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Folding Mathematics into Origami
Another Haimo winner in the Rocky Mountain Section !
Each year the MAA recognizes college or university mathematics teachers who demonstrate extraordinary success in teaching effectiveness, even beyond their own institutions. The Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award was presented to UNC Mathematics Professor Hortensia Soto-Johnson at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA, on January 11, 2018.Some excerpts from Dr. Soto's citation:
Dr. Hortensia Soto of the University of Northern Colorado is recognized for her extraordinary success in educating learners at every level ...
Dr. Soto designs activities that are research based and implements them using many teaching strategies that allow her to work with the full spectrum of learners ... she has a particular interest in exploring the role that geometric visualization can play in the development of understanding of advanced mathematics ...
Dr. Soto conducts research exploring student learning through "embodied cognition" activities, developing the mind and thinking through human body experiences. For example, geometry students became points on the Cartesian coordinate plane, creating lines using ropes ...
Dr. Soto's influence is further extended through Las Chicas de Mathemáticas, ... a residential camp for 32 young women grades 9 through 12 that introduces them to college level math, college life, STEM related careers, and other women who are passionate about mathematics. She co-founded and directs this program ...
101st Annual Rocky Mountain Section Meeting