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​World-Renowned Mathemagician, BRADLEY FIELDS, Returns to Queens College to Launch
the Sixth Annual Conference: Celebrating Mathematics Teaching
On Friday, 16 November 2007, TIME 2000 hosted its sixth annual conference, CELEBRATING MATHEMATICS TEACHING. The conference was a record-breaking event with more than 360 high school students, 30 teachers, 80 undergraduates and 14 college faculty members registered. The opening session featured world-renowned mathemagician, Bradley Fields, who mesmerized the audience with his quick hands, quick wit, and quick mind. This was his second TIME 2000 conference?he also shared the magic of mathematics at the Second Annual Conference on 24 October 2003 (see Past Events below). 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 Senior Randall Clarke. Texas Instruments, Inc. donated calculators and software that were raffled off at the end of the conference. Math for America of the Simons Foundation is gratefully acknowledged for funding the conference again this year.

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TIME 2000
Secondary Education & Youth Services
Queens College
Powdermaker Hall, Room 002
Phone: 718-997-5377
Fax: 718-997-5173

Division of Education Dean, Dr. Penny Hammrich, extending greetings to all attendees
Professor Eleanor Armour-Thomas, Chair of the Secondary Education Department and creator of TIME 2000 with Professor Artzt and Professor Sultan
Mrs. Larisa Bukalov, mathematics teacher at Bayside High School, discussing “Modular Arithmetic and Quilt Design”
Mr. James DeLuca, Queensborough Community College, leading a session entitled, “What Are the Chances That…?”
Ms. Trisha Ho and Ms. Elizabeth Spiegel, mathematics teachers at Herricks High School, at their session entitled, “Discovering Conic Sections through Play-Doh”
Mr. Paul Mojaven, mathematics teacher at Baruch College Campus High School, at his session entitled, “The Math Behind Card Tricks”
Mr. Greg Tang, an author with Houghton Mifflin Math, conducting his session entitled, “Math Literacy—The Next Frontier”
TIME 2000 senior, Randall, Panel moderator, responding to a question from a high school student in the audience
TIME 2000 Director and Professor of Mathematics Education, Dr. Alice Artzt, enthusiastically welcoming everyone to the 6th Annual Conference
Mathemagician Bradley Fields performing a rope trick
Ms. Lisa Clark, mathematics teacher at Floral Park Memorial High School, leading a session entitled, “Bubbles, Candy, Spirals AND MATH”

Mathematics Professor Nick Metas with TIME 2000 student Beata, Mrs. Mary Felicetti, Queensborough Community College, and TIME 2000 student Yady, after Mrs. Felicetti’s session entitled, “Crossing Bridges”
Mrs. Irina Kimyagarov, mathematics teacher at Elmont Memorial High School, conducting a session entitled, “Moving Picture Mathematics”
Mrs. Ana Mojocoa, mathematics teacher at Elmont Memorial High School, after her session entitled, “What’s Amusing about Trigonometry?”
Ms. MaryAnn Sadera, mathematics teacher at Queens High School of Teaching, listening to students’ comments at her session entitled, “How High Can Superman Leap?”
Seated from left to right, members of the Panel were TIME 2000 senior Ricky, junior Sarah, sophomores Asma, Ferrin, and Maria, freshman Michelle, and TIME 2000 Graduate Ms. Rocio Saborido, mathematics teacher at Oceanside High School; senior Randall, Panel moderator, is standing
Members of the Queens College Mathematics Department at the conference
Mathemagician Bradley Fields performing the rice to water trick
A student at Ms. Clark’s session constructing a three-dimensional shape
Ms. Janel Green, mathematics teacher at West Babylon High School, conducting a session entitled, “What Flavor is Your Battery?”
Professor Jim Matthews, Siena College, conducting his session entitled, “The Rice is Right”
Ms. Rocio Saborido, mathematics teacher at Oceanside High School, holding a rocket constructed by a student at her session entitled, “November Sky—Where Will that Rocket Land?”
TIME 2000 sophomores, Kat and Christabelle, after escorting high school students to their workshop sessions
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