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Annual Conference 2019

Session Details

Friday, April 12th

P1.   Friday 8:30 - 11:30 am, Keuka

The Returning Faculty Enrichment Track

Presenters: Kidder, Warren, White, Bernat

P2.   Friday 8:30 - 11:30 am, Cayuga

The Quantway College Workshop 

Presenters: Whitehouse, Crawford-Mohat

Friday Lunch Buffet

Friday 11:30 - 11:100 pm, Grill 1-2-5

S1.   Friday 12:20 - 1:15 pm, Keuka

Pythagorean Triples Revisited

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Straight, SUNY Fredonia

S2.   Friday 12:20 - 1:15 pm, Seneca

Cracking The Code to Successful Learning: Empirical Summary on Learning Behaviors and Outcomes in 100-level Statistics

Presenter: Joan Erickson, SUNY Delhi

S3.   Friday 12:20 - 1:15 pm, Cayuga

Kick Starting an Open Educational Resource Initiative in Your Math Department

Presenters: Sara Taylor (SUNY Dutchess CC) & Matthew Matkovich

Project Ernie Opening Session

Friday 12:20 – 1:15 pm, Director's Room

Presented by Ray LaBounty (Corning CC) and MaryBeth Orrange (Erie CC). This session is specifically intended for the Project ERNIE 2019 cohort. Be sure to welcome our newest cohort of math educators this weekend!

S4.   Friday 1:25 - 2:20pm, Keuka

Origami, Kahoot!, and QR Codes in the Classroom

Presenter: Yumiko Akiba (Project ERNIE), Corning CC

S5.   Friday 1:25 - 2:20pm, Seneca

Social Dissonance: What Do People Really Think about the Topics of Today?

Presenters: Larry Danforth & Joel LaLone (Jefferson CC)

S6.   Friday 1:25 - 2:20pm, Cayuga

Project-Based Learning, OERs, and Learning Communities Oh My ...

Presenters: Dr. Rachel Santiago and Karen Wells (Monroe CC)

S7.   Friday 2:30 - 3:25 pm, Keuka

Mathemagics 2

Presenters: Candy Dance & Colleen Stevens (Onondaga CC)

S8.   Friday 2:30 - 3:25 pm, Seneca

Using Mathematica in Calculus I

Presenter: Johanna Halsey & MaryAnne Johnson (Dutchess CC)

S9.   Friday 2:30 - 3:25 pm, Cayuga

When Are Real World Applications Too Real?

Presenter: Ernie Danforth (Corning CC)


Friday 3:30 – 3:50 pm, Ballroom Corridor

Please Visit Vendor Exhibits!

S10.   Friday 3:50 - 4:50 pm, Keuka/Seneca

Chat - 'N' - Chew

Presenters: Joe Bernat (Nassau CC) & Erin Newton (Onondaga CC)

Executive Board Meeting

Friday 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Director's Room

Cocktail Hour

Friday 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Hotel Lobby

Collaborate with colleagues from around the state while enjoying a cocktail (and while the Executive Board meets). Try to meet a new Project ERNIE colleague or one of the student award winners.

Friday Night Dinner

Friday 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Keuka/Seneca

Enjoy the Friday night dinner buffet. After dinner, Abe Mantell (Math League Coordinator) will announce winners of the Math League Contest. Then Patty Owens (Scholarship Chair) will present the NYSMATYC Scholarship Awards to winning students.

S11.   Friday 8:30 - ?, Keuka/Seneca

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Presenter: Larry Danforth (Jefferson CC)

Saturday, April 13th

Gerry Leiblich Estimation Run/Walk

Saturday 6:00 am, Meet in Lobby

The Estimation Run is a tradition at NYSMATYC. All you have to do is show up in the hotel lobby ready at 6:00 AM ready to go outside for a beautiful run or walk around Corning. Be sure to leave your smart watches and phones behind! Larry Danforth (event organizer) will collect your choice of route/distance (typically 1 or 2 mile choices) and your estimate of how long it will take you to finish. The goal is to see who gets closest to their estimated time.

Smart Breakfast Buffet

Saturday 7:00 - 7:50 am, Grill 1-2-5

S12.   Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 am, Keuka

Three (or More) Vignettes from the History of Mathematics

Presenter: Luis Moreno (Broome CC)

S13.   Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 am, Seneca

A Stacking of Cubes Problem: Instant Insanity and Other Extensions

Presenter: Dr. Satyanand Singh (CUNY City Tech)

S14.   Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 am, Cayuga

Learning How to Learn Mathematics

Presenter: Dr. Alex Atwood (Suffolk CC)

S15.   Saturday 8:40 - 9:35 am, Keuka

Collaborating to Increase Affordability: How to use a subscription model, Cengage Unlimited, to cut costs and improve student outcomes

Presenter: Dr. Dale Dawes (Project ERNIE / Bor. of Manhattan CC) & Gretchen Hughes (Cengage)

S16.   Saturday 8:40 - 9:35 am, Seneca

Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-based Inference (SBI)

Presenter: Barbara Dolansky (Dutchess CC)

S17.   Saturday 8:40 - 9:35 am, Cayuga

Strategies for Scaling the Use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) Across Math Programs

Presenters: Drs. Alioune Khoule and Lakshmi Vidyasagar (LaGuardia CC) and Brian Milleville (Erie CC)


Saturday 9:35 - 10:05 am, Ballroom Corridor

Please Visit Vendor Exhibits -- remember that vendor fees help fund our student scholarship awards!

S18.   Saturday 10:05 - 10:35 am, Keuka

Using Google Classroom to Collect Student Work

Presenter: George Hurlburt (Corning CC)

S19.   Saturday 10:45-11:15 am, Keuka

Problem Matyc

Presenter: Ralph Selig (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.)

S20.   Saturday 10:05-11:00 am, Seneca

Power Series in Probability

Presenter: Rich Evans (Corning CC)

S21.   Saturday 10:05-11:00 am, Cayuga

Life Lessons - How We Can Change Students' Perceptions and Be Leaders in Retention Efforts

Presenter: Tom Reid (Broome CC)

Business Meeting

Saturday 11:10 am - 12:00 pm, Cayuga

All members are encouraged to attend. There will be raffles and door prizes! An agenda is provided later in this document.

Saturday Lunch Buffet

Saturday 12:10 - 1:10 pm, Grill 1-2-5

Estimation Run Winners Announced!

Themed Session: IMPACT (Sessions 22A – 22G)

Saturday 1:15 - 3:30 pm, Organizer: Mary-Beth Orrange (Erie CC). Presenters will rotate every 15 minutes to give short segments that can help us make an impact. The segments are in the themes of the new AMATYC document called “IMPACT” which gives guidelines on the teaching of mathematics for two-year colleges. IMPACT stands for Improving Mathematical Prowess And College Teaching. Conference attendees are welcome to stay for all or drop in for specific segments of the themed session.

S22A.   Saturday 1:15 - 1:30 pm, Keuka

PROFICIENCY: Exploding Dots & Proficiency

Presenter: Liz McGrath (Broome CC)

S22B.   Saturday 1:35 - 1:50 pm, Keuka

OWNERSHIP: Technology Helps!

Presenter: Joe Bernat (Nassau CC)

S22C.   Saturday 1:55 - 2:10 pm, Keuka

OWNERSHIP: Help Students Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning

Presenter: Erin Newton (Onondaga CC)

S22D.   Saturday 2:15 - 2:30 pm, Keuka

ENGAGEMENT: Linear Systems-Concrete to Abstract

Presenter: Brian Milleville (Erie CC)

S22E.   Saturday 2:35 - 2:50 pm, Keuka

ENGAGEMENT: Assessment with a Twist

Presenters: Colleen Stevens & Patty Zabel (Onondaga CC)

S22F.   Saturday 2:55 - 3:10 pm, Keuka

STUDENT SUCCESS: We Need to Talk!…Improving Student Success Through Communication

Presenters: Dan Groom & Christine Quinn (Finger Lakes CC)

S22G.   Saturday 3:15 - 3:30 pm, Keuka

PROFICIENCY: Assessing Optimal Paths to an Undergraduate Degree Using Structural Equation Modeling

Presenter: Vanessa Singhroy (Queensborough CC)

S23.   Saturday 1:15 - 2:10 pm, Seneca

New Co-Requisite for Elementary Statistics

Presenters: Johanna Halsey & Sara Taylor (Dutchess CC)

S24.   Saturday 1:15 - 2:10 pm, Cayuga

Math for Elementary Teachers

Presenter: Tim Putnam (Tompkins Cortland CC)

S25.   Saturday 2:20 - 3:15 pm, Seneca

Activity-based Learning with a Focus on Skills: A Formula for Success?

Presenters: Ernie Danforth & Trish Shuart (Pearson)

S26.   Saturday 2:20 - 3:15 pm, Cayuga

OHM Workshop: Get Your Hands Dirty with OER!

Presenter: Josh Baron (Lumen Learning)


Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 pm, Ballroom Corridor

Please Visit Vendor Exhibits. Remember to also post a sticky note on the Collaborations Board too!

S27.   Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 pm, Keuka

Online Math Made Easier: An Introduction to Using a Tablet or Tablet-Computer w/ Pen & Video Recorder

Presenter: Chaitanya Mistry (Ulster CC)

S28.   Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 pm, Seneca

Delicious Statistics Class Activities

Presenters: Pam Burch (Virginia Commonwealth U.) & Kathleen Speicher (Corning CC)

S29.   Saturday 3:30 - 4:00 pm, Cayuga

Navigating O.E.R with XYZ

Presenters: Dan Linville and John Kunkel (XYZ Homework)

Project Ernie Closing Session

Saturday 5:10 - 5:45 pm, Board Room

Organizers: Ray LaBounty (Corning CC) and MaryBeth Orrange (Erie CC). This session is specifically intended for the Project ERNIE 2019 cohort.

Executive Board Meeting

Saturday 5:10 - 5:45 pm, Director's Room

The newly elected Executive Board meets at this time.

Cocktail Reception - sponsored by Lumen Learning

Saturday 5:15 - 6:15 pm, Hotel Lobby

If you have a free drink ticket, redeem it at the cash bar!

Saturday Banquet Dinner

Saturday 6:15 pm, Finger Lakes Ballroom

"Presentation: The Art of Collaborative Problem-Solving"

Presented by Fred Herbst, MFA Ceramics.
Open yourself up to unexpected opportunities and rewards by saying yes to collaboration. Fred Herbst will discuss how the simple act of saying "that's an interesting concept, let's work on it together" has shaped his professional life for the last 20 years. His collaborations with a variety of artists and scientists has allowed him to explore new ideas and possibilities on the SUNY-Corning Community College campus, around the country, and in Europe.

Sunday, April 14th

Smart Breakfast Buffet

Sunday 8:8:50 am, Grill 1-2-5

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before the last talk and before venturing off!

S30.   Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Keuka

Math OER) + (Personalized Learning) = Student Success

Presenter: David Usinski (Erie CC)

S31.   Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 am, Seneca

Factoring Quartics (really!)

Presenter: Russ Penner (Mohawk Valley CC)

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