big data analytics, theoretical computer science, and computational linguistics. As a result, the research community at NSA includes experts in a wide range of mathematics and math-related subjects.

The purpose of this session is to highlight both usual and unusual problems applied to national security, with all talks being at the general non-expert level. NSA mathematicians have produced fascinating and significant results over the years, however much of the work is not published. This session is a great opportunity for the MAA community to be exposed to some of NSA’s leading mathematicians and learn about the important role mathematics plays in a variety of problems.

Carla D. Martin, National Security Agency

SpeakersDavid Perry, National Security Agency

Ben Benoy, National Security Agency

Steve Knox, National Security Agency

Christine Edwards, National Security Agency

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MAA INVITED PAPER SESSION

Improving Access to Mathematical Modeling Research

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 4:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

Recently with documents such as the Common Core State Standards, there has been an increasing push for mathematical modeling in every classroom. But the picture of mathematical modeling that applied mathematics researchers have is very different from the word problems provided in textbooks for teachers. This session is dedicated to closing the gap between applied mathematics research, mathematics education research, and what goes on in classrooms around the United States. With an eye to creating environment(s) that support students and teachers in mathematical modeling throughout the United States, at all mathematical and economic levels: How can we improve teacher’s and students understanding of modeling research, and improve access to the experience of mathematical modeling research to populations that do not typically receive graduate training in the field?

Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University

Carlos Castillo-Garsow, Eastern Washington University

SpeakersSara Del Valle, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Sherry Towers, Arizona State University

Patrick W. Thompson, Arizona State University

Kathleen R. Fowler, Clarkson University

Carlos Castillo-Garsow, Eastern Washington University

Richard Tapia, Rice University

MAA INVITED PAPER SESSION

Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory

Friday, August 7, 9:00 AM – 11:20 AM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

The area of knot theory has been developing rapidly in recent years. Most recent advances rely on the connections between algebra, hom*ological algebra and knot theory. Examples include the Jones polynomial, topological quantum field theories, skein modules of links in 3-manifolds, Khovanov link and Heegard-Floer hom*ologies, hom*ology of distributive structures (i.e. quandles, racks, distributive lattices) and Yang-Baxter operators, as well as categorifications of knot polynomials and other appropriate combinatorial structures. These new developments relate knot theory to other branches of mathematics including number theory, Lie theory, statistical physics, etc, and employ tools far beyond the traditional ones from algebraic topology. These ideas mark the beginning of a new era in knot theory that includes relationships with four-dimensional problems and the creation of new forms of algebraic topology relevant to knot theory. Moreover, knot theory has numerous results and open problems requiring only knowledge of linear algebra, and are therefore accessible to undergraduates. We propose to bring together students and faculty active in these areas to share them with the broader mathematical community and encourage future collaboration and investigation.

Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University

SpeakersLou Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Heather Russell, Washington College

Erica Flapan, Pomona College

Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University

Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College

J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama

Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University

Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University

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MAA INVITED PAPER SESSION

Concrete Computations in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 3:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

This session will bring together researchers in computational or combinatorial algebra and algebraic geometry whose research is concrete and accessible.

Sarah Mayes-Tang, Quest University

Karen Smith, University of Michigan

SpeakersRobert Walker, University of Michigan

Courtney Gibbons, Hamilton College

Mike Janssen, Dordt College

Timothy Clark, Loyola University

Will Traves, United States Naval Academy

AMS-MAA INVITED PAPER SESSION

The Arithmetic of the Spheres

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

This session deals with topics in number theory, geometry and dynamics related to Farey fractions, circle packings, and dynamical systems where mode locking appears.

William Abram, Hillsdale College

Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University

Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan

SpeakersKatherine Stange, University of Colorado Boulder

Lionel Levine, Cornell University

Dan Romik, University of California Davis

Elena Fuchs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Steve Butler, Iowa State University

Kei Nakamura, University of California Davis

MAA100 SPECIAL INVITED SESSION

The Geometry of Triangles

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

Richard Guy and John Conway will share their latest ideas about the geometry of Euclidean triangles.

A Triangle Has Eight Vertices (But Only One Center)Richard Guy, University of Calgary

New Ideas about the Geometry of TrianglesJohn Conway, Princeton University

SPECIAL SESSION

“Notes of a Native Son”: The Legacy of Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz (1927-2014)

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 4:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz was a distinguished mathematician who is credited for mentoring over half of all African-Americans with a doctorate in Mathematics. “Notes of a Native Son” is a title of a collection of essays by James Baldwin. This title is fitting for a session honoring the life of Dr. Shabazz for three reasons. First, Dr. Shabazz is native to Washington, DC as he spent many years of his life there. Second, this session will feature various speakers whose careers were directly transformed by Dr. Shabazz’s mentorship. Third, this session will also include Dr. Shabazz’s peers who will discuss his active role in the mathematical community.

Monica Jackson, American University

Talitha M. Washington, Howard University

SpeakersMonica Jackson, American University

Erica Walker, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ronald Mickens, Clark Atlanta University

Gwendolyn Irby, Lockheed Martin

Shree Taylor, Delta Decisions of DC

Brett Sims, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Gelonia Dent, Medgar Evers College

Talitha M. Washington, Howard University

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MAA MATHFEST 2015

TCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, mornings and afternoons

This session welcomes contributions from all areas related to history and philosophy of mathematics. This includes reports on research, survey talks, and issues related to the use of history and philosophy of mathematics in the classroom. The session will also include special sessions on mathematical communities and on the philosophy of mathematics. There will also be a group of talks in honor of Karen Parshall (one of the MAA Centennial lecturers) and also in memory of Jackie Stedall (a well known historian of mathematics who passed away in the early fall).

Maria Zack, Point Loma Nazarene University Thomas Drucker, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Robin Wilson, Open University and Oxford University June Barrow-Green, Open University Jean-Pierre Marquis, University of Montreal Sloan Despeaux, Western Carolina University

Sponsored by HOM SIGMAA, POM SIGMAA, CSHPM, and BSHM

TCPS#2: The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting

Friday and Saturday afternoons

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the MAA, the AWM sponsors this session to acknowledge and recognize the contributions, achievements, and progress of women mathematicians over the past 100 years. This century has seen great mathematical achievements by women, the most recent and most public being Maryan Mirzakhani winning the Fields Medal. To honor this and other advances in mathematics by women, this session welcomes talks about mathematics done by women and historical or biographical presentations celebrating women in mathematics.

Alissa S. Crans, Loyola Marymount University Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University Maura Mast, University of Massachusetts Boston

Sponsored by The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

TCPS#3: Math Circle Problems in Honor of the MAA’s 100th Anniversary

Friday morning

A mathematics circle is an enrichment activity for K-12 students or their teachers, which brings them into direct contact with mathematics professionals, fostering a passion and excitement for deep mathematics in the participants. It is usually a weekly or monthly activity, but it can also be an intensive summer experience. Circles provide rich open-ended problems that enable students or their teachers to strengthen their problem-solving skills and deepen their appreciation for and excitement about mathematics. In honor of the MAA’s 100th anniversary, we especially encourage talks that address a problem or topic involving the number 100 that was successful at your math circle.

Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado Philip Yasskin, Texas A&M University Paul Zeitz, University of San Francisco

Sponsored by SIGMAA MCST

TCPS#4: Undergraduate Research Activities in Mathematical and Computational Biology

Friday afternoon

This session is dedicated to aspects of undergraduate research in mathematical and computational biology. First and foremost, this session would like to highlight research results of projects that either were conducted by undergraduates or were collaborations between undergraduates and their faculty mentors. Of particular interest are those collaborations that involve students and faculty from both mathematics and biology. Secondly, as many institutions have started undergraduate research programs in this area, frequently with the help of initial external funding, the session is interested in the process and logistics of starting a program and maintaining a program even after the initial funding expires. Important issues include faculty development and interdisciplinary collaboration, student preparation and selection, the structure of research programs, the acquisition of resources to support the program, and the subsequent achievements of students who participate in undergraduate research in mathematical and computational biology.

Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

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TCPS#5: Recreational Mathematics: New Problems and New Solutions

Friday and Saturday afternoons

As with all mathematics, recreational mathematics continues to expand through the solution of new problems and the development of novel solutions to old problems. For the purposes of this session, the definition of recreational mathematics will be a broad one. The primary guideline used to determine the suitability of a paper will be the understandability of the mathematics. Papers submitted to this session should be accessible to undergraduate students. Novel applications as well as new approaches to old problems are welcome. Examples of use of the material in the undergraduate classroom are encouraged.

Paul R. Coe, Dominican University Sara Quinn, Dominican University Kristen Schemmerhorn, Concordia University Chicago

TCPS#6: Mathematics and Art

Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning

Mathematics and art have a long historical relationship throughout the centuries. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks incorporated several mathematical relationships into their lives and art. In this session we encourage talks and presentations that connect mathematics and art. We would like to see a broad range of art: visual art, decorative art and performing art. The emphasis will be on college level mathematics that connects math and art in problems and projects that can enrich mathematics teaching. Puzzles, games and other activities that relate math and art are also encouraged.

Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Weber State University Mahmud Akelbek, Weber State University

TCPS#7: Financial Mathematics

Wednesday afternoon

Financial Mathematics encompasses all the mathematical and statistical tools, theories and techniques involved in the applied areas usually described as Quantitative Finance, Computational Finance, and Financial Engineering. Research in these areas of financial market modeling include derivatives pricing, risk-and-portfolio management and the theory of interest. Such works have resulted in Nobel Prizes in 1990 and 1997. This session welcomes presentations on any aspect of Financial Mathematics, including the history of this topic, the teaching of this topic, new applications or items of purely academic interest.

Richard Stephens, Columbus State University Alin Stancu, Columbus State University

TCPS#8: Mathematics in Video Games

Saturday afternoon

Video games are a part of popular culture and they show up everywhere and in different forms: computer or console, online or offline, on phones or other mobile devices. There are many applications of mathematics in the gameplay and creation of games that are popular today. This session seeks presentations that share some of the mathematical applications that appear in recent games. Presenters are encouraged to show college-level mathematics that might appear in a range of courses. This session will be of interest to gamers and instructors looking for innovative examples to use in their classes.

Heidi Hulsizer, Hampden-Sydney College

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TCPS#9: What Can a Mathematician Do with a 3D Printer?

Saturday afternoon

This session is dedicated to the intersection of 3D printing and mathematics: the creation of objects through the application of college-level mathematics or research-level mathematics, or the incorporation of 3D printing into the teaching of mathematics. In terms of the creation of objects on a 3D printer, of particular interest are those works that answer the question, “What can a mathematician do with a 3D printer?” This may include fractal images, knots, smooth manifolds, polyhedra, and demonstrations of theoretic or historical constructs. For teaching, of particular interest is the incorporation of 3D printing into college-level courses like geometry, topology, or multivariable calculus.

Edward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University Laura Taalman, James Madison University

TCPS#10: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics

Wednesday afternoon

In the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), faculty bring disciplinary knowledge to bear on questions of teaching and learning and systematically gather evidence to support their conclusions. Scholarly work in this area includes investigations of the effectiveness of pedagogical methods, assignments, or technology, as well as probes of student understanding. The goals of this session are to: (1) feature scholarly work focused on the teaching of postsecondary mathematics, (2) provide a venue for teaching mathematicians to make public their scholarly investigations into teaching/learning and (3) highlight evidence-based arguments for the value of teaching innovations or in support of new insights into student learning. Appropriate for this session are preliminary or final reports of post-secondary classroom-based investigations of teaching methods, student learning difficulties, curricular assessment, or insights into student (mis-)understandings. Abstract submissions should have a clearly stated question that was (or is) under investigation and should give some indication of the type of evidence that has been (or is being) gathered and will be presented. For example, papers might reference the following types of evidence: student work, participation or retention data, pre/post-tests, interviews, surveys, think-alouds, etc.

Russell E. Goodman, Central College Jessie Hamm, Winthrop University Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University Curt Bennett, Loyola Marymount University

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TCPS#11: Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics

Thursday morning and afternoon

Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It entails effective communication and problem solving abilities. “We think critically when we have at least one problem to solve. One is not doing good critical thinking, therefore, if one is not solving any problems.” (Richard Paul, Think Magazine, 1992). Mathematics is solving problems. The session will focus on the role of active learning in mathematics, and how a teacher can use it to cultivate critical thinking. We invite instructors to share their experiences and provide useful tips and tricks on implementing active learning strategies and overcoming obstacles to active learning in general. Examples and ideas can come from any type of course, from undergraduate non-major service courses and early-major mathematics courses to late-major and even graduate-level classes. Speakers are encouraged to include assessment data on the effectiveness of their active learning strategies or empirical feedback from students and/or faculty about their strategies.

David Taylor, Roanoke College Robert Allen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Lorena Bociu, North Carolina State University

TCPS#12: Improving Undergraduate Math Writing

Wednesday afternoon

From the simplest modeling equations to the most complex proofs, students often lack the writing abilities to properly communicate their solutions. In order to help students achieve coherent arguments that are both logical and sequential, math-writing skills need to be developed. Students in introductory math classes must be able to find the solution to a problem by writing down all the necessary steps and reasons for each step leading up to the answer. Students in advanced math classes must be able to delineate hypothesis from conclusion in proving statements and be able to use the definitions, assumptions, and related results accurately in justifying their proofs. In this session, we invite participants to share useful approaches to teaching students not only how to reason critically, but also to communicate in writing in a way that fully demonstrates conceptual understanding. We encourage instructors that actively practice mathematical writing

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across all levels of the curriculum to share best practices for student writing objectives. We are interested in hearing about specific problems and/or projects, as well as the assessment tools for these projects, which have been used to address the issue of writing mathematics.

Kerry M. Luse, Trinity Washington University Sita Ramamurti, Trinity Washington University

TCPS#13: Successful STEM Programs for Elementary Education Majors

Thursday afternoon

As President Obama stated regarding STEM, “We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas.” In response to this need, many institutions have developed programs that provide STEM certification or other credentialing for pre-service elementary education majors. This session solicits presentations regarding programs that have been developed to provide this type of credentialing. As mathematics plays a significant role in these programs, the mathematical aspects of these programs should be highlighted. Presentations about programs under development are also encouraged.

Timothy W. Flood, Pittsburg State University Karla Childs, Pittsburg State University Aaron Flood, Missouri University of Science and Technology

TCPS#14: Projects, Applications and Demonstrations to Enhance a Numerical Analysis or Computational Mathematics Course

Saturday afternoon

Computational mathematics is an important subject that is either an independent course or a component across multiple courses. This session seeks to gather ideas and further the scholarly discussion regarding the delivery of a course in: numerical analysis, numerical methods, modeling, and the use of Computer Algebra Systems to solve problems. All applicable ideas are welcome, but we would like to encourage presentations in areas like:

• New techniques for presenting numerical methods to an undergraduate audience

• New resources or tools that can be incorporated into a course

• Applications that illustrate the power of computational mathematics

• Contemporary research that is accessible to undergraduate students

• Assessment tools that could be used in this type of course

Kyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

TCPS#15: Democratizing Access to Authentic Mathematical Activity

Friday afternoon

Essential to the learning of mathematics is that students engage in “authentic” mathematical activity, or what mathematicians would recognize as “doing math.” However, too often deficit explanations (i.e., students’ lack of background knowledge, lack of math ability, lack of motivation) have been used to deny students access to authentic experiences. This session is a vehicle to promote a more equitable orientation to the learning of mathematics for all students in a range of learning situations (not just the “top” kids in ideal situations). We invite talks illustrating viable, evidence-based strategies that promote access to authentic mathematical activity through inquiry that honors the diversity of students’ mathematical knowledge. Topics may include 1) innovative, equity- and inquiry-oriented methods of teaching and learning in remedial, developmental, or introductory courses and courses for non-majors; 2) lessons that allow students to use mathematics to address important equity and social justice issues in their communities; and 3) programs that provide students with opportunities to engage in the kinds of authentic mathematical activities and research projects that embrace the knowledge and experiences they bring to school.

Catherine Buell, Fitchburg State University Steven Greenstein, Montclair State University Zahava Wilstein, Berry College

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TCPS#16: Curriculum Development to Support First Year General Education Mathematics Students

Wednesday afternoon

A common focus of university administration is student retention and graduation. First year mathematics courses- remedial and general education- have relatively high drop/fail/withdraw rates, which place them under scrutiny by administration. In this session, we would like to hear what you have been doing to improve pass rates and student persistence in first year courses with traditionally high DFW rates. We hope to focus on department efforts (rather than specific classroom approaches) to support students in these first year Mathematics courses. Presentations could include complete multi-section redesign, restructure of curriculum, efforts to standardize. We would like to hear about successful, in progress, and unsuccessful efforts. Presentations with a description of the initiative along with data supporting the success or failure are encouraged.

Donna Flint, South Dakota State University Charles Bingen, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

TCPS#17: Curriculum and Course Development to Support First Year STEM Students

Friday afternoon

Poor retention in the STEM fields is often tied to students’ initial difficulties and/or lack of motivation in mathematics courses early in their academic career. In this session, we would like to hear about efforts to help struggling students in first year mathematics courses for STEM students or to help motivate students in these courses. We are particularly interested in departmental efforts, rather than specific classroom teaching activities. We would like to hear about successful, in progress, and unsuccessful efforts. Presentations with a description of the initiative along with data supporting the success or failure are encouraged.

Donna Flint, South Dakota State University Dan Kemp, South Dakota State University Charles Bingen, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

TCPS#18: Using Modeling for Teaching Differential Equations: Before, During, After

Saturday afternoon

Often modeling is associated with differential equations courses as a motivator for learning and as a way of showing how mathematics is applied in other disciplines such as physics, biology, and economics. Modeling can be used (1) as a way of leading up to the mathematics being taught, (2) during the instruction on the mathematics and techniques, and/or (3) after the mathematics has been taught. These three times—before, during, or after—for using modeling have the potential to support students and motivate their learning. We invite colleagues who use modeling, especially with real data, to share their experiences with special attention paid to the timing of the modeling activities with respect to associated differential equations concepts and techniques. This session is sponsored by SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations and presenters will be invited to submit their modeling scenarios for peer-reviewed publication at www.simiode.org.

Brian Winkel, United States Military Academy Karen Bliss, Quinnipiac University Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute Nakeya Williams, United States Military Academy

TCPS#19: Innovative Approaches in the Calculus Sequence

Friday and Saturday afternoons

There has been a significant amount of investigation into the flaws of traditional calculus courses and possible improvements, from the Calculus Reform movement beginning in the late 1980s to the recent MAA study finding significant attrition during the calculus sequence. This session shines a spotlight on recent efforts from instructors to make a productive change. In this session, we ask instructors to share creative ideas for instruction from the calculus sequence. We are interested in general approaches and/or specific activities that a) help students engage in the mathematics of calculus in innovative ways and/or b) promote group work and conversation about the mathematical content. Submitted abstracts should include a description of the approach/activity, how it meets these objectives, and observed strengths and weaknesses compared with the traditional approach. We encourage presentations in which the audience can experience the innovative teaching and learning.

Aaron Wangberg, Winona State University Brian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University Jason Samuels, City University of New York

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TCPS#20: Evidence Based Approaches to the Mathematical Preparation of Secondary Teachers

Wednesday afternoon

The mathematical preparation of secondary teachers has received substantial attention by mathematicians and mathematics teacher educators for many years, but how do university instructors and program coordinators know their efforts are making a difference? While the program evaluation process, which can include accreditation reports (e.g., CAEP) and teacher candidate surveys, encourages faculty to seriously consider this question, it is tempting to focus program evaluation on outcomes such as: graduation rates, teacher placement rates, and scores on teacher licensure exams or performance-based teacher assessments (e.g., edTPA). In this session, we invite mathematics content and methods instructors and program coordinators to share ways they gather and analyze data for the purpose of making decisions about their programs. Presentations should focus on one or two program goals directly linked to the mathematical preparation of secondary teachers. Examples include: How do you know that teachers can promote mathematical thinking and learning in ways consistent with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics (NGA Center & CCSSO, 2010)? How is your program addressing the recommendations in the Mathematical Education of Teachers II document (CBMS, 2012)? How does your program work with mentor teachers to develop candidates’ use of formative assessment?

Laurie O. Cavey, Boise State University Scott A. Courtney, Kent State University

TCPS#21: Show Me Geometry: Geometry Software and Tablet Demonstrations

Wednesday afternoon

This session invites presenters to share demonstrations, using geometry software or tablet applications, which help students to understand aspects of undergraduate geometry. These demonstrations should be suitable for Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry courses as well as for courses frequently referred to as “modern” or “higher” geometry but not those related to differential geometry or (low-level) graduate courses. Presenters must perform the full demonstration (or a key portion of it) and discuss the aspects of the demonstration that help students to understand an associated theorem. Information regarding prerequisite topics and related areas with which students have difficulty should be discussed as should problems, if any, experienced in using the software or tablet application. Presenters are invited to discuss how they have modified the demonstration over time as well as to share information about software or tablet explorations performed with students that have helped students understand the associated theorem. Abstracts should include the name of the software or application, the platform (computer or tablet), and the associated theorem as well as a brief description of the demonstration. Presenters must provide their own laptop or tablet.

Sarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State University

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Math Students’ Circles and Math Teachers’ Circles bring K-­‐12 students or K-­‐12 mathematics teachers together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting, after school or on weekends, to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics. Math Circles combine significant content with an interactive setting that encourages a sense of discovery and excitement about mathematics through problem solving and exploration. Ideal problems are low-­‐threshold, high-­‐ceiling; they offer a variety of entry points and can be approached with minimal mathematical background, but lead to deep mathematical concepts and can be connected to advanced mathematics.

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons

The general sessions accept abstracts of papers in all areas of mathematics, pedagogy, and the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. Talks in the general sessions are organized in the following categories:

General Contributed Paper SessionsOrganized by: Aliza Steurer, Dominican University Holly Zullo, Westminster College

Algebra and Linear Algebra

Analysis and Other

Applied Mathematics

Geometry

Graph Theory

History or Philosophy of Mathematics

Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics and Modeling or Applications

Mathematics and Technology

Mentoring and Outreach

Number Theory and Logic or Foundations

Probability or Statistics

Teaching or Learning Advanced Mathematics

Teaching or Learning Calculus

Teaching or Learning Developmental Mathematics and Assessment

Teaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics

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Panel 1. A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025

Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is partnering with other professional associations in the mathematical sciences – AMATYC, AMS, ASA, and SIAM – to consider how we might modernize our programs to better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century workplace. We aim to catalyze widespread adoption of curricula and pedagogies that are (1) geared toward developing a broad base of intellectual skills and competencies to better prepare students for the workforce and (2) simultaneously endorsed by a broad cross-section of the mathematical sciences community. Funded by the NSF, “A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025” will take stock of the curricular guides endorsed by the various associations, identify and articulate common themes, and lay a foundation for future work. Panelists will update the community on the project.

Organizers: Karen Saxe, Macalester College Linda Braddy, MAA

Panelists: Karen Saxe, Macalester College David Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Panel 2. Applying for and Obtaining Grants

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

Grants have always played a vital role in supporting faculty in a wide variety of activities. Now with decreased funding opportunities at many universities, there seems to be even more interest in procuring grants. In this session, panelists will provide suggestions on how to find and successfully apply for appropriate funding for projects involving undergraduate research, faculty scholarship, education reform, and the vast array of activities which faculty need financial resources to implement. Panelists have backgrounds in applying for a variety of federal grants as well as local grants. In addition, the panel has representation from funding agencies and can provide insight on what they look for when reviewing applications.

Organizer: Julie Barnes, Western Carolina University

Panelists: Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University Jessica Libertini, Virginia Military Institute Jennifer Pearl, NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Charles Toll, NSA Mathematical Sciences Program Lee Zia, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education

Sponsor: Committee on Professional Development

Panel 3. Beyond the Post-Doc: Fellowship Opportunities for Mathematics Faculty

Friday, August 7, 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

The availability of high-quality fellowship programs provides exciting opportunities for mathematics professionals at various stages of their careers. Panelists in this session will describe fellowships they recently participated in, including Fulbright and AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowships. They will offer details and insights from the application process forward. After opening remarks, the session will become an open dialogue during which speakers enter into active dialogues with session attendees to provide additional details and information.

Organizer: Linda McGuire, Muhlenberg College

Panelists: Beth Burroughs, Montana State University Karen Saxe, Macalester College Katherine Socha, The Park School of Baltimore

Panel 4. A Discussion of the MAA/NCTM Joint Position Statement on Calculus

Wednesday, August 5, 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

In 2012, members of the MAA and NCTM released a joint position statement on calculus. The goal of the statement is to provide a clear vision of how calculus instruction should occur given that is the course most students planning to enter mathematically intensive careers take as they exit secondary school and/or again as they enter college. The increase in students taking calculus in secondary schools across the US has had several unwanted effects including students with an inadequate foundation in algebra, geometry and trigonometry and enrolling in calculus multiple times (secondary school and college), basically repeating the course. Although calculus can play an important role in secondary school, the ultimate goal of the K–12 mathematics curriculum should not be to get students into and through a course in calculus by twelfth grade but to have established the mathematical foundation that will enable students to pursue whatever course of study interests them when they get to college. The college curriculum should offer students an experience that is new and engaging, broadening their understanding of the world of mathematics while strengthening their mastery of tools that they will need if they choose to pursue a mathematically intensive discipline. Representatives from the MAA and NCTM will discuss the statement, the background for developing the statement and recommendations for the design of calculus programs at the post-secondary level recognizing the different backgrounds and goals of potential students.

Organizer: Jessica Deshler, West Virginia University

Panelists: David Bressoud, Macalester College Michael Boardman, Pacific University

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Sponsor: Committee on Professional Development

Panel 5. Big Data in the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum

Saturday, August 8, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

Big Data is a popular buzzword, but it is also a reality in many new jobs. How can we prepare students in data science, within existing courses and in new ones? How can faculty retrain to handle these courses? How does the material fit into the mathematics curriculum, rather than strictly computer science, statistics or other fields? What efforts are underway to answer these questions? On this panel, mathematics faculty with experience creating and delivering instruction in data science will share their experiences.

Organizers: Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College, SIAM VP for Education Kathleen Fowler, Clarkson University

Panelists: Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College Chad Higdon-Topaz, Macalester College Sherry Towers, Arizona State University Peter Turner, Clarkson University

Sponsor: SIAM Education Committee

Panel 6. The Updated AP Calculus AB/BC courses: What Does This Mean For You?

Wednesday, August 5, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

In November 2014, College Board announced that AP Calculus was the latest subject to go through the redesign process, and the updated courses will launch in the 2016-2017 academic year. This session will provide details on how the AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses have changed both in terms of course content and student expectations. The panel will include representatives from College Board and ETS, as well as some of the authors of the new AP Calculus Curriculum Framework. There will be time in the session for the panelists to answer questions from the audience.

Organizer: Benjamin Hedrick, College Board

Panelists: Stephen Kokoska, Bloomsburg University Stephen Davis, Davidson College Gail Burrill, Michigan State University James Sellers, Penn State University Craig Wright, Educational Testing Service Benjamin Hedrick, College Board

Panel 7. Implementing the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

CUPM will present practical advice on how to succeed in curriculum assessment, renewal, and reform. Panelists will discuss necessary considerations and steps in the process of (re)designing a mathematical sciences major or major track The resulting curriculum should implement the recommendations of the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide to Majors in the Mathematical Sciences.

Organizer: Martha Siegel, Towson University

Panelists: Beth Burroughs, Montana State University Joel Cunningham, Sewanee, The University of the South Stephen deBacker, University of Michigan Jill Dietz, St. Olaf College

Panel 8. What Mathematics Do Engineering Students Need to Know in the First Two Years? (And What If It Doesn’t Start with Calculus?)

Thursday, August 6, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

Mathematics is an essential component of the education of future engineers, but what mathematics do engineers need to know, when should they learn it, how will they learn it best, and what role does mathematics play in attracting and retaining students in engineering? A recent longitudinal (10-year) study on the success of Wright State University’s innovative engineering curriculum, which (gasp!) does not start with the standard calculus sequence, offers an innovative example of how we might re-imagine a modern mathematics/engineering curriculum partnership. Panelists will discuss the Wright State model and other trends in engineering education that might affect mathematics curricula and will highlight what we learned about the mathematical needs of engineering students from the MAA’s Curriculum Foundations Project. Given the engineering community’s influence on the calculus curriculum, we all have a vested interest in this conversation – whether or not we teach future engineers. Department chairs and academic leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

Organizers: Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College Suzanne Dorée, Augsburg College

Panelists: Nathan Klingbeil, Wright State University Susan Ganter, East Carolina University Jenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech University

Sponsors: Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years (CRAFTY) Committee Mathematics Across the Disciplines (MAD) Committee

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Panel 9. Quantitative Literacy and Democracy

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

For decades, mathematics educators such as Lynn Steen (ed., Mathematics and Democracy) and Robert Moses (The Algebra Project) have argued that quantitative literacy is necessary for a citizen’s full participation in contemporary society. As we meet in our nation’s capital, we invite panelists to reflect on how quantitative literacy supports and contributes to democracy. Questions may include: How does quantitative literacy enable participation in high quality debate over public issues? How can quantitative literacy support social advocacy? How do quantitative arguments affect legal proceedings? What should a citizen understand about the mathematics of voting, apportionment, gerrymandering, and other political issues?

Organizers: Gary Franchy, Southwestern Michigan College Gizem Karaali, Pomona College Andrew J Miller, Belmont University Aaron Montgomery, Central Washington University Victor Piercey, Ferris State University

Panelists: Lily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University Maura Mast, Fordham University Rob Root, Lafayette College

Sponsor: SIGMAA QL

Panel 10. Nonacademic Career Paths for Mathematicians

Friday, August 7, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics, now what? You may be surprised to know that teaching isn’t your only option; in the “real world” mathematical knowledge is a valued commodity and there are many interesting job opportunities for mathematicians in nonacademic settings. So, whether you are a mathematics student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give to future job-seeking students, this session will help you gain new perspectives on nonacademic career experiences and what employers value in their employees. Panelists will share their paths to their current positions and offer advice to others looking for employment in similar venues.

Organizers: Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University Dora Ahmadi, Morehead State University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters

Panel 11. Congratulations on Getting Tenure! Now What?

Wednesday, August 5, 4:10 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

This session is designed for faculty who have recently received tenure and are thinking about what lies ahead. For those planning a sabbatical, transitioning to a new research area, taking on a major service obligation, or making a change in their academic priorities, our panelists will provide guidance and expertise for developing a new set of goals.

The discussion panel topics will be:

• Writing your first textbook or expository article

• Adapting a new area of research

• Taking on a new leadership role

Organizers: Allison Henrich, Seattle University Patrick X. Rault, SUNY Geneseo

Panelists: Colin Adams, Williams College Shannon Overbay, Gonzaga University Inga Johnson, Willamette University

Sponsor: Project NExT (Red 08 Dots)

Panel 12. Finding Your New Niche: Staying Fresh

Thursday, August 6, 4:10 PM – 5:30 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

This panel of early Project NExT participants will explore the wide range of roles we have taken on in our careers, offering insight in how to stay engaged and enthusiastic in our work. Topics will include mentoring new faculty, authoring textbooks, serving as an academic administrator, working outside academia, and leadership in mathematics organizations.

Organizers: Gertrud L. Kraut, Southern Virginia University Emily Puckette, University of the South

Panelists: Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University Jenny McNulty, University of Montana Tim Ray, NSA Elsa Schaefer, Marymount University

Sponsor: Project NExT (Red dots)

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MAA Press Launch Friday at 2 p.m.

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF ADVANCING MATHEMATICS

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PosterFest 2015: A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians and Graduate Students

Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park , Exhibit Hall A

This poster session will allow early career mathematicians, including untenured faculty and graduate students, to present and discuss their scholarly activities with other attendees in an informal atmosphere. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports. Presenters should have their materials prepared in advance and will be provided with a self-standing, trifold tabletop poster approximately 48 in wide by 36 in high.

Organizers: Doug Ensley, Shippensburg University Jenny McNulty, University of Montana

Sponsors: MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians Project NExT Young Mathematicians Network

Highlights from AWM Student Chapters

Wednesday, August 5, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Foyer (outside Salon 1, upper level)

This poster session will highlight achievements by AWM Student Chapters in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the formation of the first chapters. This program has expanded to fifty chapters and has impacted thousands of undergraduate and graduate women across the country. AWM Student Chapters sponsor and host a range of activities including invited speakers, Pi Day Celebrations, field trips, outreach programs to local schools, Sonia Kovalesky Days, and career panels. In this poster session, AWM Student Chapters are invited to share their stories, ideas, and successes with other AWM Student Chapters and with the mathematical community.

Organizers: Alissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University Maura Mast, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics

Classroom Activities and Projects within the Context of Environmental Sustainability

Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriot Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

Humanity continually faces the task of how to balance human needs against the world’s resources, while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues that span disciplines: from measuring energy and other resources, to understanding variability in air and water quality, to modeling climate change. Moreover, these and other real world driven sustainability topics have the potential for motivating students to pursue STEM courses and fields of study more deeply. This poster session will highlight sustainability-focused projects and activities that have been developed for use in mathematics courses; a number of which have been developed recently at NSF and MAA PREP supported Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics (USE Math) workshops. The format of the session will provide presenters and attendees the opportunity to discuss effective strategies for introducing sustainability themes in the classroom. Information about presenters and their projects will appear on the SIGMAA EM website.

Organizers: Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University Corrine Taylor, Wellesley College

Sponsor: SIGMAA EM

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1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics

Part A: Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton RoomPart B:Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

A guided tour of some little known attractions of elementary mathematics, all closely related to and easily accessible from freshman-sophom*ore college mathematics. In the midst of these seemingly mundane surroundings lurk wonders to surprise, delight, and intrigue the mathematical eye. Some may make great enrichment topics for the participants’ students, but the course’s primary motivations are the edification and enjoyment of the participants themselves.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics answers questions like these: What simple method reveals the sum of the reciprocals of a polynomial’s roots? What does the quadratic formula have to do with the functions max(x,y) and min(x,y)? What is the point of reversing a polynomial and its derivative, and then dividing one into the other? What are palindromic polynomials, and how can they be solved up to degree 9?

Participants are encouraged to bring a calculator (or mobile device/laptop with basic computing functionality).

Dan Kalman, American University Bruce Torrence, Randolph-Macon College

2. The Mathematics of Games and Gambling

Part A: Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton RoomPart B: Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

In this course, you will learn about the mathematics that underlies many of the great games that people enjoy today. Learn the optimal basic strategy for playing blackjack, along with some simple card counting techniques. Learn the mathematics needed to play great poker and other games. Since you’re a mathematician, most people assume that you’re already good at these things. This course will teach you those skills and you’ll learn some fun mathematics along the way.

The Game Plan:

Great Expectations and Winning Wagers Optimal Blackjack and Simple Card Counting

Scams and Hustles Zero Sum Games and Practical Poker Probabilities

All material in the course will be accessible to undergraduates. The instructor takes no responsibility for any get-rich-quick schemes that students learn from this class.

Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

3. Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Part A: Wednesday, August 5, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton RoomPart B: Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

Trigonometry came into being at the birth of science itself, merging Greek geometric models of the motions of celestial bodies with the desire to predict where the planets will go. With the sky as the arena, spherical trigonometry was the “big brother” to the ordinary plane trigonometry our children learn in school. We shall explore the surprisingly elegant theory that emerges, as well as its appropriation into mathematical geography motivated by the needs of Muslim religious ritual. The beautiful modern theory of spherical trigonometry (including the pentagramma mirificum), developed by John Napier along with his logarithms, leads eventually to an astonishing alternate path to the subject using stereographic projection discovered only in the early 20th century. We conclude with a consideration of some of the ingenious techniques developed by navigators in the 19th century to find their locations, using as data only a couple of observations of stellar altitudes.

Glen Van Brummelen, Quest University Joel Silverberg, Roger Williams University

Minicourses

All MAA MathFest Minicourses will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, (2500 Calvert St, NW, one block up from the Marriott Wardman Park). MAA Minicourses are partially supported by the William Lucas Fund.

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4. Recruiting Students to Take More Mathematics Courses and to be Mathematics Majors

Part A:Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room Part B: Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

We will discuss some principles and specific activities we have used to increase the number of students taking mathematics courses and becoming math majors. Principles include creating a culture of “Math is cool!”, exposing students to careers and opportunities available to those who study mathematics, and being proactive in your efforts. Specific activities include a “Careers in Mathematics” seminar, a freshman/sophom*ore class titled “Intro to being a math major,” the creation of a student advisory council, a big screen HDTV display with a PowerPoint presentation about mathematics, a set of math t-shirts, and the “We Use Math” website.

Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University

5. Using Videos of Students Developing Proofs to Guide Teaching and Learning

Part A: Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert RoomPart B: Saturday, August 8, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

This minicourse will be of interest to anyone engaged in the teaching of proof- writing. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of students’ struggles as they view and discuss short videos of students constructing proofs for problems used in introduction-to-proof courses. The emphasis of the minicourse will be on identifying and implementing teaching strategies that help students overcome their difficulties and help them develop more effective proof-writing skills. Participants will be provided ongoing access to a library of edited student videos, developed by the organizers, which can be used as a classroom tool.

James Sandefur, Georgetown University Connie Campbell, Millsaps College Kay Somers, Moravian College

6. Creating Flipped Learning Experiences in the College Mathematics Classroom

Part A: Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert RoomPart B: Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

In the “flipped learning” approach to teaching, sometimes called the flipped classroom, direct instruction is moved outside the class meeting space, and the resulting freed up time in class is used for group explorations of the most challenging ideas. In this minicourse, participants will work together to learn about the core ideas of the flipped classroom and create materials for flipped learning in college mathematics. We will also discuss related issues such as formative and summative assessment, getting student buy in, technical questions about content creation, and making the flipped classroom a sustainable professional practice.

Robert Talbert, Grand Valley State University

7. Teaching Mathematics with Bead Crochet

Part A: Wednesday, August 5, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert RoomPart B: Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

We are all on the lookout for ways to entice people into mathematical discovery, especially those who might otherwise be intimidated by math. Bead crochet offers an entrée into many fields of mathematics, including geometry, topology, and abstract algebra. In this course, participants will learn ways to motivate deep ideas in math for their students through bead crochet models and the design and practice of bead crochet. In the first session, everyone will learn the basics of bead crochet needed to make their own mathematical models. In the second session, we will discuss how to use bead crochet models and puzzles in the classroom.

Susan Goldstine, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ellie Baker, Freelance

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8. Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Part A: Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton RoomPart B: Saturday, August 8, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

This course will introduce participants to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in mathematics and help them begin projects of their own. We describe a taxonomy of SoTL questions, provide examples of SoTL projects in mathematics, and discuss methods for investigation. Participants will learn about collecting and analyzing different types of evidence, dealing with human subjects requirements, and selecting venues for presenting or publishing their work. With the presenters’ guidance, participants interactively select and transform a teaching problem of their own into a question for scholarly investigation and identify several types of evidence to gather.

Jackie Dewar, Loyola Marymount University Curtis Bennett, Loyola Marymount University

WILLIAM F. LUCASWilliam F. Lucas (1933-2010), a native of Detroit, completed a PhD at the University of Michigan in 1963. His long career was spent primarily at Cornell University (1970-84) and the Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont Graduate University, 1984 until retirement), with a variety of visiting and short-term positions, including two years at Princeton University (1963-65) working with the Office of Naval Research and Mathematica, Inc., before spending a year as a Fulbright Professor at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Prof. Lucas also held consulting or visiting positions at the Rand Corporation, the University of Wisconsin, Washington State University, and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Lucas wrote and spoke widely on topics in discrete mathematics, game theory, and operations research, including his own research as well as expository and educational materials that reflected his wish to develop interest and capacity in these fields.

Prof. Lucas served in a variety of editorial capacities on more than 15 journals, including a three-year term as Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly (1974-77). He was instrumental in the early years of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), where he served as Vice President and Clerk of the Board of Trustees (1981-1992). His long list of professional activities, to many organizations, demonstrated his commitment to advancing our profession.

As a long-time member of MAA, Prof. Lucas served on a variety of committees, including the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, which he chaired for two years (1976-78). He also served on the MAA Committee on Continuing Education from 1978-80, and over many years organized and led sessions at a variety of national and regional professional meetings, including minicourses at MAA meetings. To honor his long-standing interest in such programs, in 2005 friends, family, and colleagues joined together to establish the William F. Lucas Fund to provide ongoing support of MAA professional development programs. This fund now provides support for minicourses at MAA MathFest, and in particular allows MAA to offer reduced registration fees for students and high school teachers.

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Workshops

What’s the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on Formulating a Research Presentation for a General Audience

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Presenting our research to undergraduate students can be both fun and rewarding. It can also be difficult, however, since the gory details of our results often require a great deal of specific jargon and background. Nonetheless, the big ideas can almost always be presented at a variety of levels, and this workshop is designed to interactively help participants develop the skills needed to formulate a presentation on their research that is appropriate for an audience of undergraduate students. Since many colleges and universities require giving such a talk as part of a job interview, almost any graduate student will have the opportunity to do so, and the ability to communicate complex mathematical ideas to students is a valued trait in a candidate. This workshop will consist of hands-on activities and audience interaction aimed toward developing and improving the necessary skills for creating an engaging and accessible presentation for undergraduates. Participants should be prepared to discuss in groups a potential presentation on their research or other related topic.

Organizers: Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University May Mei, Denison University

Sponsors: Committee on Graduate Students and Young Mathematicians Network

USE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics (USE Math) projects are sustainability-focused, technology-enabled, single class-period projects, each offering students authentic experiences within the context of sustainability in applying various topics encountered in mathematics courses. For the past two years, with NSF and MAA PREP support, numerous USE Math projects have been developed and are now being used in classrooms at institutions across the country. This hands-on workshop will give participants the opportunity to work through a complete USE Math activity that has been successfully integrated into a general education mathematics course. Upon completion of the activity, workshop participants will discuss strategies for incorporating additional USE Math

projects into their classroom. Prior to MathFest, classroom-ready materials will be made available on the SIGMAA-EM Web site, and the Mathematics/QR Disciplinary page on the Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL) website (http://serc.carleton.edu/sisl/sustain_in_math.html).

Organizers: Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University Corrine Taylor, Wellesley College

Sponsor: SIGMAA EM

MAA 100 Beauty of Three Dimensional Polyhedra Workshop (in Celebration of the MAA’s Centennial)

Friday, August 7, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

I have long been fascinated by the Platonic and Archimedean solids and their mathematical beauty. In this workshop I will demonstrate, and we will work with, a variety of materials I’ve come across over the years for building polyhedra. For example, we’ll build with coffee stirrers (really cheap, less than 10¢ for the icosahedron), origami (about 25¢ for the Buckyball), and retail manipulatives (a few dollars for the truncated tetrahedron). We will also look at some online tools for exploring (and enjoying) the Platonic and Archimedean solids and their mathematical relationships and properties. These dynamic tools are useful is seeing how, for example, the snub icosidodecahedron is formed. (Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or device to the workshop.) Included will be how the icosahedron (this is the MAA!) can be built using three golden rectangles.

Organizer: James R. Olsen, Western Illinois University

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Other Mathematical Sessions

PROJECT NExT LECTURE Reducing Stereotype Threat in the Mathematics Classroom

Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

Research has shown that stereotype threat can negatively affect student performance in the classroom. What exactly is it? What causes it? How can we mitigate its effects in the classroom? In this presentation, we will examine research on stereotype threat as well as interventions to reduce its effects on our students. This presentation is intended for all audiences.

Catherine Good, Baruch College, City University of New York

MAA Section Officers Meeting

Wednesday, August 5, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A/B/C

This session is moderated by Elizabeth Mayfield, Hood College, Chair of the MAA Committee on Sections. It is open to all section officers and their guests. Our discussion will focus on outreach efforts in the Sections – to high school students and teachers, to community college faculty, and others.

Special Panel Session on Science Policy

Wednesday, August 5, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Science and policy interact in many ways. Mathematical scientists – including mathematicians, applied mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and mathematical sciences educators – can contribute to initiatives to advance national priorities that are in the best interests of all citizens. A key aspect of this interaction centers on education in the mathematical sciences, currently in the national spotlight due to the role it plays in economic mobility as well as its prominence in recent reports such as “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012) and “The Mathematical Sciences in 2025” (National Research Council, 2013).

This panel will focus on the role that mathematicians and mathematics educators can play in addressing national priorities such as increasing college completion rates and

improving the STEM skills of all graduates. Panelists will also discuss concrete ways to get involved in policy matters at the local, state, and national levels.

Linda Braddy, MAA Karen Saxe, Macalester College

Panelists: James Gates, University of Maryland David Manderscheid, Ohio State University Rush Holt, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Executive Publisher, Science Family of Journals

Sponsor: Committee on Science Policy

MAA Prize Session

Thursday, August 6, 11:35 AM – 12:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

The session is organized by Barbara Faires, Westminster College, MAA Secretary, and is moderated by Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, MAA President.

MAA 100 The Man Who Knew Infinity: Sneak Peek and Expert Panel

Thursday, August 6, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

The Man Who Knew Infinity film will be released in late 2015. The film, which stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, is based on the New York Times Best Selling biography of Srinivasa Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel. An expert panel will discuss Ramanujan, his life, and the film. The panel will include: Matthew Brown (Director of the film), Manjul Bhargava (Mathematician), Robert Kanigel (biographer), Ken Ono (Mathematician). A sneak peek of the film will be screened.

Ken Ono, Emory University

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Alder Award Session

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Presentations by the Alder Award recipients. The session will be moderated by Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, MAA President.

Reality Shifting: Building Mathematical Confidence

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College

A Taste of Research

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM

Patrick X. Rault, SUNY Geneseo

Be Inspirable!

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Allison K. Henrich, Seattle University

Estimathon!

Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

They’re called Fermi problems...

How many stop signs are in New York City?

How heavy is the Empire State Building?

How many primes have distinct digits?

If you’re looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia, look no further! Jane Street Capital presents The Estimathon contest: attempt 13 Fermi problems in 30 minutes, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Work in teams to come up with the best set of confidence intervals. The top teams will receive prizes!

Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital

MAA 100 Presidential Reminiscences

Thursday, August 6, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Past presidents of the MAA will share memories of their time in office and offer their thoughts on the future of the Association. Francis Su, current president of the MAA, will introduce the session.

Victor Katz, University of the District of Columbia Jim Tattersall, Providence College

Speakers: Henry O. Pollack, Teachers College, Columbia University; MAA President 1975-1976 Lida K. Barrett, West Point (retired); MAA President 1989-1990 Kenneth Ross, University of Oregon (professor emeritus); MAA President 1995-1996 Thomas F. Banchoff, Brown University; MAA President 1999-2000

Friday, August 7, 3:45 PM – 6:00 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Past presidents of the MAA will share memories of their time in office and offer their thoughts on the future of the Association. Francis Su, current president of the MAA, will introduce the session.

Victor Katz, University of the District of Columbia Jim Tattersall, Providence College

Speakers: Ann E. Watkins, California State University Northridge; MAA President 2001-2002 Ronald L. Graham, University of California, San Diego; MAA President 2003-2004 Carl C. Cowen, Indiana University - Purdue; MAA President 2005-2006 Joseph A. Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth; MAA President 2007-2008 David M. Bressoud, Macalester College; MAA President 2009-2010 Paul M. Zorn, St. Olaf College; MAA President 2011-2012 Robert L. Devaney, Boston University; MAA President 2013-2014

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Special Presentation for High School Students, Parents, and Teachers

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2

A Dozen Proofs that 1=2: An Accessible and Quirky Overview of Mathematics for K-12 Teachers and Their Students

James Tanton, The Saint Mark’s Mathematics Institute and MAA

Guidobaldo del Monte (1545-1647), a patron and friend of Galileo Galilei, believed he had witnessed the creation of something out of nothing when he established mathematically that zero equals one. He thereby thought he had proven the existence of God! James Tanton doesn’t claim to be so bold, but he is willing to prove instead that one equals two. And, moreover, just to convince you that he is right, he will do so a dozen times over, drawing upon a wide spectrum of mathematical techniques: school algebra and arithmetic, probability and mechanics, pure thought and physical action! Will you be able to find fault with any of his “proofs?” This will be a math talk of the like you’ve never seen before. All are welcome!

Sponsor: MAA Council on Outreach

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1 Balcony A

Presenters in this session must be graduate students. While many graduate students will be asked to give a lecture to a general audience, which includes undergraduates and non-mathematicians as part of a job interview, most students do not have experience talking to a non-research audience. This session gives graduate students the opportunity to give a 20-minute talk aimed at an undergraduate audience, which has been exposed to calculus and some linear algebra. Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to excite a wide range of undergraduates about mathematics. All participants in this session will receive private feedback on their presentations from an established faculty member and an undergraduate student. Time permitting, a discussion of effective techniques for delivering great general-audience talks will occur at the end of the session.

James Freeman, Cornell College Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University Aliza Steurer, Dominican University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

Math Circle Demonstration

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

A math circle is an enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. Circles foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics. This demonstration session offers the opportunity for conference attendees to observe and then discuss a math circle experience designed for local students. While students are engaged in a mathematical investigation, mathematicians will have a discussion focused on appreciating and better understanding the organic and creative process of learning that circles offer, and on the logistics and dynamics of running an effective circle.

Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado Japheth Wood, New York Math Circle

Sponsor: SIGMAA MCST

Math Wrangle

Saturday, August 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

Math Wrangle will pit teams of students against each other, the clock, and a slate of great math problems. The format of a Math Wrangle is designed to engage students in mathematical problem solving, promote effective teamwork, provide a venue for oral presentations, and develop critical listening skills. A Math Wrangle incorporates elements of team sports and debate, with a dose of strategy tossed in for good measure. The intention of the Math Wrangle demonstration at MathFest is to show how teachers, schools, circles, and clubs can get students started in this exciting combination of mathematical problem solving with careful argumentation via public speaking, strategy and rebuttal.

Mark Saul, MAA American Mathematics Competitions Ed Keppelmann, University of Nevada

Sponsor: SIGMAA MCST

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WORKSHOPWhat’s the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on Formulating a Research Presentation for a General Audience

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Presenting our research to undergraduate students can be both fun and rewarding. It can also be difficult, however, since the gory details of our results often require a great deal of specific jargon and background. Nonetheless, the big ideas can almost always be presented at a variety of levels, and this workshop is designed to interactively help participants develop the skills needed to formulate a presentation on their research that is appropriate for an audience of undergraduate students. Since many colleges and universities require giving such a talk as part of a job interview, almost any graduate student will have the opportunity to do so, and the ability to communicate complex mathematical ideas to students is a valued trait in a candidate. This workshop will consist of hands-on activities and audience interaction aimed toward developing and improving the necessary skills for creating an engaging and accessible presentation for undergraduates. Participants should be prepared to discuss in groups a potential presentation on their research or other related topic.

Organizers: Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University May Mei, Denison University

Sponsor: Committee on Graduate Students and Young Mathematicians Network

Graduate Student Q&A

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8224

This session is only for graduate students intending to present in the session “Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students” on Saturday, August 8th. This will be an informal Q&A session with the organizers of “Great Talks” and the workshop “What’s the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on Formulating a Research Presentation for a General Audience,” where presenters can drop in at any time to get individual feedback on their presentations.

Organizer: Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University

SOCIAL EVENT

Graduate Student Reception

Thursday, August 6, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Marriot Wardman Park, The Chef’s Table at Stone’s Throw

Graduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.

Organizers: Estela A. Gavosto, University of Kansas James Freeman, Cornell College

Graduate Student Q&A

Friday, August 7, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8224

PANEL SESSIONNonacademic Career Paths for Mathematicians

Friday, August 7, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics, now what? You may be surprised to know that teaching isn’t your only option; in the “real world” mathematical knowledge is a valued commodity and there are many interesting job opportunities for mathematicians in nonacademic settings. So, whether you are a mathematics student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give to future job-seeking students, this session will help you gain new perspectives on nonacademic career experiences and what employers value in their employees. Panelists will share their paths to their current positions and offer advice to others looking for employment in similar venues.

POSTER SESSIONPosterFest 2015: A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians and Graduate Students

Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

This poster session will allow early career mathematicians, including untenured faculty and graduate students, to present and discuss their scholarly activities with other attendees in an informal atmosphere. Examples of scholarly activities suitable for this poster session include expository work, preliminary reports, scholarship of teaching and learning, and research reports. Presenters should have their materials prepared in advance and will be provided with a self-standing, trifold tabletop poster approximately 48 in wide by 36 in high.

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Organizers: Doug Ensley, Shippensburg College Jenny McNulty, University of Montana

Sponsors: MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians

Project NExT

Young Mathematicians Network

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students

Sponsor: MAA Committe on Graduate Students

Part A – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

Part B – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Part C – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1 Balcony A

Presenters in this session must be graduate students. While many graduate students will be asked to give a lecture to a general audience, which includes undergraduates and non-mathematicians as part of a job interview, most students do not have experience talking to a non-research audience. This session gives graduate students the opportunity to give a 20-minute talk aimed at an undergraduate audience, which has been exposed to calculus and some linear algebra. Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to excite a wide range of undergraduates

about mathematics. All participants in this session will receive private feedback on their presentations from an established faculty member and an undergraduate student. Time permitting, a discussion of effective techniques for delivering great general-audience talks will occur at the end of the session.

Organizers: James Freeman, Cornell College Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University Aliza Steurer, Dominican University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Graduate Students

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Plan to join us and some of the contributors from I, Mathematician for a wine and cheese

reception in the MAA Pavilion. You can meet and speak with the contributors of this volume.

Some who plan to attend are: Hyman Bass, Roger Cook, Underwood Dudley, Sol Garfunkel,

Steve Krantz, and Randi Ruden. Bring your copy of the book and have it signed.

Thursday, August 63:00-4:00 p.m.MAA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall

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INVITED ADDRESSMAA Chan Stanek Lecture for Students Seventy-Five Years of MAA Mathematics Competitions

Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Organizer:

Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota DuluthIn this talk we provide facts, statistics, oddities, curiosities, videos, and trivia questions about the mathematics competitions that the MAA has sponsored for 75 years.

Radical Dash

Wednesday, August 5, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1The Radical Dash, a daily scavenger hunt filled with math challenges and creativity for teams of undergraduates. Every day up to five clues will be released via Instagram including a code to break, a mathematical brainteaser, a number of Instagram targets to find throughout the meeting, creative math artwork to fashion, and math to find in everyday objects. So, how quick are you on your feet at solving math problems? Can you picstitch? Would you like to create a sculpture with George Hart? How about your brain being puzzled by Joe Gallian? If any of this sounds like fun to you, join us at MAA MathFest 2015 for the Radical Dash. Individuals are welcome and encouraged to participate; they will be formed into teams on site.

Organizers:Jennifer Bergner, Salisbury University Lisa Marano, West Chester University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters Maryland/DC/Virginia Section

Student Hospitality Center

Thursday, August 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

Friday, August 7, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

Saturday, August 8, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

The Student Hospitality Center (SHC) provides a place for students and other MathFest attendees to meet for informal conversation, refreshments, and mathematical diversions. Programs for the MAA and Pi Mu Epsilon student paper sessions, packets for the MAA student presenters, and information on MathFest activities of interest to students are available in the SHC.

Organizers:Richard and Araceli Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics

Sponsor: Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters (CUSAC) and Pearson

MAA Student Paper Sessions

Theron J. Hitchman, University of Northern Iowa

Jiehua Zhu, Georgia Southern University

MAA Student Paper Session #1

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #2

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #3

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #4

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

MAA Student Paper Session #5

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

MAA Student Paper Session #6

Thursday, August 6, 8:30 AM – 10:25 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

MAA Student Paper Session #7

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #8

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #9

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #10

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

MAA Student Paper Session #11

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #12

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #13

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #14

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

MAA Student Paper Session #15

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #16

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #17

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #18

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

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MAA Student Paper Session #19

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #20

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #21

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #22

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

MAA Student Paper Session #23

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #24

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #25

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #26

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

Pi Mu Epsilon Student Paper Sessions

Organizer:Darci Kracht, Kent State University

PME Student Paper Session #1

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #2

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PME Student Paper Session #3

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #4

Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PME Student Paper Session #5

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #6

Friday, August 7, 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PME Student Paper Session #7

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #8

Friday, August 7, 2:00 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PME Student Paper Session #9

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #10

Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

Secrets of Mental Math

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Organizer:

Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is a mathematician and a magician. In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, he will demonstrate and explain how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind. He has presented his mixture of math and magic to audiences all over the world.

PANEL SESSIONNonacademic Career Paths for Mathematicians

Friday, August 7, 2:35 PM – 3:55 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

You’re about to earn a degree in mathematics, now what? You may be surprised to know that teaching isn’t your only option; in the “real world” mathematical knowledge is a valued commodity and there are many interesting job opportunities for mathematicians in nonacademic settings. So, whether you are a mathematics student looking for a job once you graduate or an advisor looking for advice to give to future job-seeking students, this session will help you gain new perspectives on nonacademic career experiences and what employers value in their employees. Panelists will share their paths to their current positions and offer advice to others looking for employment in similar venues.

Organizers:

Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University Dora Ahmadi, Morehead State University

Sponsor: MAA Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONEstimathon!

Friday, August 7, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

They’re called Fermi problems...

How many stop signs are in New York City?

How heavy is the Empire State Building?

How many primes have distinct digits?

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Undergraduate Student Activities (continued)

If you’re looking for a mindbending mixture of math and trivia, look no further! Jane Street Capital presents The Estimathon contest: attempt 13 Fermi problems in 30 minutes, ranging from totally trivial to positively Putnamesque. Work in teams to come up with the best set of confidence intervals. The top teams will receive prizes!

Organizer:

Andy Niedermaier, Jane Street Capital

Pi Mu Epsilon Student Banquet

Friday, August 7, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A/B/C

All PME members and their supporters are welcome. See the registration desk for more information on this ticketed event.

Pi Mu Epsilon J. Sutherland Frame Lecture

G-sharp, A-flat, and the Euclidean Algorithm Friday, August 7, 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Noam Elkies, Harvard University

Description: see page 14

MAA Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) Winners

Saturday, August 8, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

About 400 American teams, each consisting of three undergraduates, entered the 2014 Mathematical Contest in Modeling in February. Teams choose one of two real(istic) problems. The first problem requires a model for analyzing the performance of the Keep-Right-Except-To-Pass rule for drivers. The second requires a model for choosing the best 20th century coach for a sport such as football,

basketball, etc. Teams have four days to deal with the MCM challenge and may use or access any inanimate source – computers, libraries, the Web, etc. MAA judges choose a winner for each problem. The two MAA winning teams of students will present their results of the MCM four-day challenge.

Organizer:

Ben Fusaro, Florida State University

MAA Ice Cream Social and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 8, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 3

Students who gave the best talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions will be recognized and awarded prizes. All undergraduate students are invited to attend.

Student Problem Solving Competition

Saturday, August 8, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

This event is the finals of the Problem Solving Competition. Universities and colleges that participate monthly on their own campuses by holding problem solving contests are invited to send a contestant. Each contestant will be required to solve a series of mathematical problems. Based on the outcome, a champion along with 2nd through 6th place winners will be named.

Organizer:

Richard Neal, American Society for the Communication of Mathematics

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students

Part A – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

Part B – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Part C – Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1 Balcony APresenters in this session must be graduate students. While many graduate students will be asked to give a lecture to a general audience, which includes undergraduates and non-mathematicians as part of a job interview, most students do not have experience talking to a non-research audience. This session gives graduate students the opportunity to give a 20-minute talk aimed at an undergraduate audience, which has been exposed to calculus and some linear algebra. Both the talks and abstracts should be designed to excite a wide range of undergraduates about mathematics. All participants in this session will receive private feedback on their presentations from an established faculty member and an undergraduate student. Time permitting, a discussion of effective techniques for delivering great general-audience talks will occur at the end of the session. .

Organizers:

James Freeman, Cornell College Rachel Schwell, Central Connecticut State University Aliza Steurer, Dominican University

Sponsor: MAA Committe on Graduate Students

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Industrial Math Research in the PIC Math Program

Saturday, August 8, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

During the spring 2015 semester, mathematics undergraduate students at 30 U.S. universities and colleges were enrolled in a PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) research course. Each student team worked on its own research problem, which came directly from industry, and submitted a written report and video solution to the problem. Several students with exemplary solutions will discuss their problem and solution during this session. In addition, other students will give poster presentations of their work. Finally, a few industrial mathematicians will make presentations about math in BIG (business, industry, and government).

PIC Math is a program of the MAA and SIAM supported by NSF funding (DMS-1345499). See www.maa.org/picmath.

Organizers:

Linda Braddy, MAA Michael Dorff, Brigham Young University Suzanne Weekes, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Reza Malek-Madani, United States Naval Academy

The MAA strives to ensure that sessions at MathFest present mathematics in a way that is accessible to a broad audience. As a result, K-12 teachers will find all the expository sessions at MathFest to be informative and enriching. In addition, the following sessions are directed specifically at the professional interests of K-12 teachers.

Register for the AMC 8 or AMC 10/12 Contest(s), and you’re automatically enrolled as a K-12 Teacher Member. Invite your students to attend MAA MathFest 2015. The High School Student rate is only $49.

Secrets of Mental Math

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is a mathematician and a magician. In his entertaining and fast-paced performance, he will demonstrate and explain how to mentally add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind. He has presented his mixture of math and magic to audiences all over the world.

Special Presentation for High School Students, Parents, and Teachers A Dozen Proofs that 1=2: An Accessible and Quirky Overview of Mathematics for K-12 Teachers and Their Students

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2

James Tanton, The Saint Mark’s Mathematics Institute and MAA

Guidobaldo del Monte (1545-1647), a patron and friend of Galileo Galilei, believed he had witnessed the creation of something out of nothing when he established mathematically that zero equals one. He thereby thought he had proven the existence of God! James Tanton doesn’t claim to be so bold, but he is willing to prove instead that one equals two. And, moreover, just to convince you that he is right, he will do so a dozen times over, drawing upon a wide spectrum of mathematical techniques: school algebra and arithmetic, probability and mechanics, pure thought and physical action! Will you be able to find fault with any of his “proofs?” This will be a math talk of the like you’ve never seen before. All are welcome!

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Wednesday, August 5Committee on Sections Meeting8:00 AM – 8:30 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Committee on Undergraduate Student Activities and Chapters (CUSAC) Meeting11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Thursday, August 6Task Force on Minority Participation in AMC Contests9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Committee on Minicourses10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8223

Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) and CUPM Steering Committee Meeting1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Friday, August 7Council on Outreach Programs8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Council on the Profession10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

MAA Committee on Departmental Liaisons Meeting1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8222

Second Century Campaign Steering Committee Meeting2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8223

Committee Meetings

Math Circle Demonstration

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PMMarriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

Katherine Morrison, University of Northern Colorado Japheth Wood, New York Math Circle

A math circle is an enrichment experience that brings mathematics professionals in direct contact with pre-college students and/or their teachers. Circles foster passion and excitement for deep mathematics. This demonstration session offers the opportunity for conference attendees to observe and then discuss a math circle experience designed for local students. While students are engaged in a mathematical investigation, mathematicians will have a discussion focused on appreciating and better understanding the organic and creative process of learning that circles offer, and on the logistics and dynamics of running an effective circle.

Sponsor:

SIGMAA MCSTMath Wrangle

Saturday, August 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

Mark Saul, MAA American Mathematics Competitions Ed Keppelmann, University of Nevada

Math Wrangle will pit teams of students against each other, the clock, and a slate of great math problems. The format of a Math Wrangle is designed to engage students in mathematical problem solving, promote effective teamwork, provide a venue for oral presentations, and develop critical listening skills. A Math Wrangle incorporates elements of team sports and debate, with a dose of strategy tossed in for good measure. The intention of the Math Wrangle demonstration at the Math Fest is to show how teachers, schools, circles, and clubs can get students started in this exciting combination of mathematical problem solving with careful argumentation via public speaking, strategy and rebuttal.

Sponsor:

SIGMAA MCSTUndergraduate Student Activities

There are also a number of activities planned for undergraduate students and many of them will be of interest to K-12 teachers. See page 42.

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The following is a list of activities at MathFest 2015 that are sponsored by SIGMAAs. Full descriptions of the sessions may be found elsewhere in the program or online at http://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest/program-details/2015/sigmaa-activities

BIO SIGMAA: the SIGMAA on Mathematical and Computational Biology

Contributed Paper Session on Undergraduate Research Activities in Mathematical and Computational Biology

Friday afternoon, August 7

SIGMAA EM: the SIGMAA on Environmental Mathematics

Workshop on USE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Balcony APoster Session on Classroom Activities and Projects within the Context of Environmental Sustainabilityn

Thursday, August 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

HOM SIGMAA: the SIGMAA on the History of Mathematics

MAA 100 Contributed Paper Session on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, mornings and afternoons

SIGMAA MCST: The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers

Contributed Paper Session on Math Circle Problems in Honor of the MAA’s 100th Anniversary

Friday afternoon, August 7Math Circle Demonstration

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland AMath Wrangle

Saturday, August 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

POM SIGMAA: the SIGMAA on the Philosophy of Mathematics

POM SIGMAA GUEST LECTUREWhat are Mathematical Objects, and Who Cares?

Thursday, August 6, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4Contributed Paper Session on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, mornings and afternoons

SIGMAA QL: the SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy

Panel Session on Quantitative Literacy and Democracy

Saturday, August 8, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

Web SIGMAA: The SIGMAA on Mathematics Instruction Using the WEB

WEB SIGMAA GUEST LECTUREMYMathApps: Lessons Learned and To-Be Learned

Friday, August 7, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

Web SIGMAA Business Meeting

Friday, August 7, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

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25 Years Martha Abell Janet Beery

Jennifer Beineke Philip Cobb Paul Coe

Adam Coffman Sarah Greenwald

George Heine Ockle Johnson Gertrud Kraut Ed Lamagna Glen Lobo

Abraham Mantell Nancy Matthews Elizabeth Mauch Jennifer McNulty Nieves McNulty

Michael Molinsky Bruce Palka

Joan Reinthaler Richard Stephens

Gary Towsley

26 Years Julie Barnes Janet Barnett

Manjul Bhargava Connie Campbell Timothy Comar Michael Dorff Chris Frenzen

Sidney Graham David Manderscheid Phoebe McLaughlin

Margaret Morrow

Olympia Nicodemi Harold Parks

Jennifer Quinn Kyle Riley

Dipa Sarkar-Dey Robert Vallin

Virginia Watson

27 Years Ronald Calinger

Annalisa Crannell Pablo Echeverria

Solomon Garfunkel Namyong Lee Colm Mulcahy James Olsen Tommy Ratliff James Sellers

Hortensia Soto-Johnson Linda Van Niewaal

Maria Zack

28 Years Edward Aboufadel Jenna Carpenter Sharon Emerson-

Stonnell Patrick Headley Cynthia Huffman Michael Jones

Charles Lindsey Sarah Mabrouk Bhamini Nayar

James Reid Margaret Robinson Steven Schlicker

Nora Strasser Uri Treisman

29 Years William Abrams Paul Boisvert Dennis Collins Pam Crawford

Ronald Czochor Michael Eisenberg

Frank Farris Erica Flapan

Deanna Haunsperger Gary Raduns

Sharon Robbert Mark Saul

Leon Seitelman Daniel Teague

Colleen Vachuska Bruce Wahl

Susan Wildstrom Joe Yanik

30 Years Colin Adams

Michael Beals Linda Becerra

Eileen Donoghue William Fenton Matthew Haines Russell Hendel

Edward C. Keppelmann Suzanne Larson

John Mayer Karen Saxe Robert Styer

31 Years Arthur Benjamin Debra Borkovitz

John Cade Benjamin Collins Rosalie Dance Aparna Higgins

Michael Pearson Russell Petricka Theresa Rahikka

Lynn Reed Therese Shelton

T. Christine Stevens Daniel Ullman

Glen Van Brummelen Elizabeth Yanik

32 Years Christopher Baltus

Douglas Ensley Alan Levine

David Roberts Jay Schiffman

Dirck Uptegrove Peter Vachuska

John Wilson Roman Wong

33 Years Richard Cleary

Lawrence D’Antonio Stephen Davis

Wade Ellis Richard Gillman

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to our MAA members celebrating 25 or more years of membership. Please stop by the MAA Pavilion to pick up your recognition sticker.

Congratulations

Registered as of June 29

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Fernando Gouvêa Leon Hall

Allen Hibbard William Higgins

George Jennings V. Lee Turner Kathryn Weld

Michael Woltermann

34 Years Suzanne Dorée

Jim Freeman Michael Hvidsten

Nan Jackson John Kavanagh Emelie Kenney Kathleen Lopez

Joseph McDonough Michael Scanlon

Carol Schumacher Robert Sefton Smith

Barry Spieler Tina Straley

35 Years Rotraut Cahill Dan Callon

Robert Devaney Saeed Ghahramani Kenneth Gittelson

Bonnie Gold David Hecker Thomas Hill

Robert Megginson

36 Years Gregory Call

Douglas Dunham Ruth Favro Paul Flasch Joel Haack

Stephen Kokoska Robert Rogers

Edward Scheinerman

37 Years Andrew Bennett

Jeffrey Clark Susan Jane Colley William Emerson William Hackborn

Luise-Charlotte Kappe Larry Penn Robert Root

Lawrence Washington Ann Watkins

38 Years James Carlson James Daniel Lucy Dechene

Thomas Drucker Barbara Faires Dan Kalman

Andy Matchett Walter Meyer Daniel Otero

David Shannon Bette Warren

39 Years John Best

Sylvia Bozeman David Bressoud Carolyn Connell Richard Kaste

Allan Kroopnick Philip Mahler

Elizabeth Mayfield Frank Morgan

James Sandefur Ronald Umble J. Paul Vicknair John Watkins

40 Years Philip Benjamin

Jimmy Buchanan Penelope Dunham William Dunham

Joseph Gallian James Henle

James Langan Thomas Sibley

Daniel Velleman Gerard Venema

41 Years Dorothee Blum Ronald Brzenk

David Carothers Daniel Curtin

Jacqueline Dewar John Fink

Douglas Girvan Judy Green

Donald McClure Norman Richert Douglas Shier Kay Somers

Alexia Sontag Michael Starbird

William Velez Paul Zorn

42 Years Stephen Andrilli William Barker Donna Beers

Joanne Dombrowski Lloyd Douglas Susan Forman Herbert Kasube Joseph Straight

Charles Toll

43 Years Jean Bee Chan James fa*gan

William Feldman Sue Geller

Dan Kennedy Bruce Murrie David Sklar

44 Years William Adams

Robert Blumenthal Raymond Boute

Amy Cohen Milton Eisner

Jonathan Kane William Lewis

Rochelle Meyer Christine Shannon

Edward White

45 Years Thomas Banchoff

Joel Cohen Francis Ford

JoAnne Growney Roger Ray Peter Ross

Doris Schattschneider Calvin Van Niewaal

Philip Yasskin

46 Years Joseph Auslander

Nickolas Backscheider Joel Cunningham Robert Fontenot

Samuel Graff Richard Guy

Judith Meckley Harriet Pollatsek

Jon Scott Martha Siegel

Jonathan Sondow Philip Straffin

Philippe Tondeur

47 Years Curtis Herink Victor Katz

Albert Lewis David Stone

Roger Waggoner

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51 Years Donald Albers

Morton Goldberg Jerrold Grossman

Scott Harrod Daniel Kemp Steven Krantz Ronald Rosier

Paul Stockmeyer Walter Stromquist James Tattersall

52 Years Ron Barnes Donald Cohn

Murray Eisenberg John Mack Daniel Maki

Hugh Montgomery Donald Quiring

David Smith Donovan Van Osdol

53 Years Virginia Knight Warren Page

Joanne Peeples John Selden

54 Years Lowell Beineke Afton Cayford Bert Fristedt

Genevieve M. Knight Joan Leitzel

Stephen Meskin Marvin Schaefer

David Zitarelli

55 Years Catherine Murphy

Henry Ricardo

56 Years Hudson Kronk Ellen Lehner Gerald Porter

George Rosenstein

57 Years Denny Gulick

Barbara Osofsky Annie Selden

58 Years Ronald Graham

Henry Pollak

59 Years Lida K Barrett

Underwood Dudley

60 Years Kenneth Ross

61 Years Bernard Fusaro

Please join your colleagues at the

Closing Banquet on Saturday, August 8 at 6pm. Members

celebrating 25 or 50 years will receive a special pin. Stop by the Registration

Desk for ticket information.

48 Years Hyman Bass

Theodore Eisenberg Michael Fisher

Jennifer Galovich Jeffrey Lagarias

David Manes Patrick McCray Eileen Poiani Karl Schaffer

49 Years James Fey

Frances Gulick Thomas Hern Virginia Jones Carl Leinbach

50 Years Ethan Bolker Carl Cowen

David Flesner Alexander Kleiner

Theresa Michnowicz Rick Poss

Brian Winkel

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Teaching Quantitative LearningAn MAA Press Session

Friday, August 73:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Room 8222 | Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

What do you want your Quantitative Learning students to remember ten years from now? Ethan Bolker and Maura Mast want theirs to approach numbers in life and in the news with confidence, common sense, common knowledge and appropriate mathematical tools. They’ve designed a course and co-authored Common Sense Mathematics hoping to change how QL is taught, learned and remembered.

Professor Bolker will lead a ninety-minute workshop on their common sense approach to QL with just-in-time mathematics. If you are wondering how to help your students achieve quantitative literacy, please come join the conversation.

Ethan BolkerAuthor of Common Sense Mathematics

Individuals Edward Aboufadel

Donald J. Albers

Gerald L. Alexanderson

Gary and Gayle Alweiss

Etienne Archinard

Walter O. Augenstein

Robert Balles

Thomas and Kathleen Banchoff

Lynne Baur

Arthur and Deena Benjamin

Adam Berk

Manuel P. Berriozabal

Nancy Blachman and David J. desJardins

Stewart E. Boden

Peter B Bjorklund

Linda Braddy

Warren and Kathleen Brakensiek

David M. and Janice A. Bressoud

Jo and Bud Brown

William J. Browning

Robert L. Bryant and Reymundo A. Garcia

C. Allen Butler

Karl E. Byleen

Susan L. Callahan

Antony Chang

Richard Cleary and Ann Trenk

Amy Cohen

Carl Cowen and Janice Wheater-Cowen

Joel L. and Trudy B. Cunningham

James W. Daniel

Jean E. De Valpine

Robert L. and Kathleen Devaney

Gregory M. Dotseth

David N. Dudley

Douglas J. Dunham

William and Penelope Dunham

Helmut P. and Susanna S. Epp

Prasad and Sharmishta Erabelli

Barbara T. Faires

Frank A. Farris

William E. Fenton

Barry Field and Julie Farr

Patricia and James Fink

Gregory and Jolinda Foley

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J. H. Graham

Jerrold Grossman

Steven Gunby and Margaret Pearson

Estate of Virginia Halmos

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Kevin and Suzanne Huang

Benedict A. Itri

Glenn K. Jacobs

Radha Jagadeesan

Barbara J. Janson

Jeff and Carol Jessee

Herbert E. Kasube

Dan Kennedy

Lyle David King

Ellen E. Kirkman

Maria Klawe and Nick Pippenger

Steven and Stephanie Lee

Tom Leighton and Bonnie Berger Leighton

William J. Lewis

Guojin Liang

Andrew C. F. Liu

Shuangqiu Liu and Krishna Patil

Po-Shen Loh

Carl J. Lovett

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Patrick Maher

Andrew J. and Nancy V. Matchett

Donald E. McClure

Marie T. McKellar

Chester W. Mills

Colm Mulcahy and Victoria Ann Powers

Andy and Laurie Okun

Arnold Ostebee and Kay E. Smith

Kenneth Pacholke

Michael and Ellen Pearson

Laurence Penn and Jill Oberlander

William G. Pertusi

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Gerald J. and Judith R. Porter

Jennifer J. Quinn

Corrado D. Quintiliani

Harriet and George Rosenstein

Ronald C. Rosier

Ken and Ruth Ross

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2014—2015* We thank the following individuals, corporations, foundations, societies, and organizations for their contributions of $500 or more to the Mathematical Association of America.

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The Icosahedron Society The Icosahedron Society recognizes benefactors who have shown extraordinary generosity to the Mathematical Association of America.

Karen Saxe

Mary Alice and Marvin Schaefer

Norman E. Sexauer

Fuguang Shi and Fan Zhang

Angela and George Shiflet

Martha J. Siegel

J. Philip Smith

Chasen Grady Smith

Daniel Solow

Lynn A. and Mary F. Steen

Andrew and Kaarina Sterrett

T. Christine Stevens

David R. and Ann R. Stone

Tina H. Straley

Francis E. Su

Jagane and Shankari Sundar

Harold B. Tobin

Eugene Toll

Calvin and Linda Van Niewaal

Gerard and Patricia Venema

Huajan Wang and Xianqi Liu

John E. Wetzel

Bill and Jingda Whatley

David Jacob Wildstrom

Stephen and Susan Wildstrom

Stephen S. Willoughby

Stephen J. Willson

Paul M. Zorn

Corporations, Foundations, Societies and Organizations Academy of Applied Science

The Akamai Foundation

American Institute of Mathematics

American Mathematical Society

American Statistical Association

Army Educational Outreach Program

Art of Problem Solving

Association for Symbolic Logic

Casualty Actuarial Society

Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences

The D.E. Shaw Group

Educational Advancement Foundation

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Google

IDEA MATH, LLC

Jane Street Capital

MacMillan Education W. H. Freeman

Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation

Math for America

MathWorks

Mu Alpha Theta

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Simons Foundation

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Star League

Tensor Foundation

Tudor Investment Corporation

Two Sigma

2015 Thomas and Kathleen Banchoff

Lynn A. and Mary F. Steen

2014 Tom Leighton and Bonnie Berger Leighton

2012 Michael and Ellen Pearson

2011 Barbara and Doug Faires

Laurence Penn and Jill Oberlander

2010 Roger and Susan Horn

Tom and Jane Apostol

2008 Gerald Alexanderson

Gerald J. and Judith R. Porter

2007 Harry Lucas, Jr.

Richard Good

2006 Robert P. Balles

Tensor Foundation

Richard D. Anderson

2003 Paul and Virginia Halmos

Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation

2002 James W. and Ann Trump Daniel

2001 Akamai Foundation

ExxonMobil Foundation

Microsoft Corporation

Andrew and Kaarina Sterrett

2000 Henry L. Alder

Edith Ross and Edward Brinn

Deborah Tepper Haimo

Mary Alice and Marvin Schaefer

Imaginary Planets An icosahedral globe from a

stained glass window Mathematical art by Frank Farris

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MAA MATHFEST 2015

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

MAA 100 Centennial Reception

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall AJoin us for the MAA MathFest Centennial Reception to celebrate the beginning of the conference and the opening of the Exhibit Hall. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a chance to meet fellow attendees and all of our sponsors and exhibitors. This event is complimentary for all registered attendees and guests.

MAA 100 Mathematical Carnival at the Centennial Reception

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall AMathematical presenters to include:

Dominic Klyve: Juggling and Math

Susan Goldstine: Flexagons

Colm Mulcahy: Mathematical Card Tricks

Jason Rosenhouse: Monty Hall Interactive Game

Karl Schaffer: String PolyhedraTim Chartier, Davidson College

MAA 100 Cirque de Mathematiques

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Come enjoy an evening of mathematical delights! Be amazed, tickled and touched by drama, magic, mime and dance. James Tanton will emcee an evening featuring performances by Colin Adams, Art Benjamin, Tanya and Tim Chartier, and Karl Schaffer.

Tim Chartier, Davidson College

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Graduate Student Reception

6:00 PM – 7:00 PMMarriott Wardman Park Chef’s Table at Stone’s ThrowGraduate students are invited for some refreshments and to meet several of the invited speakers.

Estela A. Gavosto, University of Kansas

James Freeman, Cornell College

MAA 100 Mathematicians by Day, Musicians by Night

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3The deep connection between mathematics and music comes to life as mathematicians take the stage as performers. Musicians will include pianist Noam Elkies (a three-time Putnam Fellow), tenor Frank Farris (former Mathematics Magazine editor), a trio playing Brahms, a quintet playing Mozart, and a choir of mathematician-singers. Expect to be delighted by wonderful music - and amazed at the versatility of the performers, all of whom work day jobs as mathematicians. Emceed by Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College, Past MAA President.

Dave Kung, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Project NExT Director

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Pi Mu Epsilon Student Banquet

6:00 PM – 7:45 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A/B/CAll PME members and their supporters are welcome. See the registration desk for more information on this ticketed event.

MAA 100 Albert’s Bridge: A Tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, Featuring the MAA Community Players

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3A host of your favorite MAA personalities come together for a spirited performance of an early comedy written for radio by Tom Stoppard. Stoppard’s richly mathematical play Arcadia, first produced in 1993, has been heralded as one of the best plays of the 20th century. Albert’s Bridge was written 25 years before Arcadia, when Stoppard was a struggling journalist, but it still exhibits the playwright’s propensity for running roughshod over the fabricated boundaries between mathematics and good storytelling. In the performance, elementary algebra, philosophy, and even some physics at the play’s conclusion are weaved together into a comic commentary on the inevitable tragedy of life.

Steve Abbott, Middlebury College

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

MAA Ice Cream Social and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 3Students who gave the best talks in the MAA Student Paper Sessions will be recognized and awarded prizes. All undergraduate students are invited to attend.

DC Math Walk

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Departs from Marriott Wardman Park LobbyThere are ample places to find mathematics in Washington, DC with the Centennial MAA MathFest. Want to find math in the nation’s capital itself? Come and enjoy a math trail designed by Ivars Peterson. From fire hydrants to friezes adorning buildings to various art work, find math as you enjoy the overall beauty throughout the city.

Social Events

Closing Banquet

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1Celebrate the success of another MAA MathFest by joining us for the Closing Banquet. Back by popular demand, the MAA Players are proud to bring you MAA: The Musical! They’ll tell the history of the MAA in song and dance with their award-winning cast. (Okay, so they didn’t win awards for singing or dancing, but surely good mathematical exposition counts for something, right?) Come join in the fun with Art Benjamin, Bud Brown, Annalisa Crannell, Alissa Crans, Joyati Debnath, Frank Farris, Leigh Lunsford, Jenny Quinn, Dave Smith, Tina Straley, Francis Su, Talithia Williams, and more! All are welcome, and Silver and Gold members will be honored during the program. See the registration desk for more information on this ticketed event.

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MAA MATHFEST 2015

Registration

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Registration 1/2

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 1Replicators, Transformers, and Robot Swarms: Science Fiction through Geometric Algorithms8:20 AM – 9:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Erik Demaine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

INVITED ADDRESSEarle Raymond Hedrick Lecture SeriesHedrick Lecture 19:30 AM – 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Karen Smith, University of Michigan

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 2Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics10:30 AM – 11:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part A – History of Mathematics

10:30 AM – 11:55 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Ellipsographs: Drawing Ellipses and the Devices in the Smithsonian Collections10:30 AM – 10:55 AMAmy Shell-Gellasch, Montgomery College

Charter Members of the MAA and the Material Culture of American Mathematics11:00 AM – 11:25 AMPeggy A. Kidwell, Smithsonian Institution

History of Mathematics in Washington, DC11:30 AM – 11:55 AMFlorence Fasanelli, MAA

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part B – History of Mathematics

10:30 AM – 11:55 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

Eisenhower, the Binomial Theorem, and the $64,000 Question10:30 AM – 10:55 AMCathleen O’Neil, Johnson County Community College

John Horton Conway: Certainly a Piece of History11:00 AM – 11:25 AMSiobhan Roberts, Freelance Writer, Math & Science Journalist, Biographer

A Pair of Early MAA Presidents = A Pair of Mathematics Historians: Florian Cajori and David Eugene Smith11:30 AM – 11:55 AMEileen Donoghue, City University of New York/CSI

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONProject NExT Lecture Reducing Stereotype Threat in the Mathematics Classroom 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1Catherine Good, Baruch College, City University of New York

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Chan Stanek Lecture for StudentsSeventy-Five Years of MAA Mathematics Competitions1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Joseph Gallian, University of Minnesota Duluth

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#20: Evidence- Based Approaches to the Mathematical Preparation of Secondary Teachers

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 1

Lesson Study: A Capstone Experience to Address the Recommendations of the MET II Document1:00 PM – 1:15 PMConnie Yarema, Abilene Christian UniversityDavid Hendricks, Abilene Christian University

Registration

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Registration 1/2

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Tuesday, August 4

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Focusing on Mathematical Arguments1:20 PM – 1:35 PMAnnaMarie Conner, University of GeorgiaLaura Singletary, Lee University

Investing the Preparation of Teachers of Mathematics: The Influence of Content Knowledge on Novice Teaching1:40 PM – 1:55 PMAllyson Hallman-Thrasher, Ohio UniversityJeff Connor, Ohio UniversityDerek J. Sturgill, Ohio University

PANEL SESSIONPanel 7. Implementing the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

WORKSHOPWhat’s the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on Formulating a Research Presentation for a General Audience

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#7: Financial Mathematics

1:00 PM – 2:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

Remaining Questions on Approximating The Rate of Interest For an Annuity1:00 PM – 1:15 PMRichard Stephens, Columbus State University

Insurance and Financial Investment Strategy under a Stochastic Process Model1:20 PM – 1:35 PMWanwan Huang, Roosevelt University

Social Security Benefit: Now or Later?1:40 PM – 1:55 PMAmanda Mummert, Washington & Jefferson CollegeKatie Linthicum, Washington & Jefferson CollegeKadie Clancy, Washington & Jefferson College

An Undergraduate Research Experience in Financial Mathematics2:00 PM – 2:15 PMJeong-Mi Yoon, UH-Downtown

Actuarial Present Value: Calculations for Two Parametric Models2:20 PM – 2:35 PMVeera Holdai, Salisbury UniversityBarbara Wainwright, Salisbury University

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTeaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics Part A

1:00 PM – 2:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

Exploring Probability Using The Settlers of Catan1:00 PM – 1:10 PMJathan Austin, Salisbury UniversitySusanna Molitoris Miller, Kennesaw State University

Estimating the Number of Extraterrestrial Civilizations in a Statistics Class1:15 PM – 1:25 PMAlexander G. Atwood, Suffolk County Community College

Elementary Statistics using Facebook1:30 PM – 1:40 PMKrishna Kaphle, University of Maine at Fort Kent

Experiences and Experiments in Implementing a Flipped Classroom Design in an Introductory Statistics Course1:45 PM – 1:55 PMWilliam J. Heuett, Marymount University

Integrating Worked Examples into a Flipped College Algebra Classroom2:00 PM – 2:10 PMTyrone Washington, Millersville University

Collins Math Magic Number Blocks and the Wobble-Square Method of Multiplication2:15 PM – 2:25 PMDennis G. Collins, UPR-MayaguezGlenn H. Collins

Promoting Student Understanding of Properties of Logarithms2:30 PM – 2:40 PMErin R. Moss, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Applications of R to Introductory and Intermediate Statistics2:45 PM – 2:55 PMLeon Kaganovskiy, Touro College Brooklyn Campus

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THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part C – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM – 2:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Doing Arithmetic in Medieval Europe1:00 PM – 1:25 PMChuck Lindsey, Florida Gulf Coast University

Imagination and Reading the Third Dimension in Early Modern Geometry1:30 PM – 1:55 PMTravis D. Williams, University of Rhode Island

The Arc Rampant in 1673: An Early Episode in the History of Projective Geometry2:00 PM – 2:25 PMChristopher Baltus, SUNY Oswego

William Brouncker’s Rectification of the Semi-Cubical Parabola2:30 PM – 2:55 PMAndrew Leahy, Knox College

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#21: Show Me Geometry: Geometry Software and Tablet Demonstrations

1:00 PM – 2:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

Investigation of Geometric Theorems Using Geometer’s Sketchpad1:00 PM – 1:15 PMNora Strasser, Friends University

Active Exploration of Desargues’ Theorem and Projective Geometry1:20 PM – 1:35 PMMichael Hvidsten, Gustavus Adolphus College

The Poincaré Disk Model in GeoGebra1:40 PM – 1:55 PMMartha Byrne, Earlham College

GeoGebra and Hyperbolic Geometry2:00 PM – 2:15 PMVioleta Vasilevska, Utah Valley University

Math on a Sphere: an Interactive Programming System for Spherical Geometry2:20 PM – 2:35 PMMichael Eisenberg, University of ColoradoHilary Peddicord, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSherry Hsi, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

Using A Dynamic Software Program to Develop Geometric Constructions2:40 PM – 2:55 PMLaura Singletary, Lee University

MINICOURSE2. The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Part A)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

MINICOURSE4. Recruiting Students to Take More Mathematics Courses and to be Mathematics Majors (Part A)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#16: Curriculum Development to Support First Year General Education Mathematics Students

1:00 PM – 3:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

Redesigning a Liberal Arts Math Course for Student Performance1:00 PM – 1:15 PMCrystal Lorch, Ball State UniversityJohn Lorch, Ball State University

Design and Implementation of a Quantitative Literacy Course at a Large Research Institution1:20 PM – 1:35 PMVince Melfi, Michigan State UniversityDave Bramer, Michigan State UniversityJeff Craig, Michigan State UniversityRichard A. Edwards, Michigan State UniversityAndrew Krause, Michigan State UniversityAmanda Lorenz, Michigan State University

Just Enough Algebra – Or How Teaching Interesting, Useful Algebra in Applied Contexts Incorporating Active Learning Led to Higher Student Engagement and Success1:40 PM – 1:55 PMSuzanne I. Dorée, Augsburg College

System-wide Co-requisite Pedagogical Approaches for Learning Support Mathematics Students2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMinsu Kim, University of North Georgia

Eliminating Pre-Foundational and Comprehensively Redesigning First Year General Education Mathematics Courses at Trinity Washington University2:20 PM – 2:35 PMKent Kraft, Trinity Washington University

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Reorganization and Innovation in First Year General Education Mathematics Courses2:40 PM – 2:55 PMGrace E. Cook, Bloomfield CollegeMichael Schiro, Bloomfield CollegeKevin Kline, Bloomfield College

Alternative Pathway for General Education Mathematics Students3:00 PM – 3:15 PMRachel M. Bates, Redlands Community College

Building Learning Communities for Students and Instructors in Introductory and Intermediate Algebra3:20 PM – 3:35 PMJanet Nichols, Colorado State University - Pueblo

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONAlgebra and Linear Algebra

1:00 PM – 3:40 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

Linear Algebra and Forensics1:00 PM – 1:10 PMDonna Beers, Simmons CollegeCatherine Crawford, Elmhurst College

New Algorithms for Solving a System of Linear Equations1:15 PM – 1:25 PMMichael F. Zimmer, Teradata, Inc

New Canonical Forms for Matrices Over a Principal Ideal Domain1:30 PM – 1:40 PMPeter M. Joyce, CCBC

On the Structure of Generalized Symmetric Spaces of the Special Linear and General Linear Groups of Degree 2 Over Finite Fields1:45 PM – 1:55 PMJennifer Schaefer, Dickinson College

The Index of a Numerical Semigroup in Four Generators2:00 PM – 2:10 PMBernadette Boyle, Sacred Heart University

The Space of Biorders on Some Solvable Groups2:30 PM – 2:40 PMKelli Karcher, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Polynomials, Discriminants, and Root Counting in Number Fields2:45 PM – 2:55 PMChad Awtrey, Elon University

Can this Polynomial be Factored?3:15 PM – 3:25 PMGary Brookfield, California State University, Los Angeles

Valuation Derived from Graded Ring and Module and Krull Dimension Properties3:30 PM – 3:40 PM Mohammad Hassan Anjom Shoa, University of BirjandMohammad Hossein Hosseinie, University of Birjand

INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: The Non-Traditional “Traditional NSA Mathematician”

1:00 PM – 3:45 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

The Coming of Enigma1:00 PM – 1:30 PMDavid Perry, National Security Agency

Public Key Cryptography: From Abelian Groups to Yellow Padlocks in 30 Minutes Flat1:45 PM – 2:15 PMBen Benoy, National Security Agency

Extending Pairwise Element Similarity to Set Similarity Efficiently2:30 PM – 3:00 PMSteve Knox, National Security Agency

Teaching Computers to See3:15 PM – 3:45 PMChristine Edwards, National Security Agency

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INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: Generations of Monthly Gems

1:00 PM – 3:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

1894 – 19191:00 PM – 1:20 PMKaren Parshall, University of Virginia

1920 – 19391:30 PM – 1:50 PMJohn Stillwell, University of San Francisco

1940 – 19592:00 PM – 2:20 PMRon Graham, University of California at San Diego

1960 – 19792:30 PM – 2:50 PMBob Devaney, Boston University

1980 – 19993:00 PM – 3:20 PMPaul Zorn, St. Olaf College

2000 – 20153:30 PM – 3:50 PMRebecca Goldin, George Mason University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part D – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

A Mathematical Look at Mersenne’s Water Jet Experiment 1:00 PM – 1:25 PMCharles Groetsch, The Citadel

Inspiration for Elementary Mathematics Descriptions from a “Heritage” Reading (in the sense of Grattan-Guinness) of On the Nonexistent by Gorgias1:30 PM – 1:55 PMAnn L. von Mehren, Arcadia University and University of Houston

Going to the Source2:00 PM – 2:25 PMThomas Q. Sibley, St. John’s University, College of St. Benedict

Rope Geometry of Ancient India in the Classroom2:30 PM – 2:55 PMCynthia J. Huffman, Pittsburg State UniversityScott V. Thuong, Pittsburg State University

Getting to the Root of the Problem3:00 PM – 3:25 PMSteven J. Tedford, Misericordia University

Reenactment of the Calculus Controversy: Newton vs Leibniz3:30 PM – 3:55 PMAbraham Ayebo, North Dakota State University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#6: Mathematics and Art Part A

1:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

A Kaleidoscopic Journey1:00 PM – 1:15 PMJeff Johannes, SUNY Geneseo

Artistic Patterns on Triply Periodic Polyhedra1:20 PM – 1:35 PMDouglas Dunham, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Maps of Strange Worlds: Beyond the Four-Color Theorem1:40 PM – 1:55 PMSusan Goldstine, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Virtual Bumblebees2:00 PM – 2:15 PMJames P. Howard, University of Maryland University College

Surprises from Iterating Discontinuous Functions2:20 PM – 2:35 PMBrian Heinold, Mount St. Mary’s University

The Many Lessons in Fractals2:40 PM – 2:55 PMLisa A. Oberbroeckling, Loyola University Maryland

Parametric Equations at the Circus: Trochoids and Poi Flowers3:00 PM – 3:15 PMEleanor Farrington, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Modeling the Mathematical: Man Ray, Equational Mimesis, and Kinesthetic Learning3:20 PM – 3:35 PMSteve Zides, Wofford College

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Pythagoras to Secor: Generalized Keyboards and the Miracle Temperament3:40 PM – 3:55 PMAnil Venkatesh, Ferris State University

Mathematics and Poetry: The Sweetest Noise4:00 PM – 4:15 PMRandall E. Cone, Salisbury University

Differential Equations in Music, Dance, and the Visual Arts4:20 PM – 4:35 PMLorelei Koss, Dickinson College

Counting with Your Toes!4:40 PM – 4:55 PMJulian Chan, Weber State

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#12: Improving Undergraduate Math Writing

1:00 PM – 5:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

Creating and Assessing Writing Prompts in Calculus and Below1:00 PM – 1:15 PMGarry Johns, Saginaw Valley State University

I Need Some Focus! Helping Calculus Students Navigate Mathematical Writing1:20 PM – 1:35 PMDavid Clark, Grand Valley State University

Student Engagement and Learning through Reading and Writing in Differential Equations1:40 PM – 1:55 PMMichael C. Barg, Niagara University

Using Writing in Introductory Statistics to Enhance Understanding2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Tonya Adkins, Johnson & Wales University

Writing with Critical Thinking and Values for Effective Problem Solving2:20 PM – 2:35 PMJacci White, Saint Leo UniversityMonika Kiss, Saint Leo UniversityBrian Camp, Saint Leo University

Definitions as Proof Blueprints2:40 PM – 2:55 PMAndrew Cooper, North Carolina State University

Product and Process: Writing Portfolios and Feedback in Introduction to Proof Techniques3:00 PM – 3:15 PMMay Mei, Denison University

Revised Writing Across the Math Major3:20 PM – 3:35 PMJacqueline Anderson, Bridgewater State University

Typesetting Homework in LaTeX: Best Practices that Support Teaching and Learning in Post-Calculus3:40 PM – 3:55 PMJames Quinlan, University of New England

Revising for Clarity4:00 PM – 4:15 PMJeffrey Clark, Elon University

Why Induction Is Like Ice Cream: Writing About Analogies in Discrete Mathematics Courses4:20 PM – 4:35 PMJoshua Holden, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Emphasizing Mathematical Writing in On-line Courses4:40 PM – 4:55 PMByungik Kahng, University of North Texas at Dallas

Teaching Mathematical Proof Writing Skills in a General Education Course: Graph Theory Algorithms and Color-Coding5:00 PM – 5:15 PMRobin L. Blankenship, Morehead State University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#10: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics

1:00 PM – 5:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 2

Comparing Oral and Traditional Assessments in Math Content Courses for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers1:00 PM – 1:15 PMDaniel Visscher, University of MichiganNina White, University of Michigan

Assessing the Effects of Interactive Technology on Concept Retention in Precalculus1:20 PM – 1:35 PMDoug Ensley, Shippensburg UniversityLea Adams, Shippensburg UniversityBarbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island

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Curing the High DFW Rate in First Year Calculus1:40 PM – 1:55 PMAdam Childers, Roanoke CollegeJan Minton, Roanoke CollegeHannah Robbins, Roanoke CollegeKristin Emrich, Roanoke CollegeDavid Taylor, Roanoke College

Increasing Student Success in the Calculus Sequence2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMary Shepherd, Northwest Missouri State University

Investigating Student Learning Gains from Content Videos in a Flipped Calculus I Course2:20 PM – 2:35 PMJohn (Zig) Siegfried, James Madison UniversityCassie Williams, James Madison University

Does Calculus Help with Algebra?2:40 PM – 2:55 PMCory Johnson, California State University, San Bernardino

Introducing Technology to a Vector Calculus Course3:00 PM – 3:15 PMTyler Kloefkorn, University of Arizona

Engaged Learning Through Writing: A Faculty Development Project3:20 PM – 3:35 PMMary E. Pilgrim, Colorado State UniversitySue Doe, Colorado State UniversityHilary Freeman, Colorado State UniversityKate Kiefer, Colorado State University

From Scratch to Proof: Preliminary Report3:40 PM – 3:55 PMMargaret L. Morrow, SUNY Plattsburgh

SoTLE: Assessing the Effectiveness of Moodle Glossaries4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Jill E. Thomley, Appalachian State UniversitySarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State University

The Emporium Teaching Model and Its Effect on Students’ Conceptions of Mathematics, Metacognitive Awareness and Course Performance4:20 PM – 4:35 PMYevgeniya Rivers, University of New HavenJoshua Goss, University of New Haven

Student Beliefs on Math Ability and Sense of Belonging to a Math Community4:40 PM – 4:55 PMFrank Hassebrock, Denison UniversityLewis Ludwig, Denison University

Assessing the Cognitive Levels of Exam Problems in Mathematics: A Comparison Across Years5:00 PM – 5:15 PMSandra M. Merchant, University of British ColumbiaWesley Maciejewski, University of Auckland

Development of Students’ Bayesian Reasoning Skill5:20 PM – 5:35 PMFrank Wang, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONSpecial Panel Session on Science Policy

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

PANEL SESSIONPanel 6. The Updated AP Calculus AB/BC courses: What Does This Mean For You?

2:35 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONMAA Section Officers Meeting

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A/B/C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part E – The Mathematics of Euler

3:00 PM – 5:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4Euler’s Dissertation on Logic3:00 PM – 3:25 PMSylvio R. Bistafa, University of São Paulo

Euler and Phonetics: The Untold Story of the Mathematics of Language3:30 PM – 3:55 PMDominic Klyve, Central Washington UniversityOlivia Hirschey, Central Washington University

Leonhard Euler: The Final Decade 1773 to October 17834:00 PM – 4:25 PMRonald S. Calinger, Catholic University of America

Euler’s Method for Computing the Movement of a Mortar Bomb4:30 PM – 4:55 PMWilliam W. Hackborn, University of Alberta

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Euler on L’Hôpital’s Analyse5:00 PM – 5:25 PMRobert E. Bradley, Adelphi University

Euler’s OTHER Constant5:30 PM – 5:55 PMJonathan Martin, Purdue UniversityAndy Martin, Kentucky State University

POSTER SESSIONHighlights from AWM Chapters

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Foyer

MINICOURSE3. Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry (Part A)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

MINICOURSE7. Teaching Mathematics with Bead Crochet (Part A)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

PANEL SESSIONPanel 4. A Discussion of the MAA/NCTM Joint Position Statement on Calculus

4:10 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

PANEL SESSIONPanel 11. Congratulations on Getting Tenure! Now What?

4:10 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYRadical Dash

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

SOCIAL EVENTCentennial Reception

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

SOCIAL EVENTMathematical Carnival at the Centennial Reception

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

SOCIAL EVENTCirque de Mathematiques

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

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Thursday, August 6 Registration

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Convention Registration

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 3Mathematics for Art Investigation8:30 AM – 9:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #1

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #2

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #3

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Paper Session #4

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

MAA Paper Session #5

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

MAA Paper Session #6

8:30 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part F – Special Session in Memory of Jackie Stedall

8:30 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Sylvester’s Amphigenous Surface8:30 AM – 8:55 AMJune Barrow-Green, The Open University

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Jackie Stedall and the Mathematics of Thomas Harriot9:00 AM – 9:25 AMJanet L. Beery, University of Redlands

The Construction of Map Projections in the Works of Lambert and Euler9:30 AM – 9:55 AMRosanna Cretney, The Open University

Soviet Views of Early (English) Algebra10:00 AM – 10:25 AMChristopher Hollings, University of Oxford

Bolzano’s Measurable Numbers: Are They Real?10:30 AM – 10:55 AMSteve Russ, University of WarwickKaterina Trlifajova, Centre for Theoretical Studies, Prague

The BSHM, 1971-201511:00 AM – 11:25 AMRobin J. Wilson, Oxford University, UK

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#11: Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics Part A

8:30 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 1

Teaching Elements of Effective Thinking Through Mathematics8:30 AM – 8:45 AMMichael Starbird, The University of Texas at Austin

Fostering Critical Thinking in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course through Graph Theory8:50 AM – 9:05 AMElizabeth S. Wolf, Saint Mary’s College

Creative, Critical and Correct: Achieving Common Objectives in an Introductory Proofs Course9:10 AM – 9:25 AMKayla B. Dwelle, Ouachita Baptist University

Active Learning in Linear Algebra Through Preview and In-class Activities9:30 AM – 9:45 AMFeryal Alayont, Grand Valley State UniversitySteven Schlicker, Grand Valley State University

RAMScholars: Increasing Student Engagement in Learning Calculus Through PBL, Oral Assessments, and Writing9:50 AM – 10:05 AMJessica Gehrtz, Colorado State UniversityMary E. Pilgrim, Colorado State University

Beginning an Emerging Scholar’s Program in Calculus II10:10 AM – 10:25 AMJacqueline Jensen-Vallin, Lamar University

Wonders of 11 Stars: Mathematical Cultivations through Paper Folding10:30 AM – 10:45 AMDuk-Hyung Lee, Asbury University

Teaching Validity and Soundness of Arguments Using the Board Game ‘The Resistance’10:50 AM – 11:05 AMDerek Thompson, Taylor University

Puzzles + Games = Mathematical Thinking11:10 AM – 11:25 AMEdmund A. Lamagna, University of Rhode Island

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONGraph Theory

8:30 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

Social Implications of the Königsberg Bridge Problem8:30 AM – 8:40 AMPaul J. Janiczek, Virginia Military Institute

Coprime and Prime Labelings of Graphs8:45 AM – 8:55 AMJonelle Hook, Mount St. Mary’s University

Propagation Time on Directed Graphs9:00 AM – 9:10 AMNathan Warnberg, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Counting Loops and Paths: The Monoid of a Directed Graph9:15 AM – 9:25 AMJames Hamblin, Shippensburg UniversityLance Bryant, Shippensburg University

The Isoperimetric Constant of a Paley Graph9:30 AM – 9:40 AMAnthony Shaheen, CSU Los Angeles

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Two Intersection Sets and Paley Graphs9:45 AM – 9:55 AMLiz Lane-Harvard, University of Central Oklahoma

Generating Combinatorial Identities via Walk Counting10:00 AM – 10:10 AMNathan Moyer, Whitworth Univesity

Book Thickness of Zero-Divisor Graphs of Commutative Rings10:15 AM – 10:25 AMShannon Overbay, Gonzaga University

DI-Pathological Conjectures and Results10:45 AM – 10:55 AMJohn Asplund, Dalton State CollegeJoe ChaffeeJames Hammer, Ceder Crest College

On Decomposing Regular Graphs and Multigraphs into Forests11:00 AM – 11:10 AMSaad El-Zanati, Illinois State UniversitySabrina Allen, Illinois State UniversityMaggie Kopp, Illinois State UniversityMike Plantholt, Illinois State UniversityShailesh Tipnis, Illinois State University

On the Number of Hills Among Generalized Dyck Paths11:15 AM – 11:25 AMJiillian McLeod, U.S. Coast Guard AcademyNaiomi Cameron, Lewis & Clark College

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONMentoring and Outreach

8:30 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

Upper Elementary Outreach Mobius Bands and Polyhedra8:30 AM – 8:40 AMBeth Schaubroeck, United States Air Force Academy

“Energizing” Students8:45 AM – 8:55 AMElizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University

Girls in Science: Over 15 Years of STEM Outreach for Middle School Girls9:00 AM – 9:10 AMSusan Kelly, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Expanding Your Horizons at James Madison University: Math and Science Outreach to Middle and High School Girls9:15 AM – 9:25 AMElizabeth Arnold, James Madison UniversityKatie S. Quertermous, James Madison University

Rural STEM Model9:30 AM – 9:40 AMElizabeth Mauch, Bloomsburg University

How to Hook Pre-Service Teachers on Professional Development9:45 AM – 9:55 AMPari Ford, University of Nebraska at KearneyAmy Nebesniak, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Impact of 2015 National Math Festival on Undergraduate Mathematics Students10:00 AM – 10:10 AMAlice E. Petillo, Marymount UniversityNicole Ferree, Marymount University

Increasing Diversity in the Classrooms: A Path towards Inclusion in Mathematics10:15 AM – 10:25 AMLi-Sheng Tseng, University of California, IrvineAlessandra Pantano, University of California, Irvine

Native American-based Mathematics Materials for Undergraduate Courses10:30 AM – 10:40 AMCharles P. Funkhouser, California State University FullertonMiles R. Pfahl, Turtle Mountain Community CollegeHarriet Edwards, California State University Fullerton

Creating a Meaningful Undergraduate Research Project10:45 AM – 10:55 AMBrandon Samples, Georgia College & State University

Supporting the Success of Women Faculty through an NSF ADVANCE Grant: Looking Back, Moving Forward11:00 AM – 11:10 AMJenna Carpenter, Louisiana Tech UniversityD. P. O’Neal, Louisiana Tech University

What’s It Like to Be Editor-in-Chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society?11:15 AM – 11:25 AMFrank Morgan, Williams College

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THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#6: Mathematics and Art Part B

8:50 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

Geometry in Paintings: Where Two Dimensional Becomes Three Dimensional8:50 AM – 9:05 AMBlair Lewis, Weber State University

Geometric Islamic Star Patterns of Carved Mamluk Domes9:10 AM – 9:25 AMLynn Bodner, Monmouth University

Geometry in 18th Century Japan: Exploring and Creating Sangaku9:30 AM – 9:45 AMDavid Clark, Randolph-Macon College

Randomness and Structure in Computer-generated Art and Design9:50 AM – 10:05 AMVincent J. Matsko, University of San Francisco

“iFlakes”: Interactive Line Designs for iOS10:10 AM – 10:25 AMJames E. Mihalisin, JedMDesigns

Ten Years of Student Art in a Math Class10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBryan Clair, Saint Louis University

Art of Teaching Mathematics10:50 AM – 11:05 AMRadmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State UniversityAndrew Cooper, North Carolina State University

Math = Art (or: How to Enhance Threaded Discussions)11:10 AM – 11:25 AMDebra M. Kean, DeVry University

MAA MathFest 2015 Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYStudent Hospitality Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONHistory or Philosophy of Mathematics

9:15 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony A

More of 1915: Why is Mathematics Continually Deemed So Essential to Science?9:15 AM – 9:25 AMG. Arthur Mihram, Princeton, NJDanielle Mihram, University of Southern California

The Derivative Productions of Classical Heat Analyses9:30 AM – 9:40 AMShigeru Masuda, Kyoto University

Romance in Many Dimensions9:45 AM – 9:55 AMTereza Bartlova, Charles University in Prague

An Animation of the Maya Tzolkin Calendar10:00 AM – 10:10 AMMegan R. Rehm, Millersville University of PennsylvaniaCynthia E. Taylor, Millersville University of PennsylvaniaXimena Catepillan, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

On Mathematical Reasoning and the Decision Problem10:15 AM – 10:25 AMLinda Becerra, University of Houston-DowntownRon Barnes, University of Houston-Downtown

The Sources Jeremiah Day Used in his 1823 Algebra Book10:30 AM – 10:40 AMLokendra Paudel, New Mexico State University

History of Mathematics - The Illinois Connection10:45 AM – 10:55 AMHerbert Kasube, Bradley University

Mathematics, Baseball and Shakespeare: What Do They Have in Common?11:15 AM – 11:25 AMCharlie Smith, Park University

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GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTeaching or Learning Calculus

9:15 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony B

Warmup Problems: How to Help Students Learn, Avoid Grading Homework, and Make All Your Dreams Come True9:15 AM – 9:25 AMRyan Higginbottom, Washington & Jefferson College

The New Mathways Project’s STEM Prep Curriculum: Learning Outcomes & Example Lessons9:30 AM – 9:40 AMFrank Savina, Charles A Dana Center, University of Texas, AustinStuart Boersma, Central Washington University

High Impact Practices at UHD: Calculus I Teaching Circle9:45 AM – 9:55 AMSergiy Koshkin, UH-DowntownRonald Barnes, UH-DowntownJeong-Mi Yoon, UH-DowntownRyan Pepper, UH-DowntownPlamen Simeonov, UH-DowntownTimothy Redl, UH-DowntownVolodymyr Hrynkiv, UH-DowntownArati Pati, UH-Downtown

A Surprisingly Simple Integral10:00 AM – 10:10 AMAlan Levine, Franklin and Marshall College

Integration By the Wrong Parts10:15 AM – 10:25 AMWilliam Kronholm, Whittier College

Integrating Ideas: A Calculus II Project10:30 AM – 10:40 AMJonathan Hulgan, Oxford College of Emory University

Reflections on Using Mastery-Based Testing in a Calculus II Course10:45 AM – 10:55 AMAlyssa Armstrong, Wittenberg University

The Effects of Assignment Timing on Student Learning11:00 AM – 11:10 AMEmma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Integrating First-year Physics and Mathematics through Project-based Learning11:15 AM – 11:25 AMRandall Crist, Creighton UniversityGintaras Duda, Creighton University

INVITED ADDRESSAMS-MAA Joint Invited AddressThe Arithmetic of the Spheres9:30 AM – 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Jeffrey Lagarias, University of Michigan

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 4The Role and Function of Mathematical Models in Interdisciplinary Mentorship through Research: Lessons from the World of Epidemics10:30 AM – 11:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONMAA Prize Session

11:35 AM – 12:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYSecrets of Mental Math

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3 Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College

PANEL SESSIONPanel 2. Applying for and Obtaining Grants

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

WORKSHOPUSE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part G – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM – 2:25 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Robert Patterson: American ‘Revolutionary’ Mathematician1:00 PM – 1:25 PMRichard DeCesare, Southern Connecticut State University

Lisbon: Mathematics, Engineering and Planning in the Eighteenth Century1:30 PM – 1:55 PMMaria Zack, Point Loma Nazarene University

Vera on the Foundations of Mathematics2:00 PM – 2:25 PMAlejandro R. Garciadiego, UNAM

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TCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part H – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM – 2:25 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

Yoshikatsu Sugiura: A Good Japanese Friend of Paul Dirac1:00 PM – 1:25 PMMichiyo Nakane, Nihon University Research Institute of Science and Technology

Ramanujan, Robin, Highly Composite Numbers, and the Riemann Hypothesis1:30 PM – 1:55 PMJonathan Sondow, Independent ScholarJean-Louis Nicolas, University of Lyon, France

A Visit to the Vatican Library2:00 PM – 2:25 PMMatthew Haines, Augsburg College

MINICOURSE1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics (Part A)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

MINICOURSE6. Creating Flipped Learning Experiences in the College Mathematics Classroom (Part A)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#13: Successful STEM Programs for Elementary Education Majors

1:00 PM – 3:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 2

Lecturing Left on the Cutting Room Floor: A Video Project for Pre-service Teachers1:00 PM – 1:15 PMMatthew D. Zawodniak, University of Georgia

Examining the Features and Outcomes of a STEM-Focused Elementary Teacher Preparation Program1:20 PM – 1:35 PMTemple A. Walkowiak, North Carolina State UniversityValerie N. Faulkner, North Carolina State UniversityPaola Sztajn, North Carolina State University

Calculus for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers1:40 PM – 1:55 PMAlina N. Duca, North Carolina State UniversityKaren Keene, North Carolina State University

Graduate Certificate in STEM Education2:00 PM – 2:15 PMCynthia Orona, University of Arkansas

An Overview of a Successful Mathematics Minor in Elementary Math Teaching at PUC2:20 PM – 2:35 PMDiana Underwood, Purdue University CalumetCatherine Murphy, Purdue University Calumet

The Pennsylvania Math Initiative: The First Three Years2:40 PM – 2:55 PMAndrew Baxter, Penn State University, University ParkFran Arbaugh, Penn State University, University ParkGeorge Andrews, Penn State University, University Park

Reflections on Twenty Years of Wheelock College’s Math/Science Majors for Prospective Elementary Teachers3:00 PM – 3:15 PMDebra K. Borkovitz, Wheelock College

INVITED SESSION AMS-MAA Invited Paper Session: The Arithmetic of the Spheres

1:00 PM – 3:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

The Apollonian Structure of Imaginary Quadratic Fields1:00 PM – 1:20 PMKatherine Stange, University of Colorado Boulder

Circles in the Sand1:30 PM – 1:50 PMLionel Levine, Cornell University

Pythagoras Meets Euclid: A Euclidean Algorithm for Pythagorean Triples2:00 PM – 2:20 PMDan Romik, University of California Davis

Dynamics of Apollonian Circle Packings2:30 PM – 2:50 PMElena Fuchs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Variations on Apollonian Circle Packing Rules3:00 PM – 3:20 PMSteve Butler, Iowa State University

Geometry and Number Theory of Integral Sphere Packings3:30 PM – 3:50 PMKei Nakamura, University of California Davis

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INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: Improving Access to Mathematical Modeling Research

1:00 PM – 4:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

Global Disease Monitoring and Forecasting with Wikipedia1:00 PM – 1:25 PMSara Del Valle, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Engaging students in applied mathematics via experiential learning through research1:30 PM – 1:55 PMSherry Towers, Arizona State University

Overcoming Epistemic Obstacles to Teaching Mathematical Modeling in Calculus2:00 PM – 2:25 PMPatrick Thompson, Arizona State University

Mathematical Modeling Experiences in Secondary Schools2:30 PM – 2:55 PMKathleen R. Fowler, Clarkson University

Mathematics Education Commentary: At the Interface Between Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education3:00 PM – 3:25 PMCarlos Castillo-Garsow, Eastern Washington University

Applied Mathematics Commentary: Math at Top Speed: The Role of Mathematical Modeling in Science and in My Personal Life3:30 PM – 4:20 PMRichard Tapia, Rice University

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONGeometry

1:00 PM – 4:40 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony B

Exploring Mathematical Ideas through Origami1:00 PM – 1:10 PMArsalan Wares, Valdosta State University

The Right Pascal’s Triangle1:15 PM – 1:25 PMYaping Liu, Pittsburg State University

Generalizing the Law of Cosines1:30 PM – 1:40 PMLee N. Collins, County College of MorrisTom Osler, Rowan University

Perfect Heptagons and 13-Sided Triskaidecagons1:45 PM – 1:55 PMGenghmun Eng

How to Add Guards to an Art Gallery2:00 PM – 2:10 PMT. S. Michael, United States Naval AcademyVal Pinciu, United States Naval Academy

New Perspectives on Polygonal Area2:15 PM – 2:25 PMOwen D. Byer, Eastern Mennonite University

Area Bounds of Covers of Unit Arcs2:30 PM – 2:40 PMLibin Mou, Bradley University

What Isn’t an Ellipse?2:45 PM – 2:55 PMAlex Meadows, St. Mary’s College of MarylandCasey Douglas, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The Bounding Problem for Infra-Solvmanifolds3:00 PM – 3:10 PMScott V. Thuong, Pittsburg State University

Nested Sequences of Triangles in Non-Euclidean Spaces3:15 PM – 3:25 PMAndrew Lazowski, Sacred Heart University

Excursions in Combinatorial Taxicab Geometry3:30 PM – 3:40 PMJohn Best, Summit University of Pennsylvania

Inequalities in Spherical Geometry: Ancient and Modern3:45 PM – 3:55 PMMarshall Whittlesey, California State University San Marcos

Angle-of-Parallelism Spectra in Non-hom*ogeneous Geometries4:00 PM – 4:10 PMJ. Mealy, Austin CollegeMalin Pappas, Austin College

A New Theorem Concerning Isopivotal Cubics, Could it be the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Geometry?4:15 PM – 4:25 PMIvan Zelich, Anglican Church Grammar School

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Plane Geometry Construction of Gravity Field Mechanical Energy Curves4:30 PM – 4:40 PMAlexander L. Garron, Sand Box Geometry LLC

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTeaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics Part B

1:00 PM – 4:40 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

“Reverse Engineering” to Strengthen Critical Thinking for Pre-Service Teachers1:00 PM – 1:10 PMJ. Lyn Miller, Slippery Rock University

An Algebra Course for Pre-Service Middle Level Teachers1:15 PM – 1:25 PMDorothee J. Blum, Millersville University

Designing a General Education Mathematics Course in Linear Algebra1:30 PM – 1:40 PMDavid Hecker, St. Joseph’s UniversityStephen Andrilli, La Salle University

Fractals, Linear Algebra, Python, and Sage: A Linear Algebra Course for Computer Science Majors1:45 PM – 1:55 PMVincent J. Matsko, University of San Francisco

Project-Based Learning in First Year General Education Mathematics Courses2:00 PM – 2:10 PMZeynep Teymuroglu, Rollins College

Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair: Filling in the Gaps in Online Homework2:15 PM – 2:25 PMSara Malec, Hood College

Reflection Paper, Poster, and Presentation: A Unique Final Examination Experience for a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course2:30 PM – 2:40 PMSarah L. Mabrouk, Framingham State University

Math and Civil Rights: An Interdisciplinary Reading Course2:45 PM – 2:55 PMRachel Weir, Allegheny College

Teaching Strategies for Summer Math Courses3:00 PM – 3:10 PMJeremiah Bartz, Francis Marion University

A Collaborative Partnership to Teach Mathematical Reasoning Using Computer Programming (CPR2)3:15 PM – 3:25 PMCynthia L. Stenger, University of North AlabamaJames A. Jerkins, University of North Alabama

Critical Thinking and Mathematical Habits of Mind3:30 PM – 3:40 PMMarshall Gordon, Park School of Baltimore

Developing Mathematical Authenticity, Maturity, and Aesthetic Experience in Pre-Calculus and Earlier Learners3:45 PM – 3:55 PMDeborah W. Devlin, Frostburg State UniversityG. Gerard Wojnar, Frostburg State University

Pedagogical Strategies for Quantitative Reasoning, Literacy, and Writing for Non-Science Majors4:00 PM – 4:10 PMMike LeVan, Transylvania University

Experiencing a ‘GREAT’ Project in a Liberal Arts Mathematics Course4:15 PM – 4:25 PMMary B. Walkins, The Community College of Baltimore County

Teaching Focused at a Research University: Temple University Mathematics4:30 PM – 4:40 PMEllen Panofsky, Temple UniversityMaria Lorenz, Temple University

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONApplied Mathematics

1:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

A New Directed Interval Arithmetic1:00 PM – 1:10 PMSijie Liu, University of Alabama

An Alternative Way of Calculating Area of Closed Regions in Parabolas1:15 PM – 1:25 PMYavuz Sidal, Isiklar Air Force High School ,

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Iteratively Regularized Gauss-Newton Method for Applied Inverse Problems1:30 PM – 1:40 PMLeslie Meadows, GSU - Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics

On the Equilibrium Configurations of Flexible Fibers in a Flow1:45 PM – 1:55 PMBogdan Nita, Montclair State University

Master Stability Functions for Synchronized Identical Systems with Linear Delay-Coupling2:00 PM – 2:10 PMStanley R. Huddy, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Initial Condition and Stability of Differential Equations2:15 PM – 2:25 PMHassan K. Mansour, El Centro CollegeMike Panahi, El Centro CollegeDale Pearson, El Centro College

A Seventh Order Block Integrator for Solving Stiff Systems2:30 PM – 2:40 PMBlessing I. Akinnukawe, University of Lagos, Lagos, NigeriaSolomon A. Okunuga, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Mathematical Modeling of Continuous and Intermittent Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer2:45 PM – 2:55 PMAlacia M. Voth, Sam Houston State UniversityJohn G. Alford, Sam Houston State UniversityEdward W. Swim, Sam Houston State University

Development and Implementation of a Pharmaco*kinetic Model as the Target Equation for a PID Control System3:00 PM – 3:10 PMGeorge W. Carpenter, Louisiana Tech UniversityE. A. Sherer, Louisiana Tech UniversityD. P. O’Neal, Louisiana Tech UniversityI. B. Magana, Louisiana Tech UniversityP. Adhikari, Louisiana Tech UniversityHolly Grigsby, Louisiana Tech UniversityKatie Evans, Louisiana Tech University

A Numerical Solution to Boundary Value Problems and Volterra Integrals3:15 PM – 3:25 PMHamid Semiyari, James Madison University

Identification Problem for Klein-Gordon Equation3:30 PM – 3:40 PMQinghua Luo, Marian University

Reduced Basis Method for Solving the Hyperspectral Diffuse Optical Tomography Model3:45 PM – 3:55 PMRachel Grotheer, Clemson UniversityThilo Strauss, Clemson UniversityTaufiquar Khan, Clemson University

Where Is the Hypergeometric Distribution Used (Besides Card Games)?4:00 PM – 4:10 PMLuis F. Moreno, SUNY Broome Community College

Temporal Network Dynamics4:15 PM – 4:25 PMHaley A. Yaple, Carthage College

A New Way to Measure Competitive Balance Across Sports Leagues4:30 PM – 4:40 PMJake Lehman, Cornell CollegeBrian Cristion, Cornell CollegeJordan Wolfe, Cornell CollegeTyler Skorczewski, Cornell College

Counting Mutations and Anti-Chains in Binary Trees and Motzkin Trees4:45 PM – 4:55 PMLifoma Salaam, Howard University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#11: Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics Part B

1:00 PM – 5:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 1

Using Projects to Enrich and Expand in the Classroom1:00 PM – 1:15 PMMeghan De Witt, St Thomas Aquinas College

Using Learning Logs to Cultivate Critical Thinking Skills1:20 PM – 1:35 PMRoger Wolbert, University at Buffalo

Linked Math and English in an Active Learning Classroom1:40 PM – 1:55 PMVictor Piercey, Ferris State University

Active Learning through Formative Assessments2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMaggie McHugh, La Crosse School DistrictJennifer Kosiak, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Making Problem ~Asking the Students to Make Up Problem~2:20 PM – 2:35 PMNoriko Tanaka, Toyota-nishi High School (Japan)

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut - Inquiry Based Learning in Upper Level Mathematics Courses2:40 PM – 2:55 PMShay Fuchs, University of Toronto Mississauga

Student Centered Learning of Number Theory for Reluctant Mathematics Majors3:00 PM – 3:15 PMDaniel R. Shifflet, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Putting the “Real” Back in Real Analysis3:20 PM – 3:35 PMJustin Wright, Plymouth State University

Discussing Mathematical Creativity at the Undergraduate Level3:40 PM – 3:55 PMHoussein El Turkey, University of New HavenGulden Karakok, University of Northern ColoradoMilos Savic, University of OklahomaGail Tang, University of La VerneEmilie Naccarato, University of Northern Colorado

Mathematics Applied Through Programming, Modeling, and Games4:00 PM – 4:15 PMLeslie Jones, University of TampaBritney Hopkins, University of Central Oklahoma

Blended Delivery and Asynchronous Active-Learning Strategies in Developmental Math: a Case Study4:20 PM – 4:35 PMFilippo Posta, Grand Canyon University

Achieving a Successful Active Learning Environment in an Online Math/Stat Undergraduate Course4:40 PM – 4:55 PMChristy S. Langley, University of Louisiana at LafayetteJulie Roy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Synchronous Active Learning in Online and Hybrid Environments5:00 PM – 5:15 PMCarolyn Johns, The Ohio State University

GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITY Graduate Student Q&A

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8224

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #7

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #8

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #9

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #10

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYPME Student Paper Session #1

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #2

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part J – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

2:30 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Mathematical Structuralism and Mathematical Applicability2:30 PM – 2:55 PMElaine Landry, University of California, Davis

Designing Mathematics: the Role of Axioms3:00 PM – 3:25 PMJean-Pierre Marquis, Université de Montréal

Does the Indispensability Argument Leave Open the Question of the Causal Nature of Mathematical Entities?3:30 PM – 3:55 PMAlexandru Manafu, IHPST Paris

How Does the Mind Construct/Discover Mathematical Propositions?4:00 PM – 4:25 PMCarl Behrens, Alexandria, VA

What is an Adequate Epistemology for Mathematics?4:30 PM – 4:55 PMJeff Buechner, Rutgers University-Newark

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PANEL SESSIONPanel 8. What Mathematics Do Engineering Students Need to Know in the First Two Years? (And What If It Doesn’t Start With Calculus?)

2:35 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

SPECIAL MAA CENTENNIAL EVENTPresidential Reminiscences

3:00 PM – 4:45 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

POSTER SESSIONClassroom Activities and Projects within the Context of Environmental Sustainability

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriot Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

MINICOURSE5. Using Videos of Students Developing Proofs to Guide Teaching and Learning (Part A)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

MINICOURSE8. Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Part A)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #11

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #12

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #13

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #14

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYPME Student Paper Session #3

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #4

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PANEL SESSIONPanel 12. Finding Your New Niche: Staying Fresh

4:10 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

SIGMAA ACTIVITYPOM SIGMAA Guest Lecture What are mathematical objects, and who cares? 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONThe Man Who Knew Infinity: Sneak Peek and Expert Panel

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Ken Ono, Emory University

SOCIAL EVENTGraduate Student Reception

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Marriot Wardman Park, Chef’s Table at Stone’s Throw

SOCIAL EVENTMathematicians by Day, Musicians by Night

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

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Friday, August 7 Registration

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Convention Registration

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part K – Special Session on Mathematical Communities

8:00 AM – 10:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

A Partial History of Math Circles8:00 AM – 8:25 AMDiana White, University of Colorado DenverBrandy Wiegers, University of Central Washington

An American Postulate Theorist: Edward V. Huntington8:30 AM – 8:55 AMJanet H. Barnett, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Combatting the “Legion of Half-Wits”: the Contentious Mathematicians of the Paris Academy of Sciences9:00 AM – 9:25 AMLawrence D’Antonio, Ramapo College

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The Mathematics in ‘Mathematical Instruments’: The Case of the Royal Geographical Society, London, in the Mid to Late Nineteenth Century9:30 AM – 9:55 AMJane Wess, Edinburgh University/Royal Geographical Society-IBG

Did American Professors Form a Mathematical Community in the Early 19th Century?10:00 AM – 10:25 AMAmy Ackerberg-Hastings, University of Maryland University College

INVITED ADDRESSAWM-MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecture“A Multiplicity All At Once”: Mathematics for Everyone, Everywhere8:30 AM – 9:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Erica Walker, Columbia University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#3: Math Circle Problems in Honor of the MAA’s 100th Anniversary

8:30 AM – 11:05 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

Coordinating a State-Wide Math Contest8:30 AM – 8:45 AMAbraham S. Mantell, Nassau Community College

Abbot and Costello Numbers8:50 AM – 9:05 AMMary Garner, Gateway Community Math CenterVirginia Watson, Gateway Community Math Center

Exploring the 100 (and 1) Spaces of Prime Climb in a Math Teachers’ Circle9:10 AM – 9:25 AMJialing Dai, University of the PacificChristopher Goff, University of the PacificSara Malec, Hood CollegeDennis Parker, University of the Pacific

Growing Math Circles for the Next 100 Years9:30 AM – 9:45 AMBrandy Wiegers, Central Washington University/National Association of Math CirclesDiana White, University of Colorado, Denver/National Association of Math Circles

100 Problems Involving the Number 1009:50 AM – 10:05 AMJames Tanton, MAA

The Cell Phone Dropping Problem10:10 AM – 10:25 AMJapheth Wood, Bard CollegePhilip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University

From 100s in a Number to 100 Squares on a 10x10 Checker Board (Or Are There More?)10:30 AM – 10:45 AMVictoria Kofman, Quality Engineering Education, Inc.

Spinout, The Brain, Gray Code, and 10010:50 AM – 11:05 AMGeorge McNulty, University of South CarolinaNieves McNulty, Columbia CollegeDouglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONAnalysis and Other

8:30 AM – 11:10 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony B

Green’s Functions for Right Focal Boundary Value Problems in Nabla Fractional Calculus8:30 AM – 8:40 AMJulia St. Goar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Periodic Behavior of Nonlinear 2nd Order Discrete Dynamical Systems8:45 AM – 8:55 AMDan Maroncelli, Concordia University St. PaulJesus Rodriguez, North Carolina State University

The Existence of Positive Solutions to an Even Order Differential Equation with Right Focal Boundary Conditions9:00 AM – 9:10 AMBritney Hopkins, University of Central OklahomaKristi Karber, University of Central Oklahoma

Algebra, Analysis, and Geometry in the Solution of the Basel Problem9:15 AM – 9:25 AMC. L. Frenzen, Naval Postgraduate School

Elementary Approach to End Compactifications9:30 AM – 9:40 AMMalgorzata A. Marciniak, CUNY

Composition of Formal Laurent Series9:45 AM – 9:55 AMXiao-Xiong Gan, Morgan State University

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An Example for Green’s Theorem with Discontinuous Partial Derivatives10:00 AM – 10:10 AMAdam Coffman, Indiana-Purdue Fort WayneYuan Zhang, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Equivalence of Some Picard-type Iterations for a General Class of Operators in Normed Linear Spaces10:15 AM – 10:25 AMHudson Akewe, University of Lagos

Operator Diagonalizations of Multiplier Sequences10:30 AM – 10:40 AMRobert Bates, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Non-Linear Operators Satisfying Orthogonality Properties10:45 AM – 10:55 AMWilliam Feldman, University of Arkansas

A Survey of Best Monotone Theorems in Graph Theory11:00 AM – 11:10 AMDouglas Bauer, Stevens Institute of TechnologyHajo J. Broersma, University of TwenteNathan Kahl, Seton Hall UniversityAori Nevo, Stevens Institute of TechnologyEdward Schmeichel, San Jose State UniversityDouglas R. Woodall, University of NottinghamMichael Yatauro, Penn State Brandywine

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #15

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #16

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #17

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #18

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYPME Student Paper Session #5

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #6

8:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory

9:00 AM – 11:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

Knots and Knot Theory9:00 AM – 9:40 AMLou Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Knot Coloring: A Diagrammatic Approach to Algebraic Invariants9:50 AM – 10:30 AMHeather Russell, Washington College

Topological Symmetries of Molecules10:40 AM – 11:20 AMErica Flapan, Pomona College

MAA MathFest 2015 Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYStudent Hospitality Center

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONProbability or Statistics

9:15 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

An Exploration into Grouped Current Status Data9:15 AM – 9:25 AMLucia C. Petito, UC BerkeleyNicholas P. Jewell, UC Berkeley

Using the Mathematical Sciences to Protect Data9:30 AM – 9:40 AMPaul Massell, U.S. Census Bureau

Stability - A New Way to Compare Statistical Measures: Theory and Applications for Assessing Learner Achievement and Teaching Effectiveness9:45 AM – 9:55 AMDavid DiMarco, Neumann UniversityRyan Savitz, Neumann UniversityFred Savitz, Neumann University

Lefty-Righty Experiment: A Group Project for An Individual Grade10:00 AM – 10:10 AMTuyetdong Phan-Yamada, Glendale Community CollegeWalter M. Yamada, III, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Statistics and Japan: Bringing Themes into Elementary Statistics Courses10:15 AM – 10:25 AMPat Kiihne, Illinois College

Analyzing Distributions by Visualization in a Probability and Statistics Class10:30 AM – 10:40 AMJason Molitierno, Sacred Heart University

Inverting an Introductory Statistics Course10:45 AM – 10:55 AMGertrud L. Kraut, Southern Virginia University

Probability and Possibilities: A Promising Pedagogy11:00 AM – 11:10 AMDeborah J. Gougeon, University of Scranton

Using Conway’s Napkin Problem in an Introductory Probability Class11:15 AM – 11:25 AMShenglan Yuan, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTeaching or Learning Developmental Mathematics and Assessment

9:15 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony A

Conceptual Learning in Mathematics Upper Secondary Education: The International Baccalaureate9:15 AM – 9:25 AMNeil Hendry, International Baccalaureate

Developmental Mathematics Remediation through an Online Summer Bridge Program9:30 AM – 9:40 AMJames Sobota, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseJennifer Kosiak, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseMaggie McHugh, La Crosse School DistrictRobert Hoar, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseRobert Allen, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

For Developmental Students, a Different Way of Working with Fractions, Solving Linear Equations, Obtaining the Equation of a Straight Line and Rigorously Defining Real Numbers9:45 AM – 9:55 AMMaria T. Alzugaray, Suffolk County Community College

Dividing Process in Base-10 Number System: Reversed Dividing Process for 1/X10:00 AM – 10:10 AMNick H. Huang, Howard Consulting

What Should be the Content of a Developmental Algebra Class?10:15 AM – 10:25 AMCarlos Nicolas, Ferrum College

A Critical Reflection on the Development and Promotion of Constructivist-Learning Environment in Mathematics at the Intermediate Phase in South Africa10:30 AM – 10:40 AMLateef N. Najeem, University of South Africa

One Student’s Journey on the Road to Sense-Making in Algebra10:45 AM – 10:55 AMJanet St. Clair, Alabama State University

The University of Illinois Math Placement Program: A Retrospection on 8 Years and 75,000+ Students11:00 AM – 11:10 AMAlison Reddy, Univeristy of Illinois

An Assessment of Student-Centered Learning Across Multi-Sections of ‘Large’ College Algebra Classrooms: An On-Going Study11:15 AM – 11:25 AMPerry Y.C. Lee, Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaPadraig McLoughlin, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

INVITED ADDRESSEarl Raymond Hedrick Lecture SeriesHedrick Lecture 29:30 AM – 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Karen Smith, University of Michigan

GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYGraduate Student Q&A

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Park Tower 8224

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 5CSHPM Kenneth O. May Lecture “We Are Evidently on the Verge of Important Steps Forward”: The American Mathematical Community, 1915-195010:30 AM – 11:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Karen Parshall, University of Virginia

INVITED ADDRESSNAM David Harold Blackwell LectureMathematics, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education and Equity: Challenges and Opportunities1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Terrence Blackman, The University of Denver

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PANEL SESSIONPanel 1. A Common Vision for the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

WORKSHOPBeauty of Three Dimensional Polyhedra Workshop (in Celebration of the MAA’s Centennial)

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#17: Curriculum and Course Development to Support First Year STEM Students

1:00 PM – 2:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

Supporting Students in Health Sciences1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Magdalena Luca, MCPHS University

A Watershed Year in STEM Education at Sonoma State University1:20 PM – 1:35 PMMartha Shott, Sonoma State University

FastTrack: A Collaborative Effort to Support STEM Students1:40 PM – 1:55 PMJennifer Kosiak, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseJames Sobota, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseRobert Hoar, University of Wisconsin-La CrosseMaggie McHugh, La Crosse School District

Summer Curriculum for Selected Incoming Freshmen and Transfer STEM Students2:00 PM – 2:15 PMAmanda L. Hattaway, Wentworth Institute of TechnologyKathleen Grace Kennedy, Wentworth Institute of TechnologyEmma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Implementing Learning Labs as Instructional Support for Freshman Calculus2:20 PM – 2:35 PMK. Grace Kennedy, Wentworth Institute of TechnologyEmma Smith Zbarsky, Wentworth Institute of TechnologyAmanda Hattaway, Wentworth Institute of TechnologyJoan Giblin, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Thinking On Your Feet Does No Harm2:40 PM – 2:55 PMPaul N. Runnion, Missouri S&T

MINICOURSE2. The Mathematics of Games and Gambling (Part B)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

MINICOURSE4. Recruiting Students to Take More Mathematics Courses and to be Mathematics Majors (Part B)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTeaching or Learning Advanced Mathematics

1:00 PM – 3:10, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony B

Teaching Quantifiers via Map Coloring1:00 PM – 1:10 PMJohn McSweeney, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Teaching Linear Independence with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)1:15 PM – 1:25 PMKseniya Fuhrman, Milwaukee School of EngineeringCynthia Farthing, University of Iowa

Four Stages in Teaching Linear Algebra: From Diagnosis, Connection, Deepening to Application1:30 PM – 1:40 PMWen-Haw Chen, Department of Applied Mathematics, Tunghai University

Visualizing the Actions of Abelian Groups1:45 PM – 1:55 PMJennifer F. Vasquez, The University of Scranton

Where Can We Use Abstract Algebra?2:00 PM – 2:10 PMFariba Nowrouzi-Kashan, Kentucky Sytate University

Exterior Algebra in the Undergraduate Curriculum2:15 PM – 2:25 PMBoyd Coan, Norfolk State University

Writing Projects in Combinatorics and Graph Theory2:30 PM – 2:40 PMMahmud Akelbek, Weber State University

Empowering Undergraduate Students through Project-Oriented Independent Studies2:45 PM – 2:55 PMZhewei Dai, Alma College

Rekindling Critical Thinking: Heeding Major Errors in Typical “Transition to Proof” Textbooks3:00 PM – 3:10 PMRaymond T. Boute, Ghent University

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INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: Concrete Computations in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

1:00 PM – 3:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

Continued Fractions Can Resolve Singularities?!1:00 PM – 1:20 PMRobert Walker, University of Michigan

The Search for Indecomposable Modules1:30 PM – 1:50 PMCourtney Gibbons, Hamilton College

The Importance of α2:00 PM – 2:20 PMMike Janssen, Dordt College

Pictures of Syzygies2:30 PM – 2:50 PMTimothy Clark, Loyola University

When Do 10 Points Lie on a Cubic Curve?3:00 PM – 3:20 PMWill Traves, United States Naval Academy

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#19: Innovative Approaches in the Calculus Sequence Part A

1:00 PM – 3:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

Calculus for Life Sciences: A Two-Semester Calculus Sequence for Biology and Health Science Majors1:00 PM – 1:15 PMAnthony DeLegge, Benedictine University

Resequencing Calculus I & II1:20 PM – 1:35 PMCharlotte Knotts-Zides, Wofford College

Rethinking the Sequence of the Content of Calculus I for Deeper Conceptual Understanding1:40 PM – 1:55 PMJose A. Jimenez, Penn State Hazleton

Multivariable Calculus Reordered and Rethought2:00 PM – 2:15 PMRobert Sachs, George Mason University

An Innovative, Three-Dimensional Approach to Multivariable Calculus Instruction2:20 PM – 2:35 PMJason Samuels, City University of New YorkAaron Wangberg, Winona State UniversityBrian Fisher, Lubbock Christian University

Exploring Multivariable Calculus Concepts in Context through Physical Surfaces2:40 PM – 2:55 PMDale Buske, St. Cloud State University

Inquiry Based Instructional Supplement (IBIS) for Calculus Sequence3:00 PM – 3:15 PMKarmen T. Yu, Montclair State UniversityJustin Seventko, Montclair State UniversityTrina Wooten, Montclair State University

An Instructor’s Perspective of Flipping Calculus: The Pros and Cons3:20 PM – 3:35 PMCaleb Adams, Radford University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#2: The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting Part A

1:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 2

One of the Most Significant Woman in Matrix Theory - Olga Taussky-Todd1:00 PM – 1:15 PMSandra Fital-Akelbek, Weber State University

Pie Charts, Pearson, and the Prussian Army: Celebrating Florence Nightingale and FN David1:20 PM – 1:35 PMSamuel Luke Tunstall, Appalachian State University

American Women Mathematics PhDs of the 1940s and 1950s1:40 PM – 1:55 PMMargaret Murray, University of Iowa

African American Women Mathematicians2:00 PM – 2:15 PMDarlene Butler, Arkansas State University-Beebe

Making Her Mark on a Century of Turmoil and Triumph: A Tribute to Polish and Polish-American Women in Mathematics2:20 PM – 2:35 PMEmelie Kenney, Siena College

A Well-Kept Secret: Women in Mathematics Education2:40 PM – 2:55 PMJacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Interesting Women in the Missouri MAA Section3:00 PM – 3:15 PMLeon Hall, Missouri S&T

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Life and Research of Vasanti Bhat-Nayak3:20 PM – 3:35 PMPallavi Jayawant, Bates College

Iran and Women in Mathematics3:40 PM – 3:55 PMSahar M. Kashan, DuPont Manual High SchoolFariba Nowrouzi-Kashan, Kentucky State University

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONInterdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics and Modeling or Applications

1:00 PM – 4:25 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

Experiences Teaching an Honors Seminar on Sports Analytics1:00 PM – 1:10 PMRussell E. Goodman, Central College

Tapestries In the Teaching Of Mathematics1:15 PM – 1:25 PMHari N. Upadhyaya, Scholars Home Academy

The Importance of “Navigating Ambiguity through Context” for Students in Quantitative Sciences1:30 PM – 1:40 PMAminul Huq, University of Minnesota RochesterMarcia D. Nichols, University of Minnesota RochesterBijaya Aryal, University of Minnesota Rochester

Unique Algebraic Structure to Connect Nanoscale Instance from Mesoscale Material Behavior1:45 PM – 1:55 PMVikash Mishra, University of ArkansasCraig Mclean, University of Arkansas

Counting Melodies with Fibonacci Polynomials2:00 PM – 2:10 PMKurt Ludwick, Salisbury University

Roots of Polynomials with Generalized Fibonacci Coefficients2:15 PM – 2:25 PMRon Taylor, Berry CollegeEric McDowell, Berry CollegeJill Cochran, Berry College

The Use of Mathematics in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior2:30 PM – 2:40 PMPablo Duran, The University of Texas at Austin

A Model for Soil-Plant-Surface Water Relationships in Arid Flat Environments2:45 PM – 2:55 PMBonni Dichone, Gonzaga UniversityDavid Wollkind, Washington State UniversityRichard Cangelosi, Gonzaga University

Pattern Formation in the Developing Visual Cortex - The Joint Development of CO Blobs and Ocular Dominance Stripes3:00 PM – 3:10 PMAndrew M. Oster, Eastern Washington UniversityPaul C. Bressloff, University of Utah

A Mathematical Model with Asymptomatic Individuals for Malaria in the Amazon Region3:15 PM – 3:25 PMAna L. Vivas-Barber, Norfolk State University, VA, USAEun Chang, Norfolk State University, VA, USASunmi Lee, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea

Bifurcations, Chaos and Fractal Dimensions in Population Models3:30 PM – 3:40 PMTarini K. Dutta, Gauhati University

Tomographic Image Processing3:45 PM – 3:55 PMShylee Ezroni, Wentworth Institute Of TechnologyEly Biggs, Wentworth Institute Of TechnologyJack Reff, Wentworth Institute Of Technology

Understanding the Role of Voltage Dependent Electrical Coupling in a Neuronal Network4:00 PM – 4:10 PMChristina L. Mouser, William Paterson UniversityAmitabha Bose, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyFarzan Nadim, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Timing of Action Potential in Auditory Neuron System4:15 PM – 4:25 PMAnh T. Vo, Creighton University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#5: Recreational Mathematics: New Problems and New Solutions Part A

1:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 1

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Elvis Lives: An Exploration of Greedy and Global Path Optimization in a Game of Fetch1:00 PM – 1:15 PMSteve J. Bacinski, Davenport UniversityMark J. Panaggio, Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyTimothy J. Pennings, Davenport University

Logarithms are Hot Stuff and a New Rating Scale for Chili Peppers1:20 PM – 1:35 PMEric Landquist, Kutztown University

Turning Infinity Inside Out: A Seamstress’s Conundrum1:40 PM – 1:55 PMEllie Baker, Freelance

Geometric Modeling of Hexagonal Joints: Carving Mathematics Out of Wood2:00 PM – 2:15 PMJames S. Sochacki, James Madison UniversityAnthony Tongen, James Madison University

A Trouble-some Simulation2:20 PM – 2:35 PMGeoffrey Dietz, Gannon University

An Analyzable (Though Seldom Winnable) Card Solitaire2:40 PM – 2:55 PMLeon Harkleroad, Bates College

Penney’s Game and Roulette3:00 PM – 3:15 PMRobert W. Vallin, Lamar University

Multi-Opponent James Functions3:20 PM – 3:35 PMChristopher N. B. Hammond, Connecticut CollegeWarren P. Johnson, Connecticut College

Sylver Coinage - An Algebraist’s Investigation3:40 PM – 3:55 PM Jeremy Thompson, USAF Academy

Winning Moves in Fibonacci Nim4:00 PM – 4:15 PMCody Allen, San Diego State UniversityVadim Ponomarenko, San Diego State University

The n-Queens Problem with Forbidden Placements4:20 PM – 4:35 PMDoug Chatham, Morehead State University

A New Approach to Chinese Chess Knight’s Tour Using Gauss’ Area Formula4:40 PM – 4:55 PMMatthew Mak, ACS IndependentSuling Lee, ACS Independent

INVITED SESSION MAA Invited Paper Session: Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

An Introduction to Quandles1:00 PM – 1:40 PMAlissa Crans, Loyola Marymount University

Enhancements of Counting Invariants1:50 PM – 2:30 PMSam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College

An Introduction to Quandle Cohom*ology2:40 PM – 3:20 PMJ. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama

What is Categorification?3:30 PM – 4:10 PMMikhail Khovanov, Columbia University

From Jones to Chebyshev: Adventures in Categorification4:20 PM – 5:00 PMRadmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#15: Democratizing Access to Authentic Mathematical Activity

1:20 PM – 3:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

Mathematics and Social Justice: Perspectives and Resources for the College Classroom1:20 PM – 1:35 PMGizem Karaali, Pomona CollegeLily Khadjavi, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles

Opening a Gateway to Mathematical Inquiry1:40 PM – 1:55 PMBrian Katz, Augustana College

Seeding Mathematical Interest in Inner-City Latino Students2:00 PM – 2:15 PMAlessandra Pantano, University of California, IrvineLi-Sheng Tseng, University of California, IrvineAndres Forero, University of California, Irvine

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Documenting Instantaneous and Cumulative Change2:20 PM – 2:35 PMMonelle Joline Gomez, The Ohio State UniversityAzita Manouchehri, The Ohio State UniversityXiangquan Yao, The Ohio State University

What Evidence Do You Have? Data-Based Investigations into Contemporary Race Relations in a General Education Math Class2:40 PM – 2:55 PMVictor Piercey, Ferris State UniversityMathematical Modeling for Elementary Mathematics Teachers3:00 PM – 3:15 PMElizabeth A. Burroughs, Montana State University

Undergraduate Research, Outreach and Student Activities for a “Fair” Mathematical Experience3:20 PM – 3:35 PMEmek Kose, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#4: Undergraduate Research Activities in Mathematical and Computational Biology

1:20 PM – 4:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

Building a Math-Bio Research Program at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution1:20 PM – 1:35 PMZachary Abernathy, Winthrop University

Ten Years of Math/Bio Research Collaboration with Undergraduates1:40 PM – 1:55 PMJeffrey L. Poet, Missouri Western State UniversityLaurie J. Heyer, Davidson CollegeTodd T. Eckdahl, Missouri Western State UniversityA. M. Campbell, Davidson College

Modeling Delay in Axon Circuit2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMikhail Shvartsman, University of St ThomasPavel Bêlík, Augsburg College

The Dynamics of Pulse Vaccination Models2:20 PM – 2:35 PM Timothy D. Comar, Benedictine University

Simulating and Animating the Spatial Dynamics of Interacting Species Living on a Torus-shaped Universe2:40 PM – 2:55 PMBoyan Kostadinov, City Tech, CUNY

Leaf Hydraulic Conductance: Modeling Geometry3:00 PM – 3:15 PMFrank Lynch, EWU

Cancer Classification of Gene Expression Data by Top Scoring Pairs, Consensus Clustering and Support Vector Machines3:20 PM – 3:35 PMAndrea E. Ekey, Howard UniversityLouise A. Raphael, Howard UniversityAhmed Tadde, Howard UniversityIntegrating Mathematics and Biology Through Mathematical Modeling3:40 PM – 3:55 PMDebra Mimbs, Lee University

Classification: A Fundamental Tool in Biology and Mathematics4:00 PM – 4:15 PMAtabong T. Agendia, Madonna University Nigeria

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONAlder Award Session

2:00 PM – 3:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

Reality Shifting: Building Mathematical Confidence2:00 PM – 2:20 PMTalithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College

A Taste of Research2:30 PM – 2:50 PMPatrick X. Rault, SUNY Geneseo

Be Inspirable!3:00 PM – 3:20 PMAllison K. Henrich, Seattle University

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #19

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #20

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #21

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #22

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYPME Student Paper Session #7

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #8

2:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part M – Special Session in Honor of Karen Parshall

2:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Leonard Dickson’s Other Doctoral Student from 19282:00 PM – 2:25 PMDella Dumbaugh, University of Richmond

Spreading the Wealth: The Ford Foundation and Eugene Northrop’s Advancement of Mathematics and Science at Home and Abroad2:30 PM – 2:55 PMPatti W. Hunter, Westmont College

The Annals of Mathematics: From the Fringes of Civilization to the University of Virginia, 1873-18833:00 PM – 3:25 PMDeborah Kent, Drake University

Karen Parshall and a Course on the History of Mathematics in America3:30 PM – 3:55 PMDavid Zitarelli, Temple University

Fuzzy Logic and Contemporary American Mathematics: A Cautionary Tale4:00 PM – 4:25 PMJoseph W. Dauben, City University of New York

American Mathematicians Beyond the Iron Curtain: The US-Soviet Interacademy Exchange Program4:30 PM – 4:55 PMBrittany Shields, University of Pennsylvania

PANEL SESSIONPanel 10. Nonacademic Career Paths for Mathematicians

2:35 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

POSTER SESSIONPosterFest 2015: A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians and Graduate Students

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall A

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONEstimathon!

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

MINICOURSE7. Teaching Mathematics with Bead Crochet (Part B)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

MINICOURSE3. Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry (Part B)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

SPECIAL MAA CENTENNIAL EVENTPresidential Reminiscences

3:45 PM – 6:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Student Paper Session #23

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

MAA Student Paper Session #24

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

MAA Student Paper Session #25

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

MAA Student Paper Session #26

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson A

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYPME Student Paper Session #9

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson B

PME Student Paper Session #10

4:00 PM – 6:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C

PANEL SESSIONPanel 3. Beyond the Post-Doc: Fellowship Opportunities for Mathematics Faculty

4:10 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

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SIGMAA ACTIVITYWeb SIGMAA Guest LectureMYMathApps: Lessons Learned and To-Be Learned5:00 PM – 5:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

SIGMAA ACTIVITYWeb SIGMAA Business Meeting

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

SOCIAL ACTIVITYPi Mu Epsilon Banquet

6:00 PM – 7:45 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A/B/C

INVITED ADDRESSPi Mu Epsilon J. Sutherland Frame LectureG-sharp, A-flat, and the Euclidean Algorithm8:00 PM – 8:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Noam Elkies, Harvard University

SOCIAL EVENTAlbert’s Bridge: A Tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, Featuring the MAA Community Players

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3

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Registration

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Registration 1/2

INVITED ADDRESSMAA James R. C. Leitzel LectureCalculus at Crisis8:30 AM – 9:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3David Bressoud, Macalester College

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part N – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

8:30 AM – 11:55 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Some Original Sources for Modern Tales of Thales8:30 AM – 8:55 AMMichael Molinsky, University of Maine at Farmington

A Prehistory of Arithmetic9:00 AM – 9:25 AMPatricia Baggett, New Mexico State UniversityAndrzej Ehrenfeucht, University of Colorado

Adelard’s Euclid and the Arabic Transmission Attributed to al-Hajjaj .

9:30 AM – 9:55 AMGregg De Young, The American University in Cairo

Al-Khwarizmi, Anselm, and the Algebra of Atonement10:00 AM – 10:25 AMValerie J. Allen, John Jay College, CUNY

Approaches to Computation in Third Millennium Mesopotamia10:30 AM – 10:55 AMDuncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University

Famous Mathematicians from Iran but Whom You May Not Know11:00 AM – 11:25 AMSamaneh Gholizadeh Hamidi, Brigham Young University

The Quest for Digital Preservation: Will Part of Math History Be Gone Forever?11:30 AM – 11:55 AMSteve DiDomenico, Northwestern University LibraryLinda Newman, University of Cincinnati Libraries

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part P – History and Philosophy of Mathematics

8:30 AM – 11:55 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 5

Finding the Roots of a Non-Linear Equation: History and Reliability8:30 AM – 8:55 AMRoger Godard, RMC

J. D. Forbes and the Development of Curve Plotting9:00 AM – 9:25 AMIsobel Falconer, University of St Andrews

“Remarkable Similarities”: A Dialogue Between De Morgan & Boole9:30 AM – 9:55 AMGavin Hitchco*ck, University of Stellenbosch

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Clifford and Sylvester on the Development of Peirce’s Matrix Formulation of the Algebra of Relations 1870-188210:00 AM – 10:25 AMFrancine F. Abeles, Kean University

Polygonal Numbers from Fermat to Cauchy10:30 AM – 10:55 AMSusan Martin, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance

Orson Pratt: A Self Taught Mathematician on the American Western Frontier11:00 AM – 11:25 AMTroy Goodsell, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Five Families Around a Well: A New Look at an Ancient Problem11:30 AM – 11:55 AMEzra Brown, Virginia Tech

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONMathematics and Technology

8:45 AM – 11:25 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony A

Introducing the Pi-Base: An Interactive Encyclopedia of Topological Spaces8:45 AM – 8:55 AMAustin Mohr, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Cutting Edge Information Technology Applied to the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Bonita V. Saunders, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyAudio, Documents, and Screens, Oh My! Free and Easy Online Collaboration9:15 AM – 9:25 AMTamara Eyster, Kaplan UniversityLea Rosenberry, Kaplan University

Exploration of Best “Flipped” Practices9:30 AM – 9:40 AMEmilie Naccarato, University of Northern ColoradoGulden Karakok, University of Northern ColoradoSpencer Bagley, University of Northern Colorado

Increase Student Engagement by Using Clickers and Smart Phones10:00 AM – 10:10 AMMyungchul Kim, Suffolk County Community College

Maplets for Calculus, Rating, Grading and Evaluation10:15 AM – 10:25 AMPhilip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M UniversityDouglas B. Meade, University of South Carolina

Enhancing Student Learning Experience through Maple10:30 AM – 10:40 AMMarcela Chiorescu, Georgia CollegeDarin Mohr, Georgia CollegeBrandon Samples, Georgia College

Updating the WeBWorK Open Problem Library10:45 AM – 10:55 AMJohn W. Jones, Arizona State UniversityJeff Holt, University of Virginia

Online Homework Can Provide Desirable Difficulties for Learning Mathematics11:00 AM – 11:10 AMDick Lane, University of Montana

Improving Students’ Learning by Integrating Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies and Instructional Learning Management Systems11:15 AM – 11:25 AMJack Narayan, SUNY Oswego and WebAssign

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) Winners

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

MAA MathFest 2015 Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYStudent Hospitality Center

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibit Hall

INVITED ADDRESSEarle Raymond Hedrick Lecture SeriesHedrick Lecture 39:30 AM – 10:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Karen Smith, University of Michigan

INVITED ADDRESSMAA Centennial Lecture 6Recent Results Toward the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture10:30 AM – 11:20 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2/3Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITY Student Problem Solving Competition

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYMAA Ice Cream Social and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 3

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONSpecial Presentation for High School Students, Parents, and TeachersA Dozen Proofs that 1=2: An Accessible and Quirky Overview of Mathematics for K-12 Teachers and Their Students1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 2James Tanton, The Saint Mark’s Mathematics Institute and MAA

PANEL SESSIONPanel 9. Quantitative Literacy and Democracy

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#14: Projects, Applications and Demonstrations to Enhance a Numerical Analysis or Computational Mathematics Course

1:00 PM – 2:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

The Everyday Examples in Engineering (E3) Program in a Scientific Computing Course1:00 PM – 1:15 PMMike Nicholas, Colorado School of Mines

Project-Based Numerical Mathematics and Computation Course at Augsburg College1:20 PM – 1:35 PMvPavel Bêlík, Augsburg College

A Project-Based Numerical Analysis Course1:40 PM – 1:55 PMG. Daniel Callon, Franklin College

A Novel Newton’s Method Project2:00 PM – 2:15 PMJames Sochacki, James Madison University

Assessing Student Motivation in a Numerical Methods Class2:20 PM – 2:35 PMKyle Riley, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

INVITED SESSIONSpecial Invited Session: The Geometry of Triangles

1:00 PM – 2:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

A Triangle Has Eight Vertices (But Only One Center)1:00 PM – 1:50 PMRichard Guy, University of Calgary

New Ideas about the Geometry of Triangles2:00 PM – 2:50 PMJohn Conway, Princeton University

MINICOURSE1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics Part B

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

MINICOURSE6. Creating Flipped Learning Experiences in the College Mathematics Classroom Part B

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#2: The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting Part B

1:00 PM – 3:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 2

Teaching Students about Women and Mathematics: A Dialogue between Two Course Designers1:00 PM – 1:15 PMSarah J. Greenwald, Appalachian State UniversityJacqueline Dewar, Loyola Marymount University

Gender and the Pursuit of Mathematics: An Examination of the Participation Gap in Math Careers1:20 PM – 1:35 PMKevin T. Maritato, Suffolk County Community College

Positive Female Role Models in Mathematics: The Importance, Influence, and Impact of Their Contributions in Attracting Females to Mathematics1:40 PM – 1:55 PMJoan E. DeBello, St. John’s University

The Daughters of Hypatia: A Mathematical Dance Concert Celebrating Women Mathematicians2:00 PM – 2:15 PMKarl Schaffer, De Anza College

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Application of Knot Theory: Using Knots to Unravel Biochemistry Mysteries2:20 PM – 2:35 PMCandice Renee Price, United States Military Academy, West Point

Dessin D’Enfants and Shabat Polynomials2:40 PM – 2:55 PMAlejandra Alvarado, Eastern Illinois University

An Introduction to Interval Exchange Transformations3:00 PM – 3:15 PMKelly B. Yancey, University of Maryland

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#5: Recreational Mathematics: New Problems and New Solutions Part B

1:00 PM – 3:15 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 1

Cracking the SafeCracker 40 Puzzle1:00 PM – 1:15 PMBrittany Shelton, Albright CollegeTyler VanBlargan, Albright College

Nonclassical Logic Puzzles1:20 PM – 1:35 PMJason Rosenhouse, James Madison University

The Mathematics of Triphos, A World without Subtraction1:40 PM – 1:55 PMBrian Hollenbeck, Emporia State University

Counting with Fractals and the Mysterious Triangles of Behrends and Humble2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMichael A. Jones, Mathematical ReviewsLon Mitchell, Mathematical ReviewsBrittany Shelton, Albright College

‘Cover the Spot’ and hom*othetic Covering of Convex Bodies2:20 PM – 2:35 PMMuhammad A. Khan, University of Calgary

Dissecting and Coloring Polygons Using Power Series2:40 PM – 2:55 PMAlison G. Schuetz, Hood CollegeGwyneth R. Whieldon, Hood College

Exploring Two Fascinating Integer Sequences3:00 PM – 3:15 PMJay L. Schiffman, Rowan University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part Q – Special Session in Memory of Ivor Grattan-Guinness

1:00 PM – 3:25 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Ivor Grattan-Guinness (1941-2014) and his Contributions to the History of Analysis, Set Theory, and Applied Mathematics1:00 PM – 1:25 PMJoseph W. Dauben, City University of New York

Grattan-Guiness’s Work on Classical Mechanics1:30 PM – 1:55 PMRoger Cooke, University of Vermont

Ivor Grattan-Guinness’s Legacy to History and Philosophy of Logic2:00 PM – 2:25 PMJohn W. Dawson, Penn State York

“Another Big Book”: I Grattan-Guinness as Editor and Organizer2:30 PM – 2:55 PMAlbert C. Lewis, Educational Advancement Foundation

“Same Time Next Week?”: Ivor Grattan-Guinness as a Ph.D. Advisor3:00 PM – 3:25 PMAdrian Rice, Randolph-Macon College

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#19: Innovative Approaches in the Calculus Sequence Part B

1:00 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 6

Teaching Calculus Using Movies and Television Shows1:00 PM – 1:15 PMElana Reiser, St. Joseph’s College

Beyond Computation: A Team-Based Learning Approach to the Limit Definition of the Derivative1:20 PM – 1:35 PMCarly J. A. Briggs, University at Albany

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Elements of the Successful Calculus Computer Lab Assignment1:40 PM – 1:55 PMStepan Paul, California Polytechnic State University

Creating Online Problems that Develop Mathematical Strategies and Reduce Student Frustration2:00 PM – 2:15 PMGeoffrey Cox, Virginia Military Institute

Where is the Differential in Differential Calculus?2:20 PM – 2:35 PMEugene Boman, Penn State, Harrisburg CampusRobert Rogers, SUNY, Fredonia

Five Things The Calculus Texts Leave Out and What We Can Do About It2:40 PM – 2:55 PMMeighan Dillon, Kennesaw State University

A Small Adjustment to the Definition of the Limit of a Function3:00 PM – 3:15 PMAndy Martin, Kentucky State University

Finite Topological Spaces as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Concepts in Calculus3:20 PM – 3:35 PMDaniel C. Cheshire, Texas State University

Students’ Perceptions of and Expectations for Videos in a Flipped Calculus Course3:40 PM – 3:55 PMFei Xue, University of HartfordLarissa Schroeder, University of HartfordJean McGivney-Burelle, University of Hartford

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#18: Using Modeling for Teaching Differential Equations: Before, During, After

1:00 PM – 4:35 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia A

Modeling from Calculus to Numerical Analysis (and Everything in Between)1:00 PM – 1:15 PMMeagan C. Herald, Virginia Military Institute

Coloring Inside the Lines: My Experiences Adding Modeling to an Existing DE Curriculum Without Sacrificing Content1:20 PM – 1:35 PMJessica M. Libertini, Virginia Military Institute

Using Real Data to Study the Heat Equation1:40 PM – 1:55 PMKimberly Spayd, Gettysburg College

Using Differential Equations to Analyze the Energy Future2:00 PM – 2:15 PMJames Case, SIAM

Validating Groundwater Flow Models2:20 PM – 2:35 PMMichael A. Karls, Ball State University

Predator-Prey Modeling2:40 PM – 2:55 PMHubert Noussi Kamdem, Roger Williams University

Modeling Duck-Gull-Human Interactions in California3:00 PM – 3:15 PMChristopher Brown, California Lutheran University

Two Differential Equations Projects to Help Students Apply and Synthesize Mathematics3:20 PM – 3:35 PM Michelle Ghrist, United States Air Force Academy

Inquiry-Based Learning in ODE Classes: Stable or Unstable?3:40 PM – 3:55 PMRandall E. Cone, Salisbury University

Modeling in an Inquiry-Oriented Differential Equations Course4:00 PM – 4:15 PMKaren A. Keene, North Carolina State UniversityWilliam H. Hall, North Carolina State University

Day One Modeling Discussions4:20 PM – 4:35 PMBenjamin Galluzzo, Shippensburg University

INVITED SESSIONSpecial Session: “Notes of a Native Son”: The Legacy of Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz (1927-2014)

1:00 PM – 4:50 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware B

Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz—Statistically Significant!1:00 PM – 1:20 PMMonica Jackson, American University

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“In a Beautiful Way”: Lessons for Mathematics Education from Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz1:30 PM – 1:50 PMErica Walker, Teachers College, Columbia University

“The Teacher and the Mentor: A Combination that Instills Mathematical Greatness”2:00 PM – 2:20 PMRonald Mickens, Clark Atlanta University

More than Equations2:30 PM – 2:50 PMGwendolyn Irby, Lockheed Martin

The Impact of Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz on the Business Community3:00 PM – 3:20 PMShree Taylor, Delta Decisions of DC

Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz: An Example of a Living Topological Isomorphism3:30 PM – 3:50 PMBrett Sims, Borough of Manhattan Community College

To STEM or Not STEM4:00 PM – 4:20 PMGelonia Dent, Medgar Evers College

Sharing the Impacts of Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz4:30 PM – 4:50 PMTalitha M. Washington, Howard University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#9: What Can a Mathematician Do with a 3D Printer?

1:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

3D Printed Catalan Wireframes: Designing with Mathematica, MeshLab, and TopMod1:00 PM – 1:15 PMLaura Taalman, James Madison UniversityI Can Touch the Math!1:20 PM – 1:35 PMLila F. Roberts, Clayton State University

3-D Printing and Triply-Periodic Minimal Surfaces1:40 PM – 1:55 PMRebekah Durig, Southern Illinois UniversityOneal Summers, Southern Illinois UniversityGregory Budzban, Southern Illinois University

Printing Fractals: Experiences with Julia Sets and Diffusion-Limited Aggregates2:00 PM – 2:15 PMMark J. Stock, Independent Artist

Teaching Mathematical Art: Coordinating Design and 3D Printing2:20 PM – 2:35 PMChristopher R. H. Hanusa, Queens College, CUNY

Exploring Visualizations: An Overview of a Seminar in 3D Modeling and Printing2:40 PM – 2:55 PMNicholas J. Owad, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

How You Too Can Join the 3D Printing Craze!3:00 PM – 3:15 PMLewis Ludwig, Denison University

Cy: A 3D-Printed Robot for Calculus Teaching3:20 PM – 3:35 PMJason H. Cantarella, University of Georgia

A Voluminous Vessel3:40 PM – 3:55 PMBrenda Edmonds, Johnson County Community CollegeCathleen O’Neil, Johnson County Community CollegeRob Grondahl, Johnson County Community College

Goblet Design in Calculus II4:00 PM – 4:15 PMScott Dunn, University of South CarolinaDouglas B. Meade, University of South CarolinaPhilip B. Yasskin, Texas A&M University

Topology, Calculus and 3D Visualization4:20 PM – 4:35 PMElizabeth Denne, Washington & Lee University

3D Printing Projects for Multivariate Calculus and College Geometry4:40 PM – 4:55 PMEdward Aboufadel, Grand Valley State University

GENERAL CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONNumber Theory and Logic or Foundations

1:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Balcony B

Bijections between Hyper m-ary Partitions1:00 PM – 1:10 PMTimothy B. Flowers, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaShannon R. Lockard, Bridgewater State University

The Graphic Nature of Gaussian Periods1:15 PM – 1:25 PMStephan R. Garcia, Pomona College

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The Composite Two-Step1:30 PM – 1:40 PMRyan Stuffelbeam, Transylvania University

The Periods of Fibonacci Sequences mod m1:45 PM – 1:55 PMMarc Renault, Shippensburg University

10,000 Ways to Count a Truncated Tetrahedron2:00 PM – 2:10 PMJeremy Newton, Lee UniversityDebra Mimbs, Lee University

Jacobsthal Sequence in Ternary Represented Modified Collatz Sequences2:15 PM – 2:25 PMJi Young Choi, Shippensburg University of PA

Schinzel’s Hypothesis H2:30 PM – 2:40 PMElijah M. Allen

Infinitude of Primes2:45 PM – 2:55 PMSam Northshield, SUNY Plattsburgh

Using Binomial Coefficients to Prove Oppermann’s Conjecture3:00 PM – 3:10 PMWilliam R. Oscarson, Cornell

Topics in tau (n) -Number Theory3:15 PM – 3:25 PMReyes M. Ortiz-Albino, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

The Digital Binomial Theorem3:30 PM – 3:40 PMHieu D. Nguyen, Rowan University

A Bad But Fruitful Way To Count N Choose K3:45 PM – 3:55 PMSteven Edwards, Kennesaw State UniversityWilliam Griffiths, Kennesaw State University

Number of solutions to ax + by = cz

4:00 PM – 4:10 PMReese Scott Robert Styer, Villanova University

Beal’s Conjecture vs. “Positive Zero”, Fight4:15 PM – 4:25 PMAngela Moore, Yale University

Near-Isosceles Pythagorean Triples4:30 PM – 4:40 PMFrederick Chichester

Using Strong Notions of Reducibility to Distinguish Complete Sets4:45 PM – 4:55 PMBrooke Andersen, Assumption College

GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYGreat Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students Part A

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia C

GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYGreat Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students Part B

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITYGreat Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students Part C

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1, Balcony A

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITY Industrial Research in the PIC Math Program

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland B

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONMath Circle Demonstration

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

PANEL SESSIONPanel 5. Big Data in the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum

2:35 PM – 3:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Delaware A

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#8: Mathematics in Video Games

3:00 PM – 4:55 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 3

Using Turn Based Games to Introduce Modeling and Optimization3:00 PM – 3:15 PMGlenn Berman, Dakota State University

Mathematics of Ingress3:20 PM – 3:35 PMKimberly Anne Roth, Juniata CollegeErika Ward, Jacksonville University

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Quaternions in Action3:40 PM – 3:55 PM Susan H. Marshall, Monmouth University

Mathematics of Fez4:00 PM – 4:15 PMRaena King, Christian Brothers University

A Math Course for Game Programming Majors4:20 PM – 4:35 PMScott Stevens, Champlain College

Extracting Mathematical Pedagogy from Video Games4:40 PM – 4:55 PMAaron M. Montgomery, Baldwin Wallace University

THEMED CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONTCPS#1: The History and Philosophy of Mathematics Part R – History of Mathematics

3:30 PM vq 5:25 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington 4

Humanistic Reflections on Mathematics Magazine Problem 1951 and a Solution3:30 PM – 3:55 PMJoel Haack, University of Northern Iowa Timothy Hall, PGI Consulting

The Interplay of “Hard” and “Soft” Analysis in the History of Summabiliy Theory: Preliminary Report4:00 PM – 4:25 PMAlexander F. Kleiner, Drake University

The Life and Letters of William Burnside4:30 PM – 4:55 PMHoward Emmens, BSHM

Prehistory of the Outer Automorphism of S65:00 PM – 5:25 PMJames Parson, Hood College

MINICOURSE5. Using Videos of Students Developing Proofs to Guide Teaching and Learning (Part B)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Calvert Room

MINICOURSE8. Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Part B)

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Hampton Room

SOCIAL EVENTDC Math Walk

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Departs from Marriott Wardman Park Lobby

OTHER MATHEMATICAL SESSIONMath Wrangle

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland A

SOCIAL EVENTClosing Banquet

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Marriott Wardman Park, Salon 1

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Sponsors:Center of Math (BOOTH 19)

The Worldwide Center of Mathematics (WCoM) is an academic resource provider producing free and affordable math textbooks, videos, research, and more. The Center of Math was founded to further mathematical knowledge and to serve as a community for mathematicians at all levels. To learn more about the Center of Math please visit our website at www.centerofmath.org or email us at [emailprotected]. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Center of Math was founded in 2008 by David B. Massey, Ph.D.

National Association of Math Circles (BOOTHS 13-14)

The National Association of Math Circles provides a community for Math Circles and similar programs via a website http://mathcircles.org. This fun and interactive website includes a database of Math Circles worldwide, a wiki started by Sam Vandervelde’s Circle in a Box Math Circle book, a Math Circle Problem and Lesson Collection, as well as a developing forum for discussion of Math Circle related ideas. Visit our booth to learn more or attend one of the SIGMAA-MCST sessions to learn more about Math Circles.

Pearson (BOOTHS 37-38)

A leader in mathematics and statistics educational solutions, Pearson provides course content from respected authors. Pearson’s online courses within MyMathLab and MyStatLab have helped millions of students succeed since 2001. See us online at www.pearsonhighered.com.

WebAssign (BOOTH 34)

WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. Adopted by all major academic publishers, integrated with more than 900 science and math textbooks, and enhanced with a robust selection of independently developed original content, WebAssign makes it easy for faculty to enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (BOOTH 28)

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders to meet the nation’s most critical challenges. In 1945, the Foundation was created to meet the challenge of preparing a new generation of college professors. Today Woodrow Wilson offers a suite of fellowships to address national needs, including the education of teachers and school leaders. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has created and administered highly competitive fellowships for more than 60 years. Its more than 22,000 Fellows have won 14 Nobel Prizes, 35 MacArthur “genius grants,” and most other major awards.

ExhibitorsAmerican Institute of Mathematics (BOOTH 31)

American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (BOOTH 30)

American Mathematical Society (BOOTHS 16-18)

Art of Problem Solving (BOOTH 12)

Association for Women in Mathematics (BOOTH 20)

Basic Books (BOOTH 42)

Be An Actuary (BOOTH 49)

Budapest Semesters in Mathemat-ics Education (BSME) (BOOTH 40)

California University of Pennsylvania (BOOTH 39)

Cambridge University Press (BOOTH 11)

CRC Press / Taylor & Francis (BOOTHS 21-22)

Enovative Technologies (BOOTH 43)

GEICO (BOOTH 27)

Hawkes Learning (BOOTHS 35-36)

Maplesoft (BOOTH 46)

National Science Foundation (BOOTH 15)

National Security Agency (BOOTHS 44-45)

OpenStax College (BOOTH 23)

Oxford University Press (BOOTH 32)

Princeton University Press (BOOTH 33)

Resequencing Calculus (BOOTH 29)

Richmond Teacher Residency – Richmond, VA (BOOTH 41)

SIMIODE (BOOTH 26)

Springer (BOOTH 24)

W.H. Freeman & Company (BOOTH 47)

Wiley (BOOTH 48)

Zim Mathematics (BOOTH 25)

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Hawkes Learning: Revolutionizing Math Courseware

Thursday, August 6, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Marriott Wardman Park, Maryland C

Hawkes Learning has enhanced its courseware, building new functionality for customization with the feedback of instructors from across the country! Exciting innovations are now available with our tablet-friendly learning platform. Check out the new customization tools to individualize your curriculum and tailor the student experience in the learning path, including single sign-on from Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L. Even learn about our brand-new courses available for review. All attendees will be entered to win a $200 Amazon gift card!

Commercial Presentation

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Other Exhibits

The following exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall.

MAA Centennial History Display

The Mathematical Association of America, a substantial organization from its founding in 1915, is today the largest professional society devoted to undergraduate mathematics as well as a publisher of expository mathematics, host of student competitions, and provider of professional development programs. The MAA comprises 29 sections, an Executive Council and 7 area councils, and dozens of committees. Many stories - some big, some small; some enduring, some temporary - lie behind the MAA’s first 100 years of growth. This exhibit samples those stories by presenting a few of the items, housed in the American Archives of Mathematics and elsewhere, that document the organization’s development.

MAA Pavilion

Books

Membership

Competitions

WeBWorK - Online Homework Source

Merchandise

SIGMAA Fair

The following Special Interests Groups of the MAA will be represented:

ARTS

BIG

BIO

HOM

MCST

POM

QL

STAT-ED

TAHSM

WEB

Tessellations

The Bridges Exhibition of Mathematical Art will be on display in the exhibit hall. Drawn from the 2015 Bridges Conference, the exhibition will feature over 100 artworks by artists and mathematicians around the world and across the U.S. A wide variety of artistic media are included in the exhibition, including 2D and 3D digital prints, painting, beadwork, ceramics, wood, metal, and paper folding. The artists drew inspiration from the mathematics of fractals, polyhedra, non-Euclidean and four-dimensional geometry, tiling, knot theory, number theory, and more.

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Schedule At A Glance Wednesday, August 5

Salon 2/3Marriott Wardman Park

Wilson A/B/CMarriott Wardman Park

Delaware AMarriott Wardman Park

Delaware BMarriott Wardman Park

Washington 1Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 2Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 3Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 4Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 5Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 6Marriott Wardman Park

Salon 1Marriott Wardman Park

Convention RegistrationMarriott Wardman Park

Exhibit HallMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland AMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland BMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland CMarriott Wardman Park

Virginia AMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia BMarriott Wardman Park

Virginia CMarriott Wardman Park

Marriott FoyerMarriott Wardman Park

CalvertOmni Shoreham

HamptonOmni Shoreham

Registration7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Panel 11 - Congratulations on Getting Tenure! Now What?

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

GCPS - Algebra and Linear Algebra1:00 PM - 3:40 PM

TCPS 21 - Show Me Geometry: Geometry Software and Tablet Demonstrations

1:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Poster Session - Highlights from AWM Student Chapters Poster

Session Alissa Crans/Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin/Maura Mast

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Minicourse 4A - Recruiting Students to Take More Mathematics Courses and to Be

Mathematics Majors1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 7A - Teaching Mathematics with Bead Crochet

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Minicourse 2A - The Mathematics of Games and Gambling

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 3A - Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Centennial Reception / Mathematical Carnival / Exhibit and Student Hospitality Opening

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

TCPS 6A - Mathematics and Art 1:00 PM - 4:55 PM

Workshop - What’s the Story? A Graduate Student Workshop on

Formulating a Research Presentation for a General

Audience 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

TCPS 12 - Improving Undergraduate Math Writing1:00 PM - 5:15 PM

GCPS - Teaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics, Part A1:00 PM - 2:55 PM

TCPS 1B - History of Mathematics10:30 AM - 11:55 AM

TCPS 7 - Financial Mathematics1:00 PM - 2:35 PM

Project NExT Lecture

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

IPS - Generations of Monthly Gems1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Radical Dash4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

TCPS 20 - Evidence-Based Approaches to

the Mathematical Preparation of

Secondary Teachers 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

TCPS 10 - The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics 1:00 PM - 5:35 PM

TCPS 16 - Curriculum Development to Support First Year General Education Mathematics Students

1:00 PM - 3:35 PM

TCPS 1A - History of Mathematics10:30 AM - 11:55 AM

TCPS 1C - History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM - 2:55 PM

TCPS 1E - The Mathematics of Euler3:00 PM - 5:55 PM

TCPS 1D - History and Philosophy of Mathematics1:30 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA Section Officers Meeting3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 7 - Implementing the 2015 CUPM Curriculum Guide

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Panel 6 - The Updated AP Calculus AB/BC Courses: What Does This

Mean For You?2:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Panel 4 - A Discussion of the MAA/NCTM Joint Position

Statement on Calculus4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

IPS - The Non-Traditional "Traditional NSA Mathematician"1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

Centennial Lecture 1 (Demaine)

8:20 AM - 9:20 AM

Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture 1

(Smith)9:30 AM - 10:20

AM

Centennial Lecture 2 (Chayes)

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Chan-Stanek Lecture for

Students (Gallian)1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Special Panel Session on Science Policy

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, August 58:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Cirque de Mathematiques (Chartier)7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Schedule At A Glance Thursday, August 6

Salon 2/3Marriott Wardman Park

Delaware AMarriott Wardman Park

Delaware BMarriott Wardman Park

Washington 1Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 2Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 3Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 4Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 5Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 6Marriott Wardman Park

Salon 1 Balcony AMarriott Wardman ParkSalon 1 Balcony BMarriott Wardman Park

Salon 1Marriott Wardman Park

Convention RegistrationMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland AMarriott Wardman ParkMaryland BMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland CMarriott Wardman Park

Virginia AMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia BMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia CMarriott Wardman ParkWilson AMarriott Wardman ParkWilson BMarriott Wardman ParkWilson CMarriott Wardman Park

CalvertOmni Shoreham

HamptonOmni Shoreham

PME SPS #118:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Panel 12 - Finding Your New Niche: Staying Fresh4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

TCPS 6B - Mathematics and Art8:50 AM - 11:25 AM

MAA SPS #48:30 AM - 10:25 AM

MAA SPS #102:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #58:30 AM - 10:25 AM

PME SPS #12:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #68:30 AM - 10:25 AM

PME SPS #22:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Minicourse 6A - Creating Flipped Learning Experiences in the College Mathematics

Classroom1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 5A - Using Videos of Students Developing Proofs to Guide Teaching and

Learning3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Minicourse 1A - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 8A - Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

MAA SPS #144:00 PM - 6:15 PM

PME SPS #34:00 PM - 6:15 PM

PME SPS #44:00 PM - 6:15 PM

GCPS - Teaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics, Part B1:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Workshop - USE Math: Undergraduate Sustainability

Experiences in the Mathematics Classroom

(Galluzo/Taylor)1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

MAA SPS #18:30 AM - 10:25 AM

MAA SPS #72:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #28:30 AM - 10:25 AM

MAA SPS #82:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #38:30 AM - 10:25 AM

MAA SPS #92:00 PM - 3:55 PM

GCPS - Mentoring and Outreach8:15 AM - 11:10 AM

MAA SPS #114:00 PM - 6:15 PM

MAA SPS #124:00 PM - 6:15 PM

MAA SPS #134:00 PM - 6:15 PM

TCPS 1H - History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM - 2:25 PM

GCPS - History or Philosophy of Mathematics9:15 AM - 11:25 AM

GCPS - Teaching or Learning Calculus9:15 AM - 11:25 AM

GCPS - Geometry1:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Panel 2 - Applying for and Obtaining Grants

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Panel 8 - What Mathematics do Engineering Students Need to

Know in the First Two Years? (And What if it Doesn’t Start with

Calculus?) 2:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit HallMarriott Wardman Park

Exhibit Hall and Student Hospitality Center9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Poster Session - Classroom Activities and Projects within the

Context of Environmental Sustainability Poster Session

(Galluzzo/Taylor)3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

IPS - Improving Access to Mathematical Modeling Research (Castillo-Chavez, Castillo-Garsow)

1:00 PM - 3:55 PM

TCPS 11A - Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics

8:30 AM - 11:25 AM

TCPS 11B - Cultivating Critical Thinking through Active Learning in Mathematics 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM

TCPS 13 - Successful STEM Programs for Elementary Education Majors

1:00 PM - 3:15 PMGCPS - Graph Theory

8:30 AM - 11:25 AMGCPS - Applied Mathematics

1:00 PM - 4:55 PM

TCPS 1F - Special Session in Memory of Jackie Stedall8:30 AM - 11:25 AM

TCPS 1G - History and Philosophy of Mathematics

1:00 PM - 2:25 PM

TCPS 1J - History and Philosophy of Mathematics2:30 PM - 4:55 PM

Centennial Lecture 3 (Daubechies)

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

AMS-MAA Joint Invited Address

(Lagarias)9:30 AM - 10:20

AM

Centennial Lecture 4 (Castillo-Chavez)10:30 AM - 11:20

AM

MAA Prize Session11:35 PM - 12:20 PM

MAA Undergraduate Student Activity

(Benjamin)1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Presidential Reminiscences (Su/Pollak, Barrett, Ross, Banchoff)

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Man Who Knew Infinity: Sneak Peek

and Expert Panel (Ono)5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mathematicians by Day, Musicians by Night(Kung)

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

IPS - The Arithmetic of the Spheres (Abram, Kontorovich, Lagarias)1:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Thursday, August 68:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

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Schedule At A Glance Friday, August 7

Salon 2/3Marriott Wardman Park

Delaware AMarriott Wardman Park

Delaware BMarriott Wardman Park

Washington 1Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 2Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 3Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 4Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 5Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 6Marriott Wardman Park

Salon 1 Balcony AMarriott Wardman Park

Salon 1 Balcony BMarriott Wardman Park

Salon 1Marriott Wardman Park

Convention RegistrationMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland AMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland BMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland CMarriott Wardman Park

Virginia AMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia BMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia CMarriott Wardman ParkWilson AMarriott Wardman ParkWilson BMarriott Wardman ParkWilson CMarriott Wardman Park

CalvertOmni Shoreham

HamptonOmni Shoreham

PME SPS #128:30 AM - 11:45 AM

MAA SPS #188:30 AM - 11:45 AM

MAA SPS #222:00 PM - 3:55 PM

PME SPS #58:30 AM - 11:45 AM

PME SPS #72:00 PM - 3:55 PM

PME SPS #68:30 AM - 11:45 AM

PME SPS #82:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Minicourse 4B - Recruiting Students to Take More Mathematics Courses and to Be

Mathematics Majors1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 7B - Teaching Mathematics with Bead Crochet

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Minicourse 2B - The Mathematics of Games and Gambling

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 3B - Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

MAA SPS #264:00 PM - 6:15 PM

PME SPS #94:00 PM - 6:15 PM

PME SPS #104:00 PM - 6:15 PM

TCPS 15 - Democratizing Access to Authentic Mathematical Activity1:20 PM - 3:35 PM

GCPS - Probability or Statistics9:15 AM - 11:25 AM

GCPS - Interdisciplinary Topics in Mathematics & Modeling or Applications1:00 PM - 4:25 AM

Workshop - Beauty of Three Dimensional Polyhedra

Workshop (in Celebration of the MAA’s Centennial) (Olsen)

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

MAA SPS #158:30 AM - 11:45 AM

MAA SPS #192:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Pi Mu Epsilon Banquet6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

MAA SPS #168:30 AM - 11:45 AM

MAA SPS #202:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #178:30 AM - 11:45 AM

MAA SPS #212:00 PM - 3:55 PM

MAA SPS #234:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MAA SPS #244:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MAA SPS #254:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GCPS - Teaching or Learning Developmental Mathematics and Assessment

9:15 AM - 11:25 AM

Estimathon!3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

GCPS - Analysis and Other8:30 AM - 11:10 AM

GCPS - Teaching or Learning Advanced Mathematics

1:00 PM - 3:10 PMPanel 1 - A Common Vision for

the Undergraduate Mathematics Program in 2025

(Saxe/Braddy) 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Panel 10 - Nonacademic Career Paths for Mathematicians

(Galluzzo/Ahmadi) 2:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Panel 3 - Beyond the Post-Doc: Fellowship Opportunities

for Mathematics Faculty (McGuire)

4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit HallMarriott Wardman Park

Exhibit Hall and Student Hospitality Center9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PosterFest 2015 - A Poster Session of Scholarship by Early Career Mathematicians and Graduate

Students (Ensley/McNulty)3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

IPS - Concrete Computations in Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

1:00 PM - 3:30 PMTCPS 5A - Recreational Mathematics: New Problems and New Solutions

1:00 PM - 4:55 PMTCPS 2A - The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and

Counting 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM

TCPS 17 - Curriculum and Course Development to Support First Year STEM

Students 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM

TCPS 1K - Special Session on Mathematical Communities8:00 AM - 10:25 AM

TCPS 1M - Special Session in Honor of Karen Parshall2:00 PM - 4:55 PM

TCPS 4 - Undergraduate Research Activities in Mathematical and Computational Biology

1:20 PM - 4:15 PM

TCPS 3 - Math Circle Problems Involving the Number 100 in Honor of the MAA’s 100th Anniversary

8:30 AM - 11:05 AM

TCPS 19A - Innovative Approaches in the Calculus Sequence 1:00 PM - 3:35 PM

AWM-MAA Etta Z. Falconer Lecture

(Walker)8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture 2

(Smith)9:30 AM - 10:20

AM

Centennial Lecture 5/CSHPM Kenneth

May Lecture (Parshall)

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

NAM David Harold Blackwell Lecture

(Blackman)1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Alder Award Session2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Presidential Reminiscences (Watkins, Graham, Cowen, Gallian, Bressoud, Zorn, Devaney)

3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Albert’s Bridge: A Tragicomedy by Tom

Stoppard, Featuring the MAA Community Players (Abbott)

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

IPS - Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory Part I

9:00 AM - 11:20 AM

IPS - Algebraic Structures Motivated by Knot Theory Part II1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pi Mu Epsilon J. Sutherland Frame Lecture (Elkies)

8:00 PM - 8:50 PM

Friday, August 78:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

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Schedule At A Glance Saturday, August 8

Salon 2/3Marriott Wardman Park

Salon 2Marriott Wardman Park

Salon 3Marriott Wardman Park

Delaware AMarriott Wardman Park

Delaware BMarriott Wardman Park

Washington 1Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 2Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 3Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 4Marriott Wardman Park

Washington 5Marriott Wardman Park Washington 6Marriott Wardman Park Salon 1 Balcony AMarriott Wardman ParkSalon 1 Balcony BMarriott Wardman Park

Salon 1Marriott Wardman Park

Convention RegistrationMarriott Wardman ParkExhibit HallMarriott Wardman ParkMaryland AMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland BMarriott Wardman Park

Maryland CMarriott Wardman Park

Virginia AMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia BMarriott Wardman ParkVirginia CMarriott Wardman Park

CalvertOmni Shoreham

HamptonOmni Shoreham

Student Problem Solving Competition

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Minicourse 1B - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 8B - Getting Started in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Registration 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Exhibit Hall and Student Hospitality Center9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Math Circle Demonstration2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Math Wrangle4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Industrial Math Research in the PIC Math Program1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students, Part B1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TCPS 18 - Using Modeling for Teaching Differential Equations: Before, During, After 1:00 PM - 4:35 PM

TCPS 9 - What Can a Mathematician Do with a 3D Printer? 1:00 PM - 4:55 PM

Minicourse 6B - Creating Flipped Learning Experiences in the College Mathematics

Classroom1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Minicourse 5B - Using Videos of Students Developing Proofs to Guide Teaching and

Learning3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students, Part A1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TCPS 8 - Mathematics in Video Games3:00 PM - 4:55 PM

TCPS 1N - History and Philosophy of Mathematics8:30 AM - 11:55 AM

TCPS 1Q - Special Session in Memory of Ivor Grattan-Guinness

1:00 PM - 3:25 PM

TCPS 1R - History of Mathematics3:30 PM - 5:25 PM

TCPS 1P - History and Philosophy of Mathematics8:30 AM - 11:55 AM

TCPS 19B - Innovative Approaches in the Calculus Sequence 1:20 PM - 3:55 PM

GCPS - Mathematics and Technology8:45 AM - 11:25 AM

Special Session: The Geometry of Triangles (Guy, Conway)

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Panel 9 - Quantitative Literacy and Democracy (Franchy/Miller)

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Panel 5 - Big Data in the Undergraduate Mathematics

Curriculum (Levy) 2:35 PM - 3:55 PM

Closing Banquet featuring the Centennial Players6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

GCPS - Number Theory and Logic or Foundations1:00 PM - 4:55 PM

TCPS 14 - Projects, Applications and Demonstrations to Enhance a

Numerical Analysis or Computational Mathematics Course1:00 PM - 2:35 PM

Great Talks for a General Audience: Coached Presentations by Graduate Students, Part C1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MAA Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) Winners

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Saturday, August 88:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

MAA James C. Leitzel Lecture

(Bressoud)8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Earle Raymond Hedrick Lecture 3

(Smith)9:30 AM - 10:20

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Centennial Lecture 6 (Bhargava)

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

A Dozen Proofs that 1=2: An

Accessible and Quirky Overview of

Mathematics for K-12 Teachers and

Their Students (Tanton)

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Special Session: “Notes of a Native Son”: The Legacy of Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz (1927-2014) (Jackson, Washington)

1:00 PM - 4:50 PM

TCPS 5B - Recreational Mathematics: New Problems and New Solutions 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

TCPS 2B - The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

MAA Undergraduate Ice Cream Social

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The MAA American Mathematics Competitions provides:

Great math problems that engage your students and connect with the Common Core State Standards

Print and video teaching resources found in Curriculum Inspirations by award-winning mathematics teacher andscholar James Tanton

MAA K-12 teacher membership — electronic subscriptions to Math Horizons and MAA FOCUS magazines, AMC MathMessenger and MAA Math Alert monthly electronic newsletters plus discounts on national meetings, books and videos

Students use words like “fun,” “challenging,” “great math,” and“bringing math to life” when describing the MAA AmericanMathematics Competitions.

MAA American Mathematics CompetitionsMiddle School and High School Levels

Registerfor the MAA American MathematicsCompetitions (AMC), the oldest,largest, and most prestigious mathematics competition in theUnited States.

AMC 8 Contest DateTuesday, November 17, 2015

AMC 10 and AMC 12 Contest DatesTuesday, February 2, 2016Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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To register and for more information visit amc.maa.org.

Questions: Email [emailprotected] or call 800 527-3690.

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