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Fall '14 - Spring '15 News + Events

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!

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!"

JAPHETH WOOD DELIVERS THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL TIME 2000 CONFERENCE

On Friday, 14 November, TIME 2000 hosted its thirteenth annual conference, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching. More than 450 high school students with more than 30 teachers attended the conference. Also in attendance were 75 undergraduates, several preservice teachers, and college faculty members. The opening session featured mathematician, Japheth Wood, New York Math Circle, Bard College. His most exciting and dynamic presentation, “Don’t Be Greedy: A Game with Rich Mathematical Opportunities,” set the tone for an outstanding conference. Local exemplary mathematics teachers made exciting presentations that involved the conference participants in mathematical investigations and explorations. The 75 TIME 2000 undergraduates volunteered to prepare for and assist at the conference. Five TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and two participated in a panel discussion conducted by Senior, Nikolina Dabovic. Texas Instrument handheld devices and TIME 2000 gifts were raffled at the luncheon. Many thanks to the Jim and Marilyn Simons Foundation for generously funding the conference.

NOVEMBER SEMINAR FOCUS: INCLUSION

At the November seminar, the TIME 2000 undergraduates had a chance to hear special guest speaker, Ms. Nancy Kallmeyer, Bethpage High School, discuss “So…What Actually Works with Inclusion?” Exciting and clever ideas for engaging learners with special needs were presented and discussed.

TIME 2000 SENIORS POSE FOR A CLASS PHOTO

The TIME 2000 Seniors, T 14, Class of 2015, gathered together at the monthly seminar to pose for a class photo.

SEMINAR GUEST SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTRUCTION

On Tuesday, 7 October, the focus of the monthly seminar was “Problem Solving/Project-based Teachers in High Demand.” The guest speaker was Ms. Leigh Ann Sudol-DeLyser, from the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education. TIME 2000 students were informed of ways to supplement and expand their mathematics teaching skills and marketability by studying computer science.

TIME 2000 FRESHMEN BEGIN FIELD WORK AT THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Monday, 29 September, the TIME 2000 freshmen and new students began their 10-week field experience at the Louis Armstrong Middle School, East Elmhurst, NY. The freshmen will observe Mrs. Merna Porter teach one of her grade 8 mathematics classes, and participate in prelesson and postlesson discussions with Mrs. Porter and Dr. Frances Curcio, Queens College supervisor. The field work fulfills a New York State certification requirement in conjunction with SEYS 221: The Psychology of Learning, taught by TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt.

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