2015 Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teaching

Applied and Industrial Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teaching

Location: Unity Hall
Office Location: 4th Floor, Room 457 (Temporarily Moved Due to Stratton Hall Renovation)
Phone: 508-831-5241
Fax: 508-831-5824

4-DAY WORKSHOP: July 13-16, 2015

See workshop schedule here.

The Toyota-RIT Applied Math Initiative (TAMI) is a program that runs workshops for high school mathematics teachers interested in learning more about how high school math is applied in professions and how high school math forms the basis for college curricula.

With funding from the Toyota Foundation, TAMI will run workshops at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brigham Young University, The Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, and the University of Minnesota in 2015.

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute workshop was held on Monday July 13, 2015 - Thursday July 16, 2015  in Salisbury Labs, 104.

This workshop explored:

  • how the mathematics that you teach is used by STEM professionals,
  • what are the career paths open to students well-trained in mathematics,
  • and how the math that you teach forms the foundation for college success.

The workshop featured:

  • Sessions in which experienced professionals discuss how they use high school mathematics in their professions.
  • Sessions in which young professionals and students discuss their educational experiences, the nature and development of their young careers, and their uses of high school mathematics professionally.
  • Sessions in which college professors discuss how high school mathematics forms the basis for college courses.

Video of speakers at this year's workshop:

  • Jorge Calzada of National Grid
  • Tamisha Thompson of Worcester Public Schools
  • Michael Abrams of Michael L. Abrams Consulting
  • Leslie Button of Corning Inc.
  • Emmanuel Agu of WPI Dept. of Computer Science
  • John Goulet of WPI Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
  • Darius Kazemi of Feel Train
  • Marcel Blais of WPI Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
  • Ronald Grimm of WPI Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Elisa Rosales of Silverlink Communications
  • Kaitlyn Brady of Staples
  • Carlos Tolmasky of Institute for Mathematics and its Applications University of Minnesota