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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Schaufele email@example.com
Paul Latiolais firstname.lastname@example.org
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.