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Summer Workshop Agenda

submitter: Teachers As Agents Of Systemic Change (TAASC)
published: 10/01/1998
posted to site: 10/01/1998
Summer program for TAASC

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

To:TAASC Participants , 1998
From:Jack Price, Co-director, CEEMaST
Re:Course Descriptions

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.


Period 1

History of MathematicsRoom 18
ManipulativesRoom 5
Number SenseRoom 10
TechnologyBldg 5 - 236 (note change)
Transformational Geom.Room 4

Period 2

FractalsRoom 10
Graphing CalculatorRoom 4
Issues in Mathematics EdRoom 18
ManipulativesRoom 5
PermutationsRoom 11
TechnologyBldg 5 - 236

Period 3

Geometers' SketchpadCenter School Media Center
Informal GeometryRoom 4
Integrated Science/MathRoom 5
Number SenseRoom 10