2017 Math Summer School for Elementary School Teachers

  • Start Date: 07/10/2017
  • End Date: 08/04/2017

Britannia Community Centre



The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences and the Departments 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 July 10th to Friday August 4h, 2017.


Teachers are expected to attend from 9:00 to 12:30 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 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. Complete groups of three will be given preference over groups of two or individuals, but they are also encouraged to apply. 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.
  • To be able to attend every day, to actively participate in all activities and 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 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.


Since the program is focused on groups of teachers you are encouraged to discuss your interests with colleagues from your school and apply as a group. In the form below please include your own details as a primary contact and include the names of any other teachers at your school who are interested. 



Registration is closed for this year’s summer school. Please contact the organizers for information on how to take part in the program next year. 


For further information you may contact:


Melania Alvarez

PIMS/Math Dept. UBC





Malgorzata Dubiel

Math Dept. SFU