2016 BCAMT Fall Conference  |  October 21, 2016  |  Gladstone Secondary School  |  Vancouver


Conference Overview

The BC Association of Math Teachers (BCAMT) Fall Conference is an annual event held in British Columbia on the province-wide Professional Development Day in October. This year's theme is "Math is Social" and will be at Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver on October 21.

Keynote Speaker - Fawn Nguyen

Fawn Nguyen teaches math at Mesa Union Junior High in southern California. She started out as a science teacher for 14 years and has been teaching math for the last 10 years. Fawn is part of the UC-Santa Barbara Mathematics Project leadership team that presents at workshops and retreats for math teachers, coaches, and administrators in the Tri-County area. She is a co-founder of the Thousand Oaks Math Teachers’ Circle. In an effort to share and learn from other math teachers, Fawn blogs at Finding Ways. She also started VisualPatterns.org to help students develop algebraic thinking.

Fawn Nguyen

Featured Speaker

Richard HoshinoRichard Hoshino

Richard Hoshino teaches mathematics at Quest University Canada, an innovative liberal arts and sciences university located in Squamish. Prior to his arrival at Quest in 2013, Richard was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (2010-2012), and was a mathematician with the Government of Canada (2006-2010), leading the mathematics and data exploration section at the Canada Border Services Agency.

He has published 26 research papers across numerous fields, including graph theory, marine container risk-scoring, biometric identification, and sports scheduling. He has consulted for a billion-dollar professional baseball league, as well as three Canadian TV game shows (Qubit, Splatalot, Spin-Off), and has helped local businesses and non-profits optimize their scheduling. He is also the author of the novel "The Math Olympian".

Program

The final program was released October 10 in the following forms:.

Schedule

7:30 - 8:45Registration (open until 11:00)
8:45 - 9:45Keynote Address (Auditorium)
10:00 - 10:5050-minute sessions100-minute sessions
11:00 - 11:5050-minute sessions
12:30 - 13:2050-minute sessions100-minute sessions
13:30 - 14:2050-minute sessions
14:30 - 15:15BCAMT Annual General Meeting

 

Registration

Regstration is now closed. Thanks to everyone attending and we'll see you on Friday!

Note: There will be no on-site registration on Friday.

Location

Gladstone Secondary School is located at 4105 Gladstone Street in east Vancouver. It is a five minute walk from the Nanaimo Skytrain Station. Street parking is available on Sydney street and Gladstone street, and by the gravel field on 27th avenue.

Conference Committee