2018

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers

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with Henri Picciotto

I will offer two workshops this summer (2018), at Menlo School in Atherton, CA.

August 1-3: No Limits! (grades 10-12) with Rachel Chou
August 6-9: Visual Algebra (grades 7-11)

Registration and scholarships info

If the topics, times, or location don't work for you, I can offer a workshop for your school or district. Contact me directly.

I recommend attending with a colleague, as it makes it easier
to implement these ideas when you get back to school in the fall.

Visual Algebra

with Henri Picciotto

Monday-Thursday, August 6-9
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Menlo School in Atherton, CA

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In this four-day workshop, I will present a wealth of visual approaches to the teaching of algebra in grades 7-11, including:

Participants will learn techniques that will allow them to serve the whole range of students better by offering:

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No Limits!

with Henri Picciotto and Rachel Chou

Wednesday-Friday August 1-3
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Menlo School in Atherton, CA

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This three-day workshop is designed for high school mathematics teachers who want to make Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus more accessible, richer, and more fun. A frequent challenge in teaching upper level high school classes is the limited pedagogical range of most textbooks and curricula. This is particularly harmful to the students who find symbol manipulation difficult, but it is also cheating our stronger students of the multi-faceted understanding that would serve them best.

To address this, we will present a number of activities to complement the corresponding lessons in any textbook, whether traditional or contemporary. Our lessons involve the intelligent use of electronic tools (particularly GeoGebra,) hands-on activities with concrete materials, creative alternate representations, and problem-solving throughout. Our goal is to help students develop meaningful intuitions for the concepts being studied:

More details

More info about me: Henri Picciotto

Info about Rachel Chou, registration, and logistics: Menlo School

Questions? Send me e-mail

Scholarships: an anonymous donor will pay 90% of the tuition
for the first seven public school teachers to register.

If the topics, times, or location don't work for you, I can offer a workshop for your school or district. Contact me directly.

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