Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators

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Summer Content Institutes:

More than 30 graduate-level courses on topics including math, science,
reading, and writing will be available at no cost to educators across the
state this summer. These professional development institutes will be offered
throughout the summer, and follow-up sessions will be held in the fall and
winter to support implementation into the classroom. The institutes are
sponsored by the Department of Education. The courses will be taught by
educators and specialists from colleges, universities, and cultural
institutions. Professional development points (PDPs) toward relicensure will
be awarded, and graduate credits are also available.
A brochure listing course descriptions and registration information for the
2008 Professional Development Institutes can be found on the Department of Education's website at:

Other Summer Professional Development:

Education Development Center (EDC) is offering mathematics professional
development using materials from two new National Science Foundation-funded
curriculum programs developed at EDC. Graduate credit or 28 Professional
Development points are available for both CME Project and Think Math!

CME Project "Developing Mathematical Habits of Mind" August 4-8, Boston

In this five-day workshop, participants will engage in an approach to
mathematics that centers on developing mathematical Habits of Mind. We
welcome those who are interested in content-focused professional development
as well as those who are planning to implement CME Project, a new four-year,
NSF-funded high school curriculum. Developing Mathematical Habits of
Mind-CME Project Workshops are for teachers, coaches, curriculum
coordinators, and administrators. Workshops are facilitated by CME Project
developers and experienced teachers. For more information:

"Building Number and Algebra the Think Math! Way" August 4-8, Boston

Using Think Math! materials, Building Number & Algebra the Think Math! Way
Workshops will present effective approaches to elementary mathematics
content areas across grades. In two workshops, one emphasizing grades K-2
and the other grades 3-5, participants will explore how to build skill and
understanding in addition/subtraction, multiplication/division,
fractions/decimals, and algebraic thinking/language. Workshops are
facilitated by Think Math! developers and experienced teachers. For more

Northeastern University's Institute in Education is offering professional
development courses this summer. Graduate credit or Professional Development
points are available for all courses. For more information and to register,

Classroom Technologies for the Middle and High School
Mathematics Teacher:

July 7-11 at Northeastern University, Boston Campus

Technology has become an integral part of the modern mathematics classroom,
including the almost universal use of the graphing calculator. In addition,
two computer programs, Excel and the Geometer's Sketchpad have also been
extensively used. All three of these technologies are meant to be tools that
illuminate and enhance concepts and techniques in the math curriculum. This
course will improve the teacher's skills in bringing together the curriculum
and the technology to support student learning.

Instructor: Michael Sherman

Algebra, Numbers and Geometry: July 14-18 at St. Mark's School,
Southborough, MA

This course will develop the principles of beginning and intermediate
algebra. The goal is to help teachers develop clear understanding of the
mathematical concepts involved, and to translate personal mathematical
accomplishments into effective teaching strategies.

Instructor: James Tanton

Functions and Trigonometry: July 21-25 at St. Mark's School, Southborough,

This course serves as both a precursor to the course in calculus and as a
stand- alone course in the methods of advanced algebraic thinking. The
concept of "function" per se, is relatively new in the development of
mathematics. The course begins with an introduction to the study of
functions-their definition, application, and methods of manipulation,
general notions and their algebra. The course will utilize innovative
geometric insights to provide a sound and comprehensive perspective to the

Instructor: James Tanton