PreCalculus Summer Institute 2012

If you are in Atlanta, GA July 9-11, 2012, you might be interested in attending a workshop my co-author and I are offering at Westminster through the Center for Teaching.  A description of the workshop follows.  We hope to see some of you!

Title of Workshop:  PreCalculus Transformed
(Registration information will be available soon here.)

PresentersChris Harrow & Nurfatimah Merchant from The Westminster Schools

Workshop Dates:  July 9-11, 2012 (Monday-Wednesday)

Workshop Description: PreCalculus Transformed highlights the under-explored role of non-standard transformations and function composition in learning algebra and precalculus concepts. Families of functions are identified first by immutable distinguishing characteristics and then modified through multiple representations & transformations. Participants will discover that many historically complicated precalculus problems and concepts are both richer and greatly simplified in this process. The course integrates computer algebra system (CAS) technology, but it is certainly possible to use and grasp its concepts without this technology.  Potential topics include expanded transformations, polynomials, rational functions, exponentials, logistics, and trigonometric functions.  Additional topics may be explored depending on time and participant needs or experience.  Textbook is included in the workshop price.

Target Audience:  Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus teachers at the high school or junior college level

Workshop Location:
The Center for Teaching at The Westminster Schools
1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

Contact e-mail: chrish@westminster.net

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