GCRTC Core Connection

Fall 2018

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8 MATHEMATICS IMPLEMENTING A REAL WORLD / FINANCIAL MATH COURSE AT YOUR SCHOOL Is your high school interested in a 3rd or 4th year elective math course? Now that the Common Core has been implemented, let's focus on an engaging, useful, and interesting math experience suitable for any level of student. In large part personal finance, there is a heavy emphasis on banking, investing, personal income tax, mortgage, property taxes, and automotive finance. This course includes information on the SUNY SmartTrack Financial Literacy Program. Other topics include real world geometry, accident investigation, geographical measurement, and statistical history and prediction. The course requires that students have semi-frequent access to computers or Chromebooks with the internet, Excel, or Google Sheets. Join us for an overview, then jump on board to plan the course for the future! Schools who decide to offer this course in the future would have coaching and co-planning available to them from the facilitators, who also teach the course. Email dave@teachers-center.org for more info, or register below. Hundreds of high school seniors graduate with the useful experience every year. Hear how their teachers started this course and how it continues to evolve and gain popularity with students and parents. Location: Colonie Central High School Dates: Sept-Jan weekly - Online Times: Asynchronous On-line; 30 credit-hours Facilitators: Dave Fields, GCRTC and S. Colonie Teacher & Erin Botta, S. Colonie Teacher Registration: https://bit.ly/2O0zq7r MATH BUS TRIP TO NYC Spend the Day filled with Math. Board the bus, attend/present at the ATMNYC conference, go to the MOMath Museum and spend a few hours in NYC. We will be sharing what Math teachers in the Capital Region do with Teachers in NYC and vise versa. We will follow the conference up with a visit to the MOMath Museum. Location: ATMNYC, MOMATH Museum, and NYC Date: 11/17 (Sat) Times: All Day Fee: TBD Facilitator: Mary Ann Nickloy (GCRTC Coach) Registration: Email maryann@teachers-center.org to express interest. SAVE THE DATE

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