December 15, 2006
Volume 11 No. 50

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IAS/PCMI Applications and Information, Summer 2007

NSDL/NSTA Web Seminars

Visual Math: Functions & Algebra WebBook


IAS/PCMI Applications and Information, Summer 2007

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 quarter-credits of 400-level 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:

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

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) have partnered together for the 2006-2007 school year for a series of eleven free web seminars showcasing NSDL resources and experts from NSDL partnering organizations.

These live, 90-minute seminars allow teachers to interact with leading researchers and educators via an interactive online presentation and an 800-number 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 mark-up tools during the presentation for enhanced and engaging learning

Upcoming Seminars:

Learning By Doing: Computational Science
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
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

The 200-plus 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

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