November 16, 2007
Volume 12 No. 46

In This Issue

IAS/PCMI Applications and Information, Summer 2008

Virtual Paper Cut & Fold

Smith's Stuff: Resources


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


IAS/PCMI Applications and Information, Summer 2008

The 2008 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute will be held in Park City, Utah, from July 6 - 26, 2008. 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 2008 is "Analytic and Algebraic Geometry: Common Problems - Different Methods."

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 January 20, 2008. 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.

Virtual Paper Cut & Fold

Learn how to make snowflake patterns and create a five-pointed star. The interactive site offers both a Flash tool and a faster, more fully-featured Java applet that allows you to save the snowflakes to a gallery, as well as links to other sites with instructions for making snowflakes and stars by folding and cutting paper.

Snowflakes and Stars

Graphic images of snowflakes with folding instructions to make from paper.

Smith's Stuff: Resources

Mark Smith shares resources that he has created as a high school teacher.

  • Customizable Graphing Game
  • To Curve or Not to Curve
  • Dynamic Lesson Planning Template
  • My 2007-2008 Calendars & Calculus Reading Assignments
  • Parametric Derivative Sketch
  • Exploring Logs Sketch
  • Sailing the Seven Seas of Transformations
  • Quadratic Hands On Lab
  • f and f' Sketch
  • Symbolic
  • Integral Study Cards
  • Polar Area Sketch


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