Join us for our next meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019

Our facilitator will be Kimberly Adams


MEETING DATES FOR 2018-2019

6:00 - 6:30pm Light Meal

6:30 - 8:00pm Problem Solving Sessions

Meetings are usulaly held in Keplinger Hall, 3rd floor, room 3160. Parking is available along 4th Place between College and Harvard.


THURSDAY, September 6, 2018

Facilitator: Edmund Harriss, Mathematics Professor at the University of Arkansas

Session Title: Do Shapes Fill Space?

Attendance: 23 attendees present at the meeting.

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Dinner catered by Panera

Handouts or Material Covered:

Abstract: Can you make a collection of shapes cover the floor of a room, or not? What if the shapes are quite complicated?

Short Bio: Edmund Harriss is a Mathematician, Teacher, Artist and Maker at the University of Arkansas. His work runs from the mathematics of discrete geometry through robot control to mathematical art, including two coloring books of mathematical images, and mathematical toys.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

Facilitator: Kimberly Adams

Session Title: “It’s Not Lock Boxes, but Thinking Outside the Box”

Attendance: 23 attendees present at the meeting

Sponsor(s): Tulsa Engineering Foundation (TEF), The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Dinner catered by Elote with a 25% discount

Handouts or Material Covered:

Smaller Triangle

Wallpaper


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Facilitator: Donna Farrior

Session Title: "Win a Thousand Bucks"

Attendance: 28 attendees present at the meeting

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department. Dinner catered by Mazzio's.

Handouts or Material Covered:


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

Facilitator: Bill Coberly

Session Title Fibonacci and Exploding Roman Numerals

Attendance: 17 attendees present at the meeting

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Dinner donated by Olive Garden.

Handouts or Material Covered:

Presentation

Exploding Dots Worksheet

Interleaved exploding Dots And the Roman Numerals” by Kiran Ananthpur Bacche


THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019

Facilitator: Kimberly Adams

Session Title: Mondrian Art Puzzles 

Attendance: 24 attendees present at the meeting

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Meal donated by RibCrib


THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

Facilitator: Roger Howe

Session Title:  Algebra Word Problems

Attendance:

Sponsor(s): The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, The University of Tulsa Mathematics Department.

Short Bio for Roger Howe: 
Roger Howe taught and did mathematics research at Yale University for over 40 years, until his retirement in 2016. He is now the William Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics from Yale. Upon retirement from Yale, he accepted the position of Curtis D. Roberts Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Howe served on a multitude of committees studying mathematics education, including several that produced major reports on mathematics education since 2000. He has reviewed texts and instructional materials for several publishers and curriculum developers. He served on the Committee of Education for the American Mathematical Society, the Steering Committee for the Park City/IAS Mathematics Institute, the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (2006 - 2016), and on the Executive Committee of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) (2010-2016). In 1997-98, Dr. Howe served as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, and received their Award for Distinguished Public Service in 2006.
Dr. Howe’s mathematical research investigates symmetry and its applications. His work in mathematics education is directed towards clarifying the conceptual development of mathematical ideas through the K-12 curriculum. He has focused especially on place value, the role of word problems, and productive