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Northwest Mathematics Interaction

NWMI Summer Institute: Algebra and the Common Core
July 30 - August 3, 2012

ALGEBRA & the Common Core Content

A successful transition from more elementary math to algebra is a critical point in a student's mathematical education. In the current Washington Math Standards and the Common Core Math Standards. Students in eighth grade and earlier begin to learn about algebra concepts and then Algebra 1 sets the stage for advanced math courses. The NWMI Summer Algebra Institute based on engaging math tasks developed by two Washington Math Science Partnership projects: MCSP and MC3. Among other things, participants will explore

  • How the Common Core Progression Document follows proportional reasoning from early middel school into linear equations in algebra and beyond.
  • Tasks that engage new language in the Common Core, e.g., "Seeing Structure in Expressions".
  • The Functions Progression from eighth grade into high school.
  • The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice of CCSS.
  • PLUS a rich and relaxed optional program of After-Dinner Math.
HS and MS Teachers who teach algebra. Any teachers who want a richer set of tools for addressing the geometry and measurement in the Math Standards of Washington and the Common Core.

Registration fee $300 (includes lunches but no lodging). Registration fee $525 with lodging (Sunday night until Friday morning, including breakfast and lunch). Registrations will be accepted until the courses are full, but there is a late fee of $25 after June 25. Room reservations can be requested after June 25 but rooms may not be available. For any cancellations after June 25, a cancellation fee will be applied

Lunches are included for all, Monday-Thursday. Breakfasts Monday-Friday are included only for those staying on campus.

A package of dormitory lodging and some meals is available as an option. This includes four nights of lodging in a UW dormitory (single room, bath down the hall), five breakfasts and four lunches. See the Fees and Costs page for details.


Applications for credit or clock hours will be made on site when you arrive.

Thirty-five clock hours will a available for an additional cost of $2.00 per hour. You can include up to 8 additional hours for After-Dinner Math. Payment for clock hours is by check only, not credit card. Be sure to bring your checkbook for clock hours.

Two UW credits of Math 497 will be available for an additional cost of $237. Payment for UW credit is with credit card or check. (For UW math credit, 6 additional hours of After-Dinner Math are required.)

  • Sunday 7/29: 7-8:30 PM -- an evening program to kick off the week and provide information!
  • Mon-Thu 7/30 - 8/2: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - a full day of great geometry.
  • Fri 8/3: 8:30AM - 12:00 Noon - a last morning of activities.
  • Mon-Thu 7:30-9:30 - Optional After-Dinner Math
  1. Sign up by filling out this Online Application Form.

  2. Pay by printing and mailing the Printable Registration Form with your registration fee:
COST TABLE Link to Cost Table
A schedule will appear later.

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