



How long do your workshops last?
The summer workshop lasts one week prior to the start of school. Every
teacher takes three 100 minutedaily courses for the week.
How many teachers do you involve in your workshops?
120  the last two years.
What are your major goals for your workshops in terms of content and
pedagogy?
We expect every participant to fill in the gaps in his/her mathematics
knowledge on a self selected basis from a list of 21 courses developed by a Teacher Advisory Committee. These courses range from number sense/number theory to calculus refresher. Every instructor is encouraged to use a variety of methods as models for the teacherparticipants.
Further, every instructor in the workshop gears her/his instruction to three
goals: participants will learn some new mathematics, participants will
learn some new mathematics that they can teach to their students, and/or
participants will learn new ways of teaching the "old" mathematics. Every
course has a strong mathematics component taught by methods that we would
want teachers to use in their own classrooms.
Are you offering professional development on specific curricula that you
are hoping will be used in the classroom? If so, which curricula are you
using?
We have used bits and pieces from many NSF and commerciallyprepared
cutting edge curricula. Among these are CorePlus, Math Thematics (STEP),
SIMMS, Math Connections, and Glencoe Interactive Mathematics. However, we are not using any specific curriculum in its entirety hoping that what is taught and how it is taught will encourage teachers to think beyond their current
textbooks. A person from STEM (Math Thematics) taught the
interdisciplinary themes course.
Schedule of Classes
Period 1 

History of Mathematics I 
Room 18 
Math with Manipulatives 
Room 4 
Intro to the Graphing Calculator 
Room 5 
Interdisciplinary Themes 
Room 10 
Math for the Special Child 
Room 20 
Number Sense 
Room 11 
Modern Geometry 
Room 12 


Period 2 

History of Mathematics II 
Room 18 
Calculus Refresher 
Room 12 
Math with Manipulatives 
Room 4 
Permutations/Combinations 
Room 11 
Tech. in the Classroom 
Room 5236 
Advanced Graphing Calculator 
Room 5 
Interdisciplinary Themes 
Room 10 
Number Sense 
Room 20 


Period 3 

Fundamental Theorems of HS 
Room 10 
Number Sense 
Room 11 
Tech. in the Classroom 
Room 5236 
Informal Geometry 
Room 5 
Integrated Science/Math 
Room 4 
Logic and Proof 
Room 12 
Issues in Math Ed 
Room 18 
Date: January 12, 1999
To: Grades 6  12 Mathematics Teachers
TAASC Schools: AUSD, COUSD, HLPUSD, PUSD
From: Jack Price
Re: Summer Program for TAASC Participants
The summer program for all TAASC mathematics teachers will be held August 16  20, 1999, at the IPoly International High School on the Cal Poly campus. All mathematics teachers grades 6  12 in Azusa, Charter Oak, HaciendaLaPuente, and Pomona are encouraged to attend.
Participants will receive: a $300 stipend for the week, free parking, and lunch. Three units of credit will be available also. Each attendee will select three courses from the list below; each course will be held for 100 minutes for each of the five days. One hundred twenty of your colleagues attended last year; we hope that at least 200 will attend this coming summer.
To hold a place in the workshop, complete the attached form and return it to your TAASC teacherleader or send it directly to Jack Price, CEEMaST, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona CA 91768. (or Fax: 9098694616) Forms should be returned no later than March 1, 1999.
Tentative Course Listing (on the form please select by number)
 Number Sense: An informal approach to number theory, number sense, and algebra sense.
 Nonformula Approach to Permutations and Combinations: Taught intuitively rather than by
 rote formula with related probability through the binomial theorem.
 Geometer’s Sketchpad (Beginning): Using the Geometer’s Sketchpad to teach and learn geometry.
 Introduction to the Graphing Calculator: From turning it on to basic functional use.
 Using the Graphing Calculator (including CBL): Functions, graphs, experiments to learn and teach mathematics via the graphing calculator.
 Technology in the Classroom: Spreadsheets, graphing software, internet projects.
 Mathematics with Manipulatives: Using manipulatives to teach and learn secondary mathematics.
 Informal Geometry: Concepts in 2D and 3D taught through demonstrations, experimentation, lab activities.
 Transformational Geometry: Geometry of reflections, rotations, glides taught with manipulatives
 Fractals: Introduction to fractals and activities that generate fractals that can be used in geometry and elsewhere.
 History of Mathematics I: A problembased approach to the history of mathematics through the great problems.
 History of Mathematics II: A continuation of Summer, 1998, with the same instructor. Open to those in History I last summer.
 Integrating/Coordinating Mathematics and Science: Activities designed to model coordination of mathematics topics with topics in science (different activities from summer, 1998).
 Issues in Mathematics Education: Standards, assessment, equity, leadership, diversity, inclusion  different topics each day with different experts in the field.
 Mathematics for the Special Child: Utilizing mathematics in the special education program
 Using Interdisciplinary Themes to Teach Mathematics: Developing a thematic approach to teaching; projectbased mathematics; applications in the real world
 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics: Theory of Choice and Election Theory, Networks, Matrices, etc.
 Logic and Proof: Developing logical systems, what is proof, attention to the NCTM Strand on Reasoning and Proof
 Statistics: With particular attention to the AP Statistics Class.
 Calculus Refresher: A brushup on the fundamentals of calculus using interesting problems geared toward those who may teach AB or BC calculus
 The Fundamental Theorems of High School: Innovative ways to approach the significance, proof, and connections among the theorems of high school mathematics; Pythagorean Theorem, Quadratic Theorem, Law of Cosines, Cramer’s Rule, Geometric Series, etc.
TAASC SUMMER WORKSHOP
August 16  20, 1999
IPoly High School, Cal Poly Pomona Campus
Name _____________________________ 
SSN#_______________ 
Home Address_______________________ 
District_______________ 
City/State/Zip_________________________ 
School_______________ 
Home phone_(____)___________________ 

Email (if any) _________________________ 

From the list of 21 courses, please select your first through fifth choices. Please use the course number.
First choice ______
Second choice______
Third choice______
Fourth choice______
Fifth choice______
You will receive a class schedule and more information prior to the end of school in June.
Return no later than March 1 to:
Jack Price
CEEMaST
Cal Poly Pomona 91768
or fax: 9098694616
or give it to your TAASC leader in your school


