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APSU math students and faculty perform well at annual conference

2/9/2012

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Five Austin Peay State University faculty members and four students presented at the Middle Tennessee Mathematics’ Teachers annual conference on Feb. 3-4 at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood. More than 240 in-service and pre-service teachers attended the two-day event.

Ashley Whitehead presented “Problem Solving and Modeling with Fractions.” She also presented “Student Teaching: the good, the bad, and the ugly” with Dr. Ann Assad, APSU associate professor of mathematics. Additionally, Assad presented “Early Experiences in Problem Solving through Connections.”

Dr. Matt Jones, associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Andy Wilson, professor of mathematics, presented “SOARing with Mathematics” with student Katie Mattingly. Dr. Jackie Vogel, professor of mathematics, presented “A Grab Bag of Manipulatives” with students Gena Carter, Meaghan Sikes and Josh Bunger.

“I really enjoyed this conference and would love to go back,” Sikes said.

An additional 17 students attended the conference as part of a Student Academic Success Initiative grant, along with about 15 students from Residency I. The students gained valuable experience from this event.

“This was definitely a learning experience for me,” Mattingly said. “I feel like I have grown as a speaker and a teacher candidate.”

For more information, contact the APSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics at 221-7833.