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Math Colloquium: Dr. Erin Militzer

Thursday, September 20 at 4:00pm

A. Paul Schaap Science Center, 1019
35 East 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3605

“The Intel Math Experience: An Instructor’s Perspective” by Dr. Erin Militzer, Ferris State University Intel Math is an 80-hour professional development course in mathematics content for K-8 teachers. The program was adapted from the Vermont Math Initiative developed by Dr. Ken Gross. The course is collaboratively taught by a practicing mathematician and a mathematics educator. One of the goals of Intel Math is that teacher participants deepen their own understanding of math through problem solving.

Intel Math is designed to close the gap between insufficient mathematics training of elementary school teachers and the demands of the contemporary mathematics classroom (Kenneth Gross) and places emphasis on deepening the teacher participants’ understanding of core K-8 mathematics concepts.

In this interactive presentation, Dr. Militzer will share what they do during the
program, what the teachers accomplish, some of the unique content that
encompasses the Intel Math experience, and statistics on a specific study of Intel Math in northern Michigan. Please join her to learn more about what teachers are doing with their Saturdays and summers.

Event Type

Academics, Natural & Applied Sciences Division, Mathematics

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