Joint Spring 2020 Southwest MAA/ArizMATYC Conference
Join us for “A 20/20 View of Mathematics”
Share your insights and research into both the teaching and practice of mathematics. Talks are welcome in pedagogy, learning of mathematics, and mathematics research.
The AMATYC Southwest Region is hosting a regional conference at Collin College – Preston Ridge in Frisco, TX (outside Dallas-Ft. Worth) on June 7-8, 2019. All are welcome – and please spread the word!
The conference theme is BIG Ideas in Texas! Where everything is bigger in Texas, we are certain you will gain BIG ideas that will enlighten and inspire you as a mathematics educator! Members of TexMATYC, along with the AMATYC Southwest Region, have been working diligently to create a wonderful conference for all to learn, grown, and enjoy.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Braddy, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College and Past Deputy Executive Director for the MAA. Linda’s talk tiled Critical Mass is sure to be inspiring and thought-provoking!
Morning Yoga: On Friday, June 7th, the program will include a morning yoga session to get our creative juices flowing!
Social Hour: On Thursday, June 6th, we will have a “Meet & Greet” social hour to network and learn!
Do you have an idea or class activity to share with colleagues? Have you been involved in a project that others should know more about? Have you conducted research on the teaching and learning of mathematics that you would like to share with others? If so, come present your work at the AMATYC Southwest Regional Conference!
With a population of approximately 181,000, Frisco, TX is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, located about 25 miles away from Dallas Love Field and Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airports. In 2017, Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the U.S. and also the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. Money Magazine ranks Frisco as #1 in The Best Places to Live in America in 2018. With an average high/low temperature in June of 92°/73°, feel free to visit for a few extra days. If you love the outdoors or even prefer doing indoor activities, there is something for all, so take advantage of exploring Frisco to see why people love living in Frisco!
Join mathematics faculty from throughout the Southwest for the Spring 2019 ArizMATYC Conference. The conference will be held at the Main Campus of Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, February 8. To kick off this amazing conference, Calculus, the Musical will playing on Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 pm for a special engagement at the Bulpitt Auditorium. The event is free to the public.
Promoting Equity and Access through Mathematics
The conference will include a keynote by Dr. Uri Treisman, breakout sessions, a poster session, and vendor tables in addition to a delicious breakfast and lunch.
The spring conference of ArizMATYC will be a student-centered day of learning focused on increasing equity and access for students through mathematics. We invite participants to develop a talk or a poster session that they, their students, or both can present. Presentation formats will include standard, burst, and poster sessions. Presentations for the Spring ArizMATYC Conference can focus on topics such as instruction, history of mathematics, applied math, technology, strategies for success, opportunities for growth, and/or student success. Additional ideas might include: research in the classroom, students and collaborative learning, or group projects that work. Presenters and attendees are encouraged to explore the question around this conference’s theme: How do we promote equity and access for students through mathematics?
Fall ArizMATYC at GateWay CC on Friday, October 5, 2018
The fall conference of ArizMATYC will be a student centered day of learning so be sure to bring students! We invite you to begin now to develop a talk you and your students can present. Some ideas might include: research in the classroom, students and collaborative learning, or group projects that work. Join us to explore the question:
Good news! AMATYC Project ACCCESS is recruiting for Cohort 15
and will be accepting applications untilMay 15th.
Math faculty for whom the 2018-2019 academic year will be the first, second or third year of their first full-time, renewable position at a community college are invited to apply to be a Project ACCCESS Fellow. If you are ineligible, please consider encouraging faculty who are new to your department to apply.
Project ACCCESS is a mentoring and professional development initiative for two-year college mathematics faculty. The project’s goal is to provide experiences that will help new faculty become more effective teachers and active members of the broader mathematical community.
This year Project ACCCESS will be selecting its 15th Cohort. Project ACCCESS Fellows will attend the 2018 AMATYC Conference near Orlando, Florida, and the 2019 AMATYC Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending these AMATYC conferences, Project ACCCESS Fellows will participate in sessions specifically selected for Fellows just starting out in their career as two-year college faculty.
Project ACCCESS provides a tremendous opportunity for new faculty to learn and grow. For more information click here.
Again, the application deadline is May 15th with selected Fellows being notified by July 1st.
This spring’s joint meeting will be held at Pima CC – Desert Vista in Tucson, AZ on April 6 & 7. This meeting combines the members of ArizMATYC and the Southwestern Section of the MAA for a two day event that includes a Friday night dinner and guest speaker.
Conference organizers welcome your proposal to speak and/or your offer to preside at a session. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Conference Registration→→Online registration is now closed.You can still register in person either at Desert Diamond Casino’s Keno Bar on Thursday, Apr 5th between 6 – 7 pm or on the morning of the conference starting at 8 am at Pima-Desert Vista main entrance. Presenters→→Closed
A Pre-conference Workshop on Inquiry-Based Learning will be held prior to the ArizMATYC/MAA Spring 2018 Conference at Pima CC. The Pre-Conference Workshop will be 10 am – 4 pm on Thursday, April 5 at Desert Vista Campus. Cost: FREE but space limited to 35 attendees, so sign up soon! Pre-conference details→→ Pre-conference registration→→ Registration Closed
I have enjoyed being the Vice President of the Southwest Region of AMATYC for these last five and a half years. I have especially enjoyed attending ArizMATYC conferences and continuing to be involved in ArizMATYC. I know the next Vice President of the Southwest Region will represent the region very well.
The election for AMATYC officers is completed and the new board will start on January 1, 2018. For the Southwest region April Ström from Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ, is the new vice president. I extremely appreciate the members of AMATYC electing me as the President-elect of AMATYC. I look forward to serving AMATYC in this new position.
I hope that you are planning to attend the Annual AMATYC Conference in San Diego, AC, November 9 to 12. In addition to the great conference sessions, the exhibits, and the opportunities for networking with colleagues around the country, you will also be there for the unveiling of the new standards document called AMATYC IMPACT. I look forward to seeing you at the conference.
Lastly, I want to thank you all for having the faith in me to elect me for 3 terms as the Vice President. I am honored.
Arizona Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges