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Geometry and Technology in the Secondary School

The 1996 Summer Program for Teachers at The Geometry Center, July 8 - 26, 1996

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Program Description

Continuing on the success of the Geometry Center's 1995 Summer Materials Development program and its 1995-96 course, Geometry and Technology in the Secondary School, the Geometry Center will offer another innovative summer opportunity for teachers July 8 - 26, 1996. This three-week summer program is designed to bring together teachers from across th country to participate in an intense experience that will increase their knowledge of:

The course will cover materials for effective use in the traditional geometry course or as enrichment in other mathematics courses. To assist participating teachers, the Geometry Center will provide:

This program will provide an exceptional opportunity to experience being in a course that:

Teachers in the 1996 program will be expected to remain in contact with their team members and te Center during the 1996-97 school year (via telecommunications or in person, as appropriate). They will report how the materials are working or were modified for use, and how the course content affected their students and their own teaching.

Geometry and Technology in the Secondary School

This course (Math 5337) focuses on the geometry of symmetry, manifolds and dynamics, and on the use of technology to enhance the study of geometric concepts.

Teachers in the summer program will learn how to:

Tuition Waiver

Tuition for the 3-credit University of Minnesota course, Math 5337, will be waived for all participants.


Double-occupancy, air-conditioned dormitory rooms with full board will be provided for each participant. All participants are expected to live on campus during the entire three week program, July 8-26, 1996.

Travel Reimbursements

Up to $250 for travel expenses will be available to each participant to support travel costs to Minneapolis. These funds are available to support only one round trip the attend the institute. Documentation of travel expenses by airplane, train, bus, or personal automobile is required. Individual stipend amounts are limited to the lowest economy-class travel fare by airplane from your home address. Local, weekend, or other incidental travel will not be supported.

Eligibility and Application Procedure

Applications from teachers of grades 5-12 are welcomed. The program can accommodate up to 24 participants and is intended for certified middle and high school teachers nationwide. Unusual cases may be considered. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

There are no specific background requirements for this program. However, our aim is to put together teams whose combined membership exhibits the following talents:

Individuals with a depth of experience in one or more of the areas listed above will have as good, or slightly better, a chance of being selected as tose with a broad exposure but less depth in at least one area. Availability to attend the full three-week session is essential for acceptance. Completed applications, including a background statement, a letter of support, and references must be received at the Center by February 1, 1996.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Andrea Olson
The Geometry Center
400 Lind Hall
207 Church St. SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
summer96-admin@geom.umn.edu (email)
612-626-8318 (voice mail)
612-626-0888 (receptionist)
612-626-7131 (fax)

The Geometry Center is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, Minnesota Technology, Inc., and the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
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