Modeling Problems that Bring Mathematics to Life at WSSU

posted Jul 1, 2015, 9:21 AM by Jerry Williamson   [ updated Jul 1, 2015, 9:21 AM ]
The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (CMSTE) wants to invite participants to a professional development workshop entitled “Modeling Problems that Bring Mathematics to Life” geared towards middle and high school mathematics teachers July 9 -10, 2015 from 9 am - 4 pm on the campus of WSSU.

In this workshop, we will provide hands-on modeling problems that can be used in Math II and III classes. The focus will be on how we can engage our students through real-world problems using such tools as recursive functions, and functions as models for real-world data collected through videos, probes and motion detectors. The modeling problems include videos to explore water flow and the motion of a swinger, and the data collection includes ball bounce and temperature data. Technology tools include the TI-84, GeoGebra and Excel.

All participants will receive a copy of NCTM’s Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making ($37 Value) and continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a minimal registration fee of $35. Teachers will receive 1.2 CEUs for attending the entire workshop.

Attached is a more detailed description and registration form. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Vivian Kelly at (336)750-2995 or Vincent Snipes (336) 750-2488.
Jerry Williamson,
Jul 1, 2015, 9:21 AM