Save The Date
Spring 2019 Arizmatyc Conference
Thursday and Friday, February 7-8
at Phoenix College
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?
AMATYC Project ACCCESS Link Open!
March 5, 2018
Good news! AMATYC Project ACCCESS is recruiting for Cohort 15
and will be accepting applications until May 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.
AMATYC Project ACCCESS Coordinator
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.
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 registration→→ Registration Closed
By Kathryn Kozak, VP of the SW Region
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.
Mathematics faculty from around the state gathered at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Friday, October 6 to consider “Teaching Mathematics in 2017 and Beyond”. The conference featured three keynote speakers, Dr. Ted Coe, Dr. Francis Su, and Dr. Pat Thompson who were tasked to challenge participants to consider the role that mathematics faculty play in developing mathematical literate students.
Continue reading ArizMATYC Fall 2017 Conference Wrap-Up
Save the Date:
This conference will include two keynote speakers, a panel discussion, and active discussions all focused on questions such as:
- What do our students need to succeed in a 2017 world and beyond?
- What role could/should technology play in learning mathematics?
- How do we maintain a rigorous balance between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, application/problem solving?
- What strategies are most effective for student success in the mathematics classroom?
- What mathematics should be taught and how should we teach it to meet the needs of our students and the academic/work culture they will face?
Plan to join your colleagues for active discussion about the teaching and learning of mathematics! Details about presenting, registration and accommodations will be posted soon.
The spring meeting of ArizMATYC will be at Mohave Community College in Lake Havasu City on Friday, March 31.
We are accepting conference proposals and conference registrations. To access the spring 2017 conference webpage, click on Next Meeting in the menu.