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

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This week of geometry continues the Summer Geometry Institute offered by NWMI for 18 years, but with a new emphasis on elements in the Common Core State Standards that differ from the curent Washington State Standards. In particular, the program has an increased emphasis on transformations but even more, the week features geometry investigations that support the Standards for Mathematical Practice of CCSS.

The NWMI program is based on real classrooms; instructors are the experienced corps of NWMI high school teachers (with help from mathematicians at UW and elsewhere). You will enjoy a week of high-energy immersion in geometry and sharing with other teachers.

Leave with a thick notebook, models you have made, and the confidence to use these activities in your classroom.

  • 3D and Polyhedra in many guises
  • Origami in geometry
  • Transformations
  • Mirrors and Symmetry
  • Spheres
  • Geometer's Sketchpad Hands-on Instruction
  • Dilations and similarity
  • Investigations of many kinds
  • PLUS a rich and relaxed optional program of After-Dinner Math.
HS and MS Teachers who teach a geometry course or who teach geometry in an integrated course or middle school course. 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 five breakfasts and four lunches). 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. See the Fees and Costs Page.

Lunches are included for all, Monday-Thursday. Breakfasts Monday-Friday are included 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
This detailed schedule will appear later.

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