Dr. Mary Ann Connors
email: mconnors@math.umass.edu
or email:
mconnors@westfield.ma.edu
- For additional information, read her biography.
- Dr.Connors's research
interests include: appropriate use of technology to enhance
teaching and learning,
gender and minority issues in mathematics education, and teacher
preparation
and enhancement.The title of her dissertation is
An Analysis of Student Achievement and Attitudes by Gender in
Computer-Integrated and Non- Computer-Integrated First Year Mainstream
College Calculus Courses .
- Education: Dr. Connors received a B.A. in
Mathematics
from Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA; an M.S. in Mathematics from
the
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; and an Ed.D. in Mathematics,
Science
& Instructional Technology from the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, MA
- Publications
Visit her web publication,
Exploring Fractals
and “Exploring Fractal Dimension, Area and
Volume” in the 2010 MAA Notes # 76, The
Beauty of Fractals: 6 Different Views
edited by Denny Gulick and Jon Scott, the Mathematical Association of
America,pp. 51-61. http://www.maa.org/ebooks/notes/NTE76.html
.
- Presentations
- Memberships
- Awards
Publications
Publications in Refereed Journals
:
(1994, November) "A Unique Pattern for
Generating Pythagorean Triples," The New England Mathematics
Journal. 27 (1), 2 - 4. Reprinted in (1995,
Fall). The Virginia
Mathematics
Teacher. 22 (1), pg. 21.
(1995) "Achievement and Gender in Computer-Integrated
Calculus," Journal of Women and
Minorities in Science and Engineering,
2 (2), pp. 113 - 121. http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027,5d3da8dc777b95df,26c94bda65c62037.html
(1995) "A Postscript to Reclaiming a
Conversation" (cited in the introduction of Changing the
Educational Landscape:Philosophy, Women and Curriculum by Jane
Roland
Martin (1993)). Journal of Women and Minorities in
Science and Engineering, 2 (4), pp.269-274. http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027,4257596a4b2602de,0f13f3eb650f1e5a.html
(1997,
Spring) "Technology in Mathematics
Education: A Personal Perspective," Journal of Computing in
Higher Education. 8(2), pp. 94-108. http://www.springerlink.com/content/du57633l144173n3/
,
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~carolm/jche/vol82.html
(1997)
“Exploring the Logistic Population
Model,” International Journal
of Computer Algebra in Mathematics
Education, Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 111-115. http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/research/mathematics_education/field%20of%20work/ijtme/volume%204/number_one.htm#eight
(2001) “The Effects of Hand-Held CAS on Student
Achievement in a First Year College Core Calculus Sequence” (with
Kathleen Snook). International
Journal of Computer Algebra in
Mathematics Education. Volume 8, Number 2, pp 99-114. http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/research/mathematics_education/field%20of%20work/ijtme/volume%208/number_two.htm
(2001) “A Technology Tale: Integrating
Hand-Held CAS into a Mathematics Curriculum” (with Kathleen Snook). Teaching Mathematics and
its Applications,Vol 20, No 4, pp. 171 –
190. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/research/mathematics_education/field%20of%20work/ijtme/volume%208/number_two.htm
(2004) “Creating Scripts (Mini Labs) Using The TI-89
Or Voyage 200 Text Editor With Executable Commands”. The Mathematics
Teacher. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics,
Vol. 97, No. 5, May 2004, pp. 372-378. http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article_summary.asp?from=B&uri=MT2004-05-372a
(2010) “Exploring Fractal Dimension, Area and
Volume” in MAA Notes # 76, The
Beauty of Fractals: 6 Different Views
edited by Denny Gulick and Jon Scott, the Mathematical Association of
America,pp. 51-61. http://www.maa.org/ebooks/notes/NTE76.html
Publications in Books:
(1997) "Syllabus 9 -- First Year
Calculus,” in Kennedy, D. (Ed.), Teachers
Guide -- AP
Calculus. New York: The College Board.
(1998) "Expanding the
Calculus Horizon Module: Robotics." In Anton,
H, Calculus: A New Horizon.
New York: John Wiley & Sons,
Inc. pp. 221-224.
(1998) "Expanding the
Calculus Horizon Module: Functions from Data." In Anton, H, Calculus: A New Horizon.
New York: John Wiley &
Sons, Inc. pp. 324-328.
(1998) "Expanding the
Calculus Horizon Module: Comet Collision." In Anton, H, Calculus: A New Horizon.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
pp.755-758.
(2002) "Horizon Module:
Robotics." In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus: Early
Transcendentals (Seventh Edition). New York: John
Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 236-240.
(2002) "Horizon Module:
Comet Collision." In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis,
S. Calculus:Early
Transcendentals (Seventh Edition). New
York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 785-787.
(2005) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus (Eighth
Edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 787-789.
(2005) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus:Early
Transcendentals (Eighth Edition). New York: John Wiley
&
Sons, Inc. pp. 783-785.
(2009) "Horizon Module: Robotics." In
Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus: Early
Transcendentals Combined (Ninth Edition). New York: John
Wiley
& Sons, Inc., p. 184. http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183454/cal_horizons/Robotics_Anton_Calc_Chap2.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus:Early
Transcendentals Combined (Ninth Edition). New York: John
Wiley
& Sons, Inc. p.766.
http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183454/cal_horizons/Comet_Collision_Anton_Calc_Chap10.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module:
Robotics." In
Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus: Early
Transcendentals, Single Variable (Ninth Edition). New
York: John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 184. http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183454/cal_horizons/Robotics_Anton_Calc_Chap2.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus:Early
Transcendentals Single Varible (Ninth Edition). New York:
John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.
p.766.
http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183454/cal_horizons/Comet_Collision_Anton_Calc_Chap10.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus: Late
Transcendentals, Single Variable (Ninth Edition).
New York:
John Wiley & Sons,
Inc.,
http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=mininav&bcsId=5010&itemId=0470183470&assetId=183805&resourceId=17568
(2009) "Expanding the Calculus Horizon Module:
Functions from Data." In Anton, H, Bivens, I., and Davis, S., Calculus: Late
Transcendentals Single Variable (Ninth
Edition). New York: John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=mininav&bcsId=5010&itemId=0470183470&assetId=183806&resourceId=17568
(2009) "Horizon Module: Robotics." ." In
Anton, H, Bivens, I., and Davis, S., Calculus: Late
Transcendentals Single Variable (Ninth
Edition). New
York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=mininav&bcsId=5010&itemId=0470183470&assetId=183809&resourceId=17568
(2009) "Horizon Module: Robotics." In
Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus: Late
Transcendentals Combined (Ninth Edition). New York: John
Wiley
& Sons, Inc., http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183497/cal_horizons/robotics_chap2.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module: Comet Collision."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus:Late
Transcendentals Combined (Ninth Edition). New York: John
Wiley
& Sons, Inc., http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183497/cal_horizons/comet_chap10.pdf
(2009) "Horizon Module: Functions From Data."
In Anton, H., Bivens, I., and Davis, S. Calculus:Late
Transcendentals Combined (Ninth Edition). New York: John
Wiley
& Sons, Inc., http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/anton/0470183497/cal_horizons/functions_from_data.pdf
Publications of
Instructional/Course Materials :
(1999) Calculus Short Course,
CAS-CALC I,
1999: Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Calculus With a
Computer
Algebra System (Editor and Contributor). The Technology
College
Short Course Program, The Ohio State University
(1999) The TI-89 in Discrete
Dynamical
Systems and Calculus. 1999 Adam Fellowship Technology
Project. United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
(2001) Twenty Algebra
Activities, Resources for Instructors,Texas Instruments Website
http://www.education.ti.com/
(2001) Twenty Calculus
Activities, Resources for Instructors,Texas Instruments Website
http://www.education.ti.com/
(2002) Twenty Statisitcs
Activities, Resources for Instructors,Texas Instruments Website
http://www.education.ti.com/
Other Publications:
(1994 - 2011) "Exploring
Fractals," World Wide Web, http://www.math.umass.edu/~mconnors/fractal/fractal.html
(1994, January) "Fractals at Princeton," UFT
MATH. 6(1), pg. 10.
(1995) “An Analysis of Student Achievement and
Attitudes by Gender in Computer- Integrated and Non-
Computer-Integrated First Year Mainstream College Calculus
Courses,” UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, MI: Bell and
Howell Co., UMI Number 9524690, Doctoral Dissertation, University of
Massachusetts Amherst.
(1995, Spring) "Fractals II at Princeton," UFT
MATH. 7(1), pg. 1, 10.
(1995, May 12-14) "An Analysis of Student Achievement
and Attitudes by Gender in Computer-Integrated and
Non-Computer-Integrated First Year Mainstream College Calculus
Courses," Abstracts: The
Women, Gender, and Science
Question, p.93.
(1995, Summer) "An Analysis of a Calculus Reform
Project," Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American Mathematical
Society, Volume 16, Number 3, pp 659, 660.
(1995, November) "Getting Student
Projects Going," UME TRENDS
(Innovative Teaching Exchange
Column), 7 (5), pg. 7.
(1996, February) "Fractals," A PWS Kent Case Study on
the World Wide Web,
http://www.pws.com/pws/math/modules/cases/fractal/fractal.htm
(1996, Spring) "Fractals III at Princeton," UFT
MATH. 8(1), pg. 4.
(1997) "The TI - 92 in Calculus
with a Lab Component," Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American
Mathematical Society, Volume 18, Number 1, pg. 228.
(1997) "Student Presentation of Projects," Abstracts
of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Volume
18,
Number 1, pg. 237
(1998) "The World Wide Web in Discrete
Dynamical Systems and Calculus at West Point." Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Volume
19,
Number 1, pg. 203.
(1998) "Exploring the Logistic Population
Model as a Discrete Dynamical System Using the TI-92," The Proceedings
of the Tenth International Conference - Teachers Teaching with
Technology, Nashville, TN, #283.
(1998) "Exploring The Logistic Population
Model As A Discrete Dynamical System In Calculus Using The TI – 92”, Proceedings from the
Third International Derive and TI-92 Conference,
Gettysburg, PA, Compact Disk.
(1998) “Some Essential Ingredients for Effective
Assessment” with Dr. Edward A. Connors. Mathematica Militaris,
Volume 8, Issue3, Fall 1998, pp 7,8.
(1999) "Exploring the Logistic
Population Model as a Discrete Dynamical System Using the TI-92," Proceedings of the Tenth
International Conference on Technology in
Collegiate Mathematics. Chicago, Illinois November 6-9, 1997.
Reading,
MA: Addison Wesley, pp 89-93.
(1999) “Using the TI-92 and CBL as a Catalyst for
Student Active Learning,” with Edward A Connors. Computer Algebra
Systems in Education NEWSLETTER. Number 33, January 1999,
pp. 4-5.
(1999) “Calculus with the TI-92 and CBL,” The
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference - Teachers
Teaching with Technology, Chicago, IL Compact Disk.
(1999) "Teaching and Learning with Technology", Mathematica Militaris, (with Edward
A. Connors and Kathleen
Snook). West Point, NY, Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Vol.9, Issue 3, pp.4-6.
(1999) "Calculus and Differential Equations with the
TI-89 and TI-92 Plus," The Chinese
Proceedings of the Asian Technology
Conference in Mathematics, Guangzhou, China, December 17-21,
1999,
Dallas, TX: Texas Instruments.
(2000) “Using the TI-92 and CBL/CBR in Calculus and
Differential Equations” Proceedings
of the Eleventh International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans,
LA,
November 20-22, 1998. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, pp 72-76.
(2000) "Exploring Population Models, Drug Dosage and
Pollution with Difference Equations", Abstracts
of Papers Presented to
the American Mathematical Society, Volume 21, Number 1, pg.
176.
(2000) "Ordinary Differential Equations with the
TI-89," Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American Mathematical
Society, Volume 21, Number 1, pg. 233.
(2000) "Integrating the TI-89 Handheld CAS into the
United States Military Curriculum," (with Kathleen Snook). Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society, Volume
21,
Number 1, pg. 241.
(2000) "Calculus with the TI-89," The Proceedings of
the Eleventh International Conference - Teachers Teaching with
Technology Compact Disk, Dallas, TX, March17-19, 2000.
(2000) “Integrating Hand-Held CAS to Enhance
Teaching and Learning in the Core Mathematics Curriculum,” Abstracts of the Fifth
Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate
Mathematics Education, National-Louis University: The
Association for
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics.
(2000) "Calculus and Differential Equations with the
TI-89," (with Edward Connors). Proceedings of the Twelfth
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
Burlingame, CA, November 4-7, 1999. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley,
pp 64-68.
(2001) "A Hand-Held Computer Algebra System In ODE,"
AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 10-13, 2001 (with
Kathleen Snook). Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American
Mathematical Society, Volume 22, Number 1, pg. 223.
(2001) "A Spring-Mass System Demonstration Enhanced
by the TI-89 Hand Held Computer Algebra System," AMS-MAA Annual
Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10-13, 2001 (with Kathleen
Snook). Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American
Mathematical Society, Volume 21, Number 1, pg. 232.
(2001) " The Effects of Integrating the TI-89 in a
Calculus Course at West Point," Proceedings
of the Thirteenth Annual
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference,
Columbus,
OH, March 16-18, 2001 (CD)
(2001) “Integrating Technology To Enhance Teaching
And Learning In The Core Mathematics Curriculum,” Proceedings of the
Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics. Atlanta, GA, November 16-19, 2000 (with Kathleen
Snook). Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, pp 80-84.
(2001) “Creating Calculus Mini Labs Using The TI-89
Or TI-92 Text Editor With Executable Commands,” Proceedings of the
Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics. Atlanta, GA, November 16-19, 2000 (with Edward
Connors)
. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, pp 75-79.
(2002) “Integration Of Mathematical Modelling And
Technology In Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses,” Proceedings of
the 2nd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics (at the
undergraduate level). University of Crete1 – 6 July 2002,
Hersonissos,
Crete, Greece (with Edward Connors)
http://www.math.uoc.gr/~ictm2/Proceedings/pap129.pdf
(2002) “Statistics With The TI-89 Statistics Flash
Application And List Editor,” Proceedings
of the Fourteenth
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics,
Baltimore, MD, November 1-4, 2001 (with Edward Connors). Reading,
MA: Addison Wesley, pp.30-34.
(2003) “Investigating a Predator-Prey Model with a
Computer Algebra System,” AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, Baltimore, MD,
January 15-18, 2003 Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American
Mathematical Society, Volume 24, Number 1, pg. 266.
(2003) “Dynamic Geometry in College Mathematics
Classes,” AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 15-18, 2003 Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American Mathematical Society,
Volume 24, Number 1, pp. 280-281.
(2003) “Statistics with the TI-89/TI-92 Plus/Voyage
200,” Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference
Nashville, TN, March 7-9, 2003, Proceedings
of the Teachers Teaching
With Technology International Conference (CD)
(2004) “Connecting Geometry and Pre-Calculus with the
TI-89/Voyage 200”, Teachers Teaching With Technology International
Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 10-14, 2004, Proceedings of the
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference (CD)
(2004) “Connecting Dynamic Geometry, Algebra,
Statistics, Trigonometry, and Calculus with the TI-89/Voyage 200,” Proceedings of the
Seventeenth International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics, New Orleans, LA October 28-31, 2004 (CD).
(2005) “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher
Preparation Courses”, Teachers Teaching With Technology International
Conference, Washington, D.C., March 18-20, 2005, Proceedings of the
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference (CD)
(2006) “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics MS and HS
Teacher Preparation”, Teachers Teaching With Technology International
Conference, Denver, CO, February 24-26, 2006, Proceedings of the
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference (CD)
(2007} “Exploring Fractals from Cantor Dust to the
Fractal Skewed Web”, Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical
Society and Mathematical Association of America in New Orleans, January
5-8, 2007, Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American Mathematical
Society, Volume 28, Number 1, pg. 247.
(2007) “Reconceptualizing Content Courses for
Prospective High School Mathematics Teachers”, Joint Meetings of the
American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America
in New Orleans, January 5-8, 2007, Abstracts
of Papers Presented to the
American Mathematical Society, Volume 28, Number 1, pg.
306.
(2007) “Integrating Technology/Engineering Concepts
Into The Teaching Of Mathematics In Middle School”, International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics”, Boston, MA,
February 15-18, 2007, Proceedings of
the Nineteenth International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (CD).
(2007) “Connecting Geometry, Algebra, Statistics,
Trigonometry, and Calculus”, Teachers Teaching With Technology
International Conference, Chicago, IL, March 9-11, 2007, Proceedings of
the Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference
(CD).
(2007-2008) NCTM/NCATE SPA Reports on Westfield
State College Middle School Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics
Teacher Preparation Programs
(2009) “Modeling the Spread of a Disease”, ”, Joint
Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical
Association of America, Washington, D.C., January 5-8, 2009, Abstracts of Papers
Presented to the American Mathematical Society,
Volume 30, Number 1, pg. 353
(2009) “Integrating Engineering Technology into the
Teaching of Mathematics”, Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical
Society and Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C.,
January 5-8, 2009, Abstracts of
Papers Presented to the American
Mathematical Society, Volume 30, Number 1, pg. 301
Presentations
Invited Presentations:
* "Exploring Fractals: From Cantor Dust to the Fractal Skewed Web" -
Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics Symposium, Princeton University, July
5-9, 1994
* "Fun With Fractals," MathConn 1995, Cedar Crest College, Allentown,
PA, May 24, 1995
* MAA Minicourse Invited Presentation – Sole Presenter
"Using The TI - 92 in Teaching Pre - Calculus and Calculus,"
Northeastern Regional MAA Meeting, Providence College,
Providence, RI, May 3, 1997.
* "Using Technology to Enhance Interactive Learning in the Mathematics
Classroom", Columbia Teachers College Seminar Series, Columbia
University, New York, NY, September 27, 1999 (with Edward Connors)
* “An Intensive Interactive Introductory Tour of the TI-92, Featuring
Its Computer Algebra System,” Conference Within a Conference,
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 77th Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, April 22-24, 1999
* "Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Calculus With a Computer
Algebra System", University of Connecticut, September 21, 1999 (with
Edward Connors)
* "Calculus and Differential Equations with the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus,"
The Fourth Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Guangzhou,
China, December 17-21, 1999
* “Integrating a Hand-Held Computer Algebra System Into the Core
Mathematics Curriculum at West Point,” Mathematical Sciences Center for
Faculty Development Seminar, West Point, NY, February 22, 2001 (with
Kathleen Snook)
* “Precalculus with the TI-89,” MATYCONN Spring Meeting, Naugatuck
Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT, May 10, 2002
* "Using Technology to Teach Mathematics," Invited Guest on the call-in
talk radio show, Math Medley, hosted by Dr. Pat Kenschaft,
http://www.csam.montclair.edu/~kenschaft/WALEsched.html, broadcast live
from Pheonix at 9:00 AM at 1100 on their AM dial and syndicated to
Providence at noon at 990 on their AM dial, July 27, 2002
* “Learning Calculus with the TI-89/TI-92 Plus/Voyage 200”, Mathematics
Department Seminar, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, October 3,
2002
* “Statistics with the TI-83 Plus (TI-83 Plus Silver Edition)” (Invited
Workshop), Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of
America (NES/MAA) Fall 2002 Meeting, Framingham State College,
Framingham, MA November 22-23, 2002
* “Calculus with the TI-89/ TI-92 Plus/ Voyage 200” (Invited
Workshop), Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of
America (NES/MAA) Fall 2002 Meeting, Framingham State College,
Framingham, MA November 22-23, 2002
* “The TI-83 in Middle and High School Mathematics Courses” (Invited
Workshop), Saddle River Day School, Saddle River, N.J., October 25, 2004
* “Modeling the Spread of Disease”, Basic Notions Seminar, Westfield
State College, December 3, 2004
* “Exploring Precalculus Using TI-89 CAS” (Invited Workshop), Miss
Porter’s School, Farmington, CT, January 24, 2005
* “Using the TI-83/84 Plus in All Subjects in Middle and High School”
(Invited Workshop), Granby Middle and High School, Granby, MA, February
10, 2005
* “Integrating the TI-84 Hand-held Technology in Middle School
Mathematics,” (Invited Workshop), Coppin State University, Baltimore,
MD, October 7-8, 2005
* “Surprising Fractals”, Basic Notions Seminar, Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, March 26, 2007.
* “High School Mathematics and Science with the TI-84 Plus/CBL”,
(Invited Workshop), Monson, MA, September 27, 2007
* “ Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus with the TI-83/84
Plus”, (Invited Workshop), Norton, MA, November 6, 2007
* “Integrating SMARTBoard Technology into High School Mathematics”,
(Invited Workshop), Easthampton High School, Easthampton, MA, February
5, 2008
* “Some Reflections on the Implementation of Technology in the
Mathematics Classroom”, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, November 11, 2008.
Presentations at Local,
State, National and International Meetings:
* Math 135-136, the
NSF Funded Reform Calculus with a Mathematica Lab Component - Higher
Education Coordinating Council College to School Reporting Project,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 1994
* "Implementing Calculus Reform at the University of Massachusetts" -
Third Conference on Teaching of Calculus, University of Michigan at Ann
Arbor, June 24- 25, 1994
* "An Analysis of Student Achievement and Attitudes By Gender in
Computer- Integrated and Non-Computer-Integrated College Calculus
Courses" - Conference on the Women, Gender and Science Question,
University of Minnesota, May 12-14, 1995
* An Analysis of a Calculus Reform Project, AMS-MAA Math Fest, Vermont,
August 6-8, 1995
* "Calculus in a Real and Complex World" - NSF Instrumentation
and Labotatory Improvement Grant Poster Session, AMS-MAA Annual
Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 10-13, 1996
* “An Analysis of a Calculus Reform Project,” West Point Mathematics
Department, West Point, NY, April 1, 1996
* “One of Three Flavors of Calculus at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst,” Open Forum for All Massachusetts Secondary School Mathematics
Teachers, Amherst, MA, May 16, 1996
* “Integrating Calculators and Computers in Teaching Calculus,”
Calculus Enhanced with Computer Algebra and Graphing Using the TI - 92
Short Course, University of Massachusetts Amherst, June 24-28, 1996
* “How to Use Computers to Teach Calculus,” Teaching Seminar,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, November 25, 1996
* "The TI - 92 in Calculus with a Lab Component," AMS-MAA Annual
Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 7-11, 1997
* "Student Presentation of Projects," AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, San
Diego, CA, January 7-11, 1997
* "Calculus in a Real and Complex World" - NSF Instrumentation and
Labotatory Improvement Grant Poster Session, AMS-MAA Annual Meeting,
San Diego, CA, January 7-11, 1997
* "The TI - 92 in Calculus with a Lab Component," US Military Academy,
West Point, NY, April 3,1997
* “Using Mathematica to Teach Calculus with a Lab Component”
Instructional Technology Conference, Boxborough, MA, April 17, 1997
* "Exploring the Logistic Population Model as a Discrete Dynamical
System Using the TI-92," Workshop, Tenth International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics in Chicago, Illinois November 6-9,
1997
* "Newton's Law of Cooling," Professional Development Workshop, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, November 18, 1997
* "The World Wide Web in Discrete Dynamical Systems and Calculus at
West Point," AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, January 7-10, 1998
* "Exploring The Logistic Population Model As A Discrete Dynamical
System In Calculus Using The TI – 92”, International Derive and TI-92
Conference, Gettysburg, PA, July 14-17, 1998
* “ Using the TI-89 and the CBL in DDS and Calculus,”
Professional Development Meeting, United States Military Academy, West
Point, NY, Nov. 17, 1998
* “Using the TI-92 and CBL/CBR in Calculus and Differential Equations,”
the Eleventh International Conference on Technology in Collegiate
Mathematics in New Orleans, LA, November 20-22, 1998.
* “Calculus with the TI-92 and CBL,” Eleventh International Conference
- Teachers Teaching with Technology, Chicago, IL, January 22-24,
1999
* “Using the TI-89 as a Catalyst for Student Active Learning in
Calculus,” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 77th
Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 22-24, 1999
* Using Handheld Technology in High School Mathematics, James I.
O'Neill High School, Highland Falls, NY, October 12, 1999
* "Calculus and Differential Equations with the TI-89," Twelfth
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
Burlingame, CA, November 4-7, 1999
* "Exploring Population Models, Drug Dosage and Pollution with
Difference Equations," AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, Washington,D.C., January
19-22, 2000
* "Ordinary Differential Equations with the TI-89," AMS-MAA Annual
Meeting, Washington,D.C., January 19-22, 2000
* "Integrating the TI-89 Handheld CAS into the United States Military
Curriculum," AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, Washington,D.C., January 19-22,
2000 (with Kathleen Snook)
* "Calculus with the TI-89," Twelfth Annual Teachers Teaching With
Technology International Conference, Dallas, TX, March17-19, 2000
* “Tutoring Cadets to Use the TI-89”, Center of Enhanced Performance
Tutor Training Conference, West Point, NY, September 6, 2000
* “Integrating Hand-Held CAS to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the
Core Mathematics Curriculum,” Fifth Annual Conference on Research
in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Chicago, IL, September 21-24,
2000
* “Integrating Technology To Enhance Teaching And Learning In The Core
Mathematics Curriculum,” Thirteenth International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. Atlanta, GA, November 16-19, 2000
(with Kathleen Snook)
* “Creating Calculus Mini Labs Using The TI-89 Or TI-92 Text Editor
With Executable Commands,” Thirteenth International Conference on
Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. Atlanta, GA, November 16-19, 2000
(with Edward Connors)
* " A Hand-Held Computer Algebra System In ODE," AMS-MAA Annual
Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 10-13, 2001 (with Kathleen Snook)
* "A Spring-Mass System Demonstration Enhanced by the TI-89 Hand Held
Computer Algebra System," AMS-MAA Annual Meeting, Washington,D.C.,
January 10-13, 2001 (with Kathleen Snook)
* “Exploring Fractals,” Westfield State College, Westfield, MA,
February 7, 2001
* "The Effects of Integrating the TI-89 in a Calculus Course at West
Point," Thirteenth Annual Teachers Teaching With Technology
International Conference, Columbus, OH, March 16-18, 2001
* “Assessing the Effects of the TI-89 Hand-Held Computer Algebra System
in a First Year Calculus Sequence”, Applications of Computer Algebra
International Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (ACA '01), May
31-June 3, 2001
* “Handheld Technology: A Catalyst for Student Active Learning,”
Pathways to Change 2001: A Research Conference on Science and
Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Sponsored by STEMTEC, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, June 28, 2001(with Edward Connors)
* “Statistics With The TI-89 Statistics Flash Application And List
Editor,” Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in
Collegiate Mathematics. Baltimore, MD November 1- 4, 2001 (with Edward
Connors)
* “Technology in Mathematics Education: A Personal Perspective,” Hawaii
International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 7-10, 2003
* “Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation,” Hawaii International
Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 7-10, 2003
* “Dynamic Geometry in College Mathematics Classes,” AMS-MAA Joint
Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 15-18, 2003
* “Investigating a Predator-Prey Model with a Computer Algebra System,”
AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, Baltimore, MD, January 15-18, 2003
* “Statistics With The TI-89,” Teachers Teaching With Technology
International Conference Nashville, TN, March 7-9, 2003
* “Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses,” organized and co-chaired
two sessions with 25 speakers at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in
Phoenix, AZ January 7-10, 2004.
* “Connecting Geometry and Pre-Calculus with the TI-89/Voyage 200”,
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference, New
Orleans, LA, March 10-14, 2004.
* “Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses” at the
International Technology and its Integration in Mathematics Education
Symposium (TIME-2004) at the École de Technologie Supérieure
(ÉTS) in Montréal, Québec, Canada , July 15-18, 2004.
* “Hand-held Technology in Pre-service Courses for Prospective
Secondary School Mathematics Teachers,” Seventeenth International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans, LA
October 28-31, 2004.
* “Connecting Dynamic Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry, and
Calculus with the TI-89/Voyage 200,” Seventeenth International
Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans, LA
October 28-31, 2004.
* “Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses,” Hawaii
International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 4-7, 2005.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses”,
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference, Washington,
D.C., March 18-20, 2005.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses”,
Teachers Teaching With Technology Regional Conference, Worcester, MA,
October 14-15, 2005.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics MS and HS Teacher Preparation”,
Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference, Denver, CO,
February 24-26, 2006.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses”,
Teachers Teaching With Technology Regional Conference, Springfield, MA
March 31, 2006.
* “Exploring Fractals from Cantor Dust to the Fractal Skewed Web”,
Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical
Association of America, New Orleans, LA, January 5-8, 2007.
* “Reconceptualizing Content Courses for Prospective High School
Mathematics Teachers”, Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical
Society and Mathematical Association of America, New Orleans, LA,
January 5-8, 2007.
* “Integrating Technology/Engineering Concepts Into The Teaching Of
Mathematics In Middle School International Conference on Technology in
Collegiate Mathematics”, Boston, MA, February 15-18, 2007
* “Connecting Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, Trigonometry, and
Calculus”, Teachers Teaching With Technology International Conference,
Chicago, IL, March 9-11, 2007.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses”,
Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, Jan 5-9,
2008
* “Connecting Algebra through Calculus with TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS
Technology”, Teachers Teaching With Technology International
Conference, Dallas, TX, February 29-March 2, 2008.
* “Hand-Held Technology in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses”,
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, San
Antonio, TX, March 6-9, 2008.
* “Modeling the Spread of a Disease”, Joint Meetings of the American
Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America,
Washington, D.C., January 5-8, 2009.
* “Integrating Engineering Technology into the Teaching of
Mathematics”, Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and
Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C., January 5-8,
2009.
* “Smart Board and TI Technology in MS and HS Mathematics Teacher
Preparation”, Teachers Teaching With Technology (T3) International
Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 5-7, 2010
* “Smart Board and TI Technology in MS and HS Mathematics Teacher
Preparation”, Teachers Teaching With Technology (T3) International
Conference in San Antonio, TX, February 25-27, 2011
*
“Smart
Board and
TI Technology in MS and HS Mathematics”, Teachers
Teaching With Technology (T^{3}) International
Conference in Chicago,
IL,
March 2-4, 2012.
Workshops
Presented/Coordinated for
High School / College / University Faculty:
* "Exploring Fractals: From Cantor Dust to the Fractal Skewed
Web"
Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New
England Fall Conference, Springfield, MA, Nov. 4-6, 1993
Third International Chaos, Fractals, and
Dynamics
Symposium - Invited Presentation, Princeton University, July 5-9, 1994
NCTM National Meeting, Boston, MA, April 6-9,
1995
ATMIM & MATHWEST M3 Conference - Merging
Mathematics in Massachusetts, Worcester, MA March 7-8, 1996
Math Links Conference, Worcester, MA, October
21-22,
1996
Worcester Area Mathematics Institute, Alliance
for
Education, Worcester, MA, November 2, 1996
Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA,
January
3, 1995
Stoughton School District, Stoughton, MA, May
20,
1996
* "Calculus in a Real and Complex World," Calculus Reform Workshop
Coordinator and
Presenter, University of Massachusetts Amherst, June 26 - July 1,
1994
Coordinator and
Presenter, University of Massachusetts Amherst, July 17- July 21, 1995
* College Board Calculator Workshop for AP Calculus Teachers
Rhode Island
College, November 18-19, 1994
College Board Fall Course Development Workshop,
Middlebury College, VT, October 17, 1996
College Board Fall Course Development Workshop, Taft
Education Center, Watertown, CT,
November 4, 1996
College Board Fall Course Development Workshop,
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
November 20, 2003
College Board Endorsed AP Calculus AB Summer
Institute, Salem State College, Salem, MA, July 30 – August 3, 2007
College Board AP Calculus AB Workshop, Scanlon Hall,
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA,, November 27,
2007
AP Calculus BC Workshop Taft Educational
Center, Watertown, CT, July 19- 24, 2009
College Board AP Calculus AB Workshop,
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley,
MA, November 10, 2009
College Board AP Calculus AB Workshop, Campus Center
Universit of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA,
November 5, 2010
* TI – 82/TI - 85 Calculator Workshop
Western New
England College, May 3, 1995
* MAA Minicourse Invited Presentation – Sole Presenter
"Using The TI - 92 in Teaching Pre - Calculus and
Calculus," Northeastern Regional MAA Meeting, Providence College,
Providence, RI, May 3, 1997.
* Eisenhower Grant Professional Development Project
Implementation
of Technology Across the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum Co-Principal
Investigator, Project Manager and Presenter, Holyoke, MA, January 30,
February 13, March 6, March 27, July 14-25, 1997
* Calculus Enhanced with Computer-Algebra and Graphing Using the TI-92
Texas Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant Principal
Investigator, Calculus Reform College Short Course Coordinator and
Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, June 24-28, 1996
Texas Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant Principal
Investigator, Calculus Reform College Short Course Coordinator and
Principal Instructor, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
June 23-27, 1997
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, January 13, 14, 1998
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 27-31, 1998
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, January 1999
* Calculus Enhanced with Computer-Algebra and Graphing Using the TI-89
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 1999
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, January 2000
College Calculus Technology Short Course, William
Rainey Harper College, Palatine IL, June 19-22, 2000
College Calculus Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, July 2000
* High School Mathematics and Science with the TI-83/84 Plus and CBL
TI-83 Plus/CBL Workshop,
Washingtonville, NY, May, 2000
TI-84 Plus/CBL Workshop, Monson, MA, September 27,
2007
* Pre-Calculus with the TI-86 and TI-83
College Pre-Calculus Short
Course, Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY, August 4-5, 2000
* Calculus II Enhanced with Computer-Algebra and Graphing Using the
TI-89
College Calculus II Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, August 2000
* Statistics Enhanced with Computer-Algebra and Graphing Using the TI-89
College Statistics Technology Short Course, United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, Fall 2000
* Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Technology Short Course
State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia,
Fredonia, NY, May 15-16, 2001
* Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Technology Short Course
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, July 23-27,
2001
* PreCalculus and Calculus Professional Development Course
For Education Coop Wellesley, MA at Needham High
School, Needham, MA, July 8-12, 2002
* Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education Technology Short Course
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, Fall
Semester 2002
* Secondary Mathematics Teacher Technology Short Course
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall Semester 2004
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Spring Semester 2005
* Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher Technology
Short Course
Framingham
State College, Framingham, MA, January 24, 2003
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, May 3, 2003
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall, 2003
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall, 2004
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall, 2005
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall, 2006
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, Fall, 2007
* (PV STEMNET Grant Funded Course) “Integrating Technology/Engineering
Concepts into the Teaching of Mathematics in Middle School”
Westfield State
College, Westfield, MA, August 15-19, 2005
* (Invited Workshop) “Exploring Mathematics with TI Nspire Technology”
Institute
College of
Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, August 14-16, 2007
* (Invited Workshop) “High School Mathematics and Science with the
TI-83/84 Plus and CBL”
Workshop,
Monson, MA, September 27, 2007
* (Invited Workshop) “Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
with the TI-83/84 Plus”
Norton, MA,
November 6, 2007
* College Board AP Calculus AB Workshops
College Board Fall AP Calculus AB
Course Development
Workshop, Middlebury College, VT, October 17, 1996
College Board Fall AP Calculus AB
Course Development
Workshop, Taft Education Center, Watertown, CT, November 4, 1996
College Board Fall AP Calculus AB
Course Development
Workshop, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, November 20, 2003
College Board AP Calculus AB
Workshop, Scanlon Hall,
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA,, November 27, 2007
College Board AP Calculus AB
Workshop,
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley,
MA, November 10, 2009
College Board AP Calculus AB
Workshop, Campus Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, November 5,
2010
* (Invited Workshop) “Integrating SMARTBoard Technology into High
School Mathematics”
Easthampton High School, Easthampton, MA,
February 5, 2008
* (Invited Workshop) “Exploring High School Math With TI Nspire
Technology”
Massachusetts
Academy of Math & Science, Worcester, MA, June 30 - July 2, 2008
* (PV STEMNET Grant Funded Course) “Integrating Technology/Engineering
into the Teaching of Middle
School Mathematics”
Westfield State College, Westfield, MA,
August 4-7, 11-14, September 13, October 4,
November 22, 2008, January
17,
2009
Memberships
Editorial Panel of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics 2005
Yearbook,
Technology-Supported Mathematics Learning
Environments, http://www.nctm.org/catalog/product.aspx?id=12850
Phi Delta Kappa Professional Fraternity in
Education
Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics
Society
AP Calculus Development and Test Writing Committee
1998-1999
Faculty Consultant for the College Board and Educational
Testing
Service
Texas Instruments College Short Course Instructor
Teachers Teaching With Technology
National Professional Development Instructor
Mathematical Association of America
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
MATHWEST Association of Teachers of Mathematics in
Western Massachusetts
Treasurer Western Massachusetts Mathematics League 1982
-1990
Research Interests
Dr. Connors's research interests include:
appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and
learning,
gender and minority issues in mathematics education,
and
teacher preparation and enhancement.
The title of her dissertation is
An Analysis of Student Achievement and Attitudes by Gender in
Computer-Integrated and Non- Computer-Integrated First Year Mainstream
College Calculus Courses .
Brief Biography
Dr. Mary Ann Connors' formal education
includes a doctoral
degree in Mathematics, Science & Instructional Technology from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst, an M.S. degree in Mathematics from the
University of Notre
Dame, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Seton Hill
College.
She is a former High School Mathematics
teacher with Teacher
Certification in Secondary Mathematics and General Science in the
commonwealths
of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts
and Virginia.
She taught mathematics in public, private and parochial high schools in
Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
Virginia
and Hanau, Germany.
She also taught at the elementary school level and is certified in
elementary
education.
<>Dr. Connors was a faculty member of the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at United States
Military Academy at West Point
from 1997 to 2001. For the
preceding five years, she
taught a calculus course with a lab component using Mathematica
computer
software at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst.
Currently Dr. Connors is a retired professor in the
Department of
Mathematics and former Program Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics
Teacher
Licensure
at Westfield State University. She is a faculty consultant for
the
College
Board and Educational Testing Service and a Texas Instruments National
Instructor. She served as a member of the AP Calculus Development
and
Test Writing Committee. She was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa
Fraternity
in Education and several national, regional and local mathematical
organizations. She was a member of the Editorial Panel for the
2005
Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Technology-Supported
Mathematics Learning Environments, http://www.nctm.org/catalog/product.aspx?id=12850.
She received invitations
from the
National Science Foundation to read and evaluate Type 1 proposals
submitted to
the National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) and then served on panels that convened in November 2006
and
2008. She was invited participant at the
First National Summit on the Advancement of Girls in Math and Science
at the U.S.
Department of Education on May 15, 2006. She served
as a Mathematics Grand Awards Judge at the INTEL International Science
and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Reno, NV in May 2009, San Jose, CA
in May 2010, and Pittsburgh, PA in 2012. She received the 2013
Seton Hill University Distiguished Alumni Leadership Award.
Dr. Connors has given presentations at Advanced
Placement (AP) Calculus
Calculator Workshops, National Science Foundation Funded workshops on
Calculus
Reform using appropriate technology, and the Texas Instruments/Ohio
State Calculus
Short Course. She has also presented workshops on fractals at national
and
international meetings. Her publications
include numerous articles, papers, and a fractal project on the World
Wide Web, http://www.math.umass.edu/~mconnors/fractal/fractal.html.
She was the guest on the
call-in talk
radio show, Math Medley, on July 27, 2002. The title of
the show
was "Using Technology to Teach Mathematics." Dr. Connors received the Seton Hill
University 2013 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, June 8, 2013
Dr. Connors is married to Dr. Edward Connors,
Professor
Emeritus of
Mathematics at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst.
Their son James is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts
Amherst.
Their daughter, Kathleen, received a B.A. degree from the University of
Notre
Dame and an M.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst.
Grants/Invitations/Awards
*
Seton
Hill
University 2013 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, June 8, 2013
*
NSF
Funded Grant
for Summer Mathematics Institute, University of Notre
Dame, Summer
1965
*
NSF
Funded Grant
for Academic Year Mathematics Institute, University of Notre
Dame, 1966-1967
*
NSF
Funded Grant
Summer Mathematics Institute, Georgetown University,
Summer 1991
*
Eisenhower
Grant
for Professional Development Project, Project Manager, "Implementation
of
Technology Across the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum," 1996-1997
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant, Calculus
Reform College
Short Course, Principal Investigator, University
of Massachusetts Amherst, June
24-28, 1996
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant, Principal Investigator, Calculus Reform
College Short
Course, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
June
23-27, 1997
*
Adam
Fellowship to develop a curriculum implementing the appropriate use of
the
TI-89 to teach concepts in MA 103, Discrete Dynamical Systems and
Introduction
to Calculus, United States Military Academy, West Point, June1999
*
Dean’s
Research Grant, United
States Military
Academy
at West Point, 2000-2001
*
United
States of
America Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Superior Civilian
Service
from July 1997 through June 2001 as a Mathematics Professor at The
United
States Military Academy at West Point
*
Texas Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for
Funding a
Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher Education Short Course at
Westfield Public Schools– Fall, 2002
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for Funding to Host a Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher
Education College Short Course at
WSC– May 3, 2003
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for Funding to Host a Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher
Education College Short Course at
WSC– Fall, 2003
*
Technology
in
Mathematics Teacher Preparation Courses
Session Chair for the 2004 Annual Joint Mathematics Meetings in Phoenix, AZ.
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for Funding to Host a Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher
Education College Short Course at
WSC– Fall, 2004
*
Texas
Instruments Navigator Grant – Fall 2004
*
Editorial
Panel
of the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics 2005 Yearbook,
Technology-Supported Mathematics Learning Environments http://www.nctm.org/publications/yearbook.htm.
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for Funding to Host a Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher
Education College Short Course at
WSC– Fall, 2005
*
First
National Summit on The
Advancement of Girls in Math and Science, US Department of Education,
Washington, D.C., May 15, 2006
*
Texas
Instruments/Ohio State Mini Grant for Funding to Host a Pre-Service Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher
Education College Short Course at
WSC– Fall, 2006
*
Read and
evaluate proposals submitted to the
National Science
Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent
Expansion
Program (STEP) and serve on a panel at NSF headquarters, Arlington, VA,
November 2006.
*
Mathematics
Education Session Chair, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI,
Jan 5-9, 2008
*
Chairs Travel Grant,
Westfield, State College,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
*
Innovative Pedagogical
Initiatives (IPI) Grant, Westfield, State College,
2008, 2009, 2010
*
Texas Instruments Award
of 30 Nspire CAS
handheld units and software valued at $4,000-Spring 2008
*
Read and
evaluate proposals submitted to the
National Science
Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent
Expansion
Program (STEP) and serve on a panel at NSF headquarters, Arlington, VA,
November 2008.
*
Grand
Awards Judge INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, Reno, NV,
May 11 - 15, 2009.
*
Grand
Awards Judge INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, San Jose, CA,
May 10 -14, 2010
*
Grand
Awards Judge INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, Pittsburgh, PA,
May 15-17, 2012
*
Western
Massachusetts
Mathematics Partnership, 2011
*
Texas
Instruments Teachers Teaching With Technology National Professional
Development
Instructor, 1994 – Present
*
College Board AP
Calculus Consultant 1994-
Present
Last updated: October 21, 2013
Updated by: Dr.
Mary Ann Connors
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Thank you.
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or
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