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Third Annual Conference: Celebrating Mathematics Teaching
On Friday, 19 November 2004, TIME 2000 hosted its third annual conference, CELEBRATING MATHEMATICS TEACHING. In his keynote address, Dr. Lee V. Stiff, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, inspired 230 high school students and their teachers who represented 24 New York City and Nassau County public and private high schools. Fourteen professors and 85 college students from Queens College and Queensborough Community College were also in attendance. Local and nationally-acclaimed dynamic mathematics teachers made exciting presentations that involved the conference participants in mathematical investigations and explorations. More than 70 TIME 2000 students volunteered to prepare for and assist at the conference. Several TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and to participate in responding to questions during the panel discussion conducted by Senior, Ana Bernal. Math for America of the Simons Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for funding the conference.

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Queens College
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Phone: 718-997-5377
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Queens College President, James Muyskens, welcoming the conference participants
Dr. Irwin Kra, Executive Director, Math for America, delivering opening remarks on behalf of Dr. James Simons, Simons Foundation
Four our-of-state guest speakers graciously agreed to be on the program: Mr. Ted Gardella, Saginaw (Michigan) Intermediate School; NCTM Director, Ms. Laurie Boswell, The Riverside School (New Hampshire); NCTM Director, Dr. Jennie Bennett, Hartman Middle School (Houston, Texas); and NCTM Past President, Dr. Lee Stiff, North Carolina State University
Ms. Cindy Phillips, challenging a student participant to enter data by singing into a microphone
Ms. Eileen Kelly, Oceanside High School, conducting a workshop, “A Rose by Any Other Name: Exploring Limaçons and Rose Curves on the TI-83+”
Ms. Janel Green, Walt Whitman High School, preparing to enter data into a TI-83 calculator using a CBL, during her workshop, “What Flavor is Your Battery?”
Mr. Rob Stanisci, Bayside High School, engaging participants with “Fun with Finite Differences”
Conference Coordinator, Mrs. Naomi Weinman, being acknowledged by Professor Alice Artzt
TIME 2000 Junior, Irene, answering a question during the panel discussion
TIME 2000 Freshman, Randall, answering a question during the panel discussion
Queens College Division of Education Dean, Penny Hammrich, thanking Professor Artzt and everyone who worked so hard to plan the conference
Professor Lee V. Stiff, North Carolina State University, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, delivering the keynote address, “More and Better Mathematics for All Students”
TIME 2000 graduates, Ms. Tara Wachter and Ms. Georgia Tzortzatos, Herricks Middle School, making a special presentation, “Approaches to Prevent and Reduce Mathematics Anxiety,” for the high school teachers who attended the conference
Mr. Paul Cinco (seated) and Mr. Gene Eyshinskiy, Flushing High School, conducting the workshop, “Pythagoras Meets Technology”
TIME 2000 graduate, Mrs. Irina Kimyagarov, Elmont High School, conducting a workshop, “Cash or Credit?”
Ms. Laurie Boswell, The Riverside School, New Hampshire, getting participants’ attention for “Kangaroos: Moving on Over (With your Help!)”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Rocio Saborido, Oceanside High School, working with students to use the instrument they made in “Reaching the Heights: Make a Clinometer”
TIME 2000 senior, Ana Bernal, leading the panel discussion
TIME 2000 Senior, Luis, answering a question during the panel discussion
TIME 2000 Junior, Sahil, answering a question during the panel discussion
Professor Alice Artzt, Director, TIME 2000 Program, welcoming the conference participants

Professor Stiff setting the stage for the “danger” and “adventure” of mathematics teaching

Ms. Cindy Phillips, White Plains High School, leading students in “Probing Equations”
A high school student working on a task during the session, “Pythagoras Meets Technology”
Dr. Jennie Bennett, Hartman Middle School, Houston, Texas, giving directions for “CSI Investigations and Mathematics”
Mr. Peter Dubno, The New York City Lab School, deep in thought with students as they “Help Lick the Postage Problem”
Mr. Ted Gardella, Saginaw Intermediate School (Michigan), with Lilliputian string, as he conducted the workshop, “Gulliver’s Travels and the Rule of Thumb”
TIME 2000 Sophomore, Ilyse, answering a question during the panel discussion
TIME 2000 Senior, Oi Shan, answering a question during the panel discussion
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