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Topic: AMTRA and T^3 Regional Conference: Registrations due soon!
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Virginia Kuryla

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AMTRA and T^3 Regional Conference: Registrations due soon!
Posted: Jan 13, 2010 4:11 PM
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The T^3 Regional and AMTRA (Association of Mathematics Teachers of the Rochester Area) is holding it's Spring Conference on Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20, 2010 at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

We are planning some new and fun stuff for this year's event!

First, there will be the building of a giant tetrahedron and your participation in building it is a key element. The giant tetrahedron will be over 9 feet tall and you can get inside it. Bring your camera and have your picture taken to show your students! Building will start Friday night in conjunction with the social hour.

The keynote address on Saturday will be given by Scott Flansburg the "Fastest Human Calculator." He is an author and "edutainer." He has spoken at an AMTRA event in the past and was very well received. AMTRA has been asked to have an encore performance and here he is.

This year AMTRA has added two grade level band speakers. Presenting on Friday for the elementary level will be Stuart Murphy, the author of award winning story books that make math fun. The presenting on Saturday for the secondary level will be Dr. Tim McNamara, former local teacher, past AMTRA president, and the 1993 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.

In addition to these featured "blue-ribbon" speakers, there will be regular sessions from both new presenters and favored presenters. Here is the schedule of events:

Friday Night March 19th
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Registration
4:15 pm - 5:05 pm Session I
5:10 pm - 6:00 pm Session II
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Elementary Featured Speaker - Stuart Murphy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Social Hour and Tetrahedron Building (take part in one or both!)

Saturday March 20th
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration (if you didn't come on Friday) and Tetrahedron Building
7:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Tetrahedron Building (again take part in one or both!)
8:00 am - 9:00 am Session I
9:15 am - 9:30 am Business Meeting
9:30 am - 11:00 am Keynote Address - Scott Flansburg
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (good time to see vendors and take pictures with the Tetrahedron)
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Secondary Featured Speaker - Tim McNamara
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Session II
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Session III

The registration form is available on our website. www.amtraonline.org (follow the link on the very bottom of the page)

Registration forms must be postmarked before or on February 13, 2010 in order to guarantee the full "goodie-bag" (hint, the bag is part of the "goodie"). Late and on-site registration is available, but do not expect all the "goodies".

Please forward this information to others in your district who might wish to attend.

Ginny Kuryla
AMTRA Newsletter Editor



Virginia Kuryla

Williamson Central Schools
AIS Math Teacher - Grades 3, 4, 5 & 8
Math Curriculum Coordinator gr 5-8


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