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UT Martin to host Tennessee Mathematics Teachers' Association conference Sept. 29-30


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is hosting the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers’ Association annual conference on Sept. 29-30. More than 200 mathematics teachers, supervisors and other mathematics educators from kindergarten through college are expected to attend.

“TMTA provides a two-day professional development opportunity for mathematics educators,” said Dr. Stephanie Kolitsch, UT Martin professor of mathematics and TMTA treasurer. “This year we have over 70 presentations covering grade levels PreK-12 and college available.”

Three additional faculty members from the UT Martin Department of Mathematics and Statistics also hold positions within TMTA and the regional chapter – the Mathematics Teachers of Tennessee Northwest. Dr. Desiree McCullough, professor and director of institutional research, is the contest awards chair and past president; David Ray, lecturer, is the organization’s examination director; and Dr. Brian Wagner, associate professor, is regional contest chair for West Tennessee.

Friday’s events will conclude with a banquet to honor the statewide top-10 winners of the TMTA high school math contests held in April. Student winners, their teachers and their families have all been invited to join association members for the evening. Trent Okerson, meteorologist for WSPD-TV Local 6 in Paducah, Kentucky, will serve as the banquet’s keynote speaker.

UT Martin has hosted this statewide conference three times, most recently in 2010.

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at 731-881-7360.


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