On October 7, 2015 from 4:30-6:45p, the PAMTC will be participating in the monthly Math + Science Coalition professional development workshops at the Philadelphia Education Fund (presented by FMC). Please tell your colleagues and RSVP before October 5 AT NOON here. FREE! Dinner included.
The topic of our activity will be the order of operations, authentic problem-solving, and an introduction to the PAMTC. Do you remember “Please Excuse My…?” Well, this phrase covers-up a lot of algebraic complexity and introduces confusion that can be very frustrating for students (and their teachers!). We will work to unravel this confusion and present the order of operations via an exploratory problem. We hope to turn the typical order of operations problems on their ear!
The workshops are held at the United Way Building, 1709 Ben Franklin Parkway. All math and science teachers, grades K-12, in Philly are welcome. In addition we welcome pre-service math and science teachers and out-of-school-time staff interested in learning more about STEM and interacting with classroom teachers. PARKING: Note that on-street parking is free after 5 PM on Wednesdays. You can also park in the garage at the Sheraton Hotel for $8. NOTE: CREDIT CARD ONLY PAYMENT ACCEPTED. Enter the garage as usual and get your ticket. The receptionist at the United Way Building will give you a second ticket (called a “chaser”) for the reduced rate. When you return to the garage and exit you will insert your parking ticket, then the chaser and finally your credit card. The Sheraton is located between Race and Vine, with entry to the garage from either 16th St. or 17th St. The M+S Coalition are working to confirm Act 48 credits for this year, so bring your PPID number.