Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day

Mississippi State University
April 22, 2005

Sponsored by

The Association for Women in Mathematics
Mississippi State University


About Sonia Kovalevsky

Hosted by
Mississippi State University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi University for Women

Division of Science and Mathematics
Workshop Abstracts
Program
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Teachers Information and meal ticket pick-up.
On-site registration. It is highly recommended that teachers register their students prior to attending. For more information, see the Registration and Parking page of this web site.
McComas Hall
Students Please visit the MSU desk during this time.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. All participants University Welcome and Competitions Award Ceremony
Dr. Charles Lee, President
Mississippi State University
McComas Hall
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. All participants Department Welcome
Who Was Sonia Kovalevsky?
Dr. Corlis Johnson, Associate Head
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
McComas Hall
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. All participants Learning Biology Through Numbers
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Naisyin Wang, Professor
Department of Statistics
Texas A & M University
McComas Hall
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. All participants Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Workshop Session
Students
Choose one workshop. In making your selection, please pay attention to prerequisites.
Workshop #1 Playing with Patterns
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Bruce Ebanks
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 101
Workshop #2 Equations or Experiments: Using Math to do Chemistry.
Prerequisites: Alebra I.
Dr. Steve Gwaltney
Department of Chemistry
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 211
Workshop #3 Fractals / The Koch Snowflake
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Ms. Annalisa Ebanks
East Mississippi Community College
McCool Hall,
Room 140
Workshop #4 Lotto Luck: A Computer Demonstration of the Lottery
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Dongfeng Wu
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
Allen Hall,
Room 14
Teachers Easy to Use Free Statistical Software
Ms. Lorraine Hughes
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
Allen Hall,
Room 414
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. All participants
Lunch
The first 200 registered participants will receive a free lunch. At 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the event, teachers will be given lunch cards for themselves and the students they registered.
Any of the MSU dining facilities except those at the College of Veternary Medicine.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Session A
Students
Choose one workshop. In making your selection, please pay attention to prerequisites.
Workshop #1 Inverse Problems
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Tuncay Aktosun
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
Allen Hall,
Room 14
Workshop #2 Using Chi-square Tests to Determine the Genetics of Corn and of Corn Snakes
Prerequisites: Algebra I.
Dr. Marty Harvill
Division of Science and Mathematics
Mississippi University for Women
McCool Hall,
Room 101
Workshop #3 Time Travel
Prerequisites: Algebra I
Dr. Patrick Lestrade
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 140
Workshop #4 Cubics and Quartics
Prerequisites: Algebra II.
Dr. Kevin Knudson
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 211
Teachers Making the Connections
Ms. Kim Walters
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
Allen Hall,
Room 414
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshop Session B
Students
Choose one workshop. In making your selection, please pay attention to prerequisites.
Workshop #1 The Seven Bridges of Konigsburg
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Ted Dobson
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 101
Workshop #2 Mathematics Meets Biology: Some Elementary Mathematical Models
Prerequisites: Algebra II.
Dr. Seth Oppenheimer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi State University
Allen Hall,
Room 14
Workshop #3 The Great Apple Market Game
Prerequisites: Suitable for all attendees.
Dr. Keith Coble
Department of Agricultural Economics
Mississippi State University
McCool Hall,
Room 140
Teachers Connections Between Secondary Mathematics and Popular Films
Dr. Bonnie Oppenheimer
Division of Science and Mathematics
Mississippi University for Women
Allen Hall,
Room 414
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