History of Mathematics (Code: AMS SS A1), Thomas Archibald,
Acadia University, and David E. Zitarelli, Temple University
(AMS-MAA); Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons.
Mathematics and Education Reform (Code: AMS SS Q1), William
H. Barker, Bowdoin College, Jerry L. Bona, University
of Texas at Austin, Naomi D. Fisher, University of Illinois
at Chicago, and Kenneth C. Millett, University of California
Santa Barbara (AMS-MAA); Sunday and Monday mornings and afternoons.
Set Theory and Classification Problems (Code: AMS SS DD1),
Simon R. Thomas, Rutgers University (AMS-ASL); Sunday morning
and Sunday and Monday afternoons.
Set Theory and Classification Problems
(Code: AMS SS DD1), Simon R. Thomas, Rutgers University (AMS-ASL);
Sunday morning and Sunday and Monday afternoons.
for the Future Programs,
organized by Samuel M. Rankin, AMS, and Tom Rishel,
MAA,Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Various graduate student
development and training programs, often described as Professors
for the Future, have come into existence at institutions across
the country. One of these is funded by the NSF and administered
through the AMS and MAA. In this panel, directors of both the NSF-funded
and some of the separately-funded programs will discuss their activities,
looking at what works and what doesn't, and concentrating on the
effects they are seeing on the continuing careers of their students.
on TAs: Background, Beliefs, Attitude, and Practice,
Monday, 1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m., organized by Bruce Reznick, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Teri Jo Murphy, University
of Oklahoma. Over the past decade, many models for TA preparation
and development have been described and discussed. Programs based
on these models have had a positive impact on the experience of
graduate teaching assistants and on their students. More recently,
researchers in mathematics education have been studying the way
that TA attitudes towards mathematics and its teaching affect their
instruction. Researchers have gained a deeper understanding of how
new TAs view teaching and learning, and what is needed to help new
TAs become effective teachers. This research has the potential to
suggest modifications and adaptations of existing models as well
as the design of the next generation of programs. The panelists
are Karen King, Michigan State University; David Meel,
Bowling Green State University; and Natasha Speer, Michigan
State University. They will present relevant research findings and
lead a discussion about what the results may mean for TA preparation
and development programs. The session is sponsored by the AMS-MAA
Committee on Teaching Assistants and Part-Time Instructors (TA/PTI).
Session and Reception
In order to showcase the achievements of the recipients of various
prizes, the AMS and MAA are cosponsoring this event at 4:25 p.m.
on Monday. A cash bar reception will immediately follow. All
participants are invited to attend.. The MAA prizes include the
Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College
or University Teaching of Mathematics, the Chauvenet Prize, the
Beckenbach Book Prize, and Certificates of Meritorious Service.
The AMS will announce the winners of the Bôcher Memorial Prize,
Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory, Levi L. Conant Prize,
the Award for Distinguished Public Service, and the Leroy P. Steele
Prizes. The AWM will present the Louise Hay Award for Contributions
to Mathematics Education and the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Excellence
in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Woman.
Note on Joint Invited Addresses: AMS
Committee on Science Policy-MAA Science Policy Committee Government
Speaker, Tuesday, 4:20 p.m. Speaker
to be announced. See program
for further information on joint addresses and sessions.