Synapse Math Institute

Students inspect the newly built geodesic dome in the playground

 

Join us for a special virtual Math Institute!  

Discover and share innovative strategies for Mathematics education in our new shared world of Distance Learning.

 

 

We are thrilled to invite you to Synapse School's second Math Institute for Educators. Henri Picciotto will be back - this year sharing Hands-On Geometry for teachers of grades 6-8, and the Synapse Team will offer a broader range of Project-Based Mathematics workshops for teachers of grades K-12, including a session on Project-Based Learning 101. Register now for all the workshop sessions that interest you - mornings will be synchronous group instruction while after lunch workshop time will be open for you to share your own Distance Learning tips & tricks, project ideas, and ask questions of the workshop leaders. 

 

Scroll down to see descriptions and details for our workshop offerings. Registration is open now! 

 

2020 Workshop Offerings

Level 2 students working with math manipulatives
Level 2 students playing a math game
Level 3 students collaborating on the Traveling Salesman project
a selection of 7th & 8th graders' 3-D printed Funky Dice
5th & 6th grade students playing Settlers of Catan
7th & 8th grade students concentrate on solving a Gerrymandering math project
Large wall display of Pool Hall Math Art: geometric art created by students
2 middle school students work with math manipulatives
Level 2 students working with mathematics manipulatives
students stand inside the geodesic dome 7th & 8th grade students built on campus

Join us!

 
When: Saturdays in August - October, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm: Synchronous group time
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:00pm - 3:00pm: Open time for Distance Learning tips & tricks, questions, project ideas, and more
 
Where: Virtually via Zoom
Price varies. See workshop descriptions for details.
Registration refunds will only be processed up to 7 days before each workshop session. 
 
Specific workshop session dates:
Aug. 22, 2020:  
  • Project - Based Mathematics 101 (Grades K-12)
Aug. 29, 2020:
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: Day 1 (Grades K-2)
  • Funky Dice Probability (Grades 5-9)
 Sept. 5, 2020: 

 No Workshops - Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 12, 2020: 
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: Day 2 (Grades K-2)
  • Funky Dice Probability (Grades 5-9)
  • Create Your Own Board Game (Grades 5-12)
Sept. 19, 2020: 
  • Hands-On Geometry: Day 1 (Grades 6-9)
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: Day 3 (Grades K-2)
  • Build Your Own Government (Grades 5-12)
Sept. 26, 2020: 
  • Hands-On Geometry: Day 2 (Grades 6-9)
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: Symmetry (Grades K-4)
Oct. 3, 2020: 
  • Hands-On Geometry: Day 3 (Grades 6-9)
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: 2-D & 3-D Geometry (Grades K-4)
Oct. 10, 2020: 
  • Hands-On Geometry: Day 4 (Grades 6-9)
  • Building a Solid Mathematical Base: Probability & Algebraic Thinking (Grades K-4)
 

Contact Synapse School with any questions. 

 

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