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NCTM 2007 Annual Meeting in Atlanta


The NCTM 2007 Annual Meeting and Exposition takes place March 21-24 in Atlanta.  As usual, there are many sessions dealing to some extent with the history of mathematics and its use in teaching.  These include the following, where we will include links to handouts and other materials as they become available. 

Thursday, March 22:

9:30-10:30am. #81: Can Egyptian Papyrus Enrich our Students’ Understanding of Fractions?  Speakers: Olga M. Kosheleva, University of Texas at El Paso; Irina Lyublinskaya, College of Staten Island.  C210 (Convention Center) Capacity: 124.  Click here  for the handout.

9:30-10:30am. #82: Mathematics Education and the Teaching of Mathematics: Mutual Implications.  Speaker: Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo.   C306 (Convention Center) Capacity: 234

10:30am-12:00n. #112: African, Asian, and Native American Representations in Grades K--12 Mathematics Curricula       Speakers: Patricia Flagg Poole, People and Places Worldwide; Sue Morgan, Queen of Peace HS, Chicago; Tammara Wofford-Nash,  Chicago Public Schools; Beatrice Lumpkin, Malcolm X College, Chicago.  C107 (Convention Center) Capacity: 170

10:30am-12:00n.  #135: Mathematics of the Pharaohs: Mathematics of the Past Preparing for the Future.  Speakers: George McDermott, Martin University; Nivan Saada, Indiana University Bloomington.  International Ballroom B (Omni) Capacity: 69

10:30am-12:00n.  #142: C&S Constructions as a Bridge to Proof, "Pre-Euclid" to Present.  Speaker: Van Campbell, Columbus East HS.  Grand Ballroom A (Omni) Capacity: 133

2:00-3:00pm.  #290:  Fibonacci Meets Malthus and Verhulst.  Speaker: Kurt Kreith, University of California at Davis.  C104 (Convention Center) Capacity: 96


Friday, March 23

8:00-9:00am.  #398:  Pythagoras, Goldbach, Fermat, Ërdos, and Me? Why Inductive Proofs?  Speaker: Thomas Kilkelly, Wayzata HS, Plymouth, MN.   B402 (Convention Center) Capacity: 316

8:30-10:00am.  #442:  The Impact of Islamic Art on the Fascinating Works of M. C. Escher.  Speaker: Carol D. Desoe, Scarsdale HS, Scarsdale, NY.   Georgia Ballroom 3 (Convention Center) Capacity: 528

10:30am-12:00n. #486:  Game Theory: The Mathematics behind A Beautiful Mind.  Speaker: Lina B. Ellis, Westminster Schools, Atlanta.  B302 (Convention Center) Capacity: 180

12:30-1:30pm.  #579:  The Banach-Tarski Theorem: Mathematics' Greatest Paradox.  Speaker: Leonard Morris Wapner, El Camino College.  Walnut (Omni) Capacity: 48

1:00-2:30pm.  #597:  Eureka! I Found It!  Ways to Assess All Students Creatively.  Speaker:  Ann Marie Hornyak, Mendham Township Elementary School, Brookside, NJ.  Grand Ballroom C (Omni) Capacity: 135

1:00-2:30pm.  #624:  Pythagorean Mathematics with Technology (Geometers Sketchpad and a Digital Camera).  Speakers:  Armando Martinez-Cruz, California State University Fullerton; Greg Love, Buena Park HS, Buena Park, CA; Paul Sexton, Buena Park HS, Buena Park, CA.  B409 (Convention Center) Capacity: 163

3:30-4:30pm.  #727: Using the Mathematics of Asia in Your Classroom.  Speaker: Victor J. Katz, University of the District of Columbia.   B407 (Convention Center) Capacity: 330.  Click here  for a handout.


Saturday, March 24

8:00-9:00am.  #736:  The Vedas' Hidden Influence on Mathematics.  Speaker:  Carolyn Pinchback, University of Central Arkansas.  Grand Ballroom E (Omni) Capacity: 1060

8:00-9:00am.  #754: Euler's Method Is the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Speaker: Daniel J. Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  Spruce (Omni) Capacity: 84

8:00-9:30am.  #790:  The Intersection of Origami and Non-Euclidean Geometries. Speakers: Anne Papakonstantinou, Adrienne Sack, Rice University.   B311 (Convention Center) Capacity: 163

10:00-11:30am.  #861:  Cryptography: History and Mathematics of Secret Writing. Speaker: Jane C. Beattie-Scott, University of South Carolina Aiken.  B308 (Convention Center) Capacity: 231

11:00am-12:00n.  #895: Getting Real with the Real Numbers.  Speaker: W. Gary Martin, Auburn University.  B312 (Convention Center) Capacity: 330

11:00am-12:00n.  #899:  Fairness, The Talmud, and Pascal.  Speaker: John C. Maceli, Ithaca College.   C303 (Convention Center) Capacity: 261


More information is available in the Program Book and online at


"NCTM 2007 Annual Meeting in Atlanta," Convergence (February 2007)