Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in partnership with the Seaborg Center at Northern Michigan University, will present its 53rd annual conference Oct. 10-12 at NMU. “UP to the Challenge” is for math educators from early elementary through college level.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Pre-conference sessions begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the University Center. The conference kicks into full gear on Friday, with a variety of topic sessions from 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Sessions are held in Jamrich, West Science, and the New Science Facility.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  More than 160 speakers will be presenting at the conference. There are also three keynote speakers.

Peggy House will give a geometry overview and lead the closing sessions. She is director of the NMU Seaborg Center. House also serves as chair and series editor of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Navigations Project to produce a series of books on implementing the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics across the curriculum. House, a frequent speaker at international, national and regional conferences, will be presenting the opening and closing sessions of the conference.

The second keynote speaker is Charles VonderEmbse of Central Michigan University. He has been a consultant for Texas Instruments, Inc. since 1989. His session will be about using technology effective to teach secondary school mathematics.

The third keynote speaker is Glenda Lappan from Michigan State University. Recipient of the 1993 Michigan Council of Teachers of MathematicsÂ’ Service Award, Lappan will be presenting her session about the interaction between good curricula and professional development around the curricula. This keynote session is aimed at elementary and middle school educators.

"For more information, contact the NMU Seaborg Center at (906) 227-2002."

Prepared By
Jessica Holman