Education

Integrating Statistics into the Algebra/Geometry Curriculum


A THREE DAY SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS


July 21-23, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington High School, Washington, MO


Sponsors: ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics & Probability Washington High School Mathematics Department

This workshop presents an exciting opportunity for Algebra and Geometry teachers to acquire background knowledge in key statistical topics found in the state and national standards. In addition, participants will learn how to integrate these statistical ideas into concepts traditionally taught in all high school algebra and geometry courses.

The focus of the workshop will be two-fold: 1) to enhance participants' understanding of data analysis and probability, and 2) to provide examples and activities which illustrate key topics in statistics by using data to introduce concepts such as slope of a line, solving a system of equations, linear regression, curve fitting and finding centers.

Participants will also be provided with experiences in the use of technology as a tool for learning mathematics. The TI-84 family of graphing calculators will be used throughout the workshop. Promising to offer a rich and enjoyable experience filled with classroom ready applications, we hope to see you in July!

Presenters


Pat Hopfensperger

Pat Hopfensperger has been teaching high school mathematics for the past 35 years at Homestead High School in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pat has been very involved in statistics education since the late 1980's. He was a Quantitative Literacy lead instructor. He is a co-author of the Data Driven Mathematics Series. In addition, Pat has been very involved in the T^3 organization and has conducted workshops on statistics throughout the country. He has an amazing ability to make his workshops professional, productive and fun. Pat is currently a member of the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and a member of the GAISE activities writing team.

Henry Kranendonk

Henry Kranendonk, began his teaching career as a mathematics and computer science teacher over 37 years ago. He is now a Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for the Milwaukee Public Schools and Co-Principal Investigator for the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, a project funded by NSF. Henry's publications include high school math textbooks and professional publications involving high school projects in data analysis and modeling. He has served for over 20 years as an assistant examiner for the International Baccalaureate Program, having conducted IB workshops in the US, Europe and Africa. Henry was recently assigned to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) that oversees the operations of NAEP and the publications of the National Report Card.

Cost


$229   Includes: Registration fee; GAISE report; Handouts; Daily lunch, breakfast breads & fruit, drinks, snacks Optional one hour grad credit available through Lindenwood University - $60 fee paid at close of workshop.

Registration


Registration will be accepted until workshop fills but should arrive no later than June 15, 2009.

Online Registration:

Click here to pay by credit card.
Registration Form:

Click here to print the registration form to pay by check or PO. Mail your form and check/PO to Connie Lutz, Washington High School, 600 Blue Jay Dr, Washington, MO 63090.
In the event of cancellation prior to July 1, all registration fees will be refunded less a $35 processing fee. After July 1, registration fees will be refunded at 50%. All refunds will be processed after the workshop is completed.
For additional information contact: Connie Lutz, Workshop Coordinator, by email: connie.lutz@washington.k12.mo.us or call 573-301-0256.

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