DATE:  June 5 , 2007       
CONTACT: Dr. Elaine Young 361.825.2819; or Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337 
Professional Development Conference for Mathematics Educators to be Held at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 300 teachers from across the Coastal Bend will participate in the (ME)^2 By the Sea Mathematics Conference Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for Instruction at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The third annual conference, sponsored by the University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Coastal Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM), will emphasize curriculum alignment and mathematic engagement for students from kindergarten through college. In keeping with this year’s motto of “Making Mathematics Engaging,” the more than 35 conference workshops will feature hands-on activities teachers can use to address a variety of topics in the mathematics curriculum. Highlights will include a lunchtime play celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Leonhard Euler, considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century.
“This conference is the largest mathematics education professional development opportunity for teachers of all levels,” said University professor Elaine Young, president of the Coastal Council of Teachers of Mathematics. “Presenters are practicing mathematics teachers and educators, who present ideas for teaching that they have found effective in the classroom.”