Scene from MAW '95 at Central College. Pictured (from
left to right) are: Natasha Henry, Tyson Henry, LaJoi
Kennedy (standing), LaNetra Moneta, and
Community Service Activities
Seventh and eighth graders will participate in a "Mathematics
Riddles" Contest. Students will solve problems that will assist in their preparation
for the TAAS test, administered by Houston Independent School District and
the Texas Education Agency. Students will use decision-making to guess the
answer to number theory problems.
Date of Contest: Second Week in April, 1996
Place: S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, Houston, Texas
Contact Persons: Jacqueline B. Giles or Deloyd Parker
College Level Activities
Teams of students enrolled in College Algebra will prepare:
(1) 5 Bulletin Boards in classrooms and the computer laboratory
(2) A mathematics newsletter will be prepared and distributed during
(3) A panel discussion will be held in April, 1996. Topic: Mathematics
and Decision-making (Using statistical data to support opinions
relating to Affirmative Action.)
(4) Students will design and conduct an assessment of activities to determine
interests and peer evaluation of the Central College MAW projects for 1996.
- Affirmative Action Panel Discussion
- Place: Dr. J. Don Boney Building, Room 305
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Date April 25, 1996, Thursday
Mr. Herbert Hamilton (faculty)
Mr. Tim Sever (faculty)
Mr. Joel Williams (faculty)
Ms. Gabe Espinosa (student)
Ms. Fatou Bao (student)
Mr. Phillip Saud (student)
Question and Answer Period
Reception 3:50 P.M.
Mr. Chris Williams
Ms. Eryn Bywater
Ms. Laurie West
(5) Class activities include completion of projects to determine minimum
cost for packaging basketballs to be sent to students in South Africa.
Students are to estimate the cost of sending inflated basketballs in a rectangular
box of specified dimensions. Minimum conditions are given in the problem
statement so that students will impose their own conditions to complete
the task. Team work and research are encouraged so that students gain real world
experiences while completing the project.
For more information on Math Awareness Week activities at Central College, please contact Jackie Giles at Jbgiles@aol.com.
- Speaker: Dr. James Ginn, Head,
- Mathematics Department,
Texas Southern University,
- Topic: Mathematical Expectations
- Time and Date: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 1996
- Place: Central College Mathematics Department
- Room 311, Dr. J. Don Boney Building
1300 Holman, Houston, Texas 77004
- Contact: 713-630-1881