Join us at GCTM’s Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle*
October 21, 2022
Meet Our Featured Presenters:
With 20 years experience as a mathematics and computer science teacher at the secondary level and more than 14 years experience as a mathematics instructor at the post-secondary level (University of Houston and Georgia Tech, Bekki George enjoys making math interesting and challenging for her own students. She is passionate about teaching and has directed outreach programs for high school Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics teachers. She received her master’s degree in mathematics and PhD in Measurement, Quantitative Methods, and Learning Sciences from the University of Houston. Bekki has graded for AP Computer Science and Statistics and was on the curriculum committee for AP Precalculus.
Bob Amar is the Upper School Math Department Head at The Lovett School in Atlanta, GA. A math teacher since 2006, he has taught all levels of high school math, including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, and has been a reader for AP Statistics the past three years. Bob is the programmer of the web-based support software for Statistical Reasoning in Sports and Statistics and Probability with Applications, and from these foundations he and Josh Tabor created Stapplet. Originally designed to be a graphing calculator replacement for students who already have internet-connected devices, the collection has expanded to include activities and the ability to collaboratively collect data. Last school year, Stapplet had over 600,000 users and over 2.1 million sessions!
All sessions are located in Rooms 1 & 2 of the Gas Building on Friday.
*Registration for the Georgia Math Conference is required to attend the GA2PMT annual meeting. Visit www.gctm.org to register for the conference and see www.GAAPMT.org for more about GA2PMT.
Lunch will be provided during the AP reading session for current GA²PMT members.
Annual GA2PMT membership is $10, and on-site registration will be available.
Click HERE to download flyer.
AP STATISTICS SESSIONS
You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance: Student Difficulties with Probability and a Few Suggested Strategies
Ross Brooks and Billy Esra
Popular Activities for New AP Stat Teachers
David Custer and Lisa Stevenson
AP CALCULUS SESSIONS
Curating AP Calculus
Modeling COVID-19 Data with Differential Equations
February 5, 2022
Report from the AP Calculus Reading with Marshall Ransom and other AP Readers
Report from the AP Statistics Reading with Lisa Stevenson and other AP Readers
4:50 – 5:00
Officers and Board of Directors
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall consist of the six officers and up to six additional
regional at-large representatives of the membership.
Section 1. GA2PMT shall meet at least once a year at a time and place selected by the Board of Directors. One meeting shall be at the annual
GCTM Georgia Math Conference in October.
As many of you know, the Georgia Association of AP Math Teachers normally has a meeting during the Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle. Unfortunately this year, the GMC was virtual, which means our conference will also be virtual!
The conference will be on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We plan to have a business meeting, and then two virtual breakout rooms: one for calculus and one for statistics. During the breakout sessions, we plan to address some of the scoring and problem types from the 2020 AP Exams, among other topics.
The conference is FREE. All you need to do is register by filling out this short Google form: https://forms.gle/3Rhq7Fzy237df2deA. We are asking you to register so we can email you a Zoom link—you must be registered to receive a Zoom link.
Since the conference is free, the Executive Board of GAAPMT voted to also make membership FREE as well! From October 2020 to October 2021, you or anyone else can join GAAPMT for free by simply filling out the member information here: https://forms.gle/YBgB8NY3hKBjwmJE7.
Click on the link to download the Spring 2020 Newsletter:
Click on the link below to access the fall 2019 newsletter.
Fall 2019 Newsletter
Special thanks to Marshall Ransom for the documents below. Some valuable resources for both teachers and students preparing for the AP Calculus Exam. Marshall is a long-time table leader at the AP Calculus Reading.
A List of Do’s and Don’ts for the students who are taking the exam.
What is the necessary justification for using the MVT? Marshall has some examples and discusses how each is scored.
An example of a separable differential equation for students to work along with a scoring commentary.
A Differential Equation
Click on the link below to download the Spring Newsletter.
Spring 2018 Newsletter
Members looking for more great resources to aid in teaching AP mathematics should check out the website for the North Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers.
This resource is especially valuable for AP Calculus teachers as many of the articles are written by the current Chief Reader Stephen Davis of Davidson College. The link on the left under “Presentation Archive” has many great article including one written by Davis on the scoring of L’Hospital’s Rule. Click the link below to read this article.
Grading L’Hospital’s Rule
October 20, 2017
The Georgia Mathematics Conference at Rock Eagle is fast approaching, and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage each of you to attend. The highlight of the conference for AP teachers is on Friday, October 20 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Gas Building. Keynote speakers will address topics in AP Calculus and AP Statistics, and there are several sessions for each discipline. These speakers all have extensive experience in the field and are there to bring you best practices and new ideas that will encourage and excite you about teaching AP. My motto as a teacher has always been, “If I think I know it all, I need to quit!” Through 30+ years of teaching, I have always been able to glean wonderful ideas from speakers at this conference dedicated to AP teachers and mathematics teachers. The following grid gives you the schedule for our part of the GMC on Friday.
||Gas Room 1
||Gas Room 2
|More Fun Calculus Activities
Fannin County High School (Retired)
|Barbie Bungee Jump, Pool Noodle Javelins, and Other Activities to Get Your Statistics Students Outdoors
Bishop Hall Charter School
|9:30 – 10:45
||AP Calculus—By the Standards
Columbus High School
|Seeing Random Variables in AP Statistics
Atlanta Jewish Academy & Kennesaw State University
|11:00 – 12:00
||Appropriate Assessment in AP Calculus
Dr. Chuck Garner
Rockdale Magnet School
|Short Meaningful Activities with Applets for AP Statistics
Atlanta Jewish Academy & Kennesaw State University
|12:00 – 12:30
||Lunch and Business Meeting
|12:30 – 2:00
Marshall Ransom, Chuck Garner, Dennis Wilson
Billy Esra, Debbie Kohler, & Jean Linner
||Closing Session for GMC in Auditorium
I hope you will make plans to attend! Go to www.gctm.org and look for GMC at Rock Eagle to register. Or you may go directly to the site with this link:
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Debbie M. Kohler