College of Arts and Sciences

WIU To host annual mathematics teacher's conference

February 9, 2009

The 58th Annual Western Illinois University Mathematics Teachers Conference will be held on the WIU-Macomb campus on Friday, March 27, 2009. The event is sponsored by the WIU department of Mathematics, with additional support from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the West Central Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the WIU department of curriculum and instruction.

“This is an annual conference for K-14 teachers of mathematics in our region with participants from as far away as Chicago and its suburbs, said Iraj Kalantari, chairperson of WIU’s Department of Mathematics. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Teaching and Learning Mathematics K-14: Reflecting on the Past and Preparing for the Future. The conference hopes to provide valuable insights and information for teachers of all levels.”

“We are very pleased to have, as our lead speaker, the nationally renowned and accomplished mathematician, Keith Devlin of Stanford University, who is also known as the ‘Math Guy’ on NPR, frequently addressing radio audiences on mathematical issues,” added Kalantari.

Dr. Roger Eggleton, professor and former chairperson of mathematics at Illinois State University, will give the faculty foundation address at the end of the conference.

For more information, called the WIU Department of Mathematics at 309.298.2275 or see the conference website at Participants are encouraged to register by February 23 to ensure timely receipt of materials and information.

Copy by: Iraj Kalantari, Professor and Chairperson of Mathematics