Catawba Mathematics Professor Makes Presentations
April 13, 2010
Catawba College mathematics professor, Dr. Paul Baker, chaired the Professional Session at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America held March 26 at Elon University. During that session, Baker presented "Basic Operations on Khmer Numbers."
On March 16, Dr. Baker was a guest speaker at the "Meet the Author" event at Bostian Elementary School. The event was sponsored by Mrs. Donna Rymer's fifth grade class. Mrs. Rymer's class presented an original play about the authoring process to the other fifth grade classes and to parents. Following the play, Dr. Baker spoke about the processes he used in authoring his six books. An intensive question and answer session ensued. Mrs. Katrena Wells completed the program, describing how to successfully author Internet web pages. As refreshments were served, Mrs. Rymer's students each staffed their displays that were set up in the library, explaining to students, teachers and parents what they had discovered about a selected author.