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.
vbohme@math.arizona.edu


Spring 2014 Workshops

Mini-Course Workshop on Decimals and Percents.

This is a continuation from Spring 2013 CRR course on Mini-Course Workshop on Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Participants explore the properties of decimals and percents using a variety of hands-on materials. Discussion on connections to the Common Core Standard of Mathematics will also be included. Although this is a continuation of a prior workshop, any interested teacher of K-8 mathematics is welcome.

Presenter:   Rick Ramsey, MAPPS
      Date:     Tuesdays -April 1, 8, 15
      Time:     5:15- 7:15 PM
Location:     Gould-Simpson Room 849
      Earn:     6 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
(TUSD teachers may earn a stipend. See info from TUSD or call Ginny: 621-6866)

Registration for teachers in our partnership districts and schools (listed below)is available without cost. Others may register for $90. Payment is due the day of the first session. Checks may be written to The University of Arizona. This is not considered a tax-deductible donation since it is payment for services rendered.

Click here to register for the Mini-Course Workshop on Decimals and Percents.





Chance Processes and Probability Models- Making Sense of the Middle School Probability Standards

This workshop will focus on the mathematics articulated in the grade 7 probability standards. Specifically, we will focus on

  • understanding and interpreting probabilities,
  • understanding and building sample spaces, outcomes and events for simple and compound events,
  • developing uniform and non-uniform probability models to describe real-world chance processes, and
  • using probability models and simulation to generate relative frequencies of simple and compound events.

  • Although we will focus on middle school standards, we know that many teachers have not had much experience with probability.
    All teachers of mathematics, K-12 are welcome.

    Presenter:     Jason Aubrey
          Date:     Saturday - May 3
          Time:     8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
    Location:   Gould-Simpson Room 849
          Earn:     4 hours of professional development credit for recertification.
    Space is limited to 30 participants. We encourage you to apply now!

    Click here to register for the Probability Workshop.


    Seventh Annual Advanced Placement Calculus Practice Exam

    The practice exam will be given in the morning and, after a short lunch, we will review the solutions and grading standards of the Free Response section in the afternoon. Since we will grade the Multiple Choice portion of the exam while the students are working on the Free Response problems, every student will know their grade (1-5) on the exam when the afternoon session is completed. Once the practice exam has begun, teachers are invited to share ideas. More information will be sent later, but we wanted all of the calculus teachers in the Tucson area to be aware of this exam. We will be using the 2012 Calculus Multiple Choice Exam (AB and BC), which we used last year, and the 2013 Free Response Exam (AB and BC) for this practice exam. So, as you prepare your students for this test, DO NOT USE these exams in your review sessions. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Bruce MacMillan at bmacmillan@math.arizona.edu.

    Presenter:   Bruce MacMillan
          Date:     Saturday -April 26
          Time:     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:   AB students will be in the CESL Building
                BC students will be in the Chavez Building

    Click here to register for the AP Calculus Practice Exam.

    Advanced Placement Statistics Practice Exam

    The practice exam will be given in the morning and, after a short lunch, we will review the solutions and grading standards of the Free Response section in the afternoon. Since we will grade the Multiple Choice portion of the exam while the students are working on the Free Response problems, every student will know their grade (1-5) on the exam when the afternoon session is completed. Once the practice exam has begun, teachers are invited to share ideas. More information will be sent later, but we wanted all of the statistics teachers in the Tucson area to be aware of this exam. We will be using the 2007 Statistics Multiple Choice Exam for this practice exam. So, as you prepare your students for this test, DO NOT USE these exams in your review sessions. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Josh Tabor at joshtabor@hotmail.com

    Presenter:   Josh Tabor
          Date:     Saturday -April 26
          Time:     8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:   Chavez Bld Room 111

    Click here to register for the AP Statistics Practice Exam.










    The following districts/schools maintain a partnership with the Center.

    Districts

    Altar Valley School District
    Amphitheater Public Schools
    Catalina Foothills School District
    Flowing Wells Unified School District
    Marana Unified School District
    Sahuarita Unified School District
    Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District
    Sunnyside Unified School District
    Tanque Verde Unified School District
    Tucson Unified School District
    Vail School District

    Schools

    Nosotros Academy
    St. Gregory College Preparatory School

    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