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Professor Millie Johnson, Western Washington University, Delivers Keynote Address at
the Fifth Annual Conference: Celebrating Mathematics Teaching
On Friday, 17 November 2006, TIME 2000 hosted its fifth annual conference, CELEBRATING MATHEMATICS TEACHING. A record-breaking attendance of more than 320 high school students, 30 teachers, 80 undergraduates and 23 college faculty members, attended the conference. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Millie Johnson,Professor of Mathematics at Western Washington University. Local and nationally-acclaimed dynamic mathematics teachers made exciting presentations that involved the conference participants in mathematical investigations and explorations. The 80 TIME 2000 undergraduates 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 Sophomore Sarah Hofer. Math for America of the Simons Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for funding the conference again this year.

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Dr. June Bobb, Assistant Provost, welcoming the conference participants on behalf of Queens College President, James Muyskens
Professor Alice Artzt, Director, TIME 2000 Program, enthusiastically welcoming the conference participants
John Garvey, Dean of Teacher Academy, CUNY, recognizing how Dr. Artzt and TIME 2000 inspired and guided the development and initiation of the CUNY Teacher Academy
Professor Jim Matthews, Siena College, and former president of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, with three TIME 2000 students working on logic problems at his session entitled, “Red Hats, White Hats, Pirates, and Gurus”
Ms. Mary Felicetti, at the last session after her workshop entitled, “Transfigurations for Muggles”

Ms. Cindy Phillips, White Plains High School, getting ready to conduct activities at her session entitled, “Using Geometer’s Sketchpad to Construct and Prove Properties”

Ms. Elizabeth Spiegel and Ms. Trisha Ho, Herricks High School, preparing to present an activity at their workshop entitled, “Discovering Conic Sections through Playdoh”
TIME 2000 graduates, Ms. Sabaa Zickria and Ms. Maryann Sadera, Queens High School of Teaching, at their session, “The View Tube”
Mathematics Professor, Nick Metas, at the closing session
Queens College Division of Education Dean, Penny Hammrich, sharing thoughts about mathematics, the “Queen of the Sciences”
Professor Millie Johnson launching her keynote address
Professor Margaret Kenney, Boston College, former member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, providing students with materials to “Create a Model of Plato’s Earth, Fire, and Air”
Ms. Madeline Belfi-Galvin, Bayside High School, leading an activity entitled, “How Many is Too Many? Secure Your Art!”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Irina Kimyagarov, Elmont Memorial High School, describing an activity at her session entitled, “What’s the Average?”
Mr. Michael Riccardo, former Assistant Principal at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, currently at Scarsdale High School, conducting a session entitled, “My favorite Math Problems (Why I Love Math)”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Rebecca Steiner, Mathematics Department, Queens College, and mathematics doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, conducting a session entitled, “Ad Infinitum: Fun with Fractals”
TIME 2000 Sophomore, Sarah Hofer, moderating the panel discussion
Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Conference Coordinator, at the closing session
Sharon Hardy bringing greetings from CUNY on behalf of Vice Chancellor Selma Botman
A view of the audience at the 5th Annual Conference

A high school student constructing a three-dimensional shape at Professor Kenney’s session
Ms. Lisa Clark, Floral Park Memorial High School, conducting a session entitled, “Math Potpourri”
Ms. Lissette Menendez-Aronson, Lawrence High School, leading a statistics activity using M & Ms at her workshop entitled, “I Didn’t Get Enough Blues!”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Rocio Saborido, Oceanside High School, conducting a session entitled, “What Will Your Sine Tell You about Your Future?”
TIME 2000 graduate, Ms. Kristina Vitale, Foundations Academy, working with TIME 2000 sophomore, Mario, at her session, “Graphing Your Motion”
TIME 2000 students on the panel: Kendall, Senior; Randall, Junior; Kasey, Junior; Eric, Freshman; Sabrina, Freshman; Asma, Sophomore; and TIME 2000 Graduate, Rocio Saborido, Oceanside High School
Mathematics Professor Alan Sultan, congratulating students after the conference
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