2018 Mathematics Institute for Secondary Teaching
The Worcester Polytechnic Institute workshop will be held on Monday July 16, 2018 - Thursday July 19, 2018 in Salisbury Labs, 104.
This workshop will explore:
- 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 will feature:
- Sessions in which experienced professionals discuss how they use high school mathematics in their work.
- Sessions in which recent graduates and students discuss their educational experiences, the nature and development of their young careers, and the role of high school mathematics in their professions.
- Sessions in which college professors discuss how high school mathematics forms the basis for college courses.
- Networking, brainstorming, and problem-solving.
- A project in which teachers will develop in groups a hands-on classroom activity based on the presentations
The workshop is free and meals will be provided
Presentations of speakers at this year's workshop:
- Emmanuel Agu, WPI, Dept. of Computer Science, Mathematics in Computer Graphics and Games, presentation video
- Andrea Arnold, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Intro to Inverse Problems, video presentation
- Ivon Arroyo, WPI, Dept. of Social Science and Policy Studies, video presentation
- Alana Aubin, Everquote, Presentation, video presentation
- Luca Capogna, WPI, Dept. Head Mathematical Sciences, The Goals of MIST, presentation video
- Lee Duerden, Quinsigamond Community College, Manufacturing Technology video presentation
- Loris Fichera, WPI, Dept. of Computer Science, Robotics Engineering Program, Robotic manipulators in interventional medicine and surgery presentation video
- John Goulet, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Statistics in Contemporary Education, presentation video
- Lane Harrison, WPI, Dept. of Computer Science, video presentation
- Darius Kazemi, Feel Train,
- Alper Kucukural, UMass Program in Molecular Medicine, Bioinformatics Core, presentation video
- Kelly McManus, John Hancock, The Actuarial Career, presentation video
- Kathleen Nahabedian, Lincoln Labs, Mathematics and Weather, presentation video
- Sarah Olson, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Agent Based Models, presentation video
- Randy Paffenroth, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Data Science Program, presentation video
- Elisa Rosales, UMass Medical, Data Analytics in Population Health, presentation video
- Tamisha Thompson, Waltham Public Schools, Highlighting Mathematical Practices, presentation video
- Suzanne Weekes, WPI, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Three Resources, presentation video
- Group 1, To Be or Not To Be Social, Slide Presentation, presentation video
- Group 2, Sampling: How much is in a good sample?, Slide Presentation, presentation video
- Group 3, Fractals and the Sierpinski Triangle, Slide Presentation, presentation video
- Group 4, Geometry, Matrices & Movements, Slide Presentation, presentation video
The Department of Mathematical Sciences
For more information, please contact:
Professor Luca Capogna
Professor John Goulet
Professor Stephan Sturm
Professor Andrea Arnold
Ms. Rhonda Podell