Ph.D. Programs in Research in Undergraduate Mathematics,
Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. 3:35 p.m., organized by
John Selden, New Mexico State University. A number
of mathematics departments have granted, and some may
be considering granting, Ph.D.s whose research specialty
is mathematics education. This panel will discuss examples
of specific Ph.D. programs in research in undergraduate
mathematics education (RUME) housed in mathematics departments.
There will also be a brief description of the SIGMAA
on RUME guidelines for such programs. Thus the panel
will describe both commonalities (the guidelines) and
variations (the examples) among such programs. Panelists
include Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado;
Michael Oehrtman, Arizona State University; Karen
J. Graham, University of New Hampshire; Teri
Jo Murphy, University of Oklahoma; and John Selden.
The session is sponsored by the SIGMAA on RUME Guidelines
Environmental Mathematics SIGMAA Guest Lecturer,
Council Meeting, and Business Meeting, Thursday,
1:00 p.m. 2:50 p.m., organized by Ben Fusaro,
Florida State University. This will be a major address
by the father of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot,
The Fractal Geometry of Nature and Culture.
History of Mathematics SIGMAA Annual Meeting and
Guest Lecture, Thursday, 5:45 p.m . 8:00
p.m., organized by Amy Shell-Gellasch,Grafenwoer,
Germany. Thomas Archibald, Dibner Institute
at MIT and Acadia University, will speak on John
Charles Fields: A career in mathematics. For more
information, please go to the HOM SIGMAA website, accessible
from the MAA website, or contact Amy Shell-Gellasch
SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics
Education Business Meeting and Guest Lecture, Thursday,
5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., organized by Barbara E. Edwards,
Oregon State University.
SIGMAA on Statistics Education Business Meeting,
Active Learning Activity, and Reception, Thursday,
5:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m., organized by John D.
McKenzie, Jr., Babson College and Thomas L. Moore,
Grinnell College. After the business meeting, there
will be an active learning activity based upon the proposed
Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics
Education (GAISE) College Report. At that time attendees
will discuss the report's six recommendations for teaching
the introductory statistics course (emphasize statistical
literacy and develop statistical thinking, use real
data, stress conceptual understanding rather than mere
knowledge of procedures, foster active learning, use
technology to develop conceptual understanding and analyze
data, and use assessments to improve and evaluate learning).
This activity and the subsequent reception will allow
attendees to network with each other.
WEB SiGMAA Business Meeting, Friday 4:00 p.m
. 5:00 p.m., organized by Kirby A. Baker,
University of California Los Angeles.
System-Wide Quantitative Literacy Initiatives,
Friday, 4:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m., organized by Judith
F. Moran, Trinity College, Caren L. Diefenderfer,
Hollins University. Representatives from Washington,
Illinois, and Georgia will discuss efforts in their
states to implement statewide QL standards and programs.
Joined by a national leader in the QL effort, they will
be discussing issues of definitions, standards, assessment,
articulation agreements, and political hurdles. Panelists
include: Kathleen Burk, Georgia State University;
Vauhn Foster-Grahler, The Evergreen State College;
Bernard Madison, University of Arkansas; Linda
Sons, Northern Illinois University; Kimberly
Vincent, Washington State University. The session
is sponsored by the MAA SIGMAA for Quantitative Literacy
and will be followed by a reception for members of the
QL SIGMA and other MAA members interested in learning
about the QL SIGMAA.
SIGMAA on Quantitative Literacy Business Meeting
and Reception, Friday, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., organized
by Judy Moran, Trinity College, and Caren
Diefenderfer, Hollins University.
SIGMAA for the Philosophy of Mathematics Guest Lecturer,
Business Meeting, and Reception, Friday January
7, 5:00 7:00 p.m., organized by Bonnie Gold,
Monmouth University and Satish Bhatnagar, UNLV.
Jonathan Borwein, Dalhousie University, who will
speak on Philosophical Implications of Experimental
Mathematics at the POMSIGMAA business meeting, followed
by a reception. This session occurs directly after the
conclusion of the MAA contributed paper session on the
Philosophy of Math.