MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #83

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin


Spring 2009 Presentation #83 (Friday, April 3, 2009)

Professor Jane Tanner, SUNY Onandaga CC

"What's Puzzling You?"

Previous Lectures: (Do You Do Sudoku?)

Abstract: Everyone now is familiar with Sudoku. But just what else is out there in terms of mathematical and logic puzzles? This talk will make everyone aware of other challenging types of puzzles that exist. Be prepared to spend more time with puzzles and less time sleeping!!!!

Biography: Jane Tanner, professor of Mathematics at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse NY, has been addicted to all types of puzzles since she could read. Thankfully, "new" puzzles keep on being introduced so she can spend more hours in her fantasy land.

Currently, Jane is serving as the Northeast Vice President of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year colleges. She is a frequent presenter at local, state, regional, and national conferences. She earned her AB in Mathematics from Cornell University, MS in Education (Secondary Mathematics) from the State University of New York at Oswego, and a certificate in Online Teaching from UCLA Extension. In 2005, Jane received an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the 16th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning and was recognized in 2007 with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Excellence Award.

Jane teaches all of her mathematics classes online and really enjoys any opportunity to get up in front of a "live" audience.

The WWTBASM 2009 top five winners of cash and a copy of Scientific Calculator software are:
Sarah Kroth, Verona HS
Tara Baumgarten, Reedsburg HS
Ed Kluender, Madison Memorial HS
Corey Daehling, Lodi HS
Emilie Bedard, Ithaca (Richland Center) HS

Other competitors whom also received a copy of Scientific Calculator software are:
Russell Brulla, Fort Atkinson HS
Joe Gehrmann, Oregon HS
Rachael Neuman, Pardeeville HS
Steven Surgeon, Wonewoc Center
Kati Wetschnig, Westfield Area HS


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