Teresa Collins-McFarland, Mathematics Faculty at Owensboro Community amp; Technical College recently attended the annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC).
The conference was in Las Vegas, NV on November 12-15, 2009, and featured a selection of over 200 workshops and presentations to improve mathematics education in two-year colleges. The conference theme, "High Expectations" is most fitting for a conference at a time when more is expected in mathematics education from educators and students.
Dr. Uri Treisman, professor of mathematics and public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin delivered the keynote address about the advances made in our understanding of how people learn and the forces that shape why people choose to learn. Collins-McFarland was one of approximately 1,300 mathematics educators from the U.S. and Canada who attended this 35th annual conference.