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2010 Numeracy and Financial Education Summer Institute
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thomas Webb Richards Room, 3rd floor, at the Inn at Penn
Guests: Rosella Bannister, Cathy Bowen, Hilary Hunt, Mary Rosenkrans
|7:30 - 8:30
Continental breakfast will be available in our meeting room, including breakfast pastries, muffins, bagels and croissants with butter and fresh fruit preserves, sliced seasonal fruits, chilled fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and a tea selection.
|8:30 - 9:00
Welcome, Introductions, and Orientation to the Workspace
- Set up participants' laptop computers and connect to the network
- Other logistics
- Adobe Connect
|9:00 - 9:30
Workshop Overview and Background on the Math Forum
||Background on the Math Forum
|9:30 - 10:00
||Let's do math! Scenario Only: 2884: Burger Inflation?
|10:00 - 11:00
||Where's the math? - in small groups examine a lesson from a financial education curricula
|[10:15 - 10:20]
||Mid-morning snack available
- Group 1: Savings
- Group 2: Earning/Career/Education
- Group 3: Investing
- Group 4: Protecting/Insuring/Security
- Group 5: Budgeting/Spending
- Group 6: Owing/Credit
- Group 7: Giving
What did you notice about:
- math content, topics and skills?
- financial content? Is this content mathematical as well or not?
- student learning?
- teaching practices?
What did you notice about the process and the interaction?
Each group records notes on the NFEwiki
|11:00 - 11:45
||Full Group Discussion
- What do you notice?
- What are the strengths?
- What are the weaknesses?
|12:00 - 1:00
||Lunch served in our meeting room
|1:00 - 2:00
- Mary Lester: A lesson on exponential growth
- Bruce Boehne: A project [download file: PDF or MS Word] he does that involves science, technology and venture capital
|2:00 - 3:00
- Tips on browsing and searching Math Tools
- My MathTools: Profile, Friends, Saved Items
- In small grade-level groups, explore one or two of the highlighted math tools. Then do some searching and see if you can find an interesting tool with financial applications.
- Some ideas to discuss as you explore:
- What does the technology add to instruction or learning?
- What does the technology not do that we wish it could do?
- How can we envision it working better?
- What do teachers need to make use of it effectively?
- Each group records notes on the NFEwiki
|3:00 - 3:30
||Afternoon snacks and beverages
|3:30 - 4:30
||Problem Solving Strategy Activity
|4:30 - 4:45
||Reflection on the Day
- What was most useful for you today? What was least useful?
- What are you wondering about?
- What suggestions do you have for improvement?
||Meet in the lobby to walk to the train station
||Catch the R3 train at University City Train Station to Morton
- dinner at Steve and Ann's in Rutledge