The Department of Mathematics at the College Park campus of the University of Maryland is pleased to announce the first Maryland Mathematics Institute (MMI), a week-long group of presentations and discussions that are designed to be stimulating and accessible to secondary school teachers.



Teachers interested in registering for the Institute should contact Professor Denny Gulick (contact information below) for a registration form.

Basic information:

  • Dates: Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27, 2008
  • Times: 8:30am- 3:30pm, lunch to be provided by the University
  • Location: Room 1311 in the Mathematics Building,
    College Park campus of the University of Maryland
  • Credits: 2 college credits from the University of Maryland
    (enroll under MATH 498M)
  • Cost to teachers enrolling in MATH 498M: $676
    ($546 tuition + $55 application fee + $75 mandatory UMD fee)
  • Lunch will be provided by the Department of Mathematics>
  • Parking permits will be provided by the Department of Mathematics.
    Please contact Professor Denny Gulick for parking instructions.
  • Contact:
    • Professor Denny Gulick ( 301 405 5157)

Day and Half-Day Interactive Presentations by University of Maryland Faculty:

  • Dr. Michael Brin: Parallax, or How to Find the Distances to the Moon, Sun and Stars
  • Dr. Michael Brin: Mathematics of the Search Engine Google <
  • Dr. Daniel Chazan: From the History of Mathematics into the Classroom
  • Dr. Denny Gulick: Famous Fractals, and How to Create Yours
  • Dr. Frances Gulick: Playing with Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Dr. Eric Slud: Experimental Statistics: from Monte Carlo Simulation to Bootstrap
  • Dr. Larry Washington: Introduction to Cryptography, or How to Share Secrets

Also: Discussions on in-school topics of interest to teachers

Here are more details on the vision of the Mathematics Department of the University of Maryland, College Park, with respect to the Maryland Mathematics Institute: The Department envisions the MMI as an annual one-week, two-credit summer course featuring several College Park faculty. The aim is to provide high school mathematics teachers with interesting and enjoyable mathematics relevant to teaching high school students, and to communicate to the teachers the pleasure and relevance of mathematics. The topics entailed in the MMI will go beyond the standard courses preparatory for teaching high school mathematics.

The Department also aims to build communication between College Park faculty (primarily from the Mathematics Department but also from Mathematics Education) and high school teachers, and to provide high school mathematics teachers a setting to learn from each other and enhance their own community.