The National Council of Teachers of Mathemtics has recently (1989) elevated discrete mentatics to the level of algebra, geometry, and calculus by including a separate discrete mathematics standard in their Standards document. Indeed, the use of discrete mathematrics has an essential part in the development of students' mathematical power in a society grounded in technology and communication. In particular, discrete mathematics includes and addresses: Social Decision Making, Fair Division, Election Theory, Graph Theory, Counting Techniques, Matrix Models, and Mathematical Iteration/Recursion.
Join a group of mathematics educators for a 2-week summer workshop, with follow-up sessions during the 1996-1997 academic year, as they explore how to teach discree mathematics in their high school classes. Participants will earn three graduate credits through the University of Colorado's Continuing Education Program. The cost of these credits, as well as substitute pay for the follow-up sessions, will be covered by the Discrete Mathematics Project.
For information and applications contact:
Dr. Dominic D. Peressini University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education Campus Box 249 Boulder CO 80309-0249 Telephone: (303) 492-4242 FAX: (303)492-7090 EMAIL: Dominic.Peressini@Colorado.EDU