The AMMASING Program and Extended Math Camp

AMMASING (Appalachian: Merging Mathematics and Science for Intentional Natural Gains) is a partnership between the Appalachian State University Department of Mathematical Sciences, ASU Math Camp, and Summer Ventures, funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The program brings together grade 8-12 teachers and students to explore mathematics and the work of teaching. Participants engaged in an exciting and stimulating summer workshop (July 9-12, 2012), which served as a launch point for a year-long program of mathematical investigations and collaboration. In addition, the program includes opportunities to participate in the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (the largest professional meeting of math teachers in the state, and one of the largest in the country) and be supported in a variety of endeavors.

The program provides teachers with opportunities to consider mathematics from new perspectives, focusing on connections between topics and on developing Standards of Mathematical Practice, a new emphasis of the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics (CCSSM). In addition, teachers will learn about and engage in lesson study – a sustainable model for improving practice.

Students participate in two ways – through Summer Ventures or Extended Math Camp. Both groups have the opportunity to learn mathematics in a new and exciting way, exploring new topics and developing mathematical ways of thinking that will be useful over the long term. Collaboration with working teachers and fellow students will enhance the experience – providing a unique and exciting chance to learn math and explore teaching.

"Think deeply about simple things." - Arnold Ross


The AMMASING Program has just launched a new forum on the website to allow participants of the program to share comments and discuss ideas throughout the school year. Be sure to check out the new forum and feel free to participate!
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July 9-12, 2012
Summer Institute

August – April, 2012
Electronic meetings and group collaborations

October 25-26, 2012
NCCTM Annual Conference

April, 2012
Wrap-up meeting at ASU



Todd Abel
AMMASING Program Director

Anita Kitchens
ASU Math Camp Director

Lori Tyler
ASU Summer Ventures Coordinator

The AMMASING program is made possible through a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and support from the Appalachian State University Department of Mathematical Sciences

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