2006 Algebra/Geometry Institute


  • Funded by IHL "No Child Left Behind" program.
  • 17 participants
  • Teachers of grades 5 – 8 from different schools in the Delta: Bell Elementary, Grenada Middle School, A. W. James Elementary, Coahoma County Jr. High, Oakhurst Middle School, Robinson Achievement Center, Chambers Middle School, Stern Enhancement School, J. Z. George Elementary, Ruleville Central Elementary, Warren County Jr. High, O’ Bannon Jr. High, and Davis Elementary.
  • 2 follow-up sessions during the 2006-2007 school year: November and February
  • Special materials – Navigating Through Algebra and Navigating Through Geometry and Navigating Through Measurement (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001 – 2005)
  • Special activities with technology: TI-73 calculator, Geometer’s Sketchpad, digital camera, web lesson preparation, and mathematics features of MS Word
  • Susan Lee, Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning (College of Education INTEC Laboratory) and Dr. Clifton Wingard (Associate Professor, Mathematics Department) at Delta State University, served as technology consultant.
  • Each teacher received a daily stipend, $500 in teaching materials, and 6 hours of graduate credit.
  • Each teacher made a presentation based on topics from the Mississippi Framework: Fractions, Decimals, and Percent, Operations with Fractions, Patterns, Geometric Relationships, Spatial Relationships, Linear Functions, Inequalities, Measurement, Perimeter, Area, Volume, and Probability.
  • Teachers participated in data gathering activities with Kids College – a fun-filled first time activity for institute participants.


Participant Lesson Plans

Institute Snapshots

DSU Math Home Page




Page last modified on October 19, 2006 | Maintained by: Dr. Clifton Wingard