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2009 Number Sense/Algebra/Geometry Institute

  • Funded by IHL “No Child Left Behind” program and directed by Dr. Leslie Horton, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Delta State University assisted by LEA partners Krystaline Sample-Young and Julie Williams, teachers in the Mississippi Delta
  • 13 participants 
  • Teachers of grades 4-12 from 10 different schools in the Delta: Batesville Junior High, Carver Upper Elementary, D.M. Smith Middle, Eastside High, Solomon Middle, I.T. Montgomery Elementary, John F. Kennedy Memorial High, Quitman County Middle, Presbyterian Day, Tunica Middle 
  • Two follow-up sessions during the 2009-2010 school year: October and February 
  • Special materials: Curriculum Focal Points for PreK-8, Navigating Through Algebra, Navigating Through Geometry, Navigating Through Data Analysis, and Navigating Through Probability (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001-2006) 
  • Activities with technology: TI-73 calculator, Geometer’s Sketchpad, digital camera, web lesson preparation, and mathematics features of MS Word 
  • Dr. Clifton Wingard (Professor, Mathematics Department), served as web master for the institute web pages 
  • Each teacher received a daily stipend, $600 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 Reasoning, Introduction to Measurement, Perimeter and Area, Volume and Surface Area, Pascal’s Triangle and Probability 
  • Former director of the Institute, Dr. Stella Wear, led activities with technology.



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