FSC hosts regional
math association conference Dec. 6
LAKELAND, FL (Nov. 18, 2002)-Florida Southern College will host
the27th annual Florida Suncoast Regional conference of the Mathematical
Association of America Dec. 6. This is the first time the FSC chapter
has held the event.
Mathematics instructors and students from around the state will
attend the event, which is open to the public. The conference starts
at 3 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. Registration takes place in the
Hollis Room in the Thad Buckner Building from 3 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
The conference is free to students. Other participants pay $10.
The presentations will be held at the Polk Science building.
The keynote speaker of the conference, FSC business and economics
professor Peter Bias, will present "A Beautiful Lecture" about John
Nash, the featured character in the recent movie "A Beautiful Mind."
Other speakers of the afternoon will present on mathematics topics
ranging from elementary to advanced problem solving and teaching.
Topics include " Using Pokemon to Teach Elementary Probability in
Secondary Education" and "Extending Colorings of Knots by Quandles."
The conference will close with a casual dinner at 7 p.m. The dinner
cost is $13. For more information, call Dr. Daniel Jelsovsky at
Florida Suncoast Regional Conference
- The Mathematical Association of
America (MAA) is the world's largest organization devoted to the
interests of collegiate mathematics. (www.maa.org).
- About 100 to 150 people usually
attend this conference annually.
- This is the first time that Florida
Southern College has hosted this conference.
- Last year's annual meeting was held
at Manatee Community College in Venice, Fla.
- The conference will also feature
a textbook sale and promotion.
- The Florida Southern student chapter
mission statement and focus: "The Florida Southern College chapter
of the MAA is an interest club for the area of mathematics. Our
goals are to enhance the interests, talents and achievements,
of all individuals in the mathematical sciences."
- It is one of about 21 student Mathematical
Association of America chapters in Florida.
- The FSC chapter currently has 15
- Five of the conference speakers
will be FSC students.