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Working Groups (2 hours, 4 days a week): Every participant in the High School Teacher Program preselects one of the working groups.
Over a 13 year period, the working groups will:
 review and critique existing materials and activities for the selected topic in the secondary curriculum
 prepare and pilot 13 units or activities, together with the associated mathematics
 critique and select units from among these new activities for eventual publication
Each Working Group will be composed of several teacherparticipants and one or two resource personnel. The group will work together to research existing classroom materials and techniques, related technology, etc., for its topic and then create 13 classroom activity units, including a presentation of the underlying mathematics, for dissemination and eventual publication in a PCMI volume of classroom materials. There are many ways for teachers to participate in the working groups, and each participant is encouraged to operate in their area of expertise, e.g. writing, presenting, creating, etc.
Resource personnel for the various groups include: James King (University of Washington), Robert Stein (California State University at San Bernardino), Al Cuoco (Education Development Center), Philip Mallinson (Phillips Exeter Academy), Annie Fetter, Sheldon Berman and Suzanne Alejandre (Math Forum), Roger Verhey (University of MichiganDearborn), Bill Finzer (Key Curriculum Press), the University of Washington Physics Education Group, and representatives from the PCMI Research, Undergraduate Faculty, and Math Education Research Programs.
