Interactive Mathematics Text Workshops: Summer 1992
The MAA's Interactive Mathematics Text Project (IMTP) has as its goal the improvement of student learning of mathematics through the use of interactive texts. An interactive mathematics text is a computer based text document from which numeric, symbolic, and graphical commands can be executed with the result appearing in the document. The text may be a single lesson or it may be an entire course.
The IMTP has selected six regional sites at which it will run week-long workshops during the summers of 1992 and 1993. At these workshops participants will be given an overview of interactive texts and their use in instruction, will spend time using a text, receive instructions on how to author a text and will work closely with the workshop staff and each other on the creation of a short text on a topic of their choice.
Texts will be developed to run under Microsoft Windows on an IBM PS/2 using Mathcad for Windows, Maple for Windows or Mathematica for Windows. Up to 12 workshop participants will be chosen, each summer, to receive the loan of an IBM PS/2 to enable them to continue development of their text.
The workshops are supported by a grant to the MAA from IBM. They begin on Monday morning and run six days. The charge to participants includes room and board (7 nights, single occupancy) and a copy of the authoring software. This varies depending upon the site and the software. (Individuals who already have access to the authoring software will not be required to purchase an additional copy.)
Interested individuals should send an application to the manager at the selected site with a deposit of $150. An application form is attached. ________________________________________________________________
Site: Morehouse College Manager: Henry Gore Address: Department of Mathematics Morehouse College Atlanta, GA 30314 Phone: (404) 215-2614
Workshop 1 Dates: July 6-11 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: John Goebel Cost: $500 Workshop 2 Dates:: July13-18 Software: Mathematica for Windows Instructor: Horacio Porta Cost: $650 ________________________________________________________________
Site: Seattle Central Community College Manager: Mike Pepe Address: Department of Mathematics Seattle Central Comm College 1701 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 Phone: (206) 587-4073 Workshop 1 Dates: July 27-August 1 Software: Maple for Windows : Instructor: Carol Scheftic Cost: $400 Workshop 2 Dates: August 10-15 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: Ben Levy Cost: $400 ________________________________________________________________
Site: Towson State University Manager: John Morrison Address: Department of Mathematics Towson State University Towson, MD 21204 Phone: (410) 830-3595 Workshop 1 Dates: July13-18 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: David Royster Cost: $500 Workshop 2 Dates: August 3 - 8 Software: Maple for Windows Instructor: Daniel Schwalbe Cost: $500 ________________________________________________________________
Site: Los Angeles Pierce College Manager: Tom McCutcheon Address: Department of Mathematics Los Angeles Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91371 Phone: (818) 347-0551 ext 468 Workshop 1 Dates: July 13-18 Software: Mathematica for Windows Instructor: Bill Davis Cost: $650 Workshop 2 Dates: August 17-22 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: Ben Levy Cost: $500 ________________________________________________________________
Site: University of Michigan-Dearborn Manager: Margret Hoft Address: Department of Mathematics University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn, MI 48128 Phone: (313) 593-5175 Workshop 1 Dates: July 6-11 Software: Mathematica for Windows Instructor: Juan Manfredi Cost: $650 Workshop 2 Dates: July 20-25 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: Charles Alexander Cost: $500 ________________________________________________________________
Site: University of Houston - Downtown Manager: Elias Deeba Address: Applied Mathematical Sciences University of Houston-Downtown One Main Street Houston, TX 77002 Phone: (713) 221-8550 Workshop 1 Dates: June 15-20 Software: Mathcad 3.1 Instructor: Lester Senechal Cost: $500 Workshop 2 Dates: July 20-25 Software: Maple for Windows Instructor: J. Stan Devitt Cost: $500
Mail to: Project Manager at selected site with a check for $150 payable to the local school.
Deadline: Application must be received at least one month before the workshop is scheduled to begin. You will be notified of acceptance three weeks before the workshop. Late registrations will be accepted as space permits.
Telephone Numbers: (work) (home)
email address: (fax)
dates: authoring software:
Please include: a) a brief description of your experience using the computer in instruction; b) a description (not to exceed one page) of a topic on which you would like to write an interactive text. Three of the days of the workshop will be spent working on this topic so it is essential that you think of a topic before coming to the workshop.
Each workshop will be limited to thirty participants. In case of oversubscription, participants will be chosen based upon item b (above).
For general questions about IMTP please contact: Gerald J. Porter Department of Mathematics University of Pennsylvania 209 S. 33rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395 phone: (215) 898-8467 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Return address:_GJPORTER@PENNSAS.UPENN.EDU