Welcome to UCLA STIR
Supporting Teachers to Improve Retention
The shortage of credentialed mathematics teachers today is compounded by teacher turnover. National
reports show that over 50% of new mathematics teachers leave the profession or transfer jobs within the first 5 years.
The UCLA Mathematics Project offers many other programs, designed in collaboration
with teachers to meet their needs and to follow the recommendations of the California Mathematics Framework and the NCTM Curriculum
and Evaluation Standards. The programs focus on the current mathematics reform movement to reshape the mathematics curriculum,
and they reflect the roles of technology and mathematics in today's society. Emphasis is placed on increasing the participation
of female and underrepresented minority students in learning mathematics and on developing, nurturing, and sustaining teacher
UCLA MATH PROJECT SUMMER INSTITUTE
Bridging the Gaps for Students
with Exceptional Needs
June 28- July 1
Bridging the gaps will provide an intimate forum for all math teachers to engage in activities and discussions with the purpose of learning and sharing teaching strategies in all facets of special education. This institute will be led by Allan Yu, co-director of UCLA STIR and Math Discipline Coordinator for Wildwood School.
Click here for the Bridging the Gaps Flyer.
For sign-up information:
UCLA STIR Math Conference
8:15-10:00 Driving While Black or Brown
Presenter: Kyndall Brown
Participants will conduct a probability simulation to explore whether orn ot random traffic stops represent a case of racial profiling.
10:15-11:00 Fun, Collaborative Activities that Boost Student Participation
Presenters: Katie Kondo & Rachel Haserjian
With many fun activities your students will love, we'll share our favorite collaborative activities! Includes everal rich ideas for students to practice and discuss learning.
11:00-11:45 Using www.thatquiz.org in the Classroom and at Home
Presenter: Morgan Joeck
An introduction to www.thatquiz.org. We will cover setting up a teacher account, designing practice sets and tests designs, browsing other teachers' materials and evaluating work.
12:45-1:30 Triangle Inequality Theorem: Can you Build a Triangle?
Presenters: Kenneth Lock and Michael Sheehan
If we did not have the Triangle Inequality Theorem, would Triangles still exist? Learn an engaing way to teach the Triangle Inequality Theorem.
1:30-2:15 Bring it all Together: Classroom Activities, Technology, and Mathematics Exploration
Presenters: Rahila Munshi and Nikki Dang
This workshop will share tips and strategies for conducting exploratory math activities in an urban high school classroom setting. Handouts, links, ideas on implementation and potential results will be shared.