Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute

Rice University Houston Independent School District Aldine Independent School District National Science Foundation

2005 Colloquium Schedule

Wednesday, June 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
John Polking
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Rice University
"Tropical Mathematics: An Interesting and Useful Variant of Ordinary Arithmetic"
Wednesday, June 15
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Richard Tapia
Noah Harding Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
"Promoting Students Appreciation for Math Through Applications to Very Cool Activities"
Wednesday, June 22
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Heidi Schweingruber
Program Officer
Board on Science Education
Center for Education, National Academies
"Research-Based Principles for Designing Mathematics Instruction"