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Mathematicians offer O'ahu, Maui teacher workshops

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Oct 26, 2009

A team of UH Mānoa mathematics professors will conduct teacher workshops on O‘ahu and Maui as part of the School and University Partnership for Educational Renewal in Mathematics (SUPER-M), a newly funded, National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education project.
The workshop on O‘ahu will be held on Saturday, November 7, at Pauoa Elementary School, and Maui’s workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 11, at Lokelani Intermediate School. Both workshops will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 The workshops will afford teachers the opportunity to learn about current research efforts in mathematics, work with graduate students in mathematics to strengthen curriculum, and engage in candid discussions about mathematics content with UH Mānoa graduate students and professors.
Please RSVP to Linda at or 956-4669 by October 30, as space is limited. Support for travel and stipends are available. 
Led by Monique Chyba, the UH Mānoa team’s members include Erik Guentner, Mirjana Jovovic, Michelle Manes and David Ross. The intent of the project is to make high-level mathematical concepts accessible to K-12 students through partnerships between teachers and mathematics graduate students. 
The Fellows are Austin Anderson, Marisa Billington, Tristan Holmes, Hye-Jung Kim, John Marriott and Jean Verette.
9:00 a.m.           Welcome and introduction
9:20 a.m.           Introductory talk about research in mathematics
10:00 a.m.         Coffee break (sponsored by SUPER-M)
10:30 a.m.         Breakout sessions by school levels (elementary, intermediate, high)
12:00 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m.         GK-12 program presentation for potential partner schools
1:00 p.m.            Presentation from current partner teachers and fellows
1:30 p.m.            Problem-solving session, teachers and fellows
2:30 p.m.            Closing remarks