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On Friday, 18 November 2005, TIME 2000 hosted its fourth annual conference, CELEBRATING MATHEMATICS TEACHING. A record-breaking attendance of more than 300 high school students, 30 teachers, 80 undergraduates and 15 college faculty members, were inspired by the keynote address delivered by Cathy Seeley, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Local and nationally-acclaimed dynamic mathematics teachers made exciting presentations that involved the conference participants in mathematical investigations and explorations. More than 80 TIME 2000 students volunteered to prepare for and assist at the conference. Several TIME 2000 graduates returned to be on the program and participate in a panel discussion conducted by Senior, Shari Eng. Math for America of the Simons Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for funding the conference again this year.

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Queens College
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Queens College President, James Muyskens, welcoming the conference participants
NCTM President, Cathy Seeley, launching her keynote address
Cathy Seeley emphasizing the importance of education as a career
Dr. Mark Saul, NYS Presidential Awardee, and former member of the NCTM Board of Directors, assisting a student at his session entitled, “My Favorite Things”
TIME 2000 senior Diallo at the computer, working on a problem posed by Mr. Cinco and Mr. Eyshinskiy
Ms. Ellen Fee, Assistant Principal for Mathematics at Townsend Harris High School, conducting the workshop, “My Graphing Calculator Lied to Me”

Dr. Ron Narode, professor of mathematics and science education at Portland State University, conducting a workshop, “When is a Proportion NOT Proportional?”
TIME 2000 graduates, Ms. Lena Grillo, teacher at MacArthur High School, and Ms. Edna Broukhim, teacher at Baldwin High School, conducting a workshop, “It’s Chaotic!”
TIME 2000 freshman, Jon, and TIME 2000 sophomore, Andrew, solving a problem at Ms. Seenarraine’s workshop
TIME 2000 senior, Sahil Kapoor, with NCTM President Cathy Seeley, who observed him co-teaching a lesson on Thursday, 17 November, at the Louis Armstrong Middle School
Queens College Division of Education Dean, Penny Hammrich, thanking Professor Artzt and everyone who worked so hard to plan the conference
Cathy Seeley presenting the attendees with the art gallery problem, to determine the number of video cameras required to capture the view of the entire space defined by a convex polygon
Cathy Seeley’s license plate
Mr. John Chae, 2002 graduate and member of the first TIME 2000 cohort, made a presentation entitled, “Reaching the Heights: Make a Clinometer
TIME 2000 senior Julio, posing with his former mathematics teacher, Mr. Paul Cinco, at Mr. Cinco’s workshop, “Indelible Images with the Geometer’s Sketchpad”
Ms. Susan Sladowski, Assistant Principal for Mathematics at Bayside High School, conducting a workshop, “Indirect Proof on the Orient Express”
Dr. Frank Signorello, New York Hall of Science, conducting an action-packed workshop entitled, “Terrific Topology”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Jacqueline Seenarraine, teacher at H. Frank Carey High School, working with TIME 2000 undergraduate, Tanica, during her workshop, “Measurement of Circles through Shel Silverstein’s novel, The Missing Piece
TIME 2000 undergraduates wearing blue t-shirts, Shari, Randall, Samantha, Julio, Sara, and Ricky, and TIME 2000 graduate, John Chae, teaching at Baldwin High School, answering questions from the audience
Director of Mathematics for the New York City Department of Education, Ms. Linda Curtis-Bey, meeting Queens College President, James Muyskens
Professor Alice Artzt, Director, TIME 2000 Program, welcoming the conference participants
Cathy Seeley challenging the conference participants to determine the number of video cameras required to capture the view of the entire space defined by selected concave polygons
Cathy Seeley meeting Queens College President James Muyskens, as Professor Artzt looks on, and as Education Division Dean Penny Hammrich greets Dr. Ron Narode from Portland State University
Mr. Paul Cinco, retired Assistant Principal for Mathematics, and Mr. Gene Eyshinskiy, current Assistant Principal for Mathematics, Flushing High School, conducting the workshop, “Indelible Images with the Geometer’s Sketchpad”
TIME 2000 graduate, Mrs. Irina Kimyagarov, Elmont Memorial High School, conducting a workshop, “Cash or Credit?”
Ms. Rocio Saborido, TIME 2000 graduate teaching at Oceanside High School, conducting a workshop, “What Will Your Sine Tell You about Your Future?”
Ms. Cheriese Pemberton, Long Beach High School, conducting a workshop, “Having Fun with Parabolas”
TIME 2000 freshman, Neil, at Ms. Seenarraine’s workshop
TIME 2000 senior Shari Eng, conducting the question-and-answer session
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