Dates: July 26-30, 2010
Location: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Theme: The Theorem of Pythagoras
This week-long residential program is focused on creative and insightful mathematical problem solving for middle school math teachers. The high level mathematics activities and classes are led by NYMC instructors and Bard math professors.
Participants will engage in a wide variety of mathematical investigation, problem solving, and classes that explore and develop a deep appreciation and understanding of the Theorem of Pythagoras and its consequences. Specific topics include geometric dissections, quadratic number system extensions, Diophantine equations, historical development, and a study of Euclid’s original proof, which dates back over 2000 years.