Department of Mathematics
59th Annual Western Illinois University 
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 26, 2010  (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

59th Annual Western Illinois University
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 26, 2010
(8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)




Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Reflecting on the Past and
Preparing for the Future 2010


Main Speakers

Opening Speaker:

Dr. Keith Devlin

Main Speakers 

Dr. Keith Devlin
(aka "the Math Guy" on National Public Radio)  

Consulting Professor at the Department of Mathematics of

Stanford University

Title of talk:
World of Mathcraft

Dr. Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Stanford University's H-STAR institute, a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, and a Senior Researcher at CSLI. He is a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His current research is focused on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis. Other research interests include: theory of information, models of reasoning, applications of mathematical techniques in the study of communication, and mathematical cognition.

Dr. Devlin has written 26 books and over 80 published research articles. He was recipient of the Pythagoras Prize, the Peano Prize, the Carl Sagan Award, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award.

Dr. Devlin column "Devlin's Angle" on MAA:

Closing Speaker:

Ms. Susan Morrison


Ms. Susan Morrison

Illinois Deputy State Superintendent of Education

Ms. Susan Morrison, the Illinois Deputy State Superintendent of Education, will be our closing speaker this year.  Susie has worked in the education field in Illinois for more than 30 years.  She has been a teacher, an administrator in a K-12 district and has worked as the Director at the state office of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, located at the University of Illinois.

Het talk, “Shaping the Future of Illinois Education”, will focus on the latest developments in the state and national standards and how they may impact Illinois teachers, students, expectations and assessments. The American Diploma Project and Common Core Standards movement are poised to change the way we teach and learn mathematics and Mrs. Morrison will be able to address these issues as she discusses the future of education here in Illinois.



1- Internet Resources
For Teaching Mathematics
by Dr. James Olsen

Exploring Symmetries of
Planar Patterns
by Dr. Marko Krancj

3- Hands-on: Geometry on a Shoestring,
by Martha Mitchell

59th Annual Western Illinois 
Mathematics Teachers Conference
Friday, March 26, 2010  (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Illinois Council of Teachers
of Mathematics

Macomb Chamber of Commerce




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