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Fall '14 - Spring '15 News + Events

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.

A WARM WELCOME TO NEW AND RETURNING TIME 2000 STUDENTS

On Tuesday, 9 September, new freshmen and qualifiers had the opportunity to meet their TIME 2000 peers at the first monthly seminar of the 2014-2015 academic year. The seminar was designed for students to meet and to get to know each other. Several TIME 2000 faculty members were also present to join in the festivities.