MATH 5080: Special Study for Teachers

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Since 1985, during each academic year the Cornell Mathematics Department has offered a series of four full-day workshops for secondary mathematics teachers.  Anyone interested in issues related to the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics is welcome to attend (e.g., teachers, prospective teachers, mathematics graduate and undergraduate students, and mathematicians).  During workshop sessions participants examine principles underlying the content of the secondary school mathematics curriculum, including connections with the history of mathematics, technology, and mathematics education research.  Participation at one workshop is not prerequisite to attending another.

Contact the instructor, Mary Ann Huntley, for more information.

Workshop Schedule for 2021-2022 Academic Year

      September 25, 2021 

      October 23, 2021 

      Spring 2022 dates TBD


Registration, Credit, and Costs

There are several options for receiving credit for MATH 5080:

1) Teachers qualify for 5½ in-service hours per workshop.  For this option, there is no cost to attend the workshops.  You will receive a certificate at the conclusion of each workshop.

2) This is a two-semester course.  Teachers may receive 1 Cornell University graduate credit for attending 3 of the 4 workshops during an academic year. If interested in this option, submit a course enrollment form and payment of $100 each semester.  Most teachers who choose this option elect to take the course S/U.  If a letter grade is needed, consult with the MATH 5080 instructor for additional course requirements.

3) CTLE credit is available for each workshop.  NYS Master Teachers who attend these workshops may receive either CTLE credit or NYS Master Teacher professional development hours, but not both.

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