A Crash Course in Discrete Mathematics

for High School Teachers

July 30 - August 3, 2012

(from 2 to 4 days during that week, depending on participant interest)

(registration deadline is June 1)

Busch Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

  • Get a taste of what discrete mathematics is all about, and learn how you can use these contemporary topics in your classrooms

    Discrete mathematics will make math concepts come alive for your students. It's an excellent tool for improving reasoning and problem-solving skills, and is appropriate for students at all levels and of all abilities. Teachers have found that discrete mathematics offers a way of motivating unmotivated students and challenging honors students at the same time.

    Discrete mathematics is a rapidly growing and increasingly used area of mathematics with many practical and relevant applications. Because it is grounded in real world problems, discrete mathematics lends itself easily to implementing the recommendations of the NCTM Standards.

  • appropriate for all high school teachers of mathematics and computer science; based on the discrete mathematics standard in the NCTM standards and New Jersey's former standards

  • the fee of $795 (for a 4-day program) includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch:(Lodging available at a local hote, at a special conference rate.)

  • a decision will be made on Monday June 4 as to whether the program will run, depending on the number of teachers enrolled at that time, so the deadline for registration is Friday June 1

  • Hours of program:

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 2-4 days during the week of July 30 to August 3, 2012)

  • Sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) and the Rutgers Department of Mathematics.

  • Instructors: Joseph G. Rosenstein (Rutgers Professor of Mathematics), and L. Charles Biehl (Teacher of Mathematics and Director of Special Academic Programs at the Charter School of Wilmington)

  • To express interest in attending this program, submit this registration form or call or email Joseph Rosenstein at (732) 445-2831 or joer@dimacs.rutgers.edu, or write:

    Crash Course 2011
    96 Frelinghuysen Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

    Lodging cannot be guaranteed for registrations received less than 3 weeks before the start of the program.

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