October 21, 2016

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 21 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 Gas Room3
8:00 –
Sergio Stadler
The New AP Calculus Standards  & Connections with PreCalculus
Billy Esra
Teaching the p-value alone is not enough: p-hacking and pitfalls
Steve Stodgill
Nspire your students to mbrace Technology in AP Statistics
9:30 – 10:45 Starting Calculus Off Right:  A Non-Traditional Approach Chris Franklin
Dennis Wilson
Setting Bounds – Coping with Approximation Errors in Calculus
11:00 – 12:00 Storie Atkins
Using Best Practices in AP Calculus
Debbie Kohler
Using Best Practices to Engage Students in AP Statistics
Marshall Ransom
Approaching Limits: Visualizing, Calculating, Defining and Using L’Hopital’s Rule
12:00 – 12:30

Lunch and Business Meeting

12:30 – 2:00 AP Calculus
Reading ReportMarshall Ransom
AP Statistics
Reading ReportBilly Esra, Debbie Kohler, & Jean Linner

Closing Session for GMC in Auditorium

I hope you will make plans to attend! Go to 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
President, GAAPMT

Annual Meeting

AP Calculus and AP Statistics Teachers Join us for the
GA2PMT Annual Meeting
at GCTM’s Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle
October 16, 2015

 GAS Room 1

8:00-9:15 What the Updated AP Calculus Courses Mean for You – Benjamin Hedrick, Director of AP Mathematics Curriculum and Development for College Board
9:30-10:45 Implementing Changes in the AP Calculus Curriculum – Dr. Chuck Garner, Rockdale Magnet School

GAS Room 2

8:00-10:30 An Introduction to Simulation-Based Inference – Where is Statistics Headed? – Landy Godbold Retired, Westminster Schools

GAS Room 3

8:00-9:15 Interactive Notebooks at the AP Level – Loretta Cameron, Woodstock High School
9:30-10:45 The Best of the Best Practices from AP Statistics – Wenona Young, Cobb County School District – Debbie Kohler, Kennesaw State University

GA²PMT Business Meeting & Lunch 11:30 – 1:00

Report from the AP Calculus Reading Provided by Marshall Ransom

Report from the AP Statistics Reading Provided by Billy Esra, Debbie Kohler, Jean Linner, and Wenona Young

*Registration for the Georgia Math Conference is required to attend the GA2PMT annual meeting.

Visit to register for the conference and see for session descriptions and 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.


Meet Our Featured Presenter: Landy Godbold received his BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech and recently retired from teaching at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta after LX years. He taught some version of courses in statistics for over 35 of those years (at the AP level since 1996). In 1984, Landy was one of the first fifty participants in the Woodrow Wilson Summer Institutes in mathematics at Princeton (that year the topic was Statistics) and returned during the summers of 1988-1993 as Computer Director for that program. He served two, three-year terms as an NCTM appointee to the ASANCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability, and served the final two years as chair. Landy became an AP reader of Statistics exams in 1997, and he has six years of experience as a table leader. Landy co-authored (with Linda Young, Gail Burrill, and Christine Franklin) NCTM’s Navigations in Data Analysis. His honors include Westminster’s Alex P. Gaines professorship, Alumni Fellow for Distinguished Teaching, and the national Presidential, Radio Shack, and MAA Edyth May Sliffe awards. Apart from statistics, he enjoys family (almost-two-yearold and one-week old grandsons), music, cycling, table tennis, and good red wine.