## Archive for October 8, 2012

### Where I’ll Be in October

Seven cities. Four math conferences, a committee meeting, and the USA Ultimate Club Championships. All in 18 days. Yikes.

Yep, October’s going to be very busy for me. During the month, I’ll spend more nights in a hotel bed than in my own bed.

If you happen to find yourself in any of the same locations, be sure to introduce yourself… but please don’t leave before telling me your favorite joke.

**Oct 10-12: Dallas, TX
**

*NCTM Regional Conference*

You like games? You like fractions? Come to one of my sessions in the Lone Star State.

Friday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Room D167

Session: *Calculation Nation: Game On!*

Friday, 12:30-2:00 p.m., C Ballroom 4

Session: *Engaging and Free Online Resources for Teaching Operations and Fractions*

**Oct 12-15: Austin, TX
**

*MathCounts Question Writing Committee Meeting*

No doubt, you’d enjoy attending this event — we spend two straight days working problems and talking math. But sorry, this is a closed meeting… we’ll be compiling the tests for the 2013-14 MathCounts competitions, and that’s confidential information.

**Oct 15-18: Washington, DC**

Home for a couple days before I fly off to…

**Oct 18-21: Victoria, BC
**Northwest Math Conference

I’m excited for a return trip to NWMC. In 2010 I had an SRO crowd for my math joke hour, so I’m really jazzed to be giving a keynote math joke session this year.

Friday, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Grand Pacific Vancouver Island Centre

Session: *Engaging (and Free) Online Resources for the Secondary Classroom*

Saturday, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Empress Crystal Ballroom

Breakfast Keynote: *Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks*

Saturday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Empress Downstairs Balmoral

Session: *Engaging (and Free) Online Resources for the Elementary Classroom*

**Oct 21-22: Vancouver, BC**

A few days of R+R before heading to…

**Oct 24-26: Greensboro, NC**

*North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference*

Two math joke keynotes in one week? Get outta town! *Punz and Puzzles* is my favorite talk.

Thursday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Auditorium 1

Session: *To 10 and Beyond Using Free Illuminations Resources*

Thursday, 10:15-11:45 a.m., Imperial D

Keynote Presentation: *Punz and Puzzles*

**Oct 25-28: Sarasota, FL
**

*USA Ultimate Club Championships*

I play for Chesapeaked, a team with players from Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. We’re in the masters division (age 33+), which thankfully means I won’t have to cover a 21‑year old.