The 6th Annual AMTE Conferences

Conference Information


Conference Materials and Registration


Participants may pick up their registration and conference materials at the registration table located in Foyer of Salon III during the times listed below:


            Thursday, January 24                            5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 25                               7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

            Saturday, January 26                            7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.




All conference sessions, meetings and meal functions are in the Doubletree Hotel. A map of the facility is in the back of this program book. The conference has two types of sessions, concurrent and working. Working sessions are longer and may require “work” on the part of the participants as well as the presenters.


Some sessions were developed as a collage by the program committee from several proposals which had very similar themes. (Our thanks to the speakers for their flexibility in making this happen.)


AMTE Browsing Room – Las Brisas I


Throughout the conference, materials and software will be available for review in Las Brisas I.  These materials will be distributed to participants at the conclusion of the AMTE Business Meeting on Saturday. The Browsing Room will be open at the times listed below:


            Friday, January 25                    8:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.

            Saturday, January 26                8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




Conference meals will be served in the following locations:


Thursday Dinner                                                                       Salon II

Friday and Saturday Breakfasts                                                East Atrium

Friday Lunch                                                                            Salon I

Friday Dinner                                                                           Salon I

Saturday Lunch                                                                        Salon I

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The 6th Annual AMTE Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions



January 24, 2002


Pre-Conference Workshop


1:30-4:30 PM                                                                                               El Vitral


Data-driven Mathematics and Statistics with Fathom


Steven Rasmussen, Key Curriculum Press

Susann Mathews, Wright State University

Hollylynne Drier Stohl, North Carolina State University


Fathom is a new software tool for exploring mathematics, data, and statistics.  In this hands-on session, learn how to use Fathom, hear how it is used in two teacher education programs, and discuss ways it might augment your own program.


 Registration                                                              5:00-7:00                    Foyer of Salon III


Pre-Conference Symposium

6:00 – 7:00 PM                                                                                            Salon III


What Mathematics Do We Demand of Ourselves?


            Johnny Lott, University of Montana

            President-elect, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics




Dinner                                                           7:15                                        Salon II                     






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January 25, 2002

Continental Breakfast                          7:30-8:30 AM                      East Atrium

Browsing Room                                     All Day                                       Las Brisas I


8:30-10:00 AM

Working Session 1                                                                                         Salon III


Using Calculators in Elementary and Middle School Teacher Preparation


Barbara Ridener, Texas Instruments


In this session, the presenters will demonstrate and explain the use of a variety of Texas Instruments calculators and materials in the preparation of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers.



Working Session 2                                                                                  Las Fuentes


—a requested collage on children’s thinking.


Using Inquiry to Change Prospective Teachers’ Models of Children’s Thinking


Sue Mau, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Beth Berghoff, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis


A newly implemented performance-based assessment required elementary education students to interview children about mathematical concepts.  Initial data suggested students needed to better understand the concepts themselves, so an inquiry project was added to the preparation sequence to bridge the gap.


Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Children’s Mathematical Thinking

and Its Relationship to Teaching Practices


Maria A. Timmerman, University of Virginia

Megan Kelly Murray, Coordinator, Project MATRIX Charlottesville City Schools

Charlottesville, VA               


We will present research that examines two teachers’ conceptions and teaching practices after one year. One of the teachers participated in a CGI professional development program and one did not. Data on the relationship between teacher understanding of student thinking and achievement will be discussed

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Working Session 3                                                                                         Los Portales


—a requested collage on ideas and tools for elementary/middle  methods classes


Developing a Probability and Data Analysis Course

for Elementary Education Majors


Elizabeth D. Gray, Southeastern Louisiana University


Mathematics departments must design content courses for elementry education majors that cover all of the strands covered in the elementary school curriculum.  One of the areas getting little attention is that of probability and data analysis.  We have taken the 2000 Standards and the current elementary curriculum and designed a course that is rich in probability and in the concepts of data analysis.  It stresses the objectives of the process standards and is heavy in the use of technology.


Calculators as Potential Teaching Tools in Elementary School Mathematics


Susan L. Hillman, Saginaw Valley State University


 What do pre-service teachers need to know about using calculators to teach elementary school mathematics?  What kinds of experiences should they have, and with what kinds of calculator technology?  This session will describe experiences using calculators in an elementary mathematics methods course and position statements on using calculators to teach mathematics written by pre-service teachers at the end of the course.

Math Penpals: A Writing Project Between

Preservice Elementary Teachers and Sixth Graders


Stuart Moskowitz, Humboldt State University


Preservice elementary teachers write about mathematics, but instead of being read only by their instructor, they each have a sixth grade penpal who writes back.   Students love the interchange, and they get feedback from someone who really matters.


The Use of a ‘Manipulative Kit’ as a Primary Means of Instruction in

Elementary and Middle School Methods Courses


Angela L.E. Walmsley, Maryville University


The students’ required material for my course includes the purchase of a “manipulative kit” containing approximately sixteen manipulatives as well as a resource binder.  The students “teach” our class in pairs using these manipulatives, and they are allowed to incorporate suggestions from the binder, but must develop some activities on their own.

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Working Session 4                                                                                                La Terraza


—a  requested collage on integrating  mathematics and science


Integrating Content and Methods in a Constructivist Course

for Middle Grades Teachers

Rheta N. Rubenstein, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Charlene Beckmann, Grand Valley State University

Denisse Thompson, University of South Florida

Judy Flowers, University of Michigan—Dearborn

Angela Krebs, University of Michigan—Dearborn

Kathy Burgis, Aquinas College


The presenters will share their work developing and piloting a course integrating content and methods and using a constructivist approach for the preparation of preservice middle grades teachers.


A Mathematics-Science Block:  Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to

Integrate Math and Science in Elementary Schools


Suzanne Levin Weinberg, Temple University


Pre-service teachers in an urban, undergraduate Elementary Education program concurrently enroll in Math methods, Science methods, and a Math-Science Practicum.  In groups of four, they planned and taught two integrated units, each involving 8 integrated math and science lessons.


Working Session 5                                                                                                Las Brisas II

Giving Teachers the Credit They Deserve


Gordon Lewis, Annenberg Corporation for Public Broadcasting


Learn how to use Annenberg/CPB Channel’s free professional development programming for K-12 teachers. View video clips from standards-based programs and learn how to set up workshops.








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Working Session  6                                                                                               Las Brisas III


Developing Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching


Nanette Seago, San Diego State University

Judy Mumme, VCMPD,  Co-PI

Deborah Ball, University of Michigan

Hyman Bass, University of Michigan


Using primary records of practice, this session will examine and provide a framework to address these three questions: What is the mathematics entailed by teaching? What and when is such mathematical knowledge used in teaching? How might teachers develop useful and usable knowledge? 


Working Session 7                                                                                                El Vitral


Difficulties Preservice Teachers Face When Implementing

Technology into the Secondary Mathematics Classroom.


Brian Sharp, University of Virginia

Shannon O. Schirack, University of Virginia


Participants will discuss the role methods courses should play in preparing pre-service teachers to conduct mathematics lessons in a computer lab setting.  Participants will also be introduced to an emerging technology related to lab-based lessons.



Break                 10:00 – 10:30 AM         East Atrium


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Concurrent Session 1                                                                         Salon III


Prospective Teachers’ Development of Mathematical,

Pedagogical, and Technological Knowledge


Hollylynne Drier Stohl, North Carolina State University

Suzanne R. Harper, University of Virginia

Mary C. Enderson, Middle Tennessee State University, Discussant


We will present research on the development of prospective teachers’ mathematical knowledge about transformations using dynamic geometry software, and their pedagogical knowledge of facilitating and analyzing students’ problem solving using interactive java applets. Implications for teacher education will be discussed.

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Concurrent Session 2                                                                                           Las Fuentes


Implementing the New NCTM Standards Through Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)


Janet Warfield, Illinois State University

Cheryl Lubinski, Illinois State University


The speakers will present a two-year professional development project funded by the State of Illinois for K-3 teachers. The project’s goal is to assist teachers to implement the new NCTM standards incorporating the Cognitively Guided Instruction model.


Concurrent Session 3                                                                         Los Portales


What Makes Professional Development Effective?


Susan Beal, Saint Xavier University

Margaret Smith, University of Pittsburgh

Denisse R. Thompson, University of South Florida

Tad Watanabe, Towson University


This panel discussion will explore aspects of professional development that are effective, integrating the varied personal experiences of panelists with research and literature in this area. 


Concurrent Session 4                                                                               La Terraza


Targeting Reform of the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation

of Elementary/Middle School Teachers (TRUMPET)


Christine A. Browning, Western Michigan University

Mark L. Klespis, Sam Houston State University 

Dwayne E. Channell, Western Michigan University


TRUMPET seeks to address the challenges of teaching elementary/middle school reformed mathematics by redefining the manner in which preservice teachers come to understand content.  After an overview of the project, participants will discuss the potential for effecting the desired change.







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Concurrent Session 5                                                                         Las Brisas II


A University, Urban District, and Private Sector Partnership to Support Mathematics Specialists for Low Performing, High Poverty Schools


Jane Gawronski, San Diego State University

Nadine Bezuk, San Diego State University
Shelley Ferguson, San Diego City Schools


The speaker will present the program and preliminary results concerning student achievement and mathematics specialists practice.  The discussants will share the lessons learned including what worked, what did not, what will be done differently, and what aspects from the SDCS and SDSU will be retained.


Concurrent Session 6                                                                               Las Brisas III


Delivering a Master’s Degree Program through Compressed Video Technology:

The Case of Middle Tennessee State University


L. Diane Miller, Middle Tennessee State University


MTSU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences designed an area of concentration for middle grades teachers in a degree program that traditionally served secondary teachers. Seven new courses, blending content with pedagogy and research in teaching and learning, were created. Mathematics educators in the department decided to offer the program through compressed video technology. This presentation will outline the learning experiences of faculty and students who have participated in compressed video classes and offer suggestions to others considering this type of learning environment. The audience will also be asked to share their experiences using this format.


Concurrent Session 7                                                                               El Vitral


Using Mathematics Applications and Technology to Help Teachers

Develop Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics


Joe Garofalo, University of Virginia

Frank Pullano, Winthrop University


This session will illustrate a variety of applied problems we use in mathematics pedagogy courses. Discussion will focus on use of these problems, technologies used to solve them, and what mathematics and pedagogy teachers learn by solving them.




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Lunch                          11:30-1:00                   Salon I



NOTE:  To help you meet like-minded colleagues, some tables have been designated for:  Graduate students,  for those of you who want to share information on dissertation topics or job prospects; Junior faculty,  for those of you who might want to talk about pursuing tenure and promotion,; First-Timers,  for those of you who are new to AMTE; School-based personnel,  for our K-12 colleagues; or select an unmarked table and create your own community.


1:00-2:30 PM


Working Session 8                                                                             Salon III


Using Calculators in Secondary School Teacher Preparation


Barbara Ridener, Texas Instruments


In this session, the presenters will demonstrate and explain the use of a variety of Texas Instruments calculators and materials in the preparation of secondary school mathematics teachers.


Working Session 9                                                                                  Las Fuentes


Preservice by Word of Mouse

L. Carey Bolster, Bolster Education

Robert E. Reys, University of Missouri, Columbia

This session will showcase Modeling Middle School Mathematics (MMM), funded by NSF. MMM, working in collaboration with Show-Me Center, features the five NSF funded projects: Connected Math Project, Math in Context, MathScape, MathThematics and Pathways.  Two videos illustrate each of these five exemplary programs to make a total of ten video lessons.   The video lessons are correlated to the NCTM content strands, two videos per strand, creating a matrix of topics for the viewer’s examination.

Working Session 10                                                                                       Los  Portales

Accreditation and the Preparation of Mathematics Teachers

Antoinette Mitchell, NCATE

This session will focus on the role accreditation  can play in a strong teacher preparation program in mathematics

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Working Session 11                                                                                              La Terraza


Designing Mathematics Methods Courses Using

Principles & Standards for School Mathematics as a Primary Text


Fran Arbaugh, University of Missouri-Columbia

Jennifer Bay-Williams, Kansas State University


In this working session, participants will be actively involved in designing methods courses for elementary, middle, and high school preservice teachers that are centered around Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.



Working Session 12                                                                                              Las Brisas II


 . . a requested collage


A Course in Using Technology to Teach Mathematics:

What Should it Look Like?


Blake E. Peterson, Brigham Young University

Keith Leatham, Portland State Univeristy

Skip Wilson, Virginia Tech


Many mathematics teacher preparation programs have courses which help preservice teachers learn about using technology to teach mathematics. Some sample courses will be described and discussion of the key elements of such courses will follow.




Redesigning Effective Mathematics Preparation in a Teacher Education Program:

Bringing Together Multiple Perspectives


Tommy Bryan, Baylor University

Baxter Johns, Baylor University

Trena Wilderson, Baylor University


This symposium will share perspectives on redesigning a teacher preparation program to address new state guidelines and new NCTM Standards for mathematics content and pedagogy.





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Working Session 13                                                                                  Las Brisas III


Beyond or Non-course Experiences in Quality Doctoral Programs in Mathematics  Education:  What form should they take?


Robert Reys, University of Missouri                        Diana V. Lambdin, Indiana University

James Fey, University of Maryland             Barbara Reys, University of Missouri

Patricia Wilson, University of Georgia


Doctoral programs in mathematics education should provide for professional growth and development in a variety of ways.  What form can and should these beyond or non-course experiences take?

Working Session 14                                                                                  El Vitral


Preparing Mathematics Teachers to Teach Using Technology


Julita G. Lambating, California State University at Sacramento

Claire Graham, California State University at Sacramento                    

Isabel Quita, California State University at Sacramento


            Each speaker will describe how preservice teachers are prepared to teach using technology in their methods classes.  Presentation will include a discussion on how technology was infused into the content and scope of elementary and middle school mathematics methods courses.


Break                                                 2:30 – 2:50 PM                                East Atrium


2:50-3:50 PM

Concurrent Session 8                                                                         Salon III


Symposium on Problem Solving


Jack Price, Cal Poly Pomona

Judy Devens-Seligman, Cal Poly Pomona

Judith E. Jacobs, Cal Poly Pomona

Sandra Hughes, Principal, Peppertree School, Upland Unified School District


A reading of NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics implies that  balanced mathematics instruction in the elementary school should consist of conceptual understanding, basic skills, and problem solving. The symposium will look at the AMTE  

teaching of problem solving through two different lenses.  First we will look at the

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problem-solving situation in the classroom.  Secondly, we will explore how an entire school can be helped into a problem-solving mode through teacher preparation, involvement, and implementation of problem solving in their classrooms.  Articulation across grade levels, selection of suitable problems, discussion of possible rubrics, and scoring are all part of the process of a whole school adopting a problem-solving focus.




Concurrent Session 9                                                                                           Las Fuentes


Enhancing Teacher Preparation Programs Through Collaboration

Between Arts & Sciences and Education Faculty


Sigrid Wagner, Ohio State University

Hea-Jin Lee, Ohio State University

Michelle K. Reed, Ohio State University


Project SUSTAIN encourages infusion of inquiry methods into content courses for preservice teachers.  A survey of higher education faculty concerning beliefs about mathematics education reform, teacher education, collaboration between arts & sciences and education, and professional development will be discussed.



Concurrent Session 10                                                                                   Los Portales


Documenting Achievement: Nationally Recognized Program

for the Preparation of Middle School Teachers


Sid Rachlin, East Carolina University

Ron Preston, East Carolina University

Ann Bullock, East Carolina University


The types of evidence needed to provide “compelling evidence” of the success of a program to prepare mathematics teachers are described. Examples are drawn from East Carolina University’s Middle Grades Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program (one of four winners of the US Department of Education’s National Award for Effective Teacher Preparation.)




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Concurrent Session 11                                                                            La Terraza


Making Math Engaging: Discrete Mathematics for K-8 Teachers


Valerie A. DeBellis, East Carolina University

Joseph G. Rosenstein, Rutgers University


This presentation discusses an NSF-funded project that addresses the absence of mathematically rich textbooks for K-8 teachers.  We will discuss the materials, courses where they can be used, typical course syllabus, and the professional development program for college faculty piloting a course using these materials.


Concurrent Session 12                                                                            Las Brisas II


Starting a NCTM Student Affiliate: the Power of Community


Nancy Mumaw, Affiliate Services. Liaison, NCTM

Bill Speer, University of Nevada


 The session will highlight the benefits to be gained by all stakeholders (student, university, community, and profession) by establishing a student affiliate of NCTM.


Concurrent Session 13                                                                            Las Brisas III


Improving the Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers: A Dialogue

Between Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators


Gregory Chamblee, Georgia Southern University


This session will discuss recommendations and implementation strategies mathematicians, mathematics educators and secondary mathematics teachers at Georgia Southern University developed to enhance the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers as part of the Standards-Based Teacher Education Project (STEP).


Concurrent Session 14                                                                            El Vitral


Elementary Math Methods Infused with Technology


Jean Marie Grant, Bradley University

Heljä Robinson, Bradley University

Robert Wolffe, Bradley University


Presentation will provide examples of many types of technology that must be tools used while teaching math methods and tools that our preservice teachers will use with their future teachers.  Participants will share their uses of technology.

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General Session                 4:00 – 6:15 PM           Salon III



The Study of Lesson Study as a Medium for Professional Development


Zalman Usiskin, University of Chicago

Deborah Ball, University of Michigan

Gail Burrill, Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Hyman Bass, University of Michigan

Kara Suzuka, Mathematical Sciences Education Board


Much professional development provides teachers with knowledge and skill but leaves teachers to make the necessary connections with their work.  This session will build on the proceedings of a joint workshop held by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, the US National Commission on Mathematics Instruction, and Japanese educators in Japan in August 2000 centered on the study of practice as a vehicle for professional development.  Based on print and video excerpts from classrooms and the Workshop, the session will provide an opportunity for mathematics educators to develop an understanding of how lesson study might be used in the US to reflect on teaching teachers and to support professional development.  Participants in the session will consider the use of lesson study (kenkyuu jugyou) and supporting records of instruction to develop teachers’ understanding of what it takes to teach well.







6:30 PM



Salon I



NOTE: To help you meet like-minded colleagues, some tables have been designated for topical conversation: Lesson Study for those of you who want continue the discussion from the last session; Secondary Teacher Preparation, for those of you who might want to share ideas about teaching secondary methods classes, etc; Elementary/Middle School Teacher Preparation, for those of you who might want to share ideas about teaching elementary/middle school methods classes, etc.;  Mathematics, for those who want to talk mathematics; or select an unmarked table and create your own community.



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January 26, 2002


Continental Breakfast                           7:30-8:30 AM               East Atrium

Browsing Room                                     All Morning                   Las Brisas I


8:30-10:00 AM

Working Session 15                                                                           Salon III


NOTE: This session continues through Concurrent Session 15


National Science Foundation Support of Mathematics Teacher Education:

Past, Present and Future


Kathryn B. Chval, National Science Foundation

            And representatives of currently funded Centers including

                        Show-Me Center                                           ACCLAIM

                        IMPACT                                                         CLT-West

                        Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

ITS Center (Texas A & M)                            DiME-CLT



Learn the latest funding initiatives from NSF, ask questions, and learn about the Centers currently in operation and how they can impact your work.


Working Session 16                                                                                Las Fuentes


—a requested collage on meaningful methods classes for elementary


A Week Without Worksheets:

Providing Meaningful Field Experiences for Preservice Elementary Teachers.


Sylvia R. Taube, Sam Houston State University


Field-based Team Teaching of Mathematics, Math Methods and Pedagogy

Classes for Preservice Elementary Teachers


Mourat Tchoshanov, University of Texas at El Paso  

Sally Blake, University of Texas at El Paso  

Connie Della-Piana, University of Texas at El Paso  

Art Duval, University of Texas at El Paso  


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Working Session 17                                                                                       Los Portales

Using Cases to Enhance Elementary School Preservice Teachers’

Content and Pedagogical Knowledge


Pamela J. Wells, Grand Valley State University

Janet Shroyer, Grand Valley State University

Esther Billings, Grand Valley State University

Tom Bassarear, Keene State College


Each will present and discuss ways they have used cases to improve elementary preservice teachers understanding of mathematical content, children’s mathematical thinking, and to discuss pedagogical issues. Together they will facilitate group discussions.



Working Session 18                                                                                       La Terraza


—a requested collage on teaching for understanding


Mathematical Understanding and the Decisions

Preservice Elementary Teachers Make About Teaching


James Telese,  University of Texas, Brownsville


The presentation reports on a graduate level course for elementary, inservice teachers.  The course focused on the tenets for teaching mathematics for understanding, and will report on the extent in which they internalized the process.



Working Session 19                                                                                              Las Brisas II

Learning to Teach  for Understanding through Reflecting on Critical Incidents in an Integrated Mathematics Methods and Practicum Course


Joanne Goodell,  Cleveland State University


This paper reports the results of a three year study on an integrated methods and practicum course which focused on the importance of pre-service teachers reflecting on critical incidents as they developed their ideas about teaching for understanding.

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Working Session 20                                                                                              Las Brisas III


Creating a Vision of Algebra for Preservice

Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Joyce Bishop, Eastern Illinois University

Janie Love, San Antonio Independent School District
Sheryl Stump, Ball State University


This session describes how College Algebra engages preservice teachers, helps them develop understanding of key mathematical concepts, and inspires them to provide similar experience for their future students.

The blending of college-level algebra with elementary and middle school materials develops the algebraic thinking of preservice teachers and creates a vision of appropriate algebra for elementary and middle school students.

Working Session 21                                                                                              El Vitral


Using Technology to Enhance Learning Experiences

in Mathematics Education Courses

Deborah Gober, Columbus State University

In this session, I will share various forms of technology that I have used to enhance teaching and learning in middle grades mathematics education courses. Sample work and comments from students in these courses will also be shared


Break                          10:00-10:30 AM                                 East Atrium


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 16                                                                            Las Fuentes

Content Knowledge and Teaching Perspective Among Japanese

and US Preservice Teachers


David Slavit, Washington State University Vancouver

Shinya Sakitani, Hyogo University of Teacher Education


This study examined the mathematical content knowledge and teaching perspectives of 83 Japanese and 80 US preservice teachers.  Surveys, interviews, and observations were conducted at both sites.  Comparisons were made in the context of the teacher preparation programs and cultures.

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Concurrent Session 17                                                                                   Los Portales


The Many “Paths” Taken:  A Report on Recent Graduates of Doctoral Programs

in Mathematics Education.


Bob Glasgow, Southwest Baptist University


This session will report results from a study of 200 recent graduates of doctoral programs in mathematics education.  The focus will be on where these graduates are employed and their contributions to the mathematics education community.




Concurrent Session 18                                                                            La Terraza


Using Feuerstein’s Cognitive Functions to Develop anUnderstanding of

Problem Solving in Preservice Elementary Teachers


Charles Dietz, College of Southern Maryland


This presentation will describe how the work of psychologist Reuben Feuerstein has been adapted to provide a basis for understanding problem solving processes.  The work of students taking a mathematics content course for pre-service elementary teachers will be shared.



Concurrent Session 19                                                                                   Las Brisas II


Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening to Children:

The Private Universe Project in Mathematics


Nancy Finkelstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Come view video clips from The Private Universe project in Mathematics, a new series that focuses attention on students’ mathematical thinking. Discuss how these programs might inform your teaching and how the teacher workshops and documentary might be used in your school or district.







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Concurrent Session 20                                                                            Las Brisas III

The Learning

An Online Resource for Math and Science Instructors at the College Level

Terese A. Herrera, Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, The Ohio State University

How can the mathematics content knowledge of preservice teachers be improved?  One strategy is to enhance their learning experiences in undergraduate content courses.  The Learning, an NSF-funded project developed by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, aims to provide faculty of two-year and four-year colleges and universities tools and instructional techniques recognized as effective in teaching mathematics and science.  The site will offer peer-reviewed materials, such as syllabi, assessments, projects, articles, video clips and lesson plans, that illustrate and promote standards-based teaching on the college level. This session will demonstrate the site and explain how AMTE members can collaborate in submitting and reviewing materials for online publication on the Learning Matrix.


Concurrent Session 21                                                                            El Vitral


How Should the Wider Availability of Computer Algebra Systems

Affect Preservice Teacher Preparation?


Tom Fox, University of Houston-Clear Lake


The computer algebra system is widely available on graphing calculators used by secondary school students. How can we help preservice teachers use the CAS as a tool to develop effective mathematics lessons?





Salon I


12:30 – 2:30


AMTE Business Meeting


Salon II


Francis (Skip) Fennell, Western Maryland College

AMTE President




Speaker Names and Session Numbers



Arbaugh, Fran                               W11

Ball, Deborah                              W6

Bass, Hyman                              W6

Bassarear, Tom                         W17

Bay-Williams, Jennifer               W11

Beal, Susan                                C3

Beckmann, Charlene                 W4

Berghoff, Beth                             W2

Bezuk, Nadine                            C5

Billings, Esther                            W17

Bishop, Joyce                             W20

Blake, Sally                                 W16

Bolster,  L. Carey                       W9

Browning, Christine A.               C4

Bryan, Tommy                             W12

Bullock, Ann                                C10

Burgis, Kathy                              W4

Burrill, Gail                                   GS Chamblee, Gregory              C13

Channell, Dwayne E.                  C4 

Chval, Kathryn B.                        W15

DeBellis, Valerie A.                   C11

Della-Piana, Connie                  W16

Devens-Seligman, Judy            C8

Dietz,  Charles                            C18

Drier Stohl, Hollylynne                Pre

Duval, Art                                     W16

Enderson, Mary C.                     C1

Ferguson, Shelley                      C5

Fey, James                                 W13

Finkelstein, Nancy                      C19

Flowers, Judy                              W4

Fox, Tom                                     C21

Garofalo, Joe                              C7

Gawronski, Jane                        C5

Glasgow, Bob                             C17

Gober, Deborah                         W21

Goodell, Joanne                         W19

Graham, Claire                           W14

Grant, Dr. Jean Marie                C14

Gray, Elizabeth D.                      W3

Harper, Suzanne R.                    C1

Herrera, Terese A.                     C20

Hillman,Susan L.                        W3

Hughes, Sandra                         C8

Jacobs, Judith E.                        C8

Johns,  Baxter                             W12

Klespis, Mark L.                         C4

Drebs, Angela                            W4

Lambating, Julita G.                   W14

Lambdin, Diana V.                     W13

Leatham, Keith                           W12

Lee, Hea-Jin                               C9

Lewis, Gordon                            W5

Lott, Johnny                                 Pre

Love, Janie                                 W20

Lubinski,   Cheryl                        C2

Murray, Megan Kelly                  W2

Mathews, Susann                       Pre

Mau, Sue                                     W2

Miller, L. Diane                           C6

Mitchell, Antoinette                     W10

Moskowitz, Stuart                       W3

Mumaw, Nancy                           C12

Mumme, Judy                             W6

Peterson, Blake E.                     W12

Preston, Ron                               C10

Price, Jack                                  C8

Pullano, Frank                             C7

Quita, Ma. Isabel                        W14

Rachlin, Sid                                 C10

Rasmussen, Steven                   Pre

Reed, Michelle K.                       C9

Reys, Barbara                            W13

Reys, Robert                               W13

Ridener, Barbara                       W1

Robinson, Heljä                          C14

Rosenstein, Joesph G.              C11

Rubenstein, Rheta N.                 W4

Sakitani, Shinya                         C16

Schirack, Shannon O.                W7

Seago, Nanette                          W6

Sharp, Brian                                W7

Shroyer, Janet                            W17

Slavit, David                                C16

Smith, Margaret                          C3

Speer, Bill                                   C12

Stohl, Hollylynne Drier                C1

Stump, Sheryl                             W20

Suzuka, Kara                              GS

Taube, Sylvia R.                         W16

Tchoshanov, Mourat                   W16

Timmerman, Maria A.                W2

Telese, James                            W18

Thompson, Denisse                   W4

Thompson, Denisse R.              C3

Usiskin, Zalman                          GS

Wagner, Sigrid                           C9

Walmsley, Angela L.E.              W3

Warfield, Janet                           C2

Watanabe, Tad                           C3

Weinberg, Suzanne Levin         W4

Wells, Pamela J.                        W17

Wilderson, Trena                        W12

Wilson, Patricia                          W13

Wilson, Skip                                W12

Wolffe, Robert                             C14