Links for Recent Presentations

Please use one of the following links.

Slides from Euler, Dilog, and the Basel Problem, presented at the Jan 2010 AMS/MAA meetings.

Provincial Polynomia: Uncommon Excursions for the Seasoned Visitor, presented at St. Norbert College, Nov 2009, MD-DC-VA MAA meeting, Nov 2009, and NCTM HQ, June, 2008:

For a source on the polynomial puzzle look here.
For more on binary powering look here and here.
For more about Lill's method look here.
For more information on Marden's Theorem look here.


Reprint of Calculus in Orbit, referred to in a visit to Walt Whitman High School, December 2007.

Slides from Ladders, Couches, and Envelopes, presented at Loyola College, Baltimore, November 2007. Also, here is a reprint of Solving the Ladder Problem on the Back of an Envelope, from Mathematics Magazine, June 2007, which covers the same topics in greater detail.

Slides from Euler, Dilog, and the Basel Problem, presented at the Fall 2008 meeting of the MD-DC-VA section of the MAA.


Assessment Presentations at January 06 San Antonio January Meetings, joint work with Lyn Stallings.  Here are slides, as well as word documents for a sample paper and editorial guidelines from the student paper mini-study.

Preprint for a paper on the Ladder Problem and Envelopes of Curves.  Get both the paper and all the figures (which are in a separate file).   SPECIAL NOTE RE MD-DC-VA Fall 05 Meeting Presentation.

Slides from Spring 2005 ISMAA talk about Fibonacci numbers

Slides from a related talk about Fibonacci numbers and Pythagorean Triples

Reprint of a paper on Fibonacci numbers  Joint paper with Robert Mena, published in Mathematics Magazine, June 2003.


For the January 2005 joint MAA/AMS meetings in Atlanta, GA, MAA Invited Paper Session on the Legacy of James White:

Mathwright Library Web Site
White's Interactive Calculus Book
White's Paper on Conic Sections (published in the MAA's JOMA on-line journal)
                    And here's a link to the video presentation
Samad Mortabit's Interactive College Algebra Book Preview
Mike Pepe's Transformations of a Function Webpage
Memorial Webpage for James White
Kalman's Mathwright Web Activities

Virtual Empirical Investigation: Concept Formation and Theory Justification, pedagogical basis for mathwright style interactions.  A later version appeared in the November 2005 American Mathematical Monthly.

Virtual Mathematics (640 KB) from the Opening Banquet at Mathfest 2004, Providence, RI. Also see related Mathwright Webpage Activities


Mathwright Activities discussed in a presentation to Project NExT at January 04 meetings in Phoenix. Also see related Mathwright Webpage Activities


Math Modeling in the Prior-to-Calculus Curriculum.
Slides from a College Algebra / Precalculus panel discussion at the MAA Mathfest, Boulder, August 2003.

Elementary Mathematical Models - An entry level mathematics course for the five minute university.
Slides from a presentation at the AMS/MAA meeting, Baltimore, January 2003.

Two related papers:

Entry Level College Mathematics: Algebra or Modeling from AMATYC Review

Elementary Math Models: College Algebra Topics and a Liberal Arts Approach from a forthcoming MAA Notes volume.


Slides from a Spring 2003 talk about Fibonacci numbers and Pythagorean Triples

Slides from a Fall 2002 talk about Fibonacci numbers

Reprint of a paper on Fibonacci numbers  Joint paper with Robert Mena, published in Mathematics Magazine, June 2003.


Webpage related to Mathwright Web Activities, as discussed in Interactive Mathlets from Mathwright, presented at the AMS/MAA meeting, Baltimore, January 2003.

Virtual Empirical Investigation: Concept Formation and Theory Justification, web version of a paper that will be submitted for publication.