News & Events
The AMMASING Program and Extended Math Camp
AMMASING (Appalachian: Merging Mathematics and Science for Intentional Natural Gains) is a partnership between the Appalachian State University Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU Math Camp, and Summer Ventures. The program that brings together grade 8-12 teachers and students to explore mathematics and the work of teaching. Participants will engage in an exciting and stimulating summer workshop which will serve as a launch point for a year-long program of mathematical investigations and collaboration. In addition, the program includes opportunities to participate in the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (the largest professional meeting of math teachers in the state, and one of the largest in the country) and be supported in a variety of endeavors.
AMP Project Receives Second Year Funding - The Appalachian Mathematics Partnership, or AMP project received funding for its second year. The AMP project partners ASU with districts and schools in 11 counties to prepare mathematics teachers for the Common Core. In the summer, four weeks of professional development sessions were scheduled and activities continue with follow-up sessions in the fall and spring and trips to the NCCTM Leadership Conference and State Conference. The AMP project staff includes Drs. Debbie Crocker, Kathleen Lynch-Davis (C&I), Katie Mawhinney and Tracie McLemore Salinas. AMP is funded by a Mathematics Science Partnership grant.
AMP Partners with MSEC and PSP for PD - The AMP project partnered with the Mathematics Science Education Center and the Public School Partnership to offer a session on the TI-Smartview software for mathematics teachers. Participants explored how using the software supports student engagement in the classroom and received software for participation in the session. Dr. Debbie Crocker facilitated the session.
Department Colloquia and Seminars
Normally Fridays (at 3). Also check the lounge for current announcements.
Colloquia occurs on Fridays at 3 pm in 103a Walker Hall. Special times and rooms are announced when needed. We are now scheduling talks for this semester. If you are interested in giving a presentation, contact our Colloquium Director Dr René Salinas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Sept. 7th 3:00 p.m. Walker 103A-Dr. Jeff Hirst (Presenting on his OCSA results)
- Sept. 14th 3:00 p.m. Walker 103A-Dr. Bill Cook (Cool Calc III Computer stuff)
- Sept. 28th 3:00 p.m. Walker 103A-Departmental meeting
- Oct. 5th 3:00 p.m. Walker 103A-Dr. Mike Bossé (MELT discussion)
The Teaching Seminar meets Tuesday at 1pm in WA 308. If you are interested in speaking, contact either of our Graduate Studies Coordinators Dr Katie Mawhinney (email@example.com) or Dr Trina Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pi Day .... Penny Wars!!!!
Get your pennies. Fill up those containers & see what instructors will be pied! Scheduled for ???....weather permitting.
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Department Student/Faculty Tea
Come and join us for tea, hot chocolate, and cookies or other goodies. Tea is from 2:45 to 3:30 pm each Thursday afternoon in the third floor 'Elevator Lobby' of Walker Hall.
Happy Masters Graduates and Faculty. May, 2011.
Summer Math Camp
The department sponsors Math Camp, a summer enrichment experience for rising 6th through 12th graders. under the direction of Dr. Anita Kitchens, the camp is designed to actively engage students in mathematics. Students who love math, hate math, fear math, excel at math and/or need help with math are all welcome to apply. For more information see Conference and Camp Services Math Camp link
Wednesday March 20th, 2013
Contact local Contest Director Lori Tyler for more information.
We are pleased to help support the North Carolina Math Fair. Take a look at our photo galleries. (The archives have photos from 2001 on.)
- The Western Region Math Fair will be held on ??? the ASU Plemmons Student Union. The registration form is posted on the NCCTM website (NCCTM.org).
- The State Math Fair is on ??? at the NCSSM.
Math Education Leadership Training (MELT) Institutes.
The department will be sponsoring workshops again this summer via the MELT Program.