Fall '15 - Spring '16 News + Events
DR. TIM CHARTIER DELIVERS THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL TIME 2000 CONFERENCE
On Friday, 13 November, TIME 2000 hosted its fourteenth annual conference, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching. More than 300 high school students with more than 30 teachers attended the conference. Also in attendance were 70 undergraduates, preservice teachers, and college faculty members. The opening session featured Dr. Tim Chartier, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Davidson College, and Math Ambassador, Mathematical Association of America. His extremely exciting and dynamic presentation, “Get into the Game: Sports Analytics,” 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 70 TIME 2000 undergraduates volunteered to prepare for and assist at the conference. Seven TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and two participated in a panel discussion conducted by TIME 2000 Senior, Kathleen Lyons. Texas Instrument handheld devices and TIME 2000 gifts were raffled at the luncheon. Many thanks to Math for America, MfA, for generously funding the conference.
T2k STUDENTS INTRODUCED TO COMPUTER GAME DESIGN
At the monthly seminar, Ms. Sara Vogel, digital media educator and doctoral candidate in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center, enthralled the TIME 2000 students with an exciting presentation entitled, “Level Up: Learning through Game Design.”
THREE TIME 2000 STUDENTS ARE PRESIDENTIAL ACHIEVERS
On Wednesday evening, 4 November, three TIME 2000 sophomores, Antoinette Koskinas, Sam John, and Jessica Hannon, were honored for having completed their freshman year at Queens College with outstanding academic credentials, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. They are on the Presidential Achievers’ Honor Roll. Congratulations!
NEW OFFICER JOINS THE MATHEMATICS TUTORING CLUB
TIME 2000 Sophomore, Sam, has assumed the office of secretary for the TIME 2000 Tutoring Club, Today’s Tutors, Tomorrow’s Math Teachers (MT4). Congratulations, Sam!
PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES HIGHLIGHTED AT THE OCTOBER SEMINAR
On Tuesday, 6 October, problem solving was the focus of the monthly seminar. The guest speaker was Ms. Mary Ann Mansfield, co-chair of the Working Group of the National Museum of Mathematics and a member of its Advisory Council. The TIME 2000 students experienced solving and discussing nontraditional problems as Ms. Mansfield modeled the mathematical practices of the Common Core at her session entitled, “Strategies for Problem Solving + Mathematical Practices = Building Better Thinkers.”
TIME 2000 FACULTY MEMBER INDUCTED INTO THE NYSAMS HALL OF FAME
On Friday, 25 September, Professor Frances R. Curcio was one of five outstanding mathematics educators inducted into the New York State Mathematics Educators’ Hall of Fame at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. The award was bestowed by the New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors. Many of Dr. Curcio’s family, friends, and colleagues participated in the festivities. Dr. Curcio proudly joins TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt, recipient of the Hall of Fame honor in 2013. CONGRATULATIONS, DR. CURCIO!
TIME 2000 GRADUATE TEACHING IN JAPAN
TIME 2000 graduate, Mr. Seth Reisner, Undergraduate Class of 2009, Graduate Class of 2013, has accepted a mathematics teaching position in grades 6-8, at Tokyo International School, located in Minami Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo. He also runs the Soccer club for students in grades 3-5. Prior to this appointment, Seth taught high school mathematics at the Schools of North America in Vietnam for two years. CONGRATULATIONS, SETH!
TIME 2000 FACULTY MEMBER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NEW YORK STATE MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS’ HALL OF FAME
On Friday, 25 September, Professor Frances Curcio will go to Albany to be formally inducted into the NYS Mathematics Educators’ Hall of Fame, for her international, national, and local contributions to the field. She is honored to join 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Professor Alice Artzt, Director of TIME 2000. Congratulations Professor Curcio!
NEW NEWSLETTER EDITORS
The TIME 2000 Newsletter, Reflections of TIME, has three new editors: TIME 2000 Juniors, Racheal, Zean, and Angelina. They will work closely with Mrs. Weinman to prepare the 2015-2016 issues of the newsletter. Good luck to them as they take on this very important role!
A WARM WELCOME TO NEW AND RETURNING TIME 2000 STUDENTS
On Tuesday, 1 September, new freshmen and qualifiers had the opportunity to meet their TIME 2000 peers at the first monthly seminar of the 2015-2016 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.
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