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July 8, 2004
Theorist takes UCI mathematics chair Award-winning mathematician and professor Karl Rubin has been named to the Edward and Vivian Thorp Chair in Mathematics at UC Irvine. As a leader in the mathematical field of number theory, Rubin received the prestigious Cole Prize in 1992, an award given only once every five years by the American Mathematical Society. He was also awarded the Humboldt Foundation Research Award in 1999. Rubin comes to UCI by way of Princeton, Ohio and Stanford universities.
NEWS
October 8, 2002
ON THE AGENDA EXIT EXAM SCORES DISCUSSION In the spring, 433 students took the English-language arts portion and 42% passed while 728 students took the mathematics portion and 35% passed. After the March test, the overall statistics show that 86% of Newport-Mesa Unified students in the class of 2004 have passed the English-language arts exam and 71% have passed the mathematics portion of the test. WHAT TO EXPECT: The board will discuss intervention strategies to help the remainder of students pass, including integrating an exit exam preparation class into the curriculum.
NEWS
June 14, 2005
Evolution a good reason to study science For once I can agree in part with Wendy Leece ("Parents Talk Back," June 7) when she ascribes the lack of interest and poor performance of our grade and high school students in science and mathematics to "a materialistic lifestyle and noisy media [which] encourage ease and laziness instead of rigorous exercise of the mind," but I cannot agree that the teaching of evolution or "new math ideas" have much to do with the problem.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
Marilyn Hess Cross (1926-2013) Born December 7, 1926 in Pensacola, FL. Died February 27, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. Marilyn is survived by her three sons Brook Cross, Larry Cross, and Brad Cross, her two granddaughters Chelsea Wilson and Paulina Cross, her great granddaughter Charlotte Wilson, and her brother and sister-in-law Randall and Anna Hess. She was predeceased by her husband Myrle Cross and her sister Beverly Hess.  Marilyn held a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Miami as well as a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.
NEWS
November 6, 2001
Deirdre Newman In most math classes, you might learn that pi is the equivalent of 3.14 and is used to determine the area and circumference of circles. But in professor Eduardo Arismendi-Pardi's ethnomathematic class at Orange Coast College, you would discover that the mathematical equation for pi was derived differently by the Arabs, Indians and Egyptians. "They represent different versions of the human endeavor," Arismendi-Pardi said. The human endeavor is at the heart of ethnomathematics -- the study of math from different cultures, or "math without borders," as student Russell Miller characterizes it. The class is unusual because it delves into issues that don't often surface in traditional math classes, such as the role of women in the development of mathematics and how mathematics pertains to democracy and civil rights.
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By KacieCommunity Correspondent | March 11, 2009
New Open Math Courses Provide CSET Preparation, Principles and Pedagogy to Help T IRVINE, Calif. (March 11, 2009) – The mounting severity of California’s critical shortage of qualified math teachers has been the impetus for the development of a free CSET preparation program at the University of California, Irvine. The program addresses the urgent need to help new and incumbent teachers prepare for and pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
NEWS
May 5, 2004
Air Force Airman Travis W. Bell, son of Joe. R. Bell of Newport Beach and Robin J. Dodson of Garden Grove, recently graduated from the ground radio communications equipment apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Bell learned how to use a variety of communications equipment. He is a 1998 graduate of Calvary Chapel High School ... Daniel Quinlan, son of Francis and Margaret Quinlan of Corona del Mar, recently qualified as a National Merit Scholarship finalist as a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
NEWS
June 29, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Summer school rocks. Students in the Summer Science/Math Institute at Paularino Elementary School learned all about rocks and minerals last week. The popular three-week camp, sponsored by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, also teaches the third- through sixth-graders about the solar system and mathematics. In their class, teachers Giao-Anh Le and Tiana Fox worked with third- and fourth-grade students to identify and analyze rocks and share their knowledge with their families.
NEWS
June 11, 2001
Jennifer Kho NEWPORT BEACH -- When Scott Dukes received the Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science Award on Friday, the first thing he did was attribute it to his students. "I really don't know what to say, but I think it is easier to excel when you have kids like this," he said after the surprise award presentation by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education. "They make you want to be with them, work with them and help them any way you can."
NEWS
November 16, 2003
The public library is sometimes referred to as the people's university because of its support of lifelong, independent learning. Inquisitive students of all ages, whether enrolled in school or not, can use the library to find materials in various formats that encourage intellectual growth. Listening to programs from the Teaching Co. is a great way for the high-minded to receive college-level instruction. The Teaching Co. is a leading producer of educational materials in the audiocassette format.
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March 5, 2013
Marilyn Hess Cross (1926-2013) Born December 7, 1926 in Pensacola, FL. Died February 27, 2013 in Costa Mesa, CA. Marilyn is survived by her three sons Brook Cross, Larry Cross, and Brad Cross, her two granddaughters Chelsea Wilson and Paulina Cross, her great granddaughter Charlotte Wilson, and her brother and sister-in-law Randall and Anna Hess. She was predeceased by her husband Myrle Cross and her sister Beverly Hess.  Marilyn held a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Miami as well as a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.
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By KacieCommunity Correspondent | March 11, 2009
New Open Math Courses Provide CSET Preparation, Principles and Pedagogy to Help T IRVINE, Calif. (March 11, 2009) – The mounting severity of California’s critical shortage of qualified math teachers has been the impetus for the development of a free CSET preparation program at the University of California, Irvine. The program addresses the urgent need to help new and incumbent teachers prepare for and pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
NEWS
June 14, 2005
Evolution a good reason to study science For once I can agree in part with Wendy Leece ("Parents Talk Back," June 7) when she ascribes the lack of interest and poor performance of our grade and high school students in science and mathematics to "a materialistic lifestyle and noisy media [which] encourage ease and laziness instead of rigorous exercise of the mind," but I cannot agree that the teaching of evolution or "new math ideas" have much to do with the problem.
NEWS
January 9, 2005
Leslie Bruce UC Irvine mathematics professor Svetlana Jitomirskaya received the 2005 American Mathematical Society Ruth Lyttle Satter Award on Thursday for her contribution to mathematics research. Jitomirskaya, a professor at UC Irvine for the past 14 years, received the Satter Award and $5,000 at an American Mathematical Society ceremony in Providence, R.I. Jitomirskaya was recognized for her research of disorderly models and elements to try to find patterns of order.
NEWS
July 8, 2004
Theorist takes UCI mathematics chair Award-winning mathematician and professor Karl Rubin has been named to the Edward and Vivian Thorp Chair in Mathematics at UC Irvine. As a leader in the mathematical field of number theory, Rubin received the prestigious Cole Prize in 1992, an award given only once every five years by the American Mathematical Society. He was also awarded the Humboldt Foundation Research Award in 1999. Rubin comes to UCI by way of Princeton, Ohio and Stanford universities.
NEWS
June 29, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Summer school rocks. Students in the Summer Science/Math Institute at Paularino Elementary School learned all about rocks and minerals last week. The popular three-week camp, sponsored by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, also teaches the third- through sixth-graders about the solar system and mathematics. In their class, teachers Giao-Anh Le and Tiana Fox worked with third- and fourth-grade students to identify and analyze rocks and share their knowledge with their families.
NEWS
May 5, 2004
Air Force Airman Travis W. Bell, son of Joe. R. Bell of Newport Beach and Robin J. Dodson of Garden Grove, recently graduated from the ground radio communications equipment apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Bell learned how to use a variety of communications equipment. He is a 1998 graduate of Calvary Chapel High School ... Daniel Quinlan, son of Francis and Margaret Quinlan of Corona del Mar, recently qualified as a National Merit Scholarship finalist as a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
NEWS
November 16, 2003
The public library is sometimes referred to as the people's university because of its support of lifelong, independent learning. Inquisitive students of all ages, whether enrolled in school or not, can use the library to find materials in various formats that encourage intellectual growth. Listening to programs from the Teaching Co. is a great way for the high-minded to receive college-level instruction. The Teaching Co. is a leading producer of educational materials in the audiocassette format.
NEWS
October 8, 2002
ON THE AGENDA EXIT EXAM SCORES DISCUSSION In the spring, 433 students took the English-language arts portion and 42% passed while 728 students took the mathematics portion and 35% passed. After the March test, the overall statistics show that 86% of Newport-Mesa Unified students in the class of 2004 have passed the English-language arts exam and 71% have passed the mathematics portion of the test. WHAT TO EXPECT: The board will discuss intervention strategies to help the remainder of students pass, including integrating an exit exam preparation class into the curriculum.
NEWS
November 6, 2001
Deirdre Newman In most math classes, you might learn that pi is the equivalent of 3.14 and is used to determine the area and circumference of circles. But in professor Eduardo Arismendi-Pardi's ethnomathematic class at Orange Coast College, you would discover that the mathematical equation for pi was derived differently by the Arabs, Indians and Egyptians. "They represent different versions of the human endeavor," Arismendi-Pardi said. The human endeavor is at the heart of ethnomathematics -- the study of math from different cultures, or "math without borders," as student Russell Miller characterizes it. The class is unusual because it delves into issues that don't often surface in traditional math classes, such as the role of women in the development of mathematics and how mathematics pertains to democracy and civil rights.
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