Applied and Industrial Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teaching

THE TOYOTA-RIT APPLIED MATH INITIATIVE CONNECTING HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS

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: