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Problem Solving and Critical Thinking with Discrete Mathematics for K-8

Rutgers University
Busch Campus, Piscataway, New Jersey

One 5-day program

July 8 - 10 & July 13 - 14, 2009

(This program meets Wed-Fri one week and then Mon-Tues the next)

This program features contemporary topics in mathematics that can be used in K-8 classrooms.

Program participants will learn about discrete mathematics and its use in problem solving activities. The participants will review and prepare materials that they can use to introduce these topics in their classes.

About Discrete Mathematics

The program is structured to encourage active participation. Those who attend will be involved directly in the learning process through use of workshop groups, participant presentations and discussions, and problem-solving sessions. Previous program participants will report on their classroom experiences and share instructional materials they have prepared and used successfully. The program will prepare teachers to introduce discrete mathematics into the classroom and the curriculum.

Who Should Apply?

    The institutes are designed for all K-8 teachers, including special education teachers, new teachers, mathematics coaches, and curriculum specialists.

When & Where Are The Institutes?

    The summer 2009 program will take place on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Who Sponsors The Institutes?

    This year’s institute is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education under the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program at Rutgers University in partnership with the school districts of Perth Amboy, Plainfield, and Newark, NJ.

Are There Any Fees?

    For Partner Participants: A limited number of participants from our partner districts of Perth Amboy, Plainfield, and Newark will be funded by the grant from the NJDOE.   They will also receive a stipend of $500 ($100 per summer day) for participation in the full 5-day program.

    For Non-Partner Participants: The cost of the 5-day workshop will be $495.

What Are The Application Deadlines?

    The deadline for applications is Friday, May 15, 2009. After this date, applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Is Credit Offered?

    Participants can earn 35 professional development hours (CEU's) for full participation in the five days of the program.

Have Any Questions?

    Call or email if you have any questions or to check availability.

What Other Programs Are Offered?

    Rutgers University will conduct a related program for high school teachers in New Jersey.

    The 9th Annual K-12 Boston College / Rutgers University Conference on Discrete Mathematics will be held at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA on Saturday, February 27, 2010.

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