Presented by Nancy Neudauer and James Tanton
When and Where:Wednesday, August 1, 1:00 - 5:00pmDenver MathFest, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (Room TBD)
How can standard mathematics major courses connect back to high school topics in a way that enriches deeper understanding of both? And how might doing this produce more motivated new teachers as well as more engaged mathematics students? The MAA META Math project (maa.org/meta-math) addresses these connections by creating curriculum material for math major courses that treat applications to “high school content” as just as valuable as applications to business or STEM disciplines. The use of these materials will, in turn, lift the Mathematical Knowledge of Teachers to the same level of importance of other application areas (such as business or STEM fields) for mathematics within and throughout the standard undergraduate mathematics curriculum.
The MAA META Math project (http://maa.org/meta-math) is offering a free afternoon workshop with a very limited number of seats on the Wednesday of MathFest. At this workshop, participants will review and react to the existing META Math materials from Abstract Algebra, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, or Statistics, and groups will form to brainstorm additional ideas.
The MAA META Math project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE-1726624), and space in the workshop is very limited. If there are more applicants than seats, we will select participants that represent a diversity of institutions and mathematical interests. We will email send acceptance notifications no later than July 6, 2018, and we hope that all others will be engaged in other ways. It is our hope that those who identify an interest here will remain engaged as a community of practice around this important idea over the coming academic year.