2007 Algebra/Geometry Institute

  • Funded by IHL “No Child Left Behind” program and led by Dr. Rose Strahan and Dr. Stella Wear

  • 12 participants

  • Teachers of grades 5 – 8 from 11 different schools in the Delta: Carroll Academy, Coleman Middle School, J.Z. George High School, Leland Elementary School, North Delta Alternative School, O’Bannon High School, Ray Brooks School, Riverside Elementary, Robert L. Merritt Middle School, T.R. Sanders Elementary, and West Bolivar High.

  • 2 follow-up sessions during the 2007-2008 school year: October and February.

  • Special materials:  Navigating Through Algebra, 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, mathematics features of MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

  • Dr. Clifton Wingard (Professor, Mathematics Department) at Delta State University, served as web master for the institute web pages.

  • 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: Patterns, Geometric Relationships, Spatial Relationships, Measurement, Perimeter, Area, Volume, Pascal’s Triangle, and Probability.

  • Teachers from the Delta and former institute participants, Lauren Zarandona and Susie Shorter, led activities with manipulatives and technology.


2007 Algebra/Geometry Institute Participants 




Participant Lesson Plans


Institute Snapshots


Mathematics Department Home Page







Page last modified on July 9, 2007 | Maintained by: Dr. Clifton Wingard