Metairie Park Country Day School to Host 7th Annual Mathematical Sciences Institute at Tulane University, July 16-20, 2012

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Metairie Park Country Day brings math and science professionals and teachers to the Tulane University campus from July 16-20, to explore mathematical issues and ideas relevant to secondary school teaching and learning in the 21st century. Registration is open now.

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MSI offers terrific opportunities for math teachers to learn new Mathematics, experiment with new technology and to be challenged to try new pedagogical techniques.

Metairie Park Country Day School will host the 7th annual Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) at Tulane University in New Orleans, July 16-20, 2012.

Math and science professionals and teachers will convene on the Tulane University campus this summer to explore mathematical issues and ideas relevant to secondary school teaching and learning in the 21st century. MSI, modeled after the prestigious Anja S. Greer Conference held at Philips Exeter Academy each year, was started in 2005 by Country Day math and science teacher Dr. Andy Talmadge “as a way to bring quality mathematics and science professional development to the New Orleans area on an annual basis.” Last year’s MSI attendees came from across the United States and as far as Saudi Arabia.

Among the 2012 MSI instructors are Country Day math teacher and technology advisor Alyce Hesse, a co-instructor at the Anja S. Greer Conference at Exeter in 2009,
Bruce Baguley of Cascade Math Systems, who received his MS in Mathematics from MIT, Karen Bryant, a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow in 1993 in the Mathematics of Change Institute and Chair of the Math Department at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA., and Doug Kuhlman of Philips Exeter Academy, who earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern before studying mathematics at Cambridge University.

“Good teachers will always remain learners,” says Kuhlman. “MSI offers terrific opportunities for math teachers to learn new mathematics, experiment with new technology and to be challenged to try new pedagogical techniques. I came back from New Orleans with several new ideas that I shared with my colleagues here at Phillips Exeter Academy.”

Participants will enjoy classes ranging from “A Mathematical View of the World through Digital Content” to “Astronomy and Precalculus: A Match Made in Heaven.”

Metaire Park Country Day School is a private, co-educational, independent Pre-K- grade 12 school in the Greater New Orleans area.

For more information about the program or to register, email director@msi-no.org or log on to http://msi-no.org.

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