Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

  62 nd WIU Mathematics Teachers Conference, Friday, March 22, 2013

Teaching and Learning Mathematics K-14:  Meaning and Creativity in the Classroom

Welcome to the 2013 WIU Math Conference website! 

  • A brochure containing the registration form is here
  • A schedule of the conference in table form is here
  • A detailed program for the conference is here

Note that the conference registration and opening keynote address will be in Morgan Hall 109, so that is where you should go if you plan to arrive on campus for the opening talk -- if you plan to register the day of the conference, it would help our processing if you can pay by check. 

Our keynote speakers this year will be Dr. Daina Taimina and Dr. David Henderson

Photo Taimina

Dr. Taimina is an adjunct associate professor at Cornell University whose interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, education, art and history. Her book Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes was awarded the 2012 Euler Book Prize from the MAA; this book is an aesthetically beautiful and visually intuitive approach toward introducing educators, students and the general public to hyperbolic geometry in particular and mathematics in general. Her work has received national coverage in such media outlets as ABC News, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.

Photo Henderson

Dr. Henderson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Cornell University and is currently involved in extensive mathematics curriculum innovation projects. In 2005, he joined the high school curriculum development team for Robert Moses’ Algebra Project, for which he is the lead writer of the geometry portion. In 2011, he joined an NSF-supported project to develop and test the potential of experiencing, describing, and visualizing space as the core of an integrated STEM education that spans the K–5 grades. He and Dr. Taimina have co-authored Experiencing Geometry: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean With History.


To register:

Complete the following registration form:
Registration form (MS Word)
Four ways to register:
  1. Mail completed registration form with check                (made payable to Western Illinois University) to:                   Western Illinois University
    1 University Circle
    Math Department
    Macomb, IL  61455-3190

  2. Email completed registration form (via attachment)
    with credit card information in an e-mail to:

  3. Fax completed registration form with credit card      information to (309) 298-1857

  4. Phone (309) 298-2275 or (309) 298-1054
    with registration and credit card information.

Parking information:

The parking services office here at WIU is requesting that you park in the lot in front of the Western Illinois Credit Union / University Services Building (USB) on 322 West University Drive (essentially at the corner of West University Drive and Route 67).  
To then get to Morgan Hall, you can take the #2 Gold GoWest bus to either Horrabin Hall or Currens Hall (and then cross Western Avenue to Morgan Hall) or take the #1 Purple GoWest bus directly to the Morgan Hall bus stop.  Maps of the bus routes are here .

The buses operate from 7am to 5pm on Fridays. There are metered parking areas closer to Morgan Hall if you would like to try that option; a general parking map indicating those metered areas is here.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact Laura Cripe by e-mail ( or by phone (309-298-2275).