Gaining New Perspectives in Transformational Geometry

Darryl Yong explains the use of manipulatives for teaching geometry at MfA SD’s Teacher Leader Collaborative Jan. 31. On most days, you’ll likely find Darryl Yong, the well-regarded mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College, teaching Ordinary Differential Equations or Numerical Analysis to math undergrads. But Yong also knows a thing or two about what it’s…

Common Core Math Coauthor Kicks Off Teacher Leader Collaborative

“We found that the mathematics curriculum was a mile wide and an inch deep: it was an underachieving curriculum.  It was not the students, it was not the teachers; it was what we were teaching.  The way we wrote the previous state standards, there was way too much to teach and too much to learn.” –…

Minding the Math Gap: Students + Campus Resources = the ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps

In an effort to leverage undergraduate mathematics know-how to local schools, UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College and Math for America San Diego created a successful new student outreach program this year to support local high school students who struggle with math. Supported by the CREATE STEM Success Initiative, the ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps, launched…

Math for America San Diego digs deep into math instruction

Math for America San Diego held its fourth annual 2012 Summer Institute at UC San Diego. The three-week mathematics retreat provided 43 San Diego County math teachers the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the learning approaches involved in teaching math. In an effort to improve student understanding, teachers “do the math” and observe and…