The Mathematics Education Association, the BYU student organization for students majoring in Mathematics Education organized and sponsored a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair to show sixth, seventh, and eighth graders how much fun STEM fields can be for them now and in college. Please click here for more information.
Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics has chosen Jackie Voyles as this year's recipient of the Don Clark Award for a lifetime of achievement and excellence in mathematics education. Jacqueline Taylor Voyles started her teaching in Pocatello, Idaho in the year 1966. The following year she was part of the founding faculty for Springville Middle School. Jackie later finished a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and assisted in the development of the Math Lab at BYU. As a faculty member at BYU Jackie has touched the lives of many future teachers. She has also had opportunity to serve as an assistant editor for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Jackie summarized much of her career in the following way, “it seems that during each piece of the journey of…
Sharon Christensen, a graduate from the masters program in the Mathematics Education Department, is currently a teacher at Mountain Ridge Junior High in Highland, Utah. She has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award. This is the highest honor for math and science educators grades kindergarten through 12. To read more about this honor go to http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/article_97362511-845a-5b14-9fe5-99e059181692.html
Dani Mendel is featured on the back cover of the Spring 2011 Frontiers Issue regarding the importance of giving and helping to support BYU students through scholarships. Help students take full advantage of their BYU education. Add your gift online at give.byu.edu/cmps Check out the Spring 2011 Issue of Frontiers online at http://cpms.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/frontiers-magazine_interactive.pdf
Professor Keith Leatham was recently interviewed for a program on the Mormon Channel Radio Station. The topic was Understanding Mathematics and is the third episode in a program called Insights. Mathematician, Dr. Keith Leatham takes away some of the mystery and anxiety associated with Mathematics. Through interesting and fun examples, he shows how math can not only be understood, but can be fun as well. Follow this link to listen to the interview:http://radio.lds.org/eng/programs/insights-episode-3