The ISU Regional Mathematics Center and the ISU Mathematics Department will be hosting a FREE 8 day Summer Matheamtics Institute for secondary mathematics teachers. The purpose of this two week event is to further develop key content knowledge in geometry, become proficient in using Geometer's Sketchpad, and develop learning experiences for students that incorporate Geometer's Sketchpad. All participants will receive one free copy of Geometer's Sketchpad for use in their classroom.

DATES/TIMES: This Summer Mathematics Institute will be held Tuesday-Friday, July 21-24 and July 28-31, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There are no meals provided.

REGISTER: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/isu-summer-math-institute-tickets-17191615585?aff=es2 If "SOLD OUT," simply click on the "Add Me to the Wait List" button.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
July 21 - July 31 7/21/2015 9:00am to 4:00pm ISU Physical Science Complex Idaho Regional Mathematic Centers
Max No. Participants:
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
ISU
How Many Credits:
1-2
Cost Per Credit:
$50
Credit Requirements:
COURSE FEE: There is no fee for the Summer Mathematics Institute but (2) Continuing Education credits will be available for those interested at $50 per credt. Participants may decide to accept either 1 or 2 credits.
Targeted Audience
All Idaho Teachers

The Idaho Standards Academy (ISA) is designed to help K-8 teachers:(1) understand the Idaho Core Math Standards through hands-on and task-based learning, and (2) understand more effective and productive ways of teaching mathematics. Recognizing that teachers have ample experience and resources that support procedural fluency, ISA aims to provide resources, knowledge, and pedagogy that support mathematical depth and application. Academies will be held in Pocatello (8/3-4), Twin Falls (8/6-7), and Rigby (8/10-11) and for each academy there will be sessions for teachers in grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Registration for these workshops can be found at https://commerce.cashnet.com/isucoeisa and there is a $30 registration fee. Additional questions can be directed to the Regional Mathematics Specialists at (208) 282-2804.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Idaho Standards Academy - Pocatello 8/03/2015 8:00am to 5:00pm Pocatello Math Specialists
Idaho Standards Academy - Rigby 8/10/2015 8:00am to 5:00pm Rigby Math Specialists
Max No. Participants:
30
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered From:
ISU
How Many Credits:
1
Cost Per Credit:
$131
Credit Requirements:
Complete course and assignments during workshops
Targeted Audience
All Idaho Teachers, Principals & Administrators

This course develops the geometry concepts of congruence, parallelism, and similarity using transformations (e.g., rigid motions or isometries) and the corresponding matrix representations with respect to a chosen basis. Students will learn how shape geometry; including congruence, parallelism, and similarity; can be developed using transformations and how this can be done with middle school and secondary geometry students.

In addition, graduate students (MTHE 527) will learn how transformational geometry approaches can be used to more rigorously develop undergraduate second and third semester calculus strategies such as change of variable strategies for integration problems.

An objective for all three courses is to engage students in an authentic mathematical experience, where they will take advantage of technology (geometry software), prior knowledge, intuition, heuristics, and formal mathematical systemization as they answer mathematical questions such as how must the definitions, axioms, and postulates from traditional Euclidean geometry be modified to develop an axiomatic approach to congruence, parallelism, and similarity using a transformational approach? This course does not count towards a MS or PhD in mathematics.

Format: One to two web meetings per week (times and days to be determined by vote of enrolled students), weekly videos, and online posting to a discussion board.

All courses are from June 15-July 24, 2015

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/15/2015 8:00am to 8:00pm Internet U of I Instructor
Max No. Participants:
30
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
University of Idaho
How Many Credits:
3
Cost Per Credit:
$60
Credit Requirements:
Professional development students (MATH 505) will enroll as pass/fail and will not be formally assessed and assigned letter grades. Instead, adequate participation in online discussions and adequate posting on discussion boards will constitute a pass.
Targeted Audience:
Content Classroom Teachers
Special Instructions:
Complete information on these courses can be found at the website below: http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/math/academics/3yearschedule/transformational-geometry

A critical component of elementary mathematics is understanding rational numbers (fractions). In this session, teachers will deepen their own understandings of rational numbers through problem-solving tasks. They will learn how fractions align vertically through the standards and how learning progressions can be used to deepen their students’ fraction understanding.

Register: https://eventbrite.com/event/16980514175/

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/10/2015 1:00pm to 4:00pm Compass Academy Angie Godfrey
Max No. Participants:
45
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
D91 Teachers

A critical component of secondary mathematics is understanding ratios and proportions. In this session, teachers will deepen their own understandings of through problem-solving tasks. They will also see how learning progressions can be used to deepen their students’ understanding of ratios and proportions.

Register: https://eventbrite.com/event/16980601436/

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/10/2015 8:00am to 12:00pm Ethel Boyes Rm. 213 Jason Libberton
Max No. Participants:
45
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
D91 Teachers

A critical component of high school mathematics is understanding functions. In this session, teachers will deepen their own understandings of functions through problem-solving tasks. They will also see how learning progressions can be used to deepen their students’ understanding of functions.

Register: https://eventbrite.com/event/16980696721/

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/10/2015 1:00pm to 4:00pm Ethel Boyes Rm. 213 Jason Libberton
Max No. Participants:
45
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
D91 Teachers

Participants will solve problems and complete tasks in a supportive and collaborative environment that will help them deepen their own algebraic thinking.

Register: https://eventbrite.com/event/16981166125/

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/10/2015 8:00am to 12:00pm Compass Academy Rm. 305 Angie Godfrey
Max No. Participants:
45
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
D91 Teachers

Strong number sense is the foundation of Singapore Math. Throughout this class, you will examine what number sense is and how students who master it have a strong conceptual understanding of place value and number facts. You will find out how to help your students develop number sense, which will build a solid foundation for algebraic thinking.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
8/4/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm Summit Hills Elementary--D93 Trenna Hall
8/5/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm Summit Hills Elementary--D93 Jill Lines

Model drawing is one of the main strategies used by Singapore Math teachers. It provides students with a powerful tool for tackling word problems they’ll en-counter in more advanced math and in everyday situations. The focus of this course will be to teach teachers the bar modeling strategy so they may help their students to become more proficient in solving everyday problems.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
8/6/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm Summit Hills Elementary--D93 Trenna Hall
8/7/2015 8:00am to 4:00pm Summit Hills Elementary--D93 Jill Lines

The Idaho Regional Mathematics Center is hosting a Statewide Summer Academy on Mathematics Education at the Boise Center. For more information please visit https://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/math/

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
7/9/2015 TBD to TBD Boise Center TBD
7/10/2015 TBD to TBD Boise Center TBD
Max No. Participants:
200
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
All Idaho Math Teachers

This is a one day educational conference co-hosted by School Districts 91 and 93 and provided by Staff Development for Educators. The conference will focus on deepening teachers' understanding of the Singapore Math Pedagogy which is the foundation of the adopted math program, Math in Focus.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
08/27/2015 8:30am to 4:00pm Kindergarten @ Ethel Boyes and Grade 1-6 @ Shilo Inn Lynne Ecenbarger, Nancy Fields, Char Forsten, Michael Godfrey, Donna McKenzie, Ricky Mikelman, Shannon Samulski, Anni Stipek, Eliza Thomas
Max No. Participants:
500
Credit Offered:
No
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