Nancy Zumoff, Christopher Schaufele, and Paul Latiolais are conducting a workshop administered through the MAA's Professional Enhancement Program (PREP) June 25 - 28th, 2003.  The workshop will feature web-based Earth Math materials recently developed under support from NSF and FIPSE.  The workshop will be offered on site at Portland State University, remote site at San Juan College in Farmington NM and on-line anywhere.  Lodging and meals will be provided for Portland State participants. Meals will be provided for San Juan College participants.

The materials range from high school algebra through college calculus and have been class tested at various levels.  All materials have an environmental focus and are designed to be used as classroom projects.  The web site (http://earthmath.kennesaw.edu) also includes a collection of applets for instruction, computation, and experimentation; mathematical review topics are provided for use as needed.   The workshop participants will have hands-on experience with the materials and will be provided the opportunity to develop other modules of local interest. 

For more information and application form, see the MAA web site http://www.maa.org/pfdev/pfdev_index.html.  Please forward this to any one you think might be interested.

Nancy Zumoff nzumoff@kennesaw.edu
Christopher Schaufele c.schaufele@att.net
Paul Latiolais paul@math.pdx.edu

 

This summer in Boulder we will have another "Conversations" about environmental mathematics education, since it went well last summer.  We will have a (very) few people give 5-minute presentations to start the conversation and then encourage audience participation.  People who attend these Meetings tend to have plenty of interesting ideas.

 

 

 

Next January in Phoenix we hope to sponsor a panel based on the just-published book ENVIRONMENTAL MATHEMATICS and featuring some of the authors.  We tentatively decided on Barry Schiller, Bill Stone, and Mohammed Maozzam; Barry wasn't there, but the other two liked the idea.  We hope that the following January we might have a minicourse based on the book, led by Ben and me and featuring more of the contributing authors.