1995 Math Awareness Month at the University of Vermont
Mathematics and Symmetry
For the 1996 Math Awareness Homepage
On Campus Activities
Tuesday, March 28, 10:50 A.M. - 12:00:
Lecture on ``One
Model of Calculus Reform'' by Tim Pennings, visiting professor
from Hope College, Michigan
- Math Awareness T-shirts go on sale. The
design for this year's T-shirt is taken from a poster from last year's
poster contest and is shown in the photo above. Order information is
available from Roger Cooke at email@example.com. The price is $10 (+$2 S/H)
for large and extra large sizes.
Poster Contest for grades K--8.
One $50 savings bond and five
certificates of merit are awarded for each grade. Students from
the College of Education and Social Services will be the judges.
Some of the posters will be displayed in the main stairwell at
the Waterman Building from April 24 to May 5.
April 24 - 28:
Mathematical questions on campus radio station WRUV.
Thursday, April 27:
Lecture: ``The Key is Symmetry: How Everyone Can Create
Attractive Math Art Using a Few Basic Steps"
Lecturer: Margaret Kenney, Professor of Mathematics, Boston
College. Dr. Kenney is a past president of the Associations of
Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts and in New England. In
addition to teaching, writing, and speaking, she serves as
Director of a National Science Foundation project linking Boston
College with five other universities across the United States in
the common goal of preparing secondary teachers to initiate
change and to implement aspects of discrete mathematics in the
Thursday, May 4:
Professor Gail Ratcliff of the Department of Mathematics and
Computer Science, University of Missouri at St. Louis, will speak
at a luncheon honoring high school mathematics contest winners,
their parents, and teachers. This talk is in conjunction with
the High School Prize Examination Committee, chaired by Larry
Her talk will focus on symmetry groups, with reference to the
work of M. C. Escher. Interesting applications to friezes and
wallpaper will be included.
The talk will also be presented to a wider audience, including
university and community members at 4:00 P.M., 104 Aiken
General Information on National Math Awareness Week
Other Cool Sites
UVM Math Awareness Committtee
Joanne Brown (co-chair), Karin Larson (co-chair), Jim Burgmeier,
Karla Karstens, and Janet Ferguson.
This HTML file written by Jeff Dinitz
and Roger Cooke.