The Mathematical Sciences Institute is a community outreach program of the mathematics department of Metairie Park Country Day School

Transformations play the key role in determining congruency and similarity of figures and in this course you will see how to use Geogebra to explore

The Greater New Orleans area math symposium held on February 25, 2014 @ Metairie Park Country Day School was devoted to opening a dialog about

Tablet laptops and the associated software are opening up new and exciting ways to study and teach. Take this course to get a glimpse of

Participants in this course will examine numerous topics from the field of recreational mathematics, including algebraic and geometrical puzzles, mathematical magic tricks, paper-folding, number theory, and mathematical

This course will look at projects, labs and activities that can be incorporated within your curriculum to move it forward and are not just enrichment. The activities

There are many students who finish Algebra II and want to take more math but are not ready to be (or don’t want to be)

Technology, like many things worth arguing about, is a double-edged sword. A teacher can be forgiven for being skeptical about the

Algebra is taught at many levels to students with a wide variety of mathematical ability. How can students get a foundation in algebra that allows them

By the time students get to precalculus, a great deal of their geometry know‐how has gone the way of the slide rule. Let’s bring some excitement

The focus of the Common Core is for students to understand mathematics as opposed to following an algorithm in order to do mathematics. It is

Historically, the basis for a good deal of secondary mathematics stems from the development of physics. In fact, Isaac Newton invented the calculus in order

Transform optimization problems using technology and physical models into amazing opportunities for students to view mathematics as a unified subject that is dynamic, practical and

Using the outlines presented in most texts to make sense of the material in a calculus course can be a challenge. This course will provide

Mapping diagrams provide a very illuminating tool to visualize functions that complement the more commonly used graph. This course will give a thorough treatment of

Examine how students can use the iPad to experience mathematics and communicate their understanding in new ways. Consider the impact that the device can have

July of 2013 marked the beginning of an effort to help more students explore their creativity and interests in computers by learning how to program

Karen Norfleet (Metairie Park Country Day) and Jerome White (Lusher Charter School) have already flipped! What’s more is that on Monday, September 23 in the

Come and explore mathematical issues and ideas relevant to middle and secondary school teaching and learning in the technologically-sophisticated 21st century. Each participant chooses two

To access the website for previous institutes please follow the link: http://msi-no.org/index.html

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Please be patient as we make the transition to our new website format. The 2013 Summer Institute and previous institutes can be accessed through the