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On Friday, 20 November, TIME 2000 hosted its eighth annual conference, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching. More than 300 high school students and 25 teachers were registered for the conference. Also in attendance were 80 undergraduates, 10 preservice teachers, and 8 college faculty members. The opening session featured a past president of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State, Jim Matthews, professor of mathematics at Siena College. His magical touch set an enthusiastic tone for an outstanding conference. Local 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 Sung Yan Chiu. Texas Instruments, Inc. donated TI-Nspire software and handheld devices 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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Queens College
Powdermaker Hall, Room 002
Phone: 718-997-5377
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Queens College President James Muyskens welcoming conference attendees.
Professor Jim Matthews, keynote speaker, engaging the high school students with his presentation entitled, “MITS, WITS, Mathematics and a Little Magic.”
Professor Alan Sultan, Professor Marty Braun, Professor Steve Kahan, and Professor Nick Metas, members of the Mathematics Department, participating in a mathematics problem.
Ms. Helen Kramer, Assistant Principal, Great Neck North High School, directing students’ attention to their data in her co-presentation entitled, “DEAL or NO DEAL: Does the Banker Play Fairly?”
Ms. Robin Figelman, physical education teacher, Mr. Phil Porzi, science teacher, and Ms. Ellen Fee, Assistant Principal, all at Townsend Harris High School, leading a session entitled, “The ‘Heart’ of Mathematics and Science.”
Mr. Julio Penagos, TIME 2000 graduate and mathematics teacher at Queens School of Inquiry, co-leading a session entitled, “Creating and Breaking Codes using Functions.”
Ms. Elizabeth Rini, teacher at Massapequa High School, leading a session entitled, “Nothing but Net.”
Dr. Brenda Strassfeld, on the faculty of New York University, leading a session entitled, “’Pick’ Your Theorem!”
TIME 2000 student, Marra, at the computer in Mr. Weinman’s session. 
Division of Education Dean Francine Peterman extending greetings.
TIME 2000 students, Bessie, Greg, and Cindy, who assisted in the card trick, posing with Jim Matthews.
Ms. Kendal Askins, a TIME 2000 graduate and a teacher at Junior High School 194, leading a session entitled, “Counting Pi.”
Ms. Helen Kramer, Assistant Principal, Great Neck North High School and Ms. Joan Casazzone, mathematics teacher at Great Neck South High School, at their session, entitled, “DEAL or NO DEAL: Does the Banker Play Fairly?” as a TIME 2000 student looks on.
 Ms. Joanne Fleming, on the faculty of Mineola Middle School, leading a session entitled, “Do You See What I See?”

 Mr. Anant Manie, teacher at Hillcrest High School, leading a session entitled, “The Mathematics of Music.”
Mr. Mike Hartnagel, teacher in the Manhasset School District, leading a session, as a TIME 2000 student watches.
Ms. Eleana Valaouras DeSabato, teacher at Sewanhaka High School, leading a session entitled, “The Waste-Free Box.”
TIME 2000 Junior, Dijana, taking a break from escorting high school conference participants.
TIME 2000 Director, Dr. Alice Artzt, delivering introductory remarks.
From left to right, first row, Professor Jim Matthews, Siena College; Professor Alice Artzt, TIME 2000 Director; Professor Frances Curcio, Queens College; second row, Professor Wallace Goldberg, Chairman, Mathematics Department; Dean Francine Peterman, Division of Education; Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Conference Coordinator; at rear, Queens College President James Muyskens.
Student work in Ms. Askins’s session, “Counting Pi.”

Dr. Theresa Gurl, assistant professor of mathematics education at Queens College, leading a session entitled, “Genetic Counseling: An Interdisciplinary Application of Probability.”
Mr. Eric Glatz, TIME 2000 graduate and Assistant Principal at the Queens School of Inquiry, co-leading a session entitled, “Creating and Breaking Codes using Functions."
Ms. Ana Mojocoa, TIME 2000 graduate and teacher at Elmont Memorial High School, leading a session entitled, “Wax On, Wax Off: Discovering Conics using Wax Paper.”
Ms. Susan Sladowki, retired Assistant Principal at Bayside High School, leading a session, entitled, “Where Would We Be without the Mathematical Thinking of the Ancients?”
 Mr. Howard Weinman, adjunct instructor at Queens College, leading a session entitled, “M3: Modular Math Mania.”
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