Fall '14 - Spring '15 News + Events
SEVENTH GRADERS FROM THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOLPARTICIPATE IN A TIME 2000 CLASS
On Monday, 11 May 2015, 30 7th graders and their mathematics teachers, Ms. Dia Mouzouris from The Louis Armstrong Middle School (LAMS), participated in the Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Education class with TIME 2000 sophomores and their instructor, Professor Frances Curcio. The focus of the class was on a social issue—gender equity. Following the class, everyone was treated to a pizza party to celebrate the collaboration between LAMS and TIME 2000.
TIME 2000 STUDENTS ATTEND THE QUEENS COLLEGE GALA
On Tuesday evening, 5 May, eleven of the TIME 2000 undergraduates and two graduates joined Queens College faculty and staff in attending the Queens College Gala at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. A wonderful time was had by all!
TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES VISIT THE VOORLEZER’S HOUSE
On Friday, 1 May, the TIME 2000 sophomores enrolled in SEYS 201W: Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations in Education, visited Historic Richmond Town in Staten Island, with Professor Frances Curcio, to visit the oldest original school house in the United States, The Voorlezer’s House (c. 1695).
SHARING EXCITING SESSIONS ATTENDED AT LIMAÇON
At the April seminar, TIME 2000 undergraduates, Christina, Alan, Chrissoula, and Zean shared lessons learned at LIMAÇON, a mathematics education conference held at SUNY Old Westbury, attended by the TIME 2000 students on Friday, 13 March 2015, at SUNY Old Westbury.
NEW TUTORING CLUB OFFICERS ELECTED
At the April seminar, the officers for the 2015-2016 academic year were elected: President, Alicia Bharat; Vice President, Razana Khan; Treasurer, Ignacio Guzman; Secretary, Michael Gucciardo, and Public Relations Rep, Victor Liu. Congratulations!
TIME 2000 SOPHOMORES CELEBRATE RENÉ DESCARTES’ 419TH BIRTHDAY WITH 7TH GRADERS AT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL
On Tuesday, 31 March 2015, the TIME 2000 sophomores celebrated René Descartes’ 419th birthday with Ms. Mouzouris’s 7th graders at the Louis Armstrong Middle School (LAMS). Each Tuesday morning, the sophomores report to LAMS to fulfill their field work requirement for SEYS 201W: Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations in Education. Special cupcakes topped with an image of the Cartesian plane were enjoyed by all.
PROFESSOR JOHN HORTON CONWAY, DISTINGUISHED MATHEMATICIAN, DISCUSSES CALENDAR CALISTHENICS
At the monthly seminar, Professor John Horton Conway, Gorenstein Professor, Queens College, von Neumann Distinguished Professor (Emeritus), Princeton University, the first recipient of the Pólya Prize in 1987, and creator of the Doomsday Algorithm to determine specific days of the week in a given month and a given year, discussed the algorithm with the TIME 2000 students. Everyone was extremely honored to have the opportunity to meet and to listen to a famous mathematician!
EIGHTH GRADERS ATTEND CLASS WITH TIME 2000 FRESHMEN
On Tuesday, 9 December, 30 eighth graders from the Louis Armstrong Middle School accompanied their teacher, Ms. Merna Porter, to Queens College, where they participated in an educational psychology class with 29 TIME 2000 freshmen. The lesson, conducted by TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt, was on attribution theory. Following the lesson, the eighth graders were guests at a pizza party, thanking them for allowing the freshmen to observe them learning mathematics throughout the fall semester.
TIME 2000 FRESHMEN COMPLETE 10- WEEK FIELD WORK AT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL (LAMS)
On Monday, 9 December, the freshmen completed their required 10-week field work for SEYS 221: The Psychology of Learning Mathematics. Ms. Merna Porter, grade 8 mathematics teacher at LAMS, shared her insights and practices related to motivating students to learn mathematics.
TIME 2000 SENIORS SHARE EXCITING MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES
At the December seminar, three seniors, Jeanette Kimyagarov, Veronica Otero, and Nancy Strbik shared lessons they created in their methods course. They demonstrated how well prepared they are to begin student teaching in spring 2015!"
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