The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey held their 24th annual two-day conference at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, NJ, October 24-25, 2013. The theme of the conference was “A Walk in the PARCC,” and its sessions focused on “Putting the Mathematical Practices into Practice” (Thursday) and “Preparing for Assessments under the Common Core” (Friday).
TCNJ’s department of Mathematics & Statistics was well represented at this event, both by faculty and students. Six members of the department faculty (both full-time and adjunct professors) gave talks:
Jeanne Maskell (with Ken Maskell) – “Help, I’m Getting a SMART Board and Haven’t Used One!”
Cathy Liebars and James Beyers – “Preparing Teachers to Meet the Standards for Mathematical Practices”
Farshid Safi (with Amanda Wegman) – “Technology and Mathematical Practices: Impact on Classroom Discussions and Understanding”
Suriza VanderSandt and Dave Reimer – “Math like and Egyptian: Linking Math and History”
We also had a number of TCNJ students who volunteered at the conference. They were Kelly Cullinane, Gilina Jokic, Evan Levy, Kyle Pak, Kristen Wiley, Ashley Zarcaro, and Brian Zengewald.