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Conversations Among Colleagues:
Collaborating to Improve the Mathematical Education of Our Students

was held
Friday, March 24, 2006
at the University of Michigan School of Education in Ann Arbor.

The conference featured a keynote address by Patricio Herbst, University of Michigan, and Daniel Chazan, University of Maryland. Herbst and Chazan collaborate on ThEMat: Thought Experiments in Mathematics Teaching.

The conference was designed to foster communication among the many parties responsible for the mathematics education of teachers in Michigan--college and university mathematicians and mathematics educators, K-12 mathematics supervisors, curriculum directors, and classroom teachers who mentor teacher interns.

The 2006 Conversations Among Colleagues was jointly sponsored by

* Center for Mathematics Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn,
* Mathematical Association of America Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers program (MAA-PMET),
* Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM),
* Michigan Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (MichMATYC),
* Michigan Mathematics Teacher Educators (MMTE),
* Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-MI),
* Michigan State University Division of Science and Mathematics Education

and hosted by the Center for Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics, School of Education, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.