Twice each year the Arizona Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (ArizMATYC) holds a conference for mathematics instructors from two-year institutions in Arizona. These conferences offer various sessions of interest to mathematics educators, as well as a meeting for the Mathematics Articulation Task Force where representatives from Arizona community colleges and four-year universities address articulation issues.
This spring, ArizMATYC had the unique opportunity of holding a joint meeting with the Southwestern Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference. Over the course of three days, more than 230 registrants from a dozen states converged on Pima Community College’s beautiful Downtown Campus to attend sessions on programs for pre- and in-service teachers, technology in teaching, undergraduate mathematics research, developmental education, applied and pure mathematics, and engaging students in mathematics. There was a stimulating panel discussion on how to find a job in industry with a mathematics degree and keynote speeches from Dr. Phil Kutzko, Dr. Steven Dunbar, Dr. Omayra Ortega, and Dr. Rebecca McGraw. Dr. Kutzko informed attendees of the National Alliance, a partnership of faculty working to increase the number of underrepresented students in the math sciences. Dr. Dunbar provided a brief history and role of Mathematical Olympiads in mathematical culture. Dr. Ortega shared her interesting journey to and current research in mathematical epidemiology. Dr. McGraw discussed research areas such as technology, cross-cultural comparisons, curriculum and assessment development and the psychology of learning. Finally, we welcomed with a diverse group of presenters consisting of faculty, instructors, K-12 teachers, graduate students and undergraduate students coming from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska, North Carolina and Michigan.
We are grateful to Pima Community College for hosting and to all of the participants, presiders, special session organizers and keynote speakers for contributing to the success of this conference. We look forward to our next conference scheduled this fall at Yavapai CC in Prescott, Arizona.
The registration deadline for the Spring ArizMATYC / MAA / SUnMaRC
Meeting on March 30 – April 1 is almost here! Preregister by Feb 29.
ArizMATYC & MAA registration fees:
- $40 General Registration & Saturday includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET and Saturday lunch
- $30 General Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET
- $20 One-day General Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch
- $15 Student Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET
- $25 Student Registration & Saturday includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday BANQUET and Saturday lunch
- $5 One-day Student Registration includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch
- On-site Registration will be $35 ($20 for students). The banquet is not available for on-site registration.
The University of Arizona Math Center will allocate $1000 to support student participation from community colleges in order to encourage participation from community colleges at SUnMaRC. This support will go to community colleges who have not participated in SUnMaRC before. A faculty member from that community college must nominate the student and the student must have taken at least two semesters of calculus (Otherwise the student may not be able to understand the mathematical presentations at SUnMaRC). The Math Center will provide for the registration fee for the student. If funding permits, we may also be able to pay for the hotel for the students.
Funding requests should be sent to W. Y. Velez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Funding allocation will be on a first-come-first served basis.
The Joint ArizMATYC, MAA Southwest Region and SUnMaRC Conference Registration is open. This conference will be held from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1….no foolin’!
To register in advance, goto: https://sites.google.com/site/2012march30/ and click on Registration.
There are two levels of general hunca life katalog registration available. Advanced registration costs either $20 or $30. The $30 option includes Friday breakfast, Friday lunch hunca life and Friday BANQUET. The $20 option includes Friday breakfast and Friday lunch. General hunca life registration on site huncalife katalog will cost $35. Student registration options are also available.
Come join your colleagues from across the Southwest for a weekend of fantastics sessions and Tucson hospitality.
Now that the semester is winding down, you are probably evaluating what worked and what did not work in your classes. You must have found something that you would like to share next year at the AMATYC conference in Jacksonville.
You can submit a proposal at the AMATYC website at the following page.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 1, 2012.
If you are planning to present in Jacksonville, why not consider a dry run at the Spring ArizMATYC meeting in Tucson on March 30 through April 2. The presenter application is available online at
It has been a month since the annual conference in Austin and presenters have had a chance to get their handouts, videos, and other documents to the AMATYC webmaster. You can view those items via the link below:
If you presented at the conference and have not sent the webmaster your handouts, contact AMATYC at email address email@example.com.
You are in luck! Several of the presenters have provided resources like videos, papers, powerpoint presentations, and handouts for their sessions. You can find them in Meetings or by following the link below.
The Fall ArizMATYC Conference finished just last Friday and arrangements are already being made for the Spring conference. This conference will be a joint conference with the MAA as well as SUnMaRC. The conference will take place on Friday, March 30 though April 1 at Pima Community College, Downtown Campus.
Sessions on Friday and Saturday morning will be geared toward ArizMATYC and MAA members, but SUnMaRC participants are welcome to attend. Sessions on Saturday afternoon and Sunday are geared toward SUnMaRC participants, but ArizMATYC and MAA members are welcome to attend.
Presenter and presider applications are available on the conference website along with vendor registration materials.
There has been a change in the location of the Fall 2011 ArizMATYC Conference. Check the conference website for more details.
The Spring ArizMATYC meeting went off without a hitch. Attendance was a bit smaller than the Fall meeting, but the food was excellent. Pearson provided an excellent breakfast buffet and lunch was also excellent. It was well worth the $10 registration fee! Add to that beautiful weather and great conference presentations, you have all of the ingredients of another excellent conference.
Thanks to Dan Russow and all of the faculty at AWC for putting this together.