MATH 807: Mathematics for High School Teachers

June 18-29 in Lincoln (Class # 3013), 8 a.m. to noon

This workshop style course will analyze the connections between college-level calculus and abstract algebra and high school mathematics. It will emphasize the development of skills necessary to recognize these connections and then use them to help high school students explore and deepen their understanding of math concepts.

MATH 810T: Algebra for Algebra Teachers

June 4-15 in Lincoln (Class # 3375), 8 a.m. to noon

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July 9-20 in Lincoln (Class # 7696), 8 a.m. to noon

The main goal of the course is to help Algebra I teachers better understand the conceptual underpinnings of school algebra, and how to leverage that understanding into improved classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on developing the habits of mind of a mathematical thinker.

MATH 811T: Functions for High School Teachers

June 4-15 in Lincoln (Class # 7722), 8 a.m. to noon

A study of functions in the pre-calculus, high school mathematics curriculum from an advanced viewpoint. Functions will be investigated by examining their utility in more advanced courses and applications, enabling teachers to better understand the important aspects and appropriate emphasis of a concept. Content will include polynomial, circular (trig), and exponential functions, and their connections to calculus.

MATH 812T: Geometry for Geometry Teachers

June 18-29 in Omaha (Class # 7697), 8 a.m. to noon

The main goals of the course are to strengthen your mathematical background for teaching Geometry. We will focus on undamental concepts of Euclidean geometry, with explorations of non-Euclidean geometry for contrast. We will make extensive use of manipulatives and the dynamic geometry software GeoGebra.

MATH 896: Mathematical Modeling for High School Teachers

July 9-20 in Lincoln (Class # 8852), 8 a.m. to noon

This course is designed around a series of projects in which students examine the mathematics underlying several socially-relevant questions which arise in a variety of academic disciplines (i.e. real-world problems, such as how to use mathematics to understand the spread of a disease). Students learn to extract the mathematics out of the problem in order to construct models to describe them. The models are then analyzed using skills developed in this or previous mathematics courses.

STAT 892: Statistics for High School Teachers

June 4-15 in Lincoln (Class # 7670), 8 a.m. to noon

This course will cover the statistical concepts typically taught in a high school Statistics class. These include: linear regression, two-way tables, sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and inference for regression. Some experience with basic statistical concepts (mean, standard deviation, elementary probability) is necessary. The course will be inquiry-based, and will emphasize applications and statistical thinking. Software and calculators will be used for most analyses.

Please note that most of these courses are paired with optional Educational Psychology or TEAC (pedagogy) courses from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. We encourage teachers to take both courses together.

COURSE DETAILS: http://scimath.unl.edu/nmssi