Transition from High School to College
November 4-5, 2011
This workshop is sponsored by Research Corp, the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers, and the Institute for Mathematics & Education.
In this two-day workshop we will lead a hands-on exploration of the transisition from high school to college, from the perspective of teaching and learning mathematics.
- What is the mathematics assessed in the UA placement exam?
- What does the exam look like?
- What online learning tools are available to students and teachers?
- What happens after UA placement?
- What types of problems and problem-solving strategies are UA pre-calculus students expected to master?
- What does a UA pre-calculus final exam look like?
- What are best-practices for supporting students' transition from high school to college, both before and after this transition?
Come delve in with us into the mathematics of the transition from high school to college through hands-on explorations of online and in-person problem-solving, learning environments, and more.
The workshop will begin on Friday in the Mathematics Building, Room 101, on the UA Campus: 617 N Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721.
On Saturday, the workshop will be held at the Institute for Mathematics and Education, Gould-Simpson building, Room 849.
Dinner will be catered on Friday, and breakfast and lunch will be catered on Saturday.
This workshop will run from 4:30pm to 8:00pm on Friday, Nov. 4th, and from 8am to 4:30pm on Saturday Nov. 5th