New Math Club Officers
Congratulations to the Math Club officers for 2013-2014!
President: Justin Sawran
Vice President: Jeanine Youngers
Secretary: Mary Losito
Treasurer: Andy Lund
Math Students Honored by School of Education
The Outstanding Student teacher Award is presented by the School of Education to a student earning adolescence mathematics certification who demonstrate innovative and varied teaching styles, academic expertise, effective communication in the classroom, and shows great professional poise and maturity. For 2013, the School of Education presented this honor to two students from the Department of Mathematics.
Caitlin VerSchneider with Dr. Juersivich
Emily Bonomo with Dr. Boyd
Math Club Sponsors Trip to NYC
April 13, 2013
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 Math Club sponsored a whirlwind bus trip to New York City to visit The Museum of Mathematics. Fun was had by all at "The coolest thing that ever happened to math!"
Math Student Honored with RAACCE Outstanding Student Award
The Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education (RACCE) Award is given to candidates
who exemplify a strong commitment to higher education despite the unique
challenges adult learners may face. Eligibility for the awards requires not
only scholastic excellence, but also a demonstrated ability by the candidates
to balance personal and professional responsibilities while working towards
completing their degree.
The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that a member of our department, Larry Czubinski, is a 2013 awardee.
March 22, 2013
On Friday, March 22, Math Club and the Department of Mathematics celebrated Pi Day (March 14 fell on spring break). This was our first Pi Day in Peckham Hall. The atrium was a wonderful location for this event and there were lines waiting to try all 11 wonderful pies submitted by students, staff, and faculty.
And the winners were:
The Gang Pie
Emily Bonomo, Ashley Evertt, Kelly Husted, and Kerrie Sirianni
Mary Losito and Jeanine Youngers
Cupcake Pies and Peanut Butter Pie (A TIE!)
Dyan Verschage and Elisa Napierala
Games and Grub
September 7, 2012
On September 7, 2012, the Department of Mathematics hosted "Games and Grub," an annual event to welcome new and returning students students to Nazareth College and the department. It's always a wonderful opportunity to meet the faculty and staff and make new friends. This year's event was a Mexican fiesta filled with tacos and lots of treats.
MAA Seaway Section
Nazareth College faculty and staff visited Hamilton College in Clinton, New York for the MAA Seaway Section meeting.
Student presentations from Nazareth College students were as follows:
- Elisa Napierala
Mathematics Anxiety Anonymous
- Eileen Bruns and Caitlin VerSchneider
- Kerrie Sirianni and Kelly Husted
How Poor Mathematical Attitude Impacts Learning
Geneseo Mathematics Colloquia
April 11, 2012
Dr. Nicole Juersivich, Nazareth College, Department of Mathematics, presented at the Geneseo Mathematics Colloquium at SUNY Geneseo. Her talk was entitled, "Student teacher' Use of technology-Generated Representations: Exemplars and Rationales." Dr. Juersivich brought three Nazareth College undergraduate research students from the Department of Mathematics to join her. These students, enrolled in her math education undergraduate research class, were provided the opportunity to discuss their research with other students over dinner.
AMTRA (Association of Mathematics Teachers of Rochester Area) Conference
March 25, 2012
Sarah Bremer and Jordan Mitchell presented their research project, Attitude: Can't learn with one, can't learn without one!, at the AMTRA conference at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.
Pi Day 2012
March 20, 2012
On Tuesday, March 20, Math Club and the Department of Mathematics celebrated Pi Day (March 14 fell on spring break). Nine fantastic pi(e)s were submitted in the competition. And the winners were:
||Mary Losito and Jeanine Youngers
||Dr. Heather Lewis
November 4-5, 2011
A group of Department of Mathematics students and faculty traveled to Penn State's Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) for the Conference on Undergraduate Research in Mathematics from November 4-5, 2011. The Center is developing a multi-level plan for undergraduate research in mathematics that involves students at all stages of their academic careers, from first-year students to seniors.
October 19-21, 2011
Caitlin VerSchneider and Elisa Napierala, Department of Mathematics students, presented at the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM) regional conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Dr. Nicole Juersivich and another mathematics student, Eileen Bruns, also attended.
On Thursday, March 10, Math Club and the Department of Mathematics celebrated Pi Day (March 14 fell on spring break). Nine fantastic pi(e)s were submitted in the competition.
On Friday, March 4, 2011, the Robert Noyce Scholars Program and the Department of Mathematics presented The Moore Method: A Way to Teach Mathematics (and lots of other subjects).
Dr. Lee May, a renowned R.L. Moore follower and co-author of the book The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered Instruction, visited the Nazareth College campus to discuss The Moore Method, an innovative, inquiry-based method of instruction. Dr. Lee shared his experience with the Method, secrets to implementation, and things he wished he knew when he started teaching.
February 12-14, 2011
Kerry Gannon, Philip Schierer, and Lisa DiMatteo
The problem they worked on:
Determine the shape of a snowboard course (currently known as a "half-pipe") to maximize the production of "vertical air" by a skilled snowboarder.
"Vertical air" is the maximum vertical distance above the edge of the half-pipe.
Tailor the shape to optimize other possible requirements, such as maximum twist in the air.
What tradeoffs may be required to develop a "practical" course?
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is sponsored by COMAP. COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, is an award-winning, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.
November 9, 2010
Math majors shared their experiences doing mathematics in new places.
- Liz Mitro - Study Abroad in Australia
- Jill Egmond - Student Teaching Abroad in Wales
- Kerry Gannon - Summer Research Experience (REU) at Clemson University summer 2010
October 14-15, 2010
Students and faculty from the Department of Mathematics attended the regional conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Baltimore, Maryland.
October 8-9, 2010
This hands-on short course focused on learning how to use the TI-Nspire hand held to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Applications, problem solving, group learning pedagogy, implementation issues, and testing issues were discussed.
Pie Contest March 11, 2010
- 1st Place - Shawna Koetz - Peanut Butter Pie
- 2nd Place - Heather Lewis - Key Lime Pie
- 3rd Place - Naomi - Apple Pie
Best Presentation and Most Creativity
- 1st Place - Katelynn Reed/Nicole Magistro - Chocolate Raspberry
- 2nd Place - Megan Rawlings - Chocolate Mousse Pie
- 3rd Place - Casie Sikova - Pecan Pie
Thanks to our Judges: Dr. Nicole Juersivich, Department of Mathematics, Sister Kay Foos, Retired Department of Mathematics Chair, Keddy Todd
February 10, 2009
On February 10, 2010, students and faculty from Nazareth College participated in a hands-on demonstration focused on learning how to use the TI Nspire and Navigator to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. They explored interactive features such as polling and dynamic graphical manipulation and worked through a lesson using the Nspire as a delivery and activity tool.
November 19, 2009
This final fall 2009 colloquium discussed student research conducted this semester about a mathematical model for predicting NFL playoff games.
Dr. Yousuf George with CJ Traub, Joe Gerula, Lisa DiMatteo, Kait Gecsedi, and Caitlyn Parmelee