Mathematics Research Projects
Joseph Malkevitch, Department of Mathematics and Computing, York College, CUNY, links to a collection of open problems designed for use by middle school, high school, and undergraduate students.
Malkevitch explains that "the purpose of the projects is to call the attention of students who might have an interest in working on their own to mathematics projects in areas that have not been as 'heavily mined' as some other topics that have served for such investigations in the past.
"In many cases the answers to some (or all) of the questions posed as part of these projects are already known. However, it is common for students who work on projects of this type to see new issues that may not have been answered in the past. This is how mathematics grows and evolves."
See also the Projects Glossary:
Discover TI Neighborhood Workshops
The free Discover TI Neighborhood Workshop provides a hands-on beginner's introduction to TI graphing technology. There will be 25 workshops throughout the United States. There is a choice of six different topics that appeal to middle school and high school teachers in math and science and administrators.
The topics include:
- High School Math: Getting Started with TI Graphing Calculators in Algebra I
- Discover how to make learning and understanding algebra engaging with graphing calculators.
- High School Math: Try a New Angle on Geometry with Cabri Jr.
- This hands-on workshop shows teachers how graphing
calculators can help students understand complex
geometry concepts in an interactive and visual way.
- High School Math: Introduction to TI-Navigator
- Teachers learn how the TI-Navigator classroom
learning system can better assess their students'
progress and understanding.
- Middle Grades: Getting Started with TI-73 Explorer
- Middle grade math and science teachers learn
techniques to engage students using graphing
calculator technology designed just for grades 6-8.
- High School Science: Getting Started with Data
- During this hands-on workshop, science teachers have
the opportunity to learn ways to engage students with
- Administrators: Key Strategies to Improve Student
- Administrators have the opportunity to discuss key
strategies for improving performance in their schools.