# Teacher Courses

Our courses for teachers are intended to encourage and support excellent teaching of mathematics. The courses are led by highly experienced instructors recognized for their record of outstanding teaching. All courses address both content and methods, and include a wealth of problems and examples. The sessions combine lecture, workshop, and interactive classroom discussion.

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## Spring 2016 top

### NYMC Teachers' Math & Lunch (Register)

When: | February 28, 2016, 12:30 - 2:30pm |

Where: | NYU Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (map). Room 517. |

Fee: | None! |

You can bring your own lunch or make arrangements with us for $10 per person.

**Transfinite Numbers** by Marty Rudolph, retired math teacher and recipient of the “Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching” (PAEMST) in 1997.

How large is "large?" Is infinity the largest number? Consider the following argument between two children in the 1950s:

**1:** I dare you.

**2:** I double dare you.

**1:** I triple dare you.

**2:** I dare you times a million (said with a smirk)

**1:** I dare you times infinity (with finality)

**2:** I dare you times infinity *plus one*!!! (uh oh)

(Of course, in the film *A Christmas Story*, they all lose to a “double dog dare.”)

## Past Courses

We had our first full course for teachers in Spring 2008. You can see the listing of past courses here.