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News from AMATYC

By Kathryn Kozak, Southwest VP During the first weekend of April, the AMATYC board met to discuss many topics. One of the major topic discussed was the adoption of a new mission and vision statement for AMATYC. The new mission … Continue reading

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AMATYC Annual Conference in New Orleans

by Kathryn Kozak, VP of the SW Region of AMATYC November 19-22 will be a great time in New Orleans. The AMATYC Annual Conference is being held in this exciting city during this time. This year there will be three … Continue reading

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Wired Magazine: Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

Today I was teaching probability in MAT 142 College Mathematics and told the story of some guys that discovered a bug in video poker machines. My students were fascinated with the story and it gave me an opportunity to relate … Continue reading

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New Faculty Spotlight – Pima College

Kyley Segers has worked as a member of the mathematics faculty at Pima Community College East Campus since fall of 2012. In that time she has grown tremendously as an instructor thanks to a fellowship in AMATYC’s Project ACCCESS (Cohort … Continue reading

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Fall ArizMATYC Conference on October 9

Block out your calendars, the Fall ArizMATYC Conference is set for Friday, October 9 at Mesa Community College. Full details may be found on the Next Meeting page above. Just imagine… An opportunity to rub elbows with colleagues from around … Continue reading

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Alternative Pathways to College Level Math

Over the past few years, several alternative pathways to college level math have been explored across the country. These pathways differ from the usual pre/beginning/intermediate pathways that traditionally prepare students for college algebra. Instead, they aim to prepare students for … Continue reading

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Regression Using Google Sheets

Not long ago, Microsoft Excel was the go to tool for making scatter plots and modeling data with regression functions. For the last ten years my students have used Excel to model data in projects. For many students wishing to … Continue reading

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Sony’s “The Interview” Math Problem

In December of 2014, Sony released the movie The Interview online after threats to theaters cancelled the debut in theaters. As originally reported in Wall Street Journal, the sales figures reported in January contained an interesting math problem appropriate for … Continue reading

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Online Registration for Spring Conference Now Available

The Spring 2015 ArizMATYC Conference is a little over a month away! Join your colleagues from around the state at Cochise College in Sierra Vista on February 20. You can register online now through the link below. Register Online Today … Continue reading

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Link Your College Email to a Google Account

ArizMATYC commmunicates with its members via this website as well as a Google Group. You can access this group through a Google account and post to the group. However, if you are not subscribed to the group all you can … Continue reading

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