AP® Calculus (BC)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

The participant will have an opportunity to study and work current AP questions and released exams with time devoted to writing their own AP questions. Participants should bring a graphing calculator as those skills will be reinforced throughout the week as well as short cuts for the timed test. Emphasis will be on the BC only topics including Series and Sequences, Taylor Polynomials and LaGrange Error, Polar and Parametic Systems, Vectors, and Differential Equations with Euler's Method. Opportunities to present your favorite projects or worksheets will be given so participants are encouraged to bring these items. New calculus texts and materials will be discussed.

What participants should bring:

  • Graphing Calculator
  • Favorite Games, Projects, or Worksheets to Share

Presenter -

  • Dixie Ross, Pflugerville High School, Pflugerville, TX

AP® Calculus (AB)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

The AB Calculus Workshop will address the new 2017 Curriculum Framework with discussions of the changes beginning for 2016-2017 school year with increased focus on concepts. The participant will receive two newly released Practice Exams, one for AB and another for BC. The participant will have an opportunity to study and work current AP questions and released exams with time devoted to writing their own AP questions. We will discuss what evidence an AP Reader needs to award credit for AP questions. Participants should bring a graphing calculator as those skills will be reinforced throughout the week as well as short cuts for the timed test. We will review the AB topics as outlined in 2017 Curriculum Framework along with special emphasis placed on time sequence, new topics, and topics that need supplementing in current texts. Opportunities to present your favorite projects or worksheets will be given so participants are encouraged to bring these items. New calculus texts and materials will be discussed.

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Pre-AP™ Mathematics (HS)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

Participants will explore the most current perspectives of Pre-AP High School Mathematics. This workshop will encourage teachers to teach Pre-AP strands that connect from Pre-AP Algebra I to Pre-AP Geometry to Pre-AP Algebra II to Pre-AP Pre-Calculus. The course's main objective will be for teachers to obtain effective strategies that will prepare their students for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. Teachers who want to inject their classroom with energizing and thought-provoking construction of mathematics are encouraged to attend this institute.

Topics will include the following:

  • Mathematical practices that include reasoning with definitions and theorems, connecting concepts, implementing algebraic/computational processes, connecting multiple representations, building notational fluency, and communicating mathematics.
  • Experiences with functions that include those that are linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined.
  • Using physical manipulatives to introduce mathematical concepts before rigorous application.
  • Assessment in Pre-AP Mathematics.
  • Implications of the use of technology in Pre-AP Mathematics classes.

What participants should bring:

  • Thirty copies of a favorite lesson or activity to share
  • Graphing calculator
  • Laptop computer (optional-This could prove to be very useful.)
  • Favorite mathematics t-shirt for "Wear your fave math t-shirt Thursday!"

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Pre-AP™ Mathematics (MS)
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

This Pre-AP Middle School Math Institute will focus on the importance and relevance of mathematics prior to Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. Participants will be introduced to hands-on activities that will supplement and enhance their teaching techniques. There will be discussions about best practices and strategies to successfully implement inquiry-based learning activities.

Topics and Activities of the course:

  • The language of Algebra
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Linear and non-linear functions
  • Data interpretation and probability
  • Critical thinking skills will be explored
  • Multi-representational approaches to look at problems analytically, graphically, numerically, and verbally
  • Exploration of internet websites and various forms of technology to increase comprehension

What participants should bring:

  • A favorite lesson, web site, activity or best practice they would like to share with the class.
  • A calculator that is used in his/her classroom, if available.

 

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