2012 Integrating the Common Core and Middle School Mathematics

  • Funded by IHL "No Child Left Behind" program
  • Directed by Dr. Leslie Horton, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at William Carey University assisted by Dr. Sue Whitcomb of William Carey and LEA partner Beth McShea, teacher in the Poplarville Schools
  • 18 participants
  • Two follow-up sessions during the 2012-2013 school year: September and February
  • Special materials: Navigating Through Algebra, Navigating Through Geometry (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2001-2006), Common Core Standards, Mississippi Mathematics Framework, and Mississippi Math Alignment
  • Activities with technology: TI-73 calculator, web lesson preparation, and mathematics features of MS Word
  • The William Carey University Information Technology Department provides webmasters services for the institute web pages
  • Each teacher received a daily stipend, teaching materials, and 6 hours of graduate credit
  • Each teacher made a presentation based on topics from the Common Core and/or Mississippi Framework