Saturdays from Providence at noon at 1320 on the AM dial WARL
Topics and Guests of Math Medley
Dr. Pat Kenschaft, Host
1. May 16, 1998: Claire Pollard, "Recent Changes in Children's Math Education," President of the Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers' Association (RIMTA), mathematics teacher-educator in the Providence public schools.
2. May 23: Dr. John Long, "Changing Expectations of Teachers and Kids," Professor of Education, University of Rhode Island.
*3. May 30: Joan Countryman, "Girls and Math," Head of Lincoln School, Providence, RI, author of Writing in Mathematics.
4. June 6, 1998: Dr. David Capaldi, "Changing Forms of Testing," Mathematics Department Chair, Tollgate High School, Warwick, RI, former president of RIMTA
*5. June 13: Dr. Gloria Gilmer, "Ethnomathematics," innovator of strategies attracting underrepresented groups to math based on ethnomathematics, founding president of the International Study Group of Ethnomathematics.
*6. June 20: Dr. Tom Banchoff, "New Trends in Mathematics Research and Teaching," Professor of Mathematics, Brown University, president of the Mathematical Association of America, author of Beyond the Third Dimension, two other books, and 75 mathematical research papers.
*7. June 27: Dr. Cathy Kessel, "Standardized Testing and Gender Issues," editor, consultant, educator, researcher.
8. July 4: Barry Schiller, "Environmental Mathematics," Associate Professor of Mathematics, Rhode Island College.
*9. July 11: Trina Paulus, "Hope, Math, and the Environment" author of Hope for the Flowers, of which two million copies have been sold.
*10. July 18: Dr. Rudy Rucker, "Infinity," author 17 books, including Mind Tools, The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality, Professor of Computer Science, San Jose State College.
*11. July 25: Olga Torres, "Including All Children in Elementary School Mathematics," Multigrade (3rd -- 5th), multilingual teacher in the Tucson Public Schools, winner of President Award in Mathematics, 1995, teaches a class including rebellious children.
*12. August 1: Dr. Dennis Nelson, "Mathematical Challenges of a Large School System," Mathematics Coordinator, Mesa Public Schools, AZ
*13. August 8: Gail Burrill, "Standards in Mathematics: Why Do We Need Them and What Do They Mean for Teachers and Students?" Immediate Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, former high school teacher.
*14. August 15: Dr. Tony Terceira, "Getting all High School Students Through College Preparatory Mathematics," Mathematics Coordinator, Providence Public Schools; national Equity 2000.
*15. August 22: Virginia Thompson, "Family Math: Helping Your Child With Math," Director, national Family Math program, co-author of Family Math (sold over 300,000 copies).
*16. August 29: Jamie Vollmer, "Why Our Schools Need to Change," President, Local Control Project, former corporate president now devoted to education reform.
17. September 5: Marla Parker, "Careers in Mathematics," author of She Does Math! Real-Life Problems from Women on the Job.
*18. September 12: Dr. Robert E. Megginson, "Native American Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan
19. September 19: Alisa Graviz, Executive Director, Co-op America, "Thoughtful Personal Finances for a Sustainable World" (Spending and Investing thoughtfully)
*20. September 26: Mark Wohl, "Using the Seven Intelligences to Teach Math," author of Math for Humans and A Mathematical Mystery Tour
21. October 3: Dr. Susan Epstein, "Artificial Intelligence," Professor of Computer Science, City University of New York; on Senior Program Committee for the American Association for AI
22. October 10: Dr. Danny Martin, "Blacks and Mathematics," finishing a book on his research to be published next year by Erlbaum; mathematics faculty of Contra Costa College in San Pablo
23. October 17: Dr. Frances Rosamond, "Math Anxiety," Professor of Mathematics, National University, San Diego
*24. October 24: Dr. James Tattersall, "Women in Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Providence College
*25. October 31: Shirley Frye, "The Ten Years Since the Standards," past president of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics
26. November 7: Dr. Michael Fellows, "Parenting and the Popularization of Math," Professor of Computer Science, University of Victoria, author of 100 research papers and 3 books for helping children enjoy and understand mathematics.
*27. November 14: Claudia Zaslavsky, "Multicultural Mathematics," author of eleven books about multicultural mathematics.
*28. November 21: Milo Novelo, "Teaching Elementary School Mathematics in a Harlem Public School," winner of 1995 Children's Choice Award as most effective teacher.
*29> November 28: Sherry Baca, "Imaginative Mathematics," director of North Central Arizona Mathematics and Science Consortium, high school mathematics teacher, Prescott Public Schools, past president of the Arizona Association of Mathematics Teachers.
30. December 5, 1998: Brent Blackwelder, "Federal Budget and the Environment," Executive Director of Friends of the Earth in Washington, DC.
31. December 12: Cathy Twomey Fosnow, "Reforming Mathematics Education in the Public Schools of New York City," Professor of Education, CUNY, leads math reform program throughout Manhatten (New York City), author of three books, including Reconstructing Mathematics Education and Instruction.
December 19: Dr. Michael Aucott, "Religion, Mathematics, and the Environment," Research Scientist, Air Quality specialist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
*33. January 2, 1999: Dr. Ed Burger, "A Conversation with Edward Burger, the Funniest Mathematician Alive," co-author of The Heart of Mathematics.
*34. January 9: Dr. Dorothy Strong, "Mathematics Education as a Mission," Directing a mathematics program in the Chicago Public Schools, retired Director of Mathematics of the Chicago Public Schools, former National Science Foundation Coordinator for the Urban Coaltion, first president of the Benjamin Bannaker Association.
35. January 16: Dr. Virginia Knight, "The Women and Mathematics Network," Professor of Mathematics, Meredith College, North Carolina.
*36. January 23, Ann Koblitz, "Sofia Kovalevskaia," author of Sofia Kovalevskaia, and Constance Reid, author of Julia, biography of her sister, Julia Robinson.
37. January 30: Drs. Ann and Neal Koblitz: "Reaching people in other counties via the Sonia Kovalevskaia Foundation," tenured professors of Women's Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and of Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle, respectively. They are the directors of the Kovalevskaia Fund, and travel repeatedly to third world places disseminating enthusiasm for mathematics, especially among women.
*38. February 6: Dr. Frances Raucher, "How Music Helps People Learn Mathematics," Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Oskosh.
39. February 13: Dr. Frederick Chichester, "Valentine's Day Special: Family Values and Mathematics Education," mathematics reformer and spouse of Math Medley host.
40. February 20: Dr. Deborah Ball, Guest Host, "The Joy of Mathematics," an Interview with Dr. Pat Kenschaft," Professor of Education, University of Michigan, Interviewer of many teachers of mathematics at various levels, author of many papers on how math is taught.
41. February 27: Drs. Eileen Fernandez, Michael Jones and Amy Rabb-Lui, "Math Reform at the College Level," Montclair State University.
*42. March 6: Garland Thompson, "The Achievements of Black Mathematicians I Have Known," Editorial Director, U.S. Black Engineer, Career Communications Group
43. March 13: Dr. Anthony Piccolino, "The Vision of National Standards," Montclair State University, former speaker for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
*44. March 20: Christy Barnett, Teaching Sixth Grade Mathematics," Mesa Public Schools.
*45. March 27: Dr. Robert Frank, "Luxury Fever," author of Luxury Fever, Professor of Economics, Cornell University.
46. April 3, Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, "Mathematical Economics," Columbia University and Barnard College.
47. April 10: The Rev. Slim Coleman, "Mathematics in Parent and Community Organizing," vice president of the Chicago Algebra Project, helped develop "Bi-mathematics", parent of three children, minister of Adalberto United Methodist Church.
48. April 17: Deborah Hughes Hallett, "Learning Mathematics: Opportunity or Obstacle?" Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, leading math reformer, co-author of calculus reform text.
*49. April 24: Dr. John Dossey, "United States Testing: Past and Future," former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics, Illinois State University at Normal, IL.
50. May 1: Diane Ritter, "Problem Solving and Thinking for Everyone," author of The Memory Jogger, which has sold over six million copies, systems consultant.
*51. May 8: Dr. Uri Treisman, "Including all Groups in Advanced Mathematics," University of Texas at Austin, did seminal research in how to help minority students succeed at college mathematics and has implemented landmark successful programs helping them do so.
*52. May 15: Dr. Carole Lacampagne, "A National Perspective on United Mathematics Education," senior mathematician at the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
*53. May 22: Dr. Edward Connors, "Mathematical Modeling," Professor of Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
54. May 29: Marcy Cook, "Creating Live Mathematics Thinking," Math Consultant and Writer.
55. June 5: Dr. David Abrahamson, "Mathematics in Sports," Associate Professor of Mathematics, Rhode Island College.
*56. June 12: Grace Coates, "Family Math," co-author of Family Math for Young Children, Director, International Family Math, based at Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley.
*57. June 19: Dr. Richard Zang, "Teaching Social Responsibility in a Math Classroom," Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of New Hampshire.
*58. June 26: Dr. Liping Ma, "Chinese and U.S. Mathematics Education," author of Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States.
*59. July 3, 1999: Wobberson Torchon, "Success Stories in Urban Providence," Mathematics Teacher, Finestein High School, also teaches in Saturday program and Upward Bound
60. July 10: Dr. Regina Brunner, "Reach for the Stars and You'll Get One," Assistant to the Provost for Research and Planning, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
*61. July 17: Dr. George Andrews, "Ramanujan," Professor, Penn State, and Paul Hoffman, "Paul Erdos," author of He Loved Only Numbers, publisehr of Encyclopedia Britannica.
*62. July 24: Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville, "Looking Back... Looking Forward," first African American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics.
*63. July 31: "The American Mathematical Society in Providence," Dr. Arthur Jaffe, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University and Immediate Past President of the AMS, Dr. Sylvia Wiegand, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Immediate Past President of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Dr. Philip Davis, retired Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of The Mathematical Experience.
64. August 7, 1999: Cheryl Anderson, "Teaching Mathematics in a Urban Middle School," mathematics teacher at Bringham Middle School, Providence, RI.
65. August 14: Charles Margulis, "Mathematics in Genetic Engineering and Current Environmental Standards," Genetic Engineering Specialist with Greenpeace, USA.
*66. August 21: Dr. Marta Civil, "Latino Families' Participation and Influence on Children's Learning of Mathematics," University of Arizona, Tucson.
*67. August 28: Dr. Johnny Houston, "Mobilizing Black Mathematicians," Executive Director, National Association of Mathematicians, Professor of Mathematics, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina.
*68. September 3, 1999: Cecelia Villabona, "Every Kid Can Learn Math," math teacher, Washington Irving High School, New York City, 1997 winner of the Murdock-Thompson Award.
*69. September 10: Dr. Frank Morgan, "Do Mathematicians Think Sideways?" Meenan Third Century Professor of Mathematics, Williams College.
70. September 18: Susan Davis, "Making a Profit While Making a Difference," CEO of Capital Missions Company, bringing together business leaders to address social problems.
*71. September 25: Warren Leon, "Consumer Choices and the Environment," Deputy Director, Union of Concerned Scientist, co-author of Consumer Choices and the Environment
*72. October 2, 1999: Dr. Judy Roitman, "Are Kids Learning Math in School?" Professor of Mathematics, University of Kansas.
*73. October 9: Dr. Robert McChesney, "Math in the Media," author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy, and professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champange.
*74. October 16: Beatrice Lumpkin, "Did Mathematics Begin in Africa?" author of several books.
*75. October 23: Dr. Michael Starbird, Associate Dean, University of Texas at Austin, co-author of The Heart of Mathematics: Math for Real People
*76. October 30: Judith Crawford, "Making Learning Fun," kindergarten teacher in rural Nebraska, winner of the 1999 Murdock-Thompson Teaching Award
77. November 6, 1999: Dr. Larry Riddle, "Enticing Girls Into Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Agnes Scott College, webmaster of website about women mathematicians
*78. November 13: Dr. Carol Malloy, "The Changing World of Mathematics Education," Past President of the Benjamin Banneker, Director of NCTM, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
*79. November 20: Dr. William Rathje, "Mathematics of Garbage," Professor of Archeology, University of Arizona, co-author of Rubbish and Use Less Stuff.
*80. November 27: Cindy Boyd, "I Feel a Song Coming On: Singing Your Way to Math Success," Mathematics Teacher, Abeline High School, Texas.
*81. December 4, 1999: Dr. Lynn Steen, "How and Why do People Learn Mathematics?" Past President, Mathematical Association of America, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf's College, MN.
82. December 11, Dr. Mary Gray, "Using Statistics to Make the World Better," Professor of Mathematics, American University, founder of the Association for Women in Mathematics.
*83. December 18, Bob Wortman, "What to Look for in Early Childhood Mathematics Classrooms," Director of School Improvement, Tucson Public Schools, kindergarten teacher for 13 years, principal for 12 years.
84. December 25, Dr. Miriam Cooney, Sister of the Holy Cross, "Religion and Mathematics," studied 100 American nuns with doctorates in mathematics.
*85. January 1, 2000: Ed Ayres, "Why are We Not Astonished?" author of God's Last Offer: Negotiating for a Sustainable Future, editor of World Watch magazine.
*86. January 8, Diane Schaefer and Judi Keeley, "Math: An Entire State's Agenda," State Mathematics Specialist with the Rhode Island Department of Education and Math Resource Specialist at the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative.
*87. January 15, Dr. Joseph Rosenstein, "Doing Math Discretely," Director, New Jersey Mathematics Coalition, Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers University.
*88. January 22, Susan Ohanian, "One Size Fits Few," former elementary school teacher, author of twelve books, including One Size Fits Few: the Folly of Educational Standards.
*89. January 29, Dr. Richard Askey, "A Different Perspective on Mathematics Education Reform," Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Member of the National Academy of Sciences
90. February 5, 2000: Jeri Trabant, "How Do Children Look at Mathematics?" fifth grade teacher, Glaucester City Public Schools, NJ, winner of the 1990 Presidential Awardee for New Jersey for the Teaching of Mathematics at the Elementary Level.
*91. February 12, Dr. Lee Stiff, president-elect, NCTM, editor of Developing Mathematical Reasoning, 1999, Yearbook, Professor of Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University.
*92. February 19, Dr. Janet Teeguarden, "Quantitative Literacy," Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Center, Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis, Indiana.
*93. February 26, Robert Lilienfeld, "Use Less Stuff," University of Michigan, co-author of Use Less Stuff, editor of Use Less Stuff.
94. March 4, Kim McGrigg, "Put the Past Due Behind You," Consumer Credit Counselling Services -- practical advice for consumers.
*95. March 11, Dr. Richard Schwartz, "Environmental Mathematics," author of Mathematics for Global Survival, Professor of Mathematics, College of Staten Island.
*96. March 18, Guillermo Mendieta, "Why I am Threatening a Hunger Strike Over Mathematics Education," Director of the Achievement Council in Los Angeles, has taught math at every level from sixth grade through college.
97. March 25, Dr. Michael Starbird, guest host, co-author of The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking, Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin.
*98. April 1, Dr. Jean Taylor, "The Many Facets of Mathematics," President of the Association for Women in Mathematics, Professor of Mathematic s, Rutgers University
*99. April 8, Dr. Gloria Hewitt, "From My Life and Thoughts," Professor Emeritus, University of Montana, Third African American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathemaics.
*101. April 22, Dr. Harold Stevenson, "The Learning Gap," Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, co-author, The Learning Gap: Why Our Schools are Failing and What We can Learn from Japanese and Chinese Education.
*102. April 29, Dr. Walter Haney, "Testing the Testing Business," Professor of Education, Boston College, co-author of The Fractured Marketplace of Standardized Testing.
103. May 6, 2000, Mary Englehard, "Innovations in High School Mathematics," Mathematics Teacher and Chair of Mathematics and Science, School One, Providene, RI.
*104. May 13, Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, "The New Principles and Standards of the NCTM," Associate Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Director of Science and Mathematics Education and Outreach, and Professor of Mathematics, Michigan State University, Chair of the NCTM Writing Group.
*105. May 20, Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, "Can You Count on Your Government Food Safety Experts?" established TV producers whose careers changed when they produced a feature on beef: http://foxBGHsuit.com.
106. May 27, Virginia Boehm, "A Teacher's View on Testing and Teaching," Mathematics Teacher, Tucson High School, AZ.
107. June 3, Dr. Joan Richards, "The Public and Private in Mathematics,"
author of Angles of Reflection, Associate Professor of History,
Brown University, RI.
108. June 10, Dr. Samuel Epstein, "Mathematics of Cancer," author
of The Politics of Cancer Revisited, Professor of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.
*109. June 17, Dr. Jo Boaler, "Research on Problem-Based and
Traditional Mathematics Education," Professor of Mathematics Education,
Stanford University, author of Experiencing School Mathematics: Teaching Style, Sex, and Setting.
110. June 24, Dr. Ed Burger, Guest Host, "Laughs or Tears? What Do You Think of When You think of Math?" Professor of Mathematics, Williams College, MA, Topler Goggin, Guest, host of a weekly radio show on WCFM.
*111. July 1, 2000: Dr. Glenda Lappan, "Leading the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Michigan
State University, immediate past president, NCTM
112. July 8: Dr. Paul Arriola: "Mathematics and Genetic Engineering," Biologist, Elmhurst College, Illinois.
*113. July 15: Dr. Deborah Lowenberg Ball, "Improving Elementary
Mathematics Education," Professor of Educational Studies,
University of Michigan.
*114. July 22: Dr. Richard Tapia, "Underrepresentation: K-12
Education and the Cities," Professor of Computational and Applied
Mathematics, Rice University, Texas.
*115. July 29: Dr. Sue Geller, "A Smorgasbord of Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Texas A & M University.
116. August 5, 2000: Felice Yaskel, "Economic Boom -- for Whom?,"
co-Director, United for a Fair Economy, author of Economic
Apartheid in America.
*117. August 12: Dr. William Anthony Hawkins, Jr., Director,
Strengthening Underrepresented Minorities' Mathematical Achievement
program, Mathematical Association of America.
118. August 19: June Porto, "The Growth of a Teacher," Alternative 4th grade teacher, Nellie K. Parker Elementary School, Hackensack, NJ.
120. September 2, 2000: Tracy Shannon, "Are Students Created
Equally?" Nationally Board Certified Teacher, Coventry High School,
121. September 9: Dr. Fred Chichester, "Tricks in Understanding
Basic Mathematics," President, New Jersey Microsystems, Inc., Sage
tutor in East Orange Public Schools.
*122. September 16: Barbara White, "Different Strokes for Different
Folks," President of the Arizona Mathematics Teachers Association,
Local Area Coordinator for Northern Arizona University, Yavapei Site.
*123. September 23: Dr. Larry Lesser, "Diversity in Algebra,"
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Armstrong Atlantic State University,
Savannah, GA, co-author of ACT in Algebra: Applications, Concepts and Technology.
*124. September 30: Nancy Buell, "A View From the Elementary
Classroom: Standards and High Stakes Testing," fourth grade teacher,
125. October 7, 2000: Eric Brown, "More Fun, Less Stuff,
Consuming Responsibly in a Material World," Communications Director,
Center for a New American Dream.
*126. October 14: Karen Mayfield, "Parents in Middle School Math
Education," Associate Director of Equals, University of California at
Berkeley, co-author of Family Math for Middle School.
*127. October 21, 2000: Al Terrell, "I Parents Knew More, They
would Do More," Community Development Mathematics Resource
Specialist and Parent Advocate in The Algebra Project of Chicago, Illinois.
*128. October 28: Charlene Morrow, "Connecting with Math," co-editor,
Notable Women in Mathematics," Lecturer in Psychology and
Education, Mount Holyoke College.
*129. November 4, 2000: Dr. Bob Massie, "Math and the Environment,"
Executive Director, Ceres Coalition (Coalition for Environmentally
*130. November 11: Dr. Marcia Sward, "Enviornmental-based Education:
Helping our Students Improve Their Math Skills," Senior
Director for Education and Envirornmental Programs, National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Immediate Past Executive
Director, Mathematical Association of America.
*131. November 18: Sheila Tobias, "Math Anxiety: What It Is and What You Can Do About It," author of Math Anxiety.
*132. November 25: James Muldoon, "Mathematics and the United
Nations," Fellow of the Center for Global Change and Governance at
Rutgers, Newark, author, Multilateral Diplomacy and United Nations Today, former Director of the Education Programs for the United
Nations Association of the USA.
*133. December 2, 2000: Carol Brown, "Math in Early Childhood,"
just retired as supervisor of mathematics Title 1 in the Tucson, AZ,
*134. December 9: Dr. James Stigler, "The Teaching Gap," co-author
of The Teaching Gap, Professor of Psychology at University of
California at Los Angeles.
*135. December 16: Nancy Incinaga, "A Turnaround for a Whole
School," just retired principal of Bennett-Kew Elementary School,
Inglewood, CA, the highest scoring Title 1 school and district on the California standardized test.
*136. December 23: Dr. Russell Howell, "Does Faith Matter in
Mathematics?" Professor of Mathematics, Westmont College, former
president of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
*137. December 30, Dr. Philip Davis, "A Mathematician for All
Seasons," Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Brown University, author of
The Education of a Mathematician, co-author of The Mathematical Experience.
*138. January 6, 2001: Dr. Rebecca Goldburg, "Genetic Engineering, the Environment, and Risk," Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense.
*139. January 13: Dr. Bob Moses, "Radical Equations: Math Literacy
and Civil Rights," President and founder of the Algebra Project,
author of Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights, to be published by Beacon Press in February, 2001.
*140. January 20: Debbie Schmidt, "Innovative Mathematics Teaching,"
Arizona Teacher of the Year, 1999, Bradshaw Mountain High
School, Prescott Valley, AZ
*141. January 27: Beverly Braxton and Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu,
"Teaching Teachers Mathematics," Coodinator of Custom Professional
Development Program in Mathematics at the Lawrence Hall of Science and Professor of Mathematics University of California at Berkeley,
*142. February 3, 2001, Dr. Robert Putnam, "The Mathematics of
Community," Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy,
Harvard University, author of Bowling Alone.
*143. February 10: Kathy Damkohler and Lisha Papert Lercari,
"Improving Math via Teaching Keyboard Music to Little Children,"
Executive Director of "Education Through Music" and Project Director, Music and the Brain, respectively.
*144. February 17: Dr. Johnny Lott, "Figure This: Families and
Middle School Mathematics," president-elect of theNational Council of
Teachers of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics, University of Montana.
*145. February 24: Dr. Neil Harl and Dr. Jenny Ladd, "The
Mathematics of Taxes," Professor of Agriculture and Economics at Iowa
State University (and author of 24 books related to agricultural law) and Heir to the Standard Oil fortune (and member of Responible
*146. March 3, 2001: Dr. Judy Green, "Women in Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Marymount University, VA.
*147. March 10, 2001: John Jeavons, "The Poetry of Mathematics
in Gardening," author of How to RaiseMore VegetablesThan You
EverThought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Iimagine, Ecology Action.
*148. March 17: Valerie Whitaker, "A Sixth Grade Teacher's
Role in Effectively Increasing Student Demand for Algebra," North
Carolina, Algebra Project's On-Site Facilitator.
*149. March 24: Dr. Linda McNeil, "The Educational Costs of Standard
Testing," Rice University author of The Educational Costs of
*150. March 31: Brian Tokar, "World Hunger: What Can We Do?" author of Earth For Sale, The Green Alternative, and Redesigning Life:the Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering.
151. April 7: Dr. Michael Breen, "Creating a Public Understanding
of Mathematics," Public Awareness Officer, American
*152. April 14: Dr. Mark Saul, "A Frog's Eye View of Education," mathematics teacher, Bronxville High School, member of the board of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Presidential Awardee, 1984.
*153. April 21: Dr. Christopher Jones, "The Mathematics of the Oceans," Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.
154: April 28: Betty Levitin, "Expanding Your Horizons," Executive
Director, Math/Science Network in California and coordinator of the
nationwide Expanding Your Horizons program.
155. May 5: Dr. Clea Fernandez, "Applications of Lesson Study in the United States," Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.
156. May 12: Dr. Micheal Breen, Guest Host, Dr. Donald Saari,
"The Mathematics of Voting," Professor of Mathematics, University of
California at Irving, author, Chaotic Elections: The Mathematics of Voting.
157. May 17: Marilyn Frankenstein, "Criticalmath Literacy," College
of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts in
*158. May 24: Dr. John Warnock, "The Economy of Mexico," Professor
of Political Economy, Regina University,uthor of The Other
*159. June 2: Carrie Orgera, "Implementing Japanese Customs in American Public Schools," Middle School Teacher, District 2, New York City Public Schools.
*160. June 9, 2001: Dr. Eugene Klotz, Kristina Lasher, and Dr.
Stephen Maurer, "The MathForum at
Swarthmore," Professor of
Mathematics, Swarthmore College.
161. June 16: Dr. Genevieve Knight, "Mathematics Activities for
After SchoolPrograms" Coppin State College, MD, 2001 Recipient of
NCTM Lifetime Service Award.
162. June 23: Dr. Stephen Willoughby, "What's Wrong With Mathematics Education and What You Can Do About It," past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, University of Arizona.
163. June 30: Marjorie Thompson, "Educating All Children in a
Low-Income School: A School in Transition," recently retired principal,
Kelso Elementary School, Inglewood, CA, which has very high state test scores in a predominantly minority, low socio-economic district.
164. July 7, 2001: Dr. Gary Martin, "Implementing the NCTM Standards:
Challenges and Opportunities," Department of Curriculum and Instruction,
Auburn University, Alabama, former Director of Research and then Chief
Education Officer with the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics.
165. July 14: Jay Feldman, "The Mathematics of Pesticides," Director, Beyond Pesticides.
166. July 21: Wendy Diskin, "Teaching Math Creatively in Middle
School," Sixth Grade Teacher, Bradford Mountain Middle School,
Winner of the 1999 Arizona of the Year Award.
167. July 28: Valerie Whitaker, Guest Host, "The Young People's
Project," featuring young people who are taking leadership in the
Algebra Project, Guests: Ernest Brooks, Quanda Edwards, Cornell Watson.
168. August 4: Douglas Livingston, "Our Energy Crisis: From Efficiency to Solar Power, Crunching the Numbers," Applications Engineer, Real Goods
169: August 11: Karon Stewart, "Math Rap, Another Radio Outreach,"
host of Math Rap, which can be heard Wednesdays 3:00 PM to
4:00 PM Chicago time at www.wcsuradio.com
170. August 18: Dr. Ed Conners, Guest Host, Guests: Prof. John
Bracy, W.E.B. DuBois Afro-American Studies Department, University
of Massachusetts at Amherst, The Rev. Gabe Costa, Professor of Mathematics at Seton Hall University, NJ.
171. August 25: Dr. Diane Briars, "Before It's Too Late," Member
of the national Glenn Commission, Supervisor of Mathematics,
Pittsburgh Public Schools.
172. September 1: James Ernakes, Immediate Past President, Rhode
Island Mathematics Teachers Association, Mathematics Department
Chair, Coventry High School, successful adoptive single parent.
173. September 8, 2001: Dr. Nel Noddings, president of the National
Academy of Education, just retired as Lee Jacks Professor of
Education, Stanford University, author of many books and papers, including The Challenge to Care in Schools and Philosophy of
174. September 15: Dr. Marjorie Enneking, "Improving he Preparation
of Teachers of Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Portland
State University, Oregon.
175. September 22, 2001, Dr. A. R. Palmer, "Humanity Has a Problem,"
past chair of the Critical Issues Committee of the Geological
Society of America, President, The Insitute for Cambian Studies, University of Colorado.
176. September 29, Dr. Ann Watkins, "The Joy of Statistics,"
President of the Mathematical Association
of America, Professor of
Mathematics, California State University at Northridge.
177. October 6, 2001: Dr. Titu Ansdreescu, "Winning International
Mathematics Competitions," Director of Competitions, Mathematical
Association of America.
178. October 13: "The Mathematical Preparation of Teachers," Dr.
Michael Breen, American Mathematical Society, Dr. James Lewis,
Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Co-chair, Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences.
179. October 20: Dr. Anne Collins, Director of the Partnership
Promoting Student Achievement in Mathematics, Boston College
Mathematics Institute, formerly Mathematics Coordinator for the state of Massachusetts.
180. October 27: Clark Wiliams-Derr, "Developing Sustainability
Indicators for Measuring True Social and Environmental Progress,"
Director of Research, Northwest Environmental Watch,.
181. November 3, 2001: Dr. Catherine Lewis, Mills College, author of Educating Hearts and Minds.
182. November 10: Dr. Alan Shoenfeld, "High Quality Mathematics
for All: Issues of Standards, Testing, and Equity," vice president,
National Academy of Education, former president, American Educational Research Association, member AAAS.
183. November 17: Janet Larsen, "The Mathematics Behind the Automobile," Staff Researcher, Earth Policy Institute.
184. November 24: Dr. Bernard Madison, "Bumps on the Road from
School to College," Professor of Mathematics, University of
Arkansas, Visiting Mathematician at the Mathematical Association of American, Washington, DC.
185. December 1: Dr. Alice Schafer, "A Woman Mathematician's
Perspective," Professor Emeritus, Wellesley College, second president of
the Association for Women in Mathematics.
186. December 8: Dr. William Velez, "Every college student should
be a mathematics major." University Professor of Mathematics,
University of Arizona, Tucson, governor for underrepresented minorities, Mathematical Association of America, past president, Society for the
Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
187. December 15: Holly Sklar and Laryssa Mykyta, "Raising
the Floor: Your Job Should Take You Out of Poverty, Not Keep You in It,"
co-authors of Raising the Floor.
188. December 22: Dr. W. James Bradley, "Mathematics in a Postmodern
Age: A Christian Perspective," Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, co-editor of Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: A Christian Perspective.
189: December 29: Dr. Paul Sally, "Mathematicians in Education," Professor of Mathematics, University of Chicago.
190. January 5, 2002 Dr. Dorothy Strong, guest host, "The Gap
in Mathematics Achievement," first president of the Benjamin Banneker
Society, former Director of Mathematics of the Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Claran Enfieldt, Director of Mathematics, State of Illinois,
191. January 12: Ruthie Sayles, "Implementing the Algebra Project,"
Professional Development Coordinato for the Algebra Project in
192. January 19: Dr. Alfie Kohn, "The Schools Our Children Deserve," author of The Schools Our Children Deserve.
193. January 26: Dr. Judith Moran, "Mathematics and Democracy,"
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College, Hartford, CN,
co-editor, Mathematics and Democracy: The Case for Quantitative Literacy.
194. February 2, 2002: Dr. Robert Bowman, "Security by the Numbers?"
Director of the Star Wars program under both Presidents Ford
and Carter, ran for president in 2002 in the Independent party and beat Pat Bucanan in three primaries. www.rmbowman.com
195. February 9, 2002: Lynn Liptak, "Implementing Lesson Study in Paterson," principal of Paterson School #2
196. February 16, 2002, Jennifer Christian Smith and Katrina
Jimenez, "Graduate Students in the High School Classroom: Enriching
the School Mathematics Curriculum and Students' Perceptions of Mathematics," advanced graduate students in mathematics at the University
197. February 23: Dr. Ronald Graham, "Mathematics and Society,"
past president of the American Mathematical
Society, president-elect of
the Mathematical Association of America, former vice president for research of Bell Labs.
198. March 2, 2002, Dr. Joan Dye Gussow, "The Mathematics of
Our Food System," Professor Emeritus of Nutrition Education, Columbia
University, author of This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader.
199. March 9: Jim Brickwedde, "Implementing Cognitiviely Guided
Instruction," first and second grade teacher in the Hopkins Public
Schools, Project Coordinator for the Project for the Project for Elementary Mathematics, a K-5 development program at Hamline University,
St. Paul, MN.
200. March 16: Dr. Dorothy Stong, Guest Host, Betty Hammond,
Mathematics Resource Teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, guest,
"Meeting the Mathematics Needs of Traditionally Underserved Students: Where are we? We do we need to go? How do we get there?
201. March 17: Charles Biehl, "Modeling in High School Discrete
Mathematics" and/or "Who is the Customer?" Dean of Mathematics,
Science and Technology, high school mathematics teacher, The Charter School of Wilmington. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~biehl
202. March 30: Dr. Jerry Becker, "Overviews of Math Education,
" Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at
Carbondale, master of a seminal math education email list.
203. April 6: Dr. Regina Aragon, "The Mathematics Around You," Associate Professor of Mathematics, Eastern New Mexico University.
204, April 13: Dr. Herbert Ginsberg, "BIG MATH for little kids:
how to teach math to 3, 4, and 5-year-olds," Jacob Schiff Professor of
Psychology and Education, author of Children's Arithmetic: How They Learn It and How You Teach It.
205. April 20: Regina Carlson, "The Mathematics of Smoking,"
Executive Director, New Jersey Group Against Smoking Pollution
206. April 27: Dr. Mohammed Moazzam, "Muslims in Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Salisbury State University, Maryland.
207. May 4, 2002, Deborah Taylor, "Discrete Mathematics in Sixth
Grade," Sixth grade teacher, Sonoran Sky Elementary School,
208. May 11: Ronnie Cummins, "The Mathematics of a Sustainable
Food Supply," Communications Director, Organic
209. May 18: Jacqueline Brannon Giles, "Words of Truth and Soberness: Issues of Equity," Houston Community College.
210. May 25: Dr. Mansour Farhang, "Making the strange familiar
and the familiar strange: cultural relativism and mathematics," Professor
of International Relations, Bennington College, VT, former ambassador from Iran to the United Nations.
211. June 1, 2002, Dr. Ellizabeth Fennema, "Cognitively Guided
Instruction: Origins and 'Is it for Everybody?'" Professor Emeritus,
University of Wisconsin.
212. June 8, 2002: Dr. Hyman Bass, "Mathematicians, Mathematics,
and Mathematics Education," President, American
Society, President, International Commission of Mathematical Instruction, member National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Mathematics,
University of Michigan.
213. June 15: Dr. Gloria Gilmer, guest host, "The Secret to Clarence
Stephens' Phenomenal Success in Teaching Mathematics," Dr. Earl
Barnes, guest, President, Math-Tech, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, Professor of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech University and member of
the board of the National Association of Mathematicians.
214. June 22: Dr. Gerald Lieberman, Executive Director, "Integrating Mathematics and Enviromental Edcuation," State Education and Environment Roundtable.
215. June 29: Diane Schaefer, Guest Host, Director of the Office
of Instruction, Rhode Island Department of Education, Cathy
Dumsar and Debbie Scarpelli, guests
216. July 6, 2002: Dr. Makoto Yoshida, "Global Education
Resources: Cultivating Lesson Study in U.S. Schools," President, Global
Education Resources, L.L.C.
217. July 13: Viriginia Rasmussen, POCLAD, Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy, "Mathematics and Corporations."
218. July 20: Dr. Lee Lorch, "Racism and Sexism in the Mathematics
Community: Then and Now," Professor Emeritus, York University,
219. July 27: Dr. Mary Ann Connors, "Using Technology to Teach
Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics and Director of the
Secondary Mathematics Teacher Program, Westfield State College, MA.
220. August 3, 2002: Dr. Michael Breen, Guest Host, Drs. Annie
and John Selden, guests, Tennesee Technical Univesrity and MERC,
221. August 10: Dr. Janet Caldwell, "Teacher Education," Professor of Mathematics, Rowan University, NJ
221. August 17: Dr. William Rathje, guest host, Professor of
Anthropology, University of Arizona, "Recycling and the Problem of
Percents: Are We Recycling as Much As We Think We Are or Fooling Ourselves With Percents?" guest: N.C. Vasuki, Chief Executive
Officer, Delaware Solid Waste Authority.
223. August 24: Dr. Gloria Gilmer, guest host, Dr. Scott Williams,
guest, "On Popularizing Mathematics: Insights from the Second
International Congress on Ethnomathematics (held 5-7 August 2002 in Ouro Preto, Brazil), President, Math-Tech, Inc., Minneapolis, MN,
Professor of Mathematics, SUNY Buffalo.
224. August 31: Chuck Tiberio, "Changing High School Mathematics," Mathematics Department, Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA.
225. September 7, 2002: Linda Jaslow, Third Grade Teachers, Pastor School, Phoenix, AZ
226. September 14: Jay Mathews, "Mathematics and the Media," reporter, Washington Post, author, Escalante.
227. September 21: Dr. Valerie DeBellis, "Emotions on Mathematics:
Affective Influence on the Learning of Mathematics," Dept. of
Mathematics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
228. September 28: Dr. Hermann Daly, "Balanced Conditions for
Sustainability," Professor of Public Affairs, University of Maryland and
author of For the Common Good (with theologian John Cobb) and Beyond Growth.
229. October 5, 2002: Jessie Cooper Gibbs, Mentor, Southern Initiative of The Algebra Project
232. October 26: Dr. Manuel Berriozabal, "Best Practices in Mathematics
Education," Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas in
San Antonio, Director, Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program, whose students have historically been 78% underrepresented minorities.
233. November 2, 2002: Deborah Schifter, "Students and Teachers
Learning to Think Mathematically," Senior Scientist, Educational
Development Center, MA.
235, November 16: Dr. Claudette Engblom-Bradley, "Native Americans
in Mathematics," Dept. of Mathematics, University of Alaska,
236. November 23: Dr. Martin Walter, "Weatherquakes, Economic Quakes and Other Mathematics-Related Phenomena," Professor of Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
237: November 30: Anna Lappe and Frances Moore Lappe, co-authors of Hope's Edge: the Next Diet for a Small Planet, co-founders of The Small Planet Fund.
238: December 7, 2002: Dr. Paul Lawrence, author/consultant, "Essential Instructional Strategies for All Math Classrooms"
239: December 14, 2002: Dr. Margaret Murray, "Mid-Twentieth Century American Women in Mathematics," author of Women Becoming Mathematicians: Creating a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America.
240. December 21: Dr. Miriam A. Leiva, "Christmas and Mathematics," Director Project Excel MATH and MATHiNK
241: December 28: Dr. Anthony Scott, "Academic Achievement of African American Students With and Without Cultural Connections," Director, Chicago Mathematics, Science, and Tehnology Academies, Chicago Public Schools, President-elect, Benjamin Banneker Association.
242: January 4, 2003, Brian Halweil, Resesarch Associate, Worldwatch Institute, "Home Grown: The Case for Local Food in a Global Market."
243: January 11: Dr. Patsy Wang-Iverson, "International Studies: Making the Familier Strange," Senior Asociate, Research for Better Schools
244: January 18: Dr. Robert Bowman, guest host, "War Against Iraq: It Just Doesn't Add Up," with Dr. Gary Coles, physician, Director of Every Church a Peace Church and Bishop Tom Gumbleton, founder of Pax Christi.
245: January 25, Dr. Mary Sullivan, "Statistics Education," Department of Mathematics, Rhode Island College, Providence
246: February 1, 2003: Chris Hartman, "The Mathematics of Executive Excess," Research Director, United for a Fair Economy, author of "Executive Excess: CEO's Cook the Book, Skewer the Rest of Us."
247: Feburary 8, Judy Boch, "Math and Standardized Tests: How You Can Help Students Score High Without Compromising Your Teaching Philosophy," Lead Teacher, Tomahawk Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
248: February 15: Dr. Frederick Chichester, "The Mathematics of Your Car."
249. February 22: Dr. Zalman Usiskin, "The Changing School Mathematics Curriculum," Director, University of chicago School Mathematics Project and Professor of Education.
250: March 1, 2003: Phil Gonsalves, middle school teacher, New Haven Unified School District, part-time instructor, University of California at Hayward
251: March 8, 2003: Dr. Barbara S. Rice, "Shaping a College Mathematics Program," Mathematics Program Director, Alabama A&M University.
252: March 15: Steven Fried, "The Mathematics of Legal Drugs," author of Bitter Pills, Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs.
253: March 22: Jennie M. Bennett, "Why Mathematics is a Great Career for African Americans," President of the Benjamin Banneker Association, Instructional Mathematics Supervisor, Houston Independent Public School District.
255: April 5, 2003: Dr. Constance Kamii, "Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic," Professor of Education, University of Alabama at Burmington, author of many books including Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic.
256, April 12, 2003, Dr. Judith Grabiner, "The Historical Dimension: Learning and Teaching Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.
257. April 17: John Nichols, "Mathematics of Media Diversity," author of Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Agaiinst Corporate Media.
258. April 26: Cindy Chapman, "A Teacher's Perspective," Instructional Coach, Navaho Elementary School, Alburquerque, NM.
259. May 3, 2003: Dr. Jeanne LaDuke, "American Women With Ph.D.'s in Mathematics Before 1940," Professor of Mathematics, DePaul University Indiana.
260. May 10: Kevin Donaher, "Do Free Markets Make People Free?" cofounder, Global Exchange.
261. May 13: Grace Davilla Coates, "Celebrating Five Years," Director, International Family Math, co-author of Family Math for Young Children and Family Math II.
262. May 24. Dr. Albert Bartlett, "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy," Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder.
263: May 31: Dr. Cathy Seeley, "Ten Lessons I Learned in Africa," President-Elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, former Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, Mathematics Consultant in Cedar Park, Texas.
264. June 7, 2003: Joel Spengler, six grade teacher in NYC public schools.
265. June 14: Dr. Patsy Wang-Iverson, Guest Host, Dr. Rita Colwell, Guest, Director of the National Science Foundation, "The Increasing Importance of Mathematics in Other Fields."
266. June 21: Dr. Russell Howell, Guest Host, Dr. Kenneth Millett, Guest, Director, California Alliance for Minority participation and Director, Community Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics and Science, Professor of Mathematics, University of CA, Santa Barbara, "Matheamtics Education Reform."
267. July 28: Anadarhata Mittel, "The Mathematics of International Trade," Co-director, Food First, author of "Giving Away the Farm," available at the Food First website.
268. August 5, 2003: Hector Garcia, "Teachers as Math Collaborators: Tools for Lifelong Discovery," sixth grade teacher and Mathematics Instructional Coach,, CA.
269. August 12: Samantha Sanchez, "Money in State Politics (especially Arizona)," Executive Director, National Institute of Money in State Politics.
270. July 19: Dr. John Conway, "Mathematics and Me," Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University.
271. July 26; Sue White, "Families Learn Real Mathematics Nationwide," Executive Director, Science and Everyday Experiences.
272. August 2, 2003: Jim Brickwedde, Hopkins, MN, Guest Host; "Teacher Conversations Across State Lines," Guests: Judy Boch, Phoenix, AZ; Linda Jaslow, San Diego, CA; Cathy Smith, Alburquerque, NM "Teacher Alliances Across State Lines."
273. August 9: Dr. Bonnie Gold, "What is Mathematics -- and How Might the Answer Affect Our Lives?" Professor of Mathematics, Monmouth University, NJ.
274. August 16: Dr. David Henderson, "Reflections of a educational mathematician: How do we encourage real experiences with mathematics?" Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University.
275. August 23 Dayo Akinsheye, "Including Multiculturalism in the Teaching of Mathematics," teacher of 4-6th grades in Seaton Elementary School and Mathematics Resource Teacher, Washington, DC, Presidential Award Winner 2003.
276. August 30: Bob Schaeffer, "Testing and Education," Public Education Director, FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing.
277. September 6, 2003: Mary Zepernick, "People Challenge the Corporate State," editor at POCLAD, Program of Corporations, Law, and Democracy, also a columnist.
278. September 13: Dr. Michael Olinick, "Mathematical Modeling," Professor of Mathematics, Middlebury College, Vermont.
279. September 20: Marilyn Curtain-Phillips, "Math Attack: Combatting Math Anxiety," sixh grade mathematics teacher, Dent Middle School, Columbia, SC, author of Math Attack: How to Reduce Math Anxiety in the Classroom, at Work and in Everyday Personal Use.
280. September 27: Jane Sooby, "Corralling Chance: Setting Up a Meaningful On-farm Experiment," Organic Farmer's Research Foundation, Technical Program Coordinator.
281. October 4, 2003: Dr. Steven Brams, "Is There a Better Way to Elect a President?" Professor of Politics, New York University.
282. October 11: Dr. Sarah Greenwald, "Using The Simpsons and Other Innovative Approaches to Teach Mathematics," Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
283. October 18: Dr. Philip Wagreich, "Trailblazing Math Reform: What is a Mathematician Doing in Mathematics Education?" co-director: Mathematics and Education Reform (MER), Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois in Chicago.
284. October 25: Christine Ahn, "Freedom for Whom: the Domestic Effects of Free Trade," Foodfirst.
285. November 1, 2003: Loring (Terry) Coes, "Mathematics and
Technology: Turning Mathematics into an Experimental
Science," mathematics teacher, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, former member of the Board of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
286. November 8: Teri Perl, "Women in Mathematics: Then and Now," author, Math Equals, president, "Expanding Your Horizons Network."
287. November 15: Ambassador Azmat Hassan, "Pakistan's Role at the United Nations: a Look at the Numbers," Professor at Seton Hall University's School of Dipolomacy and International Relations, former ambassador from Pakistan to Morocco, Syria, and Malaysia, formerly Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the U.N. in NYC, and to become a U.S. citizen next year.
288. November 22: Dr. Michael Breen, Guest Host, Public Outreach Officer, American Mathematical Society, "Mathematics and Fairness," Guest: Dr. Joseph Malkevitch, Profssor of Mathematics, City University of New York.
289. November 29: Laurie Herrick, "The Power to End Hunger: The Power is Yours," , non-profit consultant, Former Director of Development of Results.
290. December 6, 2003: Dr. Timothy Boerst, "Beyond the File Cabinet: Developing and Sharing Professional Knowledge Across Educational Contexts," fifth grade teacher, Jane Addams Elementary School in Redford, MI, Nationally Certified Teacher, and School Practitioner with the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
291. December 13: Dr. Betty Anne Case, "Developing an Association for Women in Mathematics," Professor of Mathematics, Florida State University.
292. December 20: Marilyn Curtain-Philips, guest host, Karen Butler, guest, "Mathematics in Motion," Dent Middle School, Columbia, SC.
293. December 27: Amanda Johnson, Public Education and Media Coordinator, Co-op America.
294. January 3, 2004: Rev. Fletcher Harper, "Math, Food, and Faith," President, Partners for Environmental Quality, Inc.
295. January 10: Grace Davilla Coates, "Family Advocacy in Mathematics Education," guest host: co-author of Family Math for Young Children, Director, International Family Math, based at Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley, guest: Karen Mayfield-Ingram, part-time Associate Director of EQUALS, and mother of a three-year-old.
296. January 17: John deGraaf, "Take Back Your Time," national co-ordinator of "Take Back Your Time Day."
298. January 24: Dr. Carolyn Gordon, "Women in Mathematics Now," Professor of Mathematics, Darmouth College, President, the Association for Women in Mathematics.
299: February 7, 2004: Fred Azcarate, "The Mathematics of Health Care and Other Economic Issues," Executive Director, Jobs With Justice.
300. February 14: Dr. Fred Chichester, "Using Mathematics in the Real World: a Valentine's Day Celebration," engineer, mathematics teacher, spouse of host.
301. February 21: Dr. Susan S. Wood, "Introductory College Mathematics: Standards and Recommendations," Director, Crossroads Revisited Project, American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), past president of AMATYC.
302. February 28: Dr. Roger Howe, "Lessons in Mathematics Education," Professor of Mathematics, Yale University
303. March 6, 2004: Betsy Leodar-Wright, "Black Progress and the Race Gap," Communications Director, United for A Fair Economy.
304. March 13: Teferi Messeret, mathematics teacher, James Hogan High School, Napa, CA.
305. March 20: Dr. Nita Copley, "The Young Thinker: Mathematics for the Young Child," Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston, author of Mathematics in the Early Years, Showcasing Mathematics for the Young Child, and The Young Child and Mathematics.
306. March 27: Dr. Michael Monticino, "Real Math, Real Problems," Assoc. Professor of mathematics, University of North Texas, Denton.
307. April 3, 2004: Katherine Layton, "What I Learned in Forty Years at Beverly Hills High School."
308. April 10: Ralph Warner, "The Mathematics of Retirement," author of Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well
309. April 17: Dr. Cleopatria Martinez, "Reflections of a Latina Mathematician," Professor of Mathematics and department chair.
310. April 24: Dr. Fernando Q. Gouvea, "Math Through the Ages," Professor of Mathematics, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, author and editor of several books about history of mathematics, including Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others.
311. May 1, 2004: Kit Norris, "Mathematics by Mimicry -- Oh, My!" Educational Consultant, New England Area, former MA Teacher of The Year.
312. May 8: Soren Ambrose, "Why Was 50 Years Enough?" Senior Policy Analyst, 50 Years is Enough.
313. May 15: Joyce Fitzpatrick, "Improving Mathematics Education in the Providence Public Schools," Mathematics Resource Teacher, Providence School District, RI.
314. May 22. Dr. Luis Ortiz-Franco, "Latinos in Mathematics," Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Chapman College, Orange, CA, co-editor, Changing the Face of Mathematics: Perspectives on Latinos, published by NCTM
315. May 29: Martha Short, "How to Get Learning to STICK," educational consultant in the St. Louis area.
316. June 5,, 2004: Les Blomberg, "The Mathematics of Leaf Blowers," Executive Director, No Noise.
317. June 12: Carrie Chiapetta, "Heterogeneous Math Classes vs. Tracked Math Classes," sixth grade math teacher, Scofield Magnet Middle School in Stamford, CT.
318. June 19: Dr. David Sadker, "Failing at Fairness Still?" Professor of Education, American University, co-author with Myra Sadker of Failing at Fairness: How the Schools Cheat Girls.
319, June 26: Dr. Barbara Lee Keyfitz, "Mathematics: A Good Career for Women.," John and Rebecca Moores Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, President-Elect, Association for Women in Mathematics.
320. July 3, 2004: Joe Ableman, "Using Extended Lab Investigations
in High School Math Classes," high school mathematics teacher, Missouri
Military Academy, winner of Murdock-Thompson teaching award.