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Renowned Educator Jennifer Quinn to Address 400 NYC, LI, NJ & PA HS Students on "Epic Math Battles" and the Need for Math Teachers

Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30 am

-- World-Famous Mathematician and Philanthropist James H. Simons Will Offer Greetings at the College’s 15th Annual TIME 2000 Celebrating Mathematics Teaching Event
The fifteenth annual TIME 2000 event, Celebrating Mathematics Teaching, featuring hands-on, interactive workshops that stress the joy of learning and teaching mathematics. It is designed to encourage high school students to consider a career in mathematics education in response to the shortage of qualified math teachers in this country. Workshop topics will include Fun with Fractals, Mathematical Magic, The Mathematics of Billiards, and Math Mind Reading. View full event details
Dr. Jennifer Quinn, Professor of Mathematics, University of Washington Tacoma, will deliver the keynote address, “Epic Math Battles: Counting vs. Matching.” Speakers will also include Alice F. Artzt, Director, TIME 2000 Program, and Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. Special guest James H. Simons, Math for America founder, cryptanalyst, and educational and scientific philanthropist recognized for his efforts to interest children in math, will offer greetings.
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Background   Since 1998 TIME 2000, an innovative math teacher scholarship program, has been successful in recruiting and preparing competent and motivated mathematics educators. It is a four-year secondary mathematics teacher preparation program offering scholarships toward tuition. Participants are part of a close-knit learning community that takes its mathematics and education courses together, engages in study groups, and attends seminars, conferences, and off-campus events. They graduate with a major in mathematics and secondary education and, upon graduation and completion of New York State examinations, are fully qualified to begin teaching mathematics in grades 7 through 12. For more information, visit TIME 2000 online.
Dr. Jennifer Quinn is a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. She earned her BA, MS, and PhD from Williams College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin, respectively. She taught at Occidental College before moving to UW Tacoma, where she helped develop the mathematics curriculum, including a new math major which is now entering its second year.

Quinn has held many positions of national leadership in mathematics, including Executive Director of the Association for Women in Mathematics, co-editor of the magazine Math Horizons, and Second Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). She received one of MAA’s 2007 Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching and the MAA’s 2006 Beckenbach Book Award for Proofs that Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof, co-authored with Arthur Benjamin.


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