Summer Institutes for Math Teachers
Henri Picciotto will be leading two institutes this summer at the Center for Innovative Teaching at the Urban School of San Francisco.
The Geometry of Algebra
July 30 - August 1, 2007
In this three-day institute for middle and high school teachers, Picciotto will present a wealth of visual approaches to the teaching of algebra, including:
Lab Gear manipulatives for basic symbol manipulation
geoboard lattices for slope and radicals
a powerful parallel axes representation for functions
intelligent use of technology
three distinct visual paths to the quadratic formula
August 2-3, 2007
In this two-day institute for high school teachers, Picciotto will present a number of units to make Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus more accessible, richer, and more fun.
concrete introductions to exponential, logarithmic, and trig functions
iterating functions as a gateway to sequences, series, mathematical induction and chaos
a visual approach to complex numbers and matrices
The cost for participation is $375 for Session 1 classes and $250 for Session 2, with a 10% discount for multiple teachers attending from any one school. View the registration page for more information:
Mathematics Education Page: Henri Picciotto
A resource for math educators, with articles and sample lessons written by Henri Picciotto, Math Department chairperson at The Urban School of San Francisco.
Texas Instruments Syllabus Support Offer
Texas Instruments wants to add greater impact to your curriculum and lessons. Let them know in what courses you are using TI technology, and they will send you support materials to help integrate it into your classroom:
a classroom activities CD that includes hundreds of technology-enriched math and science activities
a TI Presentation Link adapter (valued at $39.95 USD) that allows each student to present to the class
Simply send TI your syllabus listing the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus families or the TI-89 family graphing calculators by September 15, 2007.