State of Jefferson Mathematics Congress
October 4-6, 2013 Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Orick, CA
Mathematical Creativity: If you want to get there, don't start from here by David Scott, University of Puget Sound.
Many significant developments in mathematics occur when an idea or formula that may not make sense in its original context has a valid interpretation in a related context. The talk contains several results as well as a problem that illustrate this type of creativity.
Functions, Duality, and Mapping Diagrams by Martin Flashman, Humboldt State University.
Mapping diagrams provide a valuable alternative to graphs for visualizing functions. Core function concepts can be more easily understood using these diagrams. Concepts of duality have been used to illuminate many mathematical categories such as geometry, algebra, and analysis. Professor Flashman explores the power of mapping diagrams as visualizations for functions and discusses how duality can be used to make connections between these diagrams and traditional graphs. Here is a link to a pdf version of the presentation, and a link to the free Adobe Reader, if you need it.
Discussion Under the Redwoods—008: A License to Approximate, led by Nick Franceschine, Sonoma State University.
Actuaries are business professionals who attempt to forecast the financial consequences of future events. Nick opens the “black box” to show how actuarial mathematics works, discusses opportunities in the actuarial profession, and talks about how interested students might prepare themselves to enter this interesting field. The format is interactive, with Nick responding to questions about the profession—and why it’s so hard to become an actuary.
|Terris Becker||Sonoma State University|
|Katie Bottenberg||Humboldt State University|
|Joseph Cisneros||Sonoma State University|
|Mike Cockrum||Humboldt State University|
|Jacob Combs||Sonoma State University|
|Arielle Farber||Humboldt State University|
|Paul Felten||Humboldt State University|
|Martin Flashman||Humboldt State University|
|Nick Franceshine||Sonoma State University|
|Leah Freedman||Humboldt State University|
|Jennifer Ganeles||Sonoma State University|
|Pablo Gomez||Humboldt State University|
|Jeff Haag||Humboldt State University|
|Caleb Hill||Humboldt State University|
|Jacob Holman||Sonoma State University|
|William Irvine||Humboldt State University|
|Natalya Jackson||Humboldt State University|
|Luisa Jojola||Sonoma State University|
|Rick Luttmann||Sonoma State University|
|Dustin Madsen||Humboldt State University|
|Phoebe Marco||Sonoma State University|
|Thomas Mattman||California State University, Chico|
|Jeremy Milana||Humboldt State University|
|Elaine Newman||Sonoma State University|
|Tyler Plass||Humboldt State University|
|Gregory Reese||Sonoma State University|
|Carlos Sanchez||Humboldt State University|
|Fabian Santiago||Sonoma State University|
|David Scott||University of Puget Sound|
|James Shipman||Sonoma State University|
|Larry Shrewsbury||Southern Oregon University|
|Sean Smith||Sonoma State University|
|Katie Varley||Humboldt State University|
|Kaitlyn Vigue||Sonoma State University|
|Sarah Whitaker||Sonoma State University|
|Faith Yakovleva||Humboldt State University|
|Ken Yanosko||Humboldt State University|
|Kemble Yates||Southern Oregon University|
|Valerie Yellam||Humboldt State University|