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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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Summer Opportunities
Posted: Feb 20, 1998 10:39 PM
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> Subject: Summer Opportunity
> To:
> Date: Fri, 20 Feb 98 22:35:29 EST
> X-Mailer: PENELM [version 2.3.1 PL11]
> Dear Fellow Members,
> I am one of the PIs on the following NSF grant. Perhaps, you
> might know teachers interested in the following summer
> opportunity.
> Karen Dee
> +++Do you know the stories that history tells of real people
> developing
> mathematical ideas all around the world? Would you like to use
> this history
> in your mathematics classroom to motivate and excite your
> students? Would
> you like to be part of a development team that will publish
> materials in
> history for use in the high school classroom? If so, you are
> welcome to apply
> to participate in a project sponsored by the Mathematical
> Association of
> America and funded by the National Science Foundation to
> develop historical
> modules in secondary mathematics. If you are selected, you
> will come to
> Washington, DC from July 20 to July 31, 1998 to study the
> history of
> mathematics with V. Frederick Rickey and Victor J. Katz. In
> teams of three,
> you, along with a college teacher of mathematics experienced in
> history, will
> also begin the development of classroom materials using
> history. You will
> be assisted in this development process by Karen Dee
> Michalowicz. You will
> also have the opportunity to interact with college faculty
> interested in
> history and with other professional historians of mathematics.
> Your travel
> expenses to Washinigton as well as room and board at the
> Catholic University
> of America will be covered, and you will receive a stipend of
> $300 per week.
> You will continue to work in teams on the historical materials
> after you
> return home and will test out the materials in your own school
> during the
> spring of 1999. You will then return to Washington in July of
> 1999 to revise
> this set of materials, to learn more about the history of
> mathematics, and to
> begin work on a second set of materials. That work will
> continue during the
> following academic year. We expect that the materials will be
> published by
> the year 2000.
> For more information and for application forms, contact
> Victor Katz,
> either by email (, by telephone (202-274-5374),
> or by mail,
> c/o Mathematical Association of America, 1529 18th St. N.W.,
> Washington, DC
> 20036. Applications may be made by a team of two or three
> teachers as well
> as individually. We particularly welcome applications from
> teachers who have
> some experience in curriculum development, but we encourage
> applications
> from teachers from all backgrounds who have interest in the
> history of
> mathematics.
> --


Karen Dee Michalowicz Adjunct Faculty
Upper School Mathematics Chair George Mason University
The Langley School Fairfax, VA
McLean, VA

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