Teacher Workshop Schedule
Our mission is to support educators in their quest to provide quality instruction to elementary, middle school, and high school mathematics students. Some teachers have requested refresher high school level mathematics sessions to gain perspective regarding what their students will need to know for future courses. Some teachers want to see alternative ways to present particular topics. Teachers have requested support in using technology to enhance their lessons. In response to these requests, the Center for Recruitment and Retention is pleased to announce a series of teacher workshops. Our intent is to provide experiences to deepen mathematical understandings.Space for each workshop is limited. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Priority is given to teachers from partnership schools and districts.
If you have questions about the workshops, or if you have trouble using the registration forms, please contact Ginny Bohme.
Fall 2014 Workshops
Wonders of the Number System: Signed Numbers, Rationality and Irrationality (Grades 6-8)
One of the central challenges of middle school mathematics is learning how to write, order, and operate with positive and negative rational numbers. In this workshop, we will explore different strategies for introducing signed numbers and how to represent and order them. We will also consider models for addition and subtraction that are used in elementary school, and see how these can be extended to make sense of addition and subtraction of signed numbers.
Presenter:     Cody Patterson       Date:     Thursdays- November 6, 13, 20 This is a change as of Oct 23.       Time:     5:15-7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below) may attend at no cost.
Connecting Geometry and Algebra Using Conic Sections
For a given mathematical concept, do you prefer a more algebraic or geometric perspective? The best answer is "no." The primary goal of this workshop is to "fill in the gap" between the two perspectives and facilitate the transition between them. Our playground will be conic sections and quadric surfaces, and we will make extensive use of various mathematical softwares (for which no background is required). Presenter:     Scott Kaschner       Date:     Tuesdays - Nov. 18, Nov. 25, and Dec. 2       Time:     5:15 - 7:15 PM Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849       Earn:     6 hours of professional development credit for re-certification.
Teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below)may attend at no cost.
The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center. Districts
We appreciate any suggestions you have for additional workshops.
Center of Recruitment & Retention
Department of Mathematics
The University of Arizona
617 N. Santa Rita
Tucson, AZ 85721