UGA College of Education hosts mathematics workshop series June 24-27

May 22, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - A four-day workshop for area educators focusing on the teaching of common core standards in mathematics will be hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education June 24-27 at the Hotel Indigo in Athens.

The Teaching Analytic Geometry and Coordinate Algebra: Mathematical Practices and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards workshop series will focus on implementing the standards from the first two years of the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards with emphasis on the Standards for Mathematical Practice, particularly argumentation and quantitative reasoning.

Participants will learn about the role of the SMP in teaching and learning mathematics and engage in classroom activities designed to use the SMP. They will assess and analyze their own participation in terms of mathematical content and the SMP and receive a set of resources and activities that are ready to implement in high school classrooms.

The registration fee is $500 and includes workshop materials, three professional learning unit credits, refreshment breaks and lunch each day. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Indigo at a special rate of $109 per night. The special rate is good for reservations made by May 27. Contact the hotel at 706/546-0430 to make reservations.

AnnaMarie Conner and Kevin C. Moore, both assistant professors of mathematics education at UGA, will instruct the workshop.

Conner received her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University where she was involved in researching and teaching a mathematical modeling course for prospective teachers. She also worked on a project investigating how teachers use mathematical processes such as reasoning, communicating and representing in their teaching. She recently received a grant to investigate how teachers learn to support their students in making and critiquing mathematical arguments.

Moore received his doctorate from Arizona State University where he worked on a research-based algebra and pre-calculus curriculum and professional development project. He is one of the leading researchers in the area of secondary students' quantitative reasoning and is also involved in designing quantitative reasoning courses for pre-service secondary teachers.

For more information or to register for these and other COE workshops, see www.coe.uga.edu/events/.

 

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