NYMC Summer Workshop 2011 at Bard College
|July 25-29, 2011
|Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (map).
|Will be provided.
|Middle and High School Mathematics Teachers.
|Optimization and Inequalities.
Join us at Bard this summer for a week-long residential program focused on the investigation of inequalities and optimization. Enjoy an environment of creative and insightful mathematical problem solving for middle school and high school math teachers who wish to deepen their mathematical understanding. No prior experience with inequalities required, just an interest in doing mathematics in a community of teachers. Workshops and activities led by NYMC instructors and Bard math professors.
The full registration fee is $445. Space is not guaranteed until payment is received. The following discounts are available, and may be combined:
- Math for America public school teacher rebate of $150 (letter of recommendation from your principal required: download form).
- Commuter discount of $47 (no room provided).
Registration may be cancelled until June 28 (the last day of school in NYC), and tuition will be refunded except for a cancellation fee of $50.
Graduate credit is available, additional fees apply. All participants receive a certificate of participation and an official letter describing the 24 contact hours of the workshop. See Graduate credit information for more details.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Bard College (two hours north of NYC), and we recommend taking the Amtrak train from NYC and will provide a Bard shuttle from the Rhinecliff train station. Parking on campus is free and plentiful, so driving or carpooling is another great alternative.
Comments from previous participants
Previous participants have commented on how useful this workshop was for them:
"Thank you for a great week. Loved the energy and enthusiasm from people who love math. Also really enjoyed the personal challenge of dealing with high level math problems / questions. Week makes me want to keep getting better and better at math, regardless of the level I teach. It's wonderful to learn from true mathematicians, plus to meet other dedicated teachers."
"This week was extremely well planned. I appreciate it!"
"I found it extremely valuable in attending your conference. I enjoyed the way you created the connections and the encouragement to think and explore at your lecture. When I talk to top high school children, I see little evidence of this powerful approach to teaching being used."
For more information about past workshops, check out these blogs: News from the Math Wizard, and Math Be Brave. Also the Albany Area Math Circle blog includes several of Mary O'Keeffe's workshop activities, including Auctions of All Things Pythagorean.