Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel
of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated
with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of
11%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of
the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state
that they are with the American Mathematical Society meeting group.
Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you
make your reservation.
Holiday Inn UCF, 12125 High Tech Ave., Orlando, FL 32817; 407-275-9000,
fax: 407-381-0019; $69/single or double, restaurant on premises; across
the street from the campus.
Hampton Inn & Suites, 3450 Quadrangle Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828;
407-282-0029, fax: 407-206-3001; $79/single or double, includes complimentary
breakfast bar; an easy five-minute walk to campus.
There is a food court containing a variety of fast food and other restaurants
located in the student union adjacent to the meeting areas. Hours vary,
but generally speaking, on Saturdays most restaurants are open from 11:00
a.m. until at least 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There are numerous other restaurants, ranging from fast food to family
dining, located within relatively easy walking distance of the campus
and near the area hotels. Most of these are on University Boulevard just
west of campus. A handout with more detailed information will be provided
at the meeting.
The Math Department's webpage is located at http://www.math.ucf.edu/;
the University's homepage is http://www.ucf.edu/.
Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS!. Many of the
AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available only at
the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership
AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS book
program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have
a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop
by the book exhibit.
TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty: Solomon
Friedberg, Boston College, will guide workshop participants in the
effective use of the case studies method as a tool in preparing Teaching
Assistant for their important role as classroom instructors. The faculty
edition of the publication Teaching Mathematics in Colleges and Universities:
Case Studies for Today's Classroom, from the CBMS series Issues in Mathematics
Education, will be provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments
of the AMS. For a recent review of the book, visit MAA Online http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m.--10:50
a.m., and 2:30 p.m.--4:00 p.m.
Travel support awards of $200 per department are available for up to
ten departments. (At most two faculty representatives from each department,
please.) Travel support is provided by the Calculus Consortium for Higher
Education, and to be eligible for this support, faculty representatives
must have their department chair send a letter to the AMS stating the
department's serious intent to use the case studies materials in their
TA training or development program.
Space in the workshop is limited so please contact the Professional Services
Department at the AMS at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 401-455-4107 to sign up for the workshop and to request consideration
for travel support. For questions about the workshop program, please contact
Professor Freidberg at email@example.com
Parking is available in a lot and a parking garage adjacent to the Business
Adminstration building. These facilities are available at all hours. A
permit is normally required and may be purchased from an automated machine
at the lot or garage for a fee of approximately $2 per day.
Registration and Meeting Information
The meeting is on the main campus of the University of Central Florida
in Orlando, Florida. Sessions and registration will take place in the
Business Adminstration building and adjoining Engineering building.
The registration desk will be in the atrium area of the Business Administration
building and will be open Saturday, November 9, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and Sunday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Fees are $40 for AMS
or CMS members; $60 for nonmembers; and $5 for students/unemployed/emeritus;
payable on site by cash, check, or credit card.
The nearest major airport is Orlando International Airport, about 20
miles away. Cabs and shuttle services are located in the ground transportation
area of the airport, adjacent to baggage claim. The fare to the UCF campus
area is approximately $25 to $30.
Participants who travel by car from the airport should go north on Semoran
Boulevard (Route 436) 12 miles to University Boulevard and then east 5
miles to the campus.
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent
A Car for the period November 2 to November 17, 2002, beginning at $31.99/day
for a subcompact car at the daily rate. All rates include unlimited free
mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional
coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis's age, driver,
and credit requirements, and must return to the same renting location.
Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at http://www.avis.com/.
Higher weekend rates may apply. Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266
when making reservations.
Participants traveling by car from the north on I-75 should take the
Florida Turnpike (toll) from Wildwood and exit on the East-West Expressway
(Toll 408). Go east to Alafaya Trail, and exit north to the UCF campus.
Travelers from the south should take the Florida Turnpike (toll) and
Exit I-4 East. Then exit to the East-West Expressway (Toll 408), and go
east to the Alafaya Trail exit and north on Alafaya Trail to the UCF campus.
Traveling west on I-4 from Daytona Beach, you should exit on Route 434
and go east to the UCF campus.
Traveling east on I-4 from Tampa, you should exit on the East-West Expressway
(Toll 408) and go east to the Alafaya Trail exit and then north to the
Weather conditions in central Florida during November are usually sunny
and very pleasant, with lows in the upper 50s and highs in the middle
70s. Rainy conditions are generally not expected.