Technology has revolutionized the way people do mathematics. But where's the revolution in our teaching? What if we could spark that revolution, ride this wave of change, and take our teaching in new and exciting directions? Imagine classrooms where kids of all ages build with mathematics. Where computation is replaced by direct experience, and the source of our knowledge is the world around us. Sound like a pipe dream? It's not. It just needs you to grow. Join us this summer for a course filled with new ideas and fresh starts. You'll learn fundamental principles of this new approach and use them to create exciting new experiences for you and your students.
Although the course topics will be determined by the personalities and knowledge of the participants and the changing whims of the instructor in the weeks leading up to the course, if the class happened today, possible topics of study would be: counting by 10s, slope, laughter, the motion of ants, parametric equations, love, fish scale structure, integers, convex hulls, centroid constructions, and pine needle configurations.
Teachers of all levels are welcome. There will be a focus on technology use, especially Apple and Android tablets, so please bring yours if you have one (laptop would be second best). If not, there will be some loaners on hand! Bring your curiosity, your passion, and a vision of greatness and we'll create things together.