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1996 Seattle Mathfest
Seattle, WA, August 1012, 1996
Meeting #913
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Donovan H Van Osdol, MAA dv@christa.unh.edu
Sunday August 11, 1996

Sunday August 11, 1996, 7:00 a.m.8:20 a.m.
Breakfast for MAA Student Chapter Faculty Advisors, Section Coordinators, and PME Advisors

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Joint Meetings Registration

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:30 a.m.9:20 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Reflections on mathematics reform, mathematics literacy, and citizenship.
Robert Moses*, The Algebra Project

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Book Sales

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Hospitality Center

Sunday August 11, 1996, 9:35 a.m.10:25 a.m.
Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures: Lecture II
Refined counting and a noncommutative version of the binomial theorem.
Richard Askey*, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sunday August 11, 1996, 10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Optional Tour: Cruise the Locks and Seattle Harbor

Sunday August 11, 1996, 10:40 a.m.11:45 a.m.
AMSMAA Invited Address
Moderators: Frank Morgan, Williams College
Panelists: Jenny Kelley, Rutgers University
Helen E. Moore, Bowdoin College
Jean E. Taylor, Rutgers University
The double bubble conjecture.
Joel Hass*, University of California, Davis

Sunday August 11, 1996, 12:15 p.m.12:45 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra Special Address

12:15 p.m.
The Picard group of an affine domain.
Roger A. Wiegand*, Univ. of Nebraska

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#5: Part A
Dynamic geometry lab with Sketchpad.
Organizers:
James R. King, University of Washington

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#6: Part A
Projects for precalculus.
Organizers:
Janet Lynn Andersen, Hope College
Todd M. Swanson, Aquinas College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on A Tour through Applications to the Social Sciences, II
Organizers: Robin Forman, Rice University forman@math.rice.edu

1:00 p.m.
The price is right: Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem and economic equilibria.
Michael Olinick*, Middlebury College

1:40 p.m.
Formal approaches to cooperative games.
James D. Laing*, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
(913M1215)

2:20 p.m.
Measuring utility: Axioms, representations, and functional equations.
R. Duncan Luce*, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Combinatorics, II
Organizers: Andrew J. Radcliffe, University of Nebraska

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Group Representation Theory, II
Organizers: Benjamin J. Ford, University of Washington ford@washington.edu
George McNinch, University of Oregon ncnich@euclid.uoregon.edu

1:00 p.m.
Problems and progress in representation theory of finite groups.
Charles W. Curtis*, University of Oregon

1:40 p.m.
Quadratic subspaces of matrices.
Chris Pappacena*, University of Southern California

2:05 p.m.
Complete reducibility and dimensions of representations.
George McNinch*, University of Oregon

2:30 p.m.
Character correspondences and constituency.
Christopher Puin*, Ohio University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Optimization, II
Organizers: Paul Y. Tseng, University of Washington

1:00 p.m.
On the complexity of an alggorithm for convex minimax optimiztion.
Peilei Jiang*, Washington State University

1:20 p.m.
An application of a LevenbergMarquardt algorithm to a parameterrecovery problem on the real line.
Jennifer Mueller*, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

1:40 p.m.
Limited memory qusiNewton methods in a trustregion framework.
Andreas Wiegmann*, University of Washington

2:00 p.m.
Algorithms for box constrained optimization problems.
Song Xu*, University of Washington

2:20 p.m.
Selfcomplementary variable metric algorithms.
Min Zhu*, Washington State University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, III
Organizers: Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

1:00 p.m.
Calculus for underprepared students: A justintime approach in a variety of settings.
Kay B. Somers*, Moravian College

1:20 p.m.
A comparison of teaching calculus in USA and China.
Dali Luo*, Dept. of Math, Cedarville College, Cedarville, Ohio 45314
Jimin Tian, Math Dept. Richland College, Dallas, TX 75243

1:40 p.m.
Group projects and a "Poster Session Final Exam" in a 100level mathematical modeling course.
Melvin A. Nyman*, Alma College
John S. Berry, University of Plymouth

2:00 p.m.
Some methods to find a limit using the graphics calculator TI85.
Wenyao Zhang*, Union County College

2:20 p.m.
Fundamental concepts of calculus on computers.
Wenzhi Sun*, Salem College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics as a Laboratory Science, I
Organizers: Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University mbessma@junix.ju.edu
David A. Smith, Duke University das@math.duke.edu

1:00 p.m.
Is it sixteen?
Herb I. Brown*,

1:10 p.m.
Stochastic modeling of plant growth and treelike structures.
Anne M. Burns*,

1:20 p.m.
Exploring numerical methods in the computer lab.
Li Chao*,

1:30 p.m.
The impact of objectoriented technology on mathematics software.
Lawrence D'Antonio*,

1:40 p.m.
Diverse spreadsheet applications in mathematics.
Robert S. Fisk*,

1:50 p.m.
An interactive lesson for teaching linear programming.
K.L.D. Gunawardena*,

2:00 p.m.
Learning discrete mathematics with a computer algebra system.
Nancy L. Hagelgans*,

2:10 p.m.
Classrooms as learning laboratories: Mathematics at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Leonard J. Kelly*,

2:20 p.m.
Centers of triangles of fixed center: Adventures in undergraduate research.
William Mueller*,

2:30 p.m.
Calculatorassisted Fourier analysis.
John D. Neff*,

2:40 p.m.
Groups for hundreds.
Al Shenk*,

2:50 p.m.
A laboratory approach to calculus using interactive features of the WorldWide Web.
Frederick J. Wicklin*,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

Sunday August 11, 1996, 1:40 p.m.2:55 p.m.
AMSMAA Graduate Student Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers: Roger A. Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~rwiegand

1:40 p.m.
Coefficient modules over a twodimensional regular local domain.
JungChen Liu*, Purdue University

2:00 p.m.
$\delta$stable ideals and minimal resolutions.
Todd Deery*, Queen's University

2:20 p.m.
Generators for fat point ideals on ${\bf P}^2$.
Stephanie Fitchett*, University of Nebraska

2:40 p.m.
Submodules of the quotient field of a Pr\"ufer domain.
Bruce Olberding*, Wesleyan University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part I
How NOT to excite people about mathematics: A live demonstration.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 3:05 p.m.3:50 p.m.
NAM David Blackwell Lecture
An update on the nothreein line problem.
Johnny L. Houston*, Elizabeth City State University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#1: Part B
Low cost visualization training for multivariable calculus: Drawing.
Organizers:
Caspar R. Curjel, University of Washington
Rose L. Pugh, Bellevue Community College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Minicourse \#2: Part B
Computability and computational complexity: What is this all about?
Organizers:
William A. Marion, Valparaiso University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
AMSMAA Research Session on Commutative Algebra, II
Organizers: Sylvia Margaret Wiegand, University of Nebraska http://www.math.unl.edu/~swiegand
William J. Heinzer, Purdue University, West Lafayette

4:00 p.m.
Birational maps.
Dale Cutkosky*, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

4:25 p.m.
Excellent rings with local generic formal fibers.
Susan R. Loepp*, Univ. of Nebraska and Williams College

4:55 p.m.
An intersection property of the Henselization.
Christel Rotthaus*, Michigan State Univ.

5:20 p.m.
Can lofty ideals shed light on the Jacobian conjecture?
Eloise Hamann*, San Jose State Univ.

5:50 p.m.
On the prime spectrum of a Mori domain.
Evan Houston*, University of North Carolina
Valentina Barucci, University of Rome

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:35 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovative Teaching in FirstYear College Mathematics, IV
Organizers: Howard L. Penn, U. S. Naval Academy hlp@usna.navy.mil
Aaron I. Stucker, Washburn University of Topeka zzstuc@acc.wuacc.edu

4:00 p.m.
Course questions and topic leters: Writing projects for liberal arts students.
Janet Heine Barnett*, University of Southern Colorado

4:20 p.m.
A liberal arts mathematics course.
Barbara Trader Faires*, Westminster College

4:40 p.m.
Math & society: making mathematics meaningful for nonmajors.
Teresa Engel Moore*, Ithaca College

5:00 p.m.
A tried and true approach for assigning writing in mathematics.
Annalisa Crannell*, Franklin & Marshall
Tommy Ratliff, St. Olaf College

5:20 p.m.
Switching from math appreciation to quantitative literacy.
Judith A. Silver*, Marshall University
Evelyn Mary PupploCody, Marshall University

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA Session on Reformed Calculus in Performance: What Works, What to Fix, II
Organizers: Walter Gill Kelley, University of Oklahoma
Curtis C. McKnight, University of Oklahoma

4:00 p.m.
Project CALC at DukeHow do we know if it works?
Jack Bookman*, Duke University

4:20 p.m.
Teaching calculus with laboratory Activities.
Aihua Li*, Loyola University, New Orleans

4:40 p.m.
Calculus reform against all odds.
Dora Ahmadi*,

5:00 p.m.
Evaluating student learning in the calculus reform movement:A comparative study.
Susan L. Ganter*,

5:20 p.m.
Differences between instructors and students in perception of function representations using multidimensinal scaling.
Nancy Matthews*,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Innovations in Mathematics Courses beyond Linear Algebra, II
Organizers: Janet L. Beery, University of Redlands
Steven W. Morics, University of Redlands

4:00 p.m.
New topics and pedagogy in multivariable calculus.
Alan Knoerr*, Occidental College

4:15 p.m.
Student projects in real analysis: One model.
C. Ara Pehlivanian*, United States Military Academy

4:30 p.m.
A projectsbased course in modeling.
Alexander Koonce*, University of Redlands

4:45 p.m.
Mathematical modeling projects with Mathematica.
Allan A. Struthers*, Michigan Technological University

5:00 p.m.
Graphic display of Newton's interpolation polynomials.
Wenzhi Sun*, Salem College

5:15 p.m.
Computer algebra systems and constructive Galois Theory: Ideas for a new secondsemester abstract algebra course.
John Swallow*, Davidson College

5:30 p.m.
Productive thinking and applications: Computer ccienceoriented graph theory.
Mingshen Wu*, University of WisconsinStout

5:45 p.m.
A second semester of discrete mathematics based on computeraided student investigations in Ramsey Theory.
Daniel Schaal*, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:55 p.m.
MAA Session on Teaching and Learning Mathematics as a Laboratory Science, II
Organizers: Marcelle Bessman, Jacksonville University mbessma@junix.ju.edu
David A. Smith, Duke University

4:00 p.m.
Teaching a projectbased differential equations course.
Robin A. Pennington*, Wartburg College

4:15 p.m.
Envelopes.
Mark Schwartz*,

4:30 p.m.
Teaching probability as a laboratory course.
Peter Tannenbaum*,

4:45 p.m.
Diverse spreadsheet applications in mathematics.
Robert S. Fisk*,

5:00 p.m.
Technology throughout the math curriculum.
Scott Smith*,

5:15 p.m.
Interactive learning of mathematics and computer in a distributed laboratory.
Margret Hoft,
Harmut Hoft,
Kevin Burke*,

5:30 p.m.
Problems designed for creating cooperative learning in lab environment.
Han Jongsook*,

5:45 p.m.
Using the World Wide Web as a mathematical laboratory tool.
Thomas LoFaro*,
Kevin Cooper,

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
MAA Student Papers

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
PME Contributed Paper Sessions

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2A
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Presentation
The research mathematian as an educator: How do we use the mathematics that we create to motivate students? Part II.
Presenters:
William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona
James A. Powell, Utah State University
Nancy Pullman, Logan (Utah) High School
Joseph C. Watkins, University of Arizona

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
AMS Presentation
eMATH on the World Wide Web.
Organizers:
Wendy A. Bucci, American Mathematical Society
Ralph E. Youngen, American Mathematical Society

Sunday August 11, 1996, 4:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
MAA CUPM Panel Discussion
Promoting interdisciplinary activities: Mathematics across the curriculum.
Organizers:
Frank R. Giordano, Carroll College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 5:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Session on Mathematics as Performance Art, Part 2B
Discovering the performer in you: An improv teaching workshop.
Presenters:
Colin C. Adams, Williams College
Edward B. Burger, Williams College

Sunday August 11, 1996, 6:30 p.m.8:15 p.m.
PME Banquet

Sunday August 11, 1996, 8:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
PME J. Sutherland Frame Lecture
Nets, sieves, and money: Number theory's rubber hits the Iway road.
J. Kevin Colligan*, National Security Agency
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