The Mathematics Department of Catawba College welcomes all MAA Members to a buffet dinner and lecture in the Center for the Environment on the campus of Catawba College.
"mathematics: modeling our world"
- Guest Speaker: Dr. Sol Garfunkel, Director of COMAP
- When: Thursday, April 10, 2008 (5:30 - 8:00pm)
- Where: Center for the Environment, Catawba College Campus
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Please submit registration form and payment by March 27, 2008.
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About our speaker
Sol Garfunkel revolutionized colleges' and universities' approaches to teaching mathematics to students with non-scientific majors with the creation of the television series "For All Practical Purposes." The textbook with the same name was the first widely accepted text in the now burgeoning field of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts. For almost three decades, Dr. Garfunkel has served as Executive Director of COMAP, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. One of the major driving forces behind mathematics curriculum design, he has guided COMAP to develop extensive high-quality "instructional resources for innovative educators." COMAP resources include CD-ROMs, periodicals, textbooks, videos, DVDs, MCM/ICM and HiMCM Contests and numerous projects for elementary schools, high schools and undergraduate institutions. COMAP's television series "Against All Odds" has helped open up the study of statistics for the general student. In the television series "Algebra: In Simplest Terms", host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students.
Dr. Garfunkel will talk about "Math is Everywhere, Math is More, and the Fafuffnik-Chaim Yankel Effect."
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