2018 Washington College Mathematics Conference


Friday evening

James Tanton Our Friday-evening keynote speaker, Dr. James Tanton, is an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America currently serving as their mathematician-at-large. He has taught mathematics at both university and high-school institutions, works with students of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wonder of mathematics, has authored many books about math puzzles and problem-solving, and co-founded the Global Mathematics Project. See his sites at jamestanton.com and gdaymath.com for more information, and check out theglobalmathproject.org to see how more than 1,000,000 students from over 100 countries explored Tanton’s world-famous “Exploding Dots” during Global Math Week in October 2017.

Thursday evening

Luke Rawlings Our opening-night speaker, Dr. Luke Rawlings, was born and raised in Memphis, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics at Christian Brothers University. After years of training as a competitive gymnast, he moved to New York City to become a performer on Broadway. Following a successful theater career, Luke earned a masters in pure mathematics at the City College of New York and then an Ed.D. in Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Throughout all of these experiences, he has designed tessellations inspired by the art of M.C. Escher. Luke has taught at Bellevue College since 2016.

WAMATYC Invited Speaker

Olga Shatunova Olga Shatunova, a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma campus, has focused her studies on discrete mathematics with an emphasis on diagram completeness of deterministic finite automata. In her teaching, she incorporates her own diverse cultural background and life experience. She was born and educated in Russia and has taught mathematics in Moscow at the University for Engineers of Metallurgy and Aviation Institute and in Washington at several community colleges. She has worked, taught and developed curriculum in Russia, France, Germany and the United States.


Finding Patterns: Art and Math
Luke Rawlings
Bellevue College

WAMATYC Invited Session in Mathematics:
The Algebra of Technology

Olga Shatunova
University of Washington Tacoma

Faculty presentations are scheduled to include:

Accessibility in WAMAP
David Lippman
Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom

Vorticity in Basic Multivariable Calculus
Yves Nievergelt
Eastern Washington University

Math in Motion: A Learning Community Integrating Physics and Calculus!
Jonathan Ursin & Danielle Mallare-Dani
Seattle Central College

Game On! Using Play to Engage Students in Pre-College Courses
Leslie Glen
Whatcom Community College

Undergraduate Research Projects Woven into Remedial Math Curriculum
Michal Ramos
Yakima Valley College

Back to Basics: Outcomes from Redesigning Basic Math Course Sequences
Ryan Orr & Rebecca Luttrell
Columbia Basin College

Flippin’ Statistics
Tyler Wallace
Big Bend Community College

Integrating Precollege Math with Science
Rheannin Becke
Clark College

Graphing Without a Calculator
William Webber
Whatcom Community College

A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Symbols
Rajesh Lal
Pierce College

The Transfer-Student Experience: Smoothing the Transition
Erik Tou, Haley Skipper, Brian Heaven, Shubha Rajopadhye
University of Washington Tacoma

Improving Classroom Participation and Performance
Nancy Marx
Edmonds Community College

Exposing Precalculus Students to STEM Careers
Tiffany Ledford & Gabrielle McIntosh
Edmonds Community College

Puzzle Morsels
Murali Krishna
Clark College

Play More Games!
Mike Kenyon
Green River College

Math Pathways in Washington: What’s Working, What’s Not
Bill Moore • State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Helen Burn • Highline College
Barbara Alvin • Eastern Washington University

The High School Math Assessment and Bridge to College Math
Megan Luce • Cascadia College
Bill Moore • SBCTC

Transitioning Learners to Calculus: Self-Assessing Your Program
Helen Burn
Highline College

Liven up your Class with Kahoot!
Pam Lippert & Deanna Li
North Seattle College

The Mathematics of Musical Tuning and Temperament
Eric Mack
North Idaho College

A Collaborative Journey: Virtual Manipulatives for Mathematics
Frank Marfai • Phoenix College
William Meacham • Scottsdale Community College

Card Flipping: A Mathematical Solitaire Game
Matthew Meerdink
Highline College

Artistic Math Using 3D Printing
Lee Singleton
Whatcom Community College

A Simpson Surprise
Eric Schulz
Walla Walla Community College

Continuity and Context in Statistics
Allen Mauney
South Puget Sound Community College

Dollar Street: A New Kind of Data With Many Possibilities
Rejoice Mudzimiri & Robin Angotti
University of Washington Bothell

Implementing Math Pathways: Bringing Departments Together
Alys Hugo & Mike Story
Everett Community College

Educational Data Mining: A Study of Usage Patterns in a Tutoring Center
Robin Angotti, Tyler Shea, Abram Girgis
University of Washington Bothell

An Accelerated Math Literacy Pathway via I-BEST
Christopher Cary
Spokane Falls Community College

Pre-college Mathematics Reform: A Status Update
John Mitchell
Clark College

Co-requisites: A Roundtable Discussion
Facilitator: David Lippman
Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom

Gray Codes: An Unusual Application to Trigonometry
Richard Plagge • Highline (emeritus) & Pierce Colleges
Olga Shatunova • University of Washington Tacoma

Calculus Fun Facts
Jeff Eldridge
Edmonds Community College