Immersion in Mathematics
Immersion in Mathematics
a Wide-Ranging Partnership of Grade 5-12 Teachers, Administrators, University Educators and Professional Mathematicians
Focus on Mathematics
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Focus on Mathematics
 Our Programs
Focus on Mathematics
 Key Questions
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Focus on Mathematics
 1.  A Taxonomy of Mathematics for Teaching
Focus on Mathematics
 A Taxonomy of Mathematics for Teaching
Focus on Mathematics
 A Taxonomy of Mathematics for Teaching
Focus on Mathematics
 A Taxonomy of Mathematics for Teaching
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The Immersion Experience
The Immersion Experience
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“The first weeks of the program, I could connect to things I knew. Even if I was frustrated one day, the next day I'd have an epiphany - there were lots of ups and downs. Understanding math concepts was not enough, you had to look at things in different ways. It's not necessarily intuitive. I learned a lot about my own patience. Every time I felt frustrated, I realized something that I wouldn't have realized without being frustrated.”
FoM Middle School Teacher
“A lot of us didn't feel we were prepared for the summer program . . .
Afterwards we felt we could do anything.”
FoM Middle School Teacher
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Sample Projects
The PROMYS Community
Examples of
Professional Leadership
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What lessons are to be learned?
Final Remarks
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FoM and the School of Education
The MMT Degree
New Connections Courses
cfindell@bu.edu
Examples of connections
New Connections Courses
Example of Connections
New Connections Courses
Connections Examples

Rationale for connecting courses
Course Premises
Habits of Mind
Trained Teacher-leaders
schapin@bu.edu
Research on student difficulties
cgreenes@bu.edu
Assessment Tool