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Directions to Bishop Blanchet High School:
From the North: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Northgate) and turn left on Wallingford. 
From the South: Take the 85th Street exit from I5 (just after Lake City Way) and turn left on Wallingford.

Fall Dinner - October 10, 2016


Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment
Dr. Leslie Nielsen, Math Program Manager, Puget Sound ESD

Many of us are avidly following one or more races in our current election, but few of us question if elections are mathematically “fair”.  In this talk, Leslie will explore some mathematical perspectives on voting and share some activities from her co-authored 1997 book. The activities can be used with students grades 6 through 12, at differing levels of mathematical complexity. Come help ponder questions of mathematical fairness in elections. Leslie has been a math teacher since 1983, working at the UW for 3 years in the Secondary Teacher Ed program, in Issaquah for 7 years as a teacher followed by 8 years as the math specialist. She has also taught in Pennsylvania, California, and Denmark. Is Democracy Fair was written while she lived in Denmark – co-authored with Michael DeVilliers of South Africa and Crystal Mills, their editor.


Winter Dinner - Monday, February 13th, 2017

Inclusion in the Mathematics Classroom
Featuring Esther Andrews and Rosetta Lee
Seattle Girls' School


Hear from a middle and high school math teacher and a diversity expert on practical strategies you can employ in your classrooms to increase inclusion, engagement, motivation, equity, and achievement.  Whether you're looking for simple changes you can make tomorrow or you're advocating for systemic shifts, walk away with applicable ideas that make mathematics success accessible for all students.



Spring Dinner - Monday, May 15th, 2017


Ignite Talks: 20 Slides in 5 Minutes!

Featuring PSCTM Board Members: Lynn Adsit (Random Acts of Stats), Jane Bissonnette (Scrabble), Traci Cotton (Poke Math Go), Christy Frary (Tech Tips), Joyce Frost (Paper Folding Math), Joe Frost (Newton, Liebniz, and the Calculus War), Art Mabbott (Lies We Tell Kids), Saraswate Noel (Getting Radical With Math), Kim Schjelderup (And More)

The program for the Spring Dinner will be members of the PSCTM Board each presenting a favorite topic using the "Ignite Talk" format: 5-minute talks with 20 slides that change automatically.

Social Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Presentation at 7:00

The social hour, dinner, and presentation are open to all, but we need to have you pre-register so that we can order the right number of meals.  The cost for dinner is $15 for members or $20 for non-members, payable at the door or by mail.  If you prefer to send in your payment in advance, the Dinner Registration and Membership Form is contained in this linked pdf.  Members (even those who join at the door) are entered in the drawing for the Penewell Prize, a $100 gift certificate to buy materials for your classroom.


Eventbrite - PSCTM Spring Dinner 2017