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Summer Mathematics Institute

Connecting High School Math to College and Careers

Part of the Toyota-RIT Applied Math Inititive

The University of Minnesota is pleased to offer a Summer Mathematics Institute for secondary mathematics teachers as part of the Toyota-RIT Applied Math Initiative (TAMI).

Since 2008, this program has run workshops for mathematics teachers interested in learning how high school math is applied in professions, and how high school math forms the basis for college curricula. Our institute will take place on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus from Monday, 6/23/14 through Thursday, 6/26/14.

TAMI workshops address these two themes—high school math in college and high school math as applied in professions—through discussions, presentations and interactive workshops aimed at high school teachers, including:

  • Sessions in which experienced professionals discuss how they use high school mathematics in their professions.

  • Sessions in which young professionals and students discuss their educational experiences, the nature and development of their young careers, and their uses of high school mathematics professionally.

  • Sessions in which college professors discuss how high school mathematics forms a basis for college courses.


You can view a complete list of speakers from the RIT Summer Math Institute, or see the Schedule for our 2014 workshop. There is also a page with links and resources used by our speakers.

Registration and Program Details

The Summer Math Institute will take place on the East Bank Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota for four full days (morning and afternoon) on 6/23/14-6/26/14 in Vincent Hall 16. Lunch, refreshments and parking will be provided for participants.

To register, fill out this form online. Our goal is to accommodate all applications through Friday, May 30th, and if space is available we will continue to accept participants after that date. However, we encourage early applications in case all slots are filled.

Note: Although the program focuses on high school mathematics, middle school teachers are also welcome to apply.

This program is a collaboration between three centers at the University of Minneosta, drawing on decades of experience with connections between mathematics and industry, and with leading professional development programs for teachers:

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