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Fall '13 - Spring '14 News + Events

TIME 2000 UNDERGRADS EXPLORE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

At the monthly seminar, Mr. David Wees, New Visions for Public Schools, introduced the TIME 2000 students to “Formative Assessment in a Common Core Classroom.” He engaged the undergrads in an assessment activity, discussed their solutions, and then provided samples of students’ work for analysis and follow-up instruction. The TIME 2000 undergrads are building a foundation for designing instruction based on students’ levels of understanding.

TIME 2000 GRADUATES RETURN TO SHARE THEIR TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Nineteen TIME 2000 graduates from the classes of 2002 through 2013, were guests at the monthly seminar held during the winter recess to accommodate their full-time teaching schedules. The graduates were members of a panel, describing their teaching experiences. Just as successful as the panels on 19 February 2013, 21 February 2012, 22 February 2011, 16 February 2010, 17 February 2009, 19 February 2008, 20 February 2007, 21 February 2006, 22 February 2005, 17 February 2004, and 4 March 2003 (see Past Events), everyone’s so impressed with the graduates that they will definitely be invited back next year along with members of the class of 2014!

CELEBRATING CURRENT AND FUTURE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS

The weather did not interrupt the enthusiasm for attending Dr. Artzt’s annual reunion, recognizing dedicated mathematics educators who make a difference in the lives of their students and future teachers. TIME 2000 Senior Nicole Turato described the outstanding qualities of her former high school mathematics teacher, Ms. Edna Messina, at H. Frank Carey High School. TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Ana Mojocoa, spoke about her former cooperating teacher, Mrs. Janet Cerulli, Mathematics Department Chair, Sewanhaka High School, recipient of the Mary Felicetti Memorial Award. Mr. Michael Riccardo, one of Dr. Artzt’s first students, mesmerized the attendees with his mathematical magic tricks.

A FIELD TRIP TO THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE

On Tuesday, 14 January, TIME 2000 undergraduates and several professors visited the New York Hall of Science to participate in exciting, exploratory activities.

TIME 2000 SENIORS SHARE EXCITING MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES

At the December seminar, four seniors, Nerline Hyppolite, Alyssa Khan, Andrea Kim, and Darnell McCallum shared lessons they created in their methods course. They demonstrated how well prepared they are to begin student teaching in spring 2014!

EIGHTH GRADERS ATTEND CLASS WITH TIME 2000 FRESHMEN

On Tuesday, 10 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 JUNIORS PARTICIPATE IN PYTHAGORIZING THE FLATIRON BUILDING

On Thursday, 5 December 13 (a Pythagorean triple: 5, 12, 13), three TIME 2000 juniors, Arielle Eager-Leavitt, Nicole McDonald, and Christina Nardella, joined over 500 hundred other mathematics enthusiasts in analyzing the Flatiron Building in Manhattan, proving that its façade exemplifies the Pythagorean Theorem. The event was sponsored by the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) celebrating its first anniversary.

THREE TIME 2000 STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL HONORS

On Wednesday, 13 November 2013, three TIME 2000 students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by Queens College President James Muyskens at the Presidential Achievers Honor Roll Awards Ceremony: Marche Mason, Lu Li, and Nancy Strbik. CONGRATULATIONS!

JAMES TANTON DELIVERS THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE TWELFTH ANNUAL TIME 2000 CONFERENCE

On Friday, 22 November, TIME 2000 hosted its twelfth annual conference, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching. More than 350 high school students with more than 30 teachers attended the conference. Also in attendance were 75 undergraduates, several preservice teachers, and 10 college faculty members. The opening session featured mathematician, James Tanton, mathematician-in-residence at the Mathematical Association of America. His most exciting and dynamic presentation, “Exploding Dots: Utilizing K-12 Arithmetic and Algebra (and Beyond!) in One Fell Swoop!,” 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. Six TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and two participated in a panel discussion conducted by Junior, Kristin Tucker. Texas Instrument handheld devices were raffled at the luncheon. Many thanks to the Jim and Marilyn Simons Foundation for generously funding the conference.

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