The AMMASING Program

The AMMASING program offers teachers a unique opportunity to collaborate with their professional peers, university faculty, and students in order to investigate:

  • High school mathematics topics (in the Common Core) from new perspectives
  • Research on how people learn mathematics, and the practice of teaching
  • Lesson study as a long-term means for professional development.

A summer institute focused on collaboration with peers, analyzing effective teaching and designing lessons and activities for implementing the Common Core. Afternoon sessions will explore, together with high school students, familiar math content in contexts that emphasize connections, key ideas, and Standards for Mathematical Practice.

In addition, teachers will participate in year-long program designed to allow participants to use mathematics to reflect on practice and practice to reflect on mathematics. The program includes:

  • A series of investigations focused on exploring familiar mathematics and the work of teaching
  • Opportunities to use lesson study as a tool for collaborative improvement of practice
  • Attendance at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
  • A one day wrap-up meeting in April at ASU

In short, the AMMASING program is a unique opportunity to extend mathematics knowledge and interact with other teachers and students to improve content knowledge and practice.

Upcoming Events
  • Distance collaboration on lesson study - ongoing
  • Oct. 25-26, 2012 - NCCTM Annual Conference (Greensboro)
  • April (date to be determined) - Wrap up meeting (ASU)

Who participates?

The 2012-2013 AMMASING Program is filled with a group of experienced educators critically and collaboratively examining the work of teaching mathematics.

What's the cost?

Thanks to a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Extended Math Camp is offered free of charge. In fact, a stipend is offered for participation!

What do participants receive?

In addition to new mathematical knowledge, unique opportunities to explore teaching, and a tremendous experience, participants receive:

  • CEU credits
  • Paid travel to all activities
  • Free membership to North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM)
  • Registration and participation in NCCTM Annual Conference
  • A variety of materials from the summer workshop
  • A $1000 stipend for participation in all activities


Todd Abel
AMMASING Program Director

Anita Kitchens
ASU Math Camp Director

Lori Tyler
ASU Summer Ventures Coordinator

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