Summer Workshop Plans
Summer Workshop Agenda
The TAASC teacher advisory committee suggested that the one-week institute be heavily weighted toward mathematics. We sent a proposed list of 15 short courses to every prospective participant asking for their first five choices. We finally came to a schedule where every participant was placed in three 100- minute daily classes. Each one received his or her first two choices and then one from the remaining three to balance course load and fit into a schedule. We were concerned that there was no single meeting daily for all particicpants, but that did not seem to be a problem. There was enthusiasm and good evaluations for the program from all 120 participants which led to our redirecting third year money into another one-week workshop instead of the two-day originally scheduled for next summer. The description of classes and the schedule of classes are below.
August 24, 1998
Thank you for attending the TAASC summer workshop August 17-21, 1998. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. We hope to see you next summer.
Enclosed is a statement of your attendance at the summer institute. Following is a description of classes if that is needed.
Number Sense: An informal approach to number theory, number sense, and algebra sense.
Non-formula Approach to Permutations and Combinations: Taught intuitively rather than by rote formula with related probability through the binomial theorem.
Geometer's Sketchpad: Using the Geometer's Sketchpad to teach and learn geometry.
Using the Graphing Calculator (including CBL): Functions, graphs, experiments to learn and teach mathematics via the graphing calculator.
Technology in the Classroom: Spreadsheets, graphing software, internet projects.
Mathematics with Manipulatives: Using manipulatives to teach and learn secondary mathematics.
Informal Geometry: Concepts in 2D and 3D taught through demonstrations, experimentation, lab activities.
Transformational Geometry: Geometry of reflections, rotations, glides taught with manipulatives
Fractals: Introduction to fractals and activities that generate fractals that can be used in geometry and elsewhere.
History of Mathematics: A problem-based approach to the history of mathematics through the great problems.
Integrating/Coordinating Mathematics and Science: Activities designed to model coordination of mathematics topics with topics in science.
Issues in Mathematics Education: Standards, assessment, equity, leadership, diversity, inclusion -- different topics each day with different experts in the field.
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES