The Mathematical Sciences Institute is a community outreach program of the mathematics department of Metairie Park Country Day School

Geogebra Symmetry

Teaching Geometry with Transformations and Geogebra

March 26, 2014 - No Comments

Transformations play the key role in determining congruency and similarity of figures and in this course you will see how to use Geogebra to explore

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Coding and Mathematics

March 7, 2014 - No Comments

The Greater New Orleans area math symposium held on February 25, 2014 @ Metairie Park Country Day School was devoted to opening a dialog about

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Revitalize your Teaching with a Tablet PC

January 8, 2014 - No Comments

Tablet laptops and the associated software are opening up new and exciting ways to study and teach. Take this course to get a glimpse of

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Topics from recreational mathematics, mathemagic and more

January 8, 2014 - No Comments

Participants in this course will examine numerous topics from the field of recreational mathematics, including algebraic and geometrical puzzles, mathematical magic tricks, paper-folding, number theory, and mathematical

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Activities

Labs, Activities and Projects to Enhance math courses from Algebra to Calculus

December 31, 2013 - No Comments

This course will look at projects, labs and activities that can be incorporated within your curriculum to move it forward and are not just enrichment. The activities

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Statistics, Functions and Trig-An Alternative to Precalculus

December 31, 2013 - No Comments

There are many students who finish Algebra II and want to take more math but are not ready to be (or don’t want to be)

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Intro to Geogebra and Other Free Math Tools

December 30, 2013 - No Comments

Technology, like many things worth arguing about, is a double-edged sword. A teacher can be forgiven for being skeptical about the

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Where Does Algebra Live in 2014

December 30, 2013 - No Comments

Algebra is taught at many levels to students with a wide variety of mathematical ability. How can students get a foundation in algebra that allows them

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Just A Bunch of Good Geometry Labs

December 30, 2013 - No Comments

By the time students get to precalculus, a great deal of their geometry know‐how has gone the way of the slide rule. Let’s bring some excitement

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Implementing Common Core in Grades 6 -9

December 22, 2013 - No Comments

The focus of the Common Core is for students to understand mathematics as opposed to following an algorithm in order to do mathematics. It is

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Physics for Math Teachers

December 22, 2013 - No Comments

Historically, the basis for a good deal of secondary mathematics stems from the development of physics. In fact, Isaac Newton invented the calculus in order

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Using max/min problems to provide students with a big picture view of mathematics

December 22, 2013 - No Comments

Transform optimization problems using technology and physical models into amazing opportunities for students to view mathematics as a unified subject that is dynamic, practical and

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Introduction to Sensible Calculus – A Thematic Approach

December 22, 2013 - No Comments

Using the outlines presented in most texts to make sense of the material in a calculus course can be a challenge. This course will provide

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Mapping Diagrams

Exploring Functions with Mapping Diagrams

December 21, 2013 - No Comments

Mapping diagrams provide a very illuminating tool to visualize functions that complement the more commonly used graph. This course will give a thorough treatment of

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Desmos iPad

Using the iPad to support student learning and improve teaching practice

December 21, 2013 - No Comments

Examine how students can use the iPad to experience mathematics and communicate their understanding in new ways.  Consider the impact that the device can have

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Sratch that Itch

October 19, 2013 - No Comments

July of 2013 marked the beginning of an effort to help more students explore their creativity and interests in computers by learning how to program

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Flipping for Math

October 19, 2013 - No Comments

Karen Norfleet (Metairie Park Country Day) and Jerome White (Lusher Charter School) have already flipped!  What’s more is that on Monday, September 23 in the

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2008 MSI attendees and presenters

2014 Summer Institute (July 14-18)

August 2, 2013 - No Comments

Come and explore mathematical issues and ideas relevant to middle and secondary school teaching and learning in the technologically-sophisticated 21st century. Each participant chooses two

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Previous Institutes

August 2, 2013 - No Comments

To access the website for previous institutes please follow the link: http://msi-no.org/index.html
 
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Welcome to MSI’s new website

July 28, 2013 - No Comments

Please be patient as we make the transition to our new website format.  The 2013 Summer Institute and previous institutes can be accessed through the

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