One of the advantages that I have in making proposals is that my topics on mathematics history don't become dated. Also, I propose something, two years ahead of time, that I want to develop.
For some time now I've wanted to look at Native American Mathematics, especially the Anastazi, the Myan, and the Aztec (my spell check isn't working, I hope my spelling is correct). Thus, for San Diego I proposed "Celebrating Native American Mathematics." It was accepted. I've been working on the topic for several months now and will have activities by September to use with my classes.
I'm already thinking about l997. I do a math tour of England each year with my middle school students. I think I will propose speaking on what I do. It's a ball. Does it sound interesting to you all?
Take care, KD --
Math History Lives!
Karen Dee Michalowicz VQUEST Math Lead Teacher/Trainer Upper School Mathematics Chair Virginia Quality Education The Langley School in Sciences and Technology 1411 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22012 USA 703-356-1920(w) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (703) 790-9712 --or-- KarenDM@aol.com