April 13th Math Club – Dr. David Plaxco and Math Education Research


David Plaxco

David Plaxco

Wednesday, April 13th, Dr. David Plaxco will talk to us about ways in which mathematics education researchers think about mathematics, and will illustrate these ideas with an exploration of some of the mathematics behind paper folding.

Plus, if that is not already enough, there will be pizza.  Hope to see you all there!

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, April 13, at 5:30

Where: PHSC1105



OU Math Club meeting: Distinguished Lecture by Dr. David Rowe

As you all know (see blog post below) we are honored to have Dr. David Rowe visiting us; he is giving a series of three lectures.


The last lecture will be in the Math Club on Friday, October 17th.



Steiner’s Roman surface

Title of talk: “Who was Jakob Steiner and what was his Roman surface?”

Location: PHSC 201 (Physical Sciences, Room 201, 2nd floor)

Time: 4:00 pm

Please note the different date, time and location compared with the usual meeting of the Math Club.

Distinguished Lecture Series on history of mathematics.

The department is delighted to welcome back Professor (Dr.) David Rowe, an OU graduate and currently Professor of History of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Johanes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Dr. David Rowe

Dr. David Rowe, Mainz, Germany

Dr. Rowe will present three lectures on Tuesday, October 14th, Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th. See the following link for times, location as well as abstracts for the lectures. All are welcome! Especially any and all students interested in mathematics. While all lectures are aimed at a general audience, the first lecture on Tuesday, 10/14, is a public lecture open to the entire university community.


You can find out more about Dr. Rowe at the above site and also at the Wikipedia site below. Please come one and all for this exciting lecture series!