## Math Summer School for Elementary Math Teachers

- Start Date: 06/29/2015
- End Date: 07/24/2015

Britannia Secondary School

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics at UBC and SFU will be offering a 4-week Math Summer School for elementary school teachers this summer. The summer school will run from Monday June 29th to Friday July 24th, 2015.

Teachers are expected to attend from 8:30 to 12:00 every weekday and to work on their own at home for another half an hour each day. They will be paid a $1,400 stipend plus $200 in resources upon completion of the program.

### Summer School Structure

Participating teachers will have the opportunity to:

- Improve their mathematical knowledge and skills
- Broaden their understanding of mathematics and its applications
- Develop strategies for teaching
- Develop exemplary lessons that can be used by other teachers
- Enhance their professional networks

### Program Requirements

The summer school is open to 15 teachers, meeting the following requirements:

- We want to have 3 teachers per school attending the summer school. The reason for this is so that as a group, they are later able to develop an enthusiastic culture around math at their school, and to support each other.
- Each participant is able to attend every day, to actively participate in all activities and to work in teams to develop resources.

### Program Structure

We will be focusing on 5 schools each year, and we will be providing additional support to those schools during the year.

Schools and teachers will be selected based on the level of interest and enthusiasm as well as the teachers' application. Their current mathematical skills are not an essential part of our selection criteria. The program location will be determined by its convenience to participating teachers.

The summer school is a 4-week program and will run from *Monday June 29th* to *Friday July 24th, 2015.*

For further information you may contact.

Melania Alvarez

PIMS/Math Dept. UBC

*or*

Malgorzata Dubiel

Math Dept. SFU

dubiel@math.sfu.ca

*Registration for this program is now closed.*

### Math Summer School for Elementary Math Teachers | Materials

##### Week 1

- Handshake Problem
- Get It Together (but don't buy it, we have copies for you!)
- Linear Systems Tokens
*x*,*y*, and*1*. - The Dartboard problem, aka the Coin Problem, aka the Chicken McNugget Theorem
- Learning All The Time
- Galaxies from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. It is possible to get the program to generate pages for you to print, but here's 30 pages of puzzles to get you started.
- Kajitsu puzzle
- Symmetry Puzzles and an interactive version
- Traditional Menko origami. Iso-area folding is described in Origami for the Connoisseur.
- Math Without Words

##### Week 2

- Euclid the Game
- Euclid's Elements, the foundation of Mathematics until the end of the 19th century.
- The Binomial Cube
- The Sonobe Module for modular Origami
*The Story of 1*

##### Week 3

- Rectangles from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. It is possible to get the program to generate pages for you to print, but here's 30 pages of puzzles to get you started.
- Mimizu Puzzle and an interactive version
- African Sand Patterns and another description of these patterns.

##### Week 4

- Some sequences on the OEIS starting 1, 2, 4: The Lazy Caterer, Tribonacci, Partitioning into 3 or more parts, Divisors of n!, 2 Colour Bracelets
- Rectangles from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection. It is possible to get the program to generate pages for you to print, but here's 30 pages of puzzles to get you started.
- Susan's Math Games
- Cellular Automata and Rule 30
- 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + ... and 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1/256 + ...
- Pascal's Triangle