2008 ORMATYC Conference Program

Thursday

Balboa (1st floor)

Cortez (1st floor)

El Toro III (4th floor)

Suite 620 (6th floor)

6:00–7:15pm

Registration – El Toro I

7:30–8:30pm

Opening Session, El Toro:          Charlie Naffziger

Site-Swaps: Connecting Mathematics, Juggling, and "Art"

8:30–11:00pm

 

 

 

Hosted Social

Brittney Bent- Cengage Learning

Peter Harris-Pearson Education

Friday

 

 

 

 

7:30–8:45am

Breakfast Buffet – Dining Room (10th floor)                 Registration – El Toro I

9:00–10:00am

Using A Student Contract and MyMathLab To Motivate Developmental Mathematics Students

George Woodbury

College of the Sequoias

Mark Yanotta

Fibonacci-Like Number Patterns and Microcosmic Signatures Within the Mandelbrot Fractal

Art Peck

Lane CC

Lorna TenEyck

Math’s best kept secret: Multiplying by one

Wes Bruning

Clackamas CC

Jennifer Schmidt

Extending Academic Support: Support Resources Beyond the Campus Walls

John Huber

SMARTHINKING

 

10:00–10:30am

                  Break:  Hosted Refreshments  WH Freeman & Worth Publishers  — El Toro I

10:30–11:30am

Using Artificial Intelligence to Increase Algebra Readiness

Scott Wallace

Carnegie Learning, Inc

Rebecca Plassmann

The Beautiful, Magical, and Romantic Mathematics of Sunsets

Farshad Barman

Portland CC

Jerry Kissick

 

Making Math Palatable

Tambi Boyle

Mt Hood CC

Angela Martinez

Bridging the Gap: Reaching Students Through Online Tutoring

Garth Fleming

Chemeketa CC

Drake Wallick

11:45–1:30pm

Lunch Buffet—El Toro

1:30–2:30pm

Introduction to group theory using guided reinvention

Sean Larsen

Mark Yannotta

Portland State University

Phyllis Leonard

History of Mathematics; a review of two famous problems

James Ballard

Oregon Institute of Technology

Bill Jennings

Mathematics for Elem Ed Teachers: Resources and Class Organization Ideas

Laurie Burton

Western Oregon University

Dee Winn

Using Artificial Intelligence to Increase Algebra Readiness

Scott Wallace

Carnegie Learning, Inc

Matthew Funk

2:30–3:00pm

Break

3:00–4:00pm

Some Reflections about Teaching the Introductory Statistics Course

Alan Agresti

University of Florida

Alice Kaseberg

 Creating a Community in Your Mathematics Classroom to Increase Student Success

George Woodbury

College of the Sequoias

Kathy Smith

Why Can’t Johnny Do Word Problems

Sharon Newton

Oregon Coast CC

Margaret Stevens

Activate Student Interest Using the ClassPad

Diane Whitfield

Casio MRD Center

 

4:00–6:30pm

 

 

 

Hosted Social

Rachael Avery - Houghton Mifflin Company

Peggy Lucas – McGraw Hill

Saturday

 

 

 

 

7:30–9:00am

Breakfast Buffet —El Toro  

ORMATYC General Business Meeting: 8:00am—El Toro

9:30–10:30am

Solving the Homework Problem:  Is Web-Based Homework the Solution?

Jim Fischer

Oregon Institute of Technology

Jerry Kissick

Understanding how to use CAS commands in teaching is important. 

Hideshi Fukaya

Casio MRD Center

Dennis Reynolds

Grasp the Math with the New Ti-Nspire

Paul Riopel

Texas Instruments

 

How to Motivate Students by Using Software

Jordan Enzor

 Hawkes Learning Systems

Drake Wallick

10:30–11:00am

Break – Hosted Refreshments  Casio  — El Toro I

11:00–Noon

An Easy Solution to the General Cubic

Geza Laszlo

Tillamook Bay CC

Ronda Kingstad

Fibonacci-Like Number Patterns and Microcosmic Signatures Within the Mandelbrot Fractal

Art Peck

Lane CC

H David Reynolds

TI-Nspire CAS:  Making Microworlds

Tom Dick, from OSU and Lewis Lum from UP

Kathy Smith

Elementary School Teachers Discussion Group

Gary Parker &

Cathy Muller

Blue Mountain CC

Noon–2:00pm

Lunch Buffet and Keynote Speaker—El Toro

Poll trends and statistics

Tim Hibbitts

Davis, Hibbitts, and Midgdall Inc

Portland, OR

   *** Names in red are the session presiders.