As a result of the NeSA-M, Nebraska's first statewide mathematics assessment, mathematics teachers at all grade levels are looking for new learning opportunities that support them in offering high quality mathematics courses to their students. The Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes (NMSSI) offer graduate mathematics and pedagogy courses using a teacher-friendly delivery model that help teachers respond to this challenge.
In Summer 2012, MATH 802T: Functions, Algebra and Geometry (Class # 3010) will be offered in North Platte at ESU 16 from June 11-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This section will be designed for an audience of teachers in grades 7-10, with a secondary audience of grades 6-11. Fellowships are still available to help cover the cost of tuition. Most teachers who apply for a fellowship qualify for at least $360, which cuts the cost of the course in half. Funds are running out, so apply soon! Forward this message to any teachers who you think would be interested in this course.
MATH 802T is designed to help teachers gain a deep understanding of the concept of function and the algebra and geometry concepts taught in the middle-level curriculum. Studying this content at a deeper level will help teachers better prepare their students for the NeSA-M. Participants also will study measurement with an emphasis on length, area and volume.
Since first being offered in Summer 2005, more than 200 Nebraska teachers have taken MATH 802T. Crystal Simpson, a 2010 Math in the Middle graduate, said, “The best way to describe this course is to compare it to a roller-coaster ride – thrilling, refreshing and mind-blowing all at once. This class went into detail about theorems so that I could understand why these theorems existed in the first place and learn the importance of the theorems. These courses are right on time for teachers with the new state assessment.”
Visit our website http://scimath.unl.edu/nmssi for other courses offered in Western Nebraska this summer as well as steps on how to enroll and apply for tuition assistance.
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