Department of Mathematics
61st Annual Western Illinois University
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 23, 2012  (8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

61st Annual Western Illinois University
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 23, 2012
(8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)


Teaching and Learning Mathematics K-14:

Common Core Standards in the Classroom

Conference Schedule  [Links & Handouts]

Conference Booklet
(includes abstracts of all the talks)

Conference Pictures [2012] [2011] [2010]


Last Year's Conference Wiki
60th Conference:


Keynote Speakers

Hung-Hsi Wu

Hung-Hsi Wu

Professor emeritus
University of California - Berkeley

"What is the Area of a Rectangle?"

Professor Wu is a professor emeritus at University of California at Berkeley. He served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and has written extensively on mathematics curriculum and teacher preparation. He has conducted professional development workshops for elementary and middle school teachers (among them, the "Wu Summer Institute" at MSRI, Berkely, since 2008).

He has worked extensively with the state of California in mathematics education, and was a member of the Mathematics Steering committee that contributed to revising the National Assessment of Educational Progress Framework.

In recent years, he has focused on writing textbooks for the professional development of K-12 mathematics teachers. He has written about "Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life" in the most recent issue of the American Educator. [Abstract]

Prof. Wu's page at University of California - Berkeley:



Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Illinois Deputy State Superintendent of Education

"Common Core Standards in the Classroom"

Susan Morrison is the Illinois Deputy State Superintendent of Education. She has worked in the education field in Illinois for more than 30 years as teacher, administrator,and the Director at the state office of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, located at the University of Illinois. Susie has served in her current role since 2007.

Susie has shared her knowledge and expertise of standards and policies with us at past conferences. Due to the critical transition period in mathematics education at both the state and national levels, we have asked her back to update us on the current status of standards, assessments, and programs.

This year Susie will address how the common core standards and the new assessments and evaluation procedures will impact Illinois classrooms, curriculum and teachers.



by Ginnie Luce

 by Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu

by Janet Moore


Contact Us

Late H.S. to College (12-14)Dr. Don
Dr. Lia
Early High School (9-11)Dr. Marko
Dr. Marie-Claire
Junior High School (7-8)Dr. Jim
Middle School (4-6)Dr. Bob
Elementary (K-3)Dr. Kim


For further information and comments, please contact:
Sharon Setser by phone at 309-298-2275 or by E-mail at .

61st Annual Western Illinois 
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 23, 2012  (8 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.)

Illinois Council of Teachers
of Mathematics

Macomb Chamber of Commerce




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