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Students Present at Conference
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 26, 2011

Students Sarah Bills '12 and Lauren Piechota '12 attended the 18th annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) help April 16 at Skidmore College. Sarah and Lauren were among over 125 faculty and student presenters. Their presentation, to an overflow crowd of more than 30 students and faculty, was on place-value, base10, and other bases that can be introduced in the elementary classroom. Sarah and Lauren investigated these topics in their block course “Mathematics Content and Methods for Elementary School Teachers” taught by professors Rommy Fuller and Jim Wright this semester.

GMC Hosts High School Math Competition
From the GMC Journal
Week of May 11, 2009

Ten high school students from Poultney and West Rutland participated in the third annual Slate Valley Math Competition on April 30 at Green Mountain College. Prof. Jim Wright (math) and area business owner and retired high school math teacher Brian Festa organized the event. The students solved problems ranging from arithmetic to geometry to algebra and all were recognized for their performance with prizes awarded to the two highest scoring teams and individuals.

Students at HRUMCStudents Present Topics
from Block Course at Math Conference

From the GMC Journal
Week of April 27, 2009

GMC students Sam Connor, Heather Hewitt and Emily Ross recently attended the 16th annual Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC) held April 18 at Union College. Sam and Heather were among the over 150 presenters as were their faculty sponsors Prof. Rommy Fuller (education) and Prof. Jim Wright (mathematics). Sam, Heather, and Emily are enrolled in Rommy and Jim’s block course, “Mathematics Content and Methods for Elementary School Teachers.”

Jim and Rommy gave a presentation about the nine credit block course. Sam presented some concrete models for adding and subtracting signed numbers in a presentation titled “Adding and Subtracting in Elementary School,” while Heather presented arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic perspectives to what is known as Gauss’s Formula, a formula for summing the first n integers. Her presentation was titled “Gauss’s Formula: Accessibility to First through Fourth Grade.”

HRUMC is a professional mathematics conference designed primarily for undergraduate students. Keene State College will be hosting next year’s conference.

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