IAS/PCMI Applications and Information, Summer 2007
http://www.ias.edu/parkcity
The 2007 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute will be held in Park City, Utah, from July 1  21, 2007. This three week residential program is organized into six groups:
 Secondary School Teachers Program
 Designing Professional Development Program
 Undergraduate Faculty Program
 Graduate Summer School
 Undergraduate Summer School
 Research Program
These groups meet simultaneously, pursuing both individual courses of study and a meaningful amount of interaction. The rich mathematical experience combined with interaction among all participants results in greatly increased understanding and awareness of the issues confronting mathematics and mathematics education today.
The research topic for 2007 is "Statistical Mechanics" and the education topic is "Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching."
Teachers are given full support and a stipend during the Summer Session. In addition, 6 quartercredits of 400level mathematics are available from the University of Washington for a nominal fee.
Learn more about the Secondary School Teachers Program by viewing the information posted from previous years on the PCMI@MathForum site:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/
Deadline for submission of applications is February 15, 2007. The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute is an outreach program of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey.
NSDL/NSTA Web Seminars
http://institute.nsta.org/web_seminars.asp
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) have partnered together for the 20062007 school year for a series of eleven free web seminars showcasing NSDL resources and experts from NSDL partnering organizations.
These live, 90minute seminars allow teachers to interact with leading researchers and educators via an interactive online presentation and an 800number conference call to provide an opportunity for teachers to speak directly to experts in their field.
Why attend an NSDL/NSTA seminar?
 Participate in professional development programs from the comfort of your desktop
 Interact with experts as well as other educators across the nation
 Save time and money on travel and lodging costs
 Have fun using online interactive tools such as online polls, chats, and markup tools during the presentation for enhanced and engaging learning
Upcoming Seminars:
 Learning By Doing: Computational Science
 http://institute.nsta.org/NSDL/webseminar5.asp
 Tuesday, December 19th
 6:00 pm  8:30 pm Eastern
 (registration closes Monday, 12/18)
 Learn about Computational Science and explore a variety of fun and interactive math and science models and activities.

 Charging into Electrostatics
 http://institute.nsta.org/NSDL/webseminar6.asp
 Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
 6:00 pm  8:30 pm Eastern
 Explore static electricity through labs, interactives, historical accounts, and lesson plans at your fingertips.
Visual Math: Functions & Algebra WebBook
http://www.cet.ac.il/math/function/english/
The 200plus pages of activities and over 80 Java applets of this interactive textbook cover:
 Linear Functions
 Functions Defined on Intervals
 Representations of Linear Functions
 Rate of Change of Linear Functions
 Transformations of Graphs
 Addition and Subtraction of Linear Functions
 Equivalent Expressions of Functions
 Functions Defined on Intervals

 Quadratic Functions
 Equivalent Quadratic Expressions
 Graph Transformations: The Vertex Form
 Adding Functions: The Polynomial Form
 Products of Linear Functions
 Quadratic Growth
 Economic Decisions
 Motion at Changing Speed
 Graphic Design
 Solving Equations
 Comparisons and Operations
View the Alphabetical Listing:
http://www.cet.ac.il/math/function/english/help/index.htm
Also available in Hebrew:
http://www.cet.ac.il/math/function/
