Institute Description

Institutes are one to five full-day sessions. This format is ideal for full immersion into Inquiry-based Learning.  At Michael’s institute, you will be engaged in exciting hands-on activities from start to finish.  Participants, working in a cooperative-learning environment, will perform investigations, discuss results with group members, make conjectures, test them, and use their problem solving skills.  In addition to the traditional geometry tools of compass, straightedge, ruler, and protractor, participants will have extensive experiences with Patty Paper and The Geometer’s Sketchpad. Some recent examples can be seen below.

Each institute is custom designed to meet your needs. Institutes can be set up at host school district sites or arrangements can be made for a full immersion geometry institute in San Francisco. Pricing is based on length of time, the number of visits, topics requiring special equipment and materials, and amount of travel involved. For more information please contact us at mserramath@gmail.com.

One Day Institute

One Day Institutes are ideal for teachers/school districts that want one day of PD covering a few content strands or a quick overview of the Discovering Geometry textbook and its approach. If the client wishes to focus on only one topic, such as Cooperative Learning, then a One Day Institute may be sufficient. A One Day Institute provides approximately five to six hours of instruction.

Two Day Institute

Two Day Institutes are ideal for teachers/school districts that want a more in-depth look at Inquiry-based Learning or a more detailed look at the Discovering Geometry textbook. In addition to a closer look at Discovering Geometry, topics may include Cooperative Learning, Discovering Learning, and Classroom Management. A Two Day Institute provides about 10 to 12 hours of instruction.

Three Day Institute

A Three Day Institute provides about 15 to 18 hours of instruction.

Four Day Institute

A Four Day Institute provides about 20 to 24 hours of instruction.

 Five Day Institute

A Five Day Institute provides about 25 to 30 hours of instruction.

 

 

 


Workshop Description

Workshops are generally one to three hours long and focus on a single topic.  School districts will often contract Michael for a series of workshops once a week or twice monthly over a four to eight week period.  Some examples can be seen below.

Pricing is based on length of time,the number of visits, topics requiring special equipment and materials, and amount of travel involved. For more information please contact us at mserramath@gmail.com.


September 13, 2014 Maui, HI - HCTM Geometry Conference

 

"Pirate Geometry"

Download HCTM Pirate Geometry 9.14.2

Saturday, September 13, 2014

8:30 am

Participants will use transformations and polyominoes to solve puzzles in a
Pirate treasure hunt setting. We will explore rectangular, polar and 3D
coordinates. Participants will learn how rotation transformations are used
to create a Grille Cipher. Then use that skill to decipher secret messages
to locate pirate buried treasure. Fun activities to celebrate International
Talk LIke A Pirate Day!

King Kekaulike High School, Maui
121 Kula Hwy
Room H-202
Pukalani, HI 96768

Sign up here!


International Talk Like A Pirate Day

 

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Ahoy Teachers!

Now there is an official day for you to celebrate your secret pirate passion and have a fun educational day with your students.

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. ITLAPD was started by Mark Summers and John Baur and is celebrated all over the world. From Mark:

Coming at the beginning of the school year, Talk Like a Pirate Day allows the students to see their teacher's playful side. This should not be viewed as a day wasted on silly nonsense, but as a ‘teachable moment.’ Be creative, take risks and above all, have fun.

Go to their website and find all things pirate along with some curriculum for celebrating ITLAPD in the classroom. Of course, Pirate Math fits in perfectly with this momentous day. We will be posting Pirate Math puzzles on Facebook the month before September 19, 2014.

 


Discovering Geometry Resources

With digital eBooks and teacher resources, you can access electronic versions of your textbook and teaching materials. You can also give your students access to their online textbooks, which contain all the content of the printed textbooks with additional features to enrich their learning experience.

This service is available to schools at no additional cost upon adoption.

The following books are available in Digital eBooks and Teacher Resources.

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Download Discovering_Geometry_Fifth_Edition_ Product_Sheet

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Fourth Edition

 




 



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Flippin' Cool Classroom

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 7.12.39 PM At the California Mathematics Counsel Asilomar 2013, I had the pleasure of watching a presentation by Alex Bega, "Flipping the Secondary Math Classroom".

Alex is currently in her fifth year of teaching at Saint Francis High School. She has taught Precalculus for the past three years and is currently on her second year of teaching in a flipped classroom style. Alex taught K-3 music and 6-8 computer technology before beginning her career as a 9-12 mathematics teacher. 

Alex offers the following categories to help teachers implement the Flipped Classroom: Why Flip, Technology, Results, and Pros and Cons. She breaks down her formula for making and using video in her classroom with clear and field tested procedures.Thank you Alex for your great presentation. You can contact Alex Bega at alexbega@sfhs.com

If you'd like to use the Discovering Geometry® Videos to try out the flipped classroom, try it here

 


Videos de Descubriendo la Geometría

DG4-3.7.3 Incentro (Free Sample) from Michael Serra on Vimeo.

Bien venidos a la suscripción de Videos Discovering Geometry que está diseñada para ser utilizado junto con el aclamado libro, Discovering Geometry. Las investigaciones se demuestran por Michael con conjeturas de terminadas abiertas para que el estudiante complete. Suscripción de Video Discovering Geometry ® puede utilizarse como un tutorial para el nuevo y sustitutos y para los alumnos que son educados en casa o haciendo el aprendizaje independiente. Ideal para usar junto con el libro de texto, especialmente en el ambiente "clase voltiada". Echale un vistazo a la muestra libre de Discovering Geometry serie de vídeo y el trailer.

La suscripción de Video Discovering Geometry está disponible a través de Vimeo On Demand. Padres y guardianes por favor lean los términos de servicio de Vimeo y supervisen las actividades de sus hijos en Vimeo como parte del contenido no es apropiado para todas las edades. Hay registro gratuito y entonces usted puede comprar directamente haciendo clic en las fotos del capítulo siguientes. La suscripción video comienza con el capítulo 3 y termina con el capítulo 11. Los precios de Capítulo se basan de lo largo del videos. La suscripción de cada capítulo es buena para un año. Hay un trailer para todos los vídeos. Póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene cualquier pregunta o problema.
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Ch.3 Herramientas de Geometría Ch.4 Propiedades de Triángulos
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Ch.5 Propiedades de Polígonos Ch.6 Propiedades de Círculos
Chap.7 Transformations Tessalations.000005140522XSmall Chap.8 Area.000006266767XSmall
Ch.7 Transformaciones y Teselacione Ch.8 Area
Chap.9 Pythagorem.000022184732XSmall Chap.10 Volume.000013857719Medium
Ch.9 Teorema de Pitágoras Ch.10 Volumen
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Ch.11 Semejanza  

Descubriendo la Geometría La Serie de Video

Bien venidos a la suscripción de Videos Discovering Geometry que está diseñada para ser utilizado junto con el aclamado libro, Discovering Geometry. Las investigaciones se demuestran por Michael con conjeturas de terminadas abiertas para que el estudiante complete. Suscripción de Video Discovering Geometry ® puede utilizarse como un tutorial para el nuevo y sustitutos y para los alumnos que son educados en casa o haciendo el aprendizaje independiente. Ideal para usar junto con el libro de texto, especialmente en el ambiente "clase voltiada". Echa un vistazo a la muestra libre de Discovering Geometry serie de vídeo y el trailer.

La suscripción de Video Discovering Geometry está disponible a través de Vimeo On Demand. Padres y guardianes por favor lean los términos de servicio de Vimeo y supervisen las actividades de sus hijos en Vimeo como parte del contenido no es apropiado para todas las edades. Hay registro gratuito y entonces usted puede comprar directamente haciendo clic en las fotos del capítulo siguientes. La suscripción video comienza con el capítulo 3 y termina con el capítulo 11. Los precios de Capítulo se basan de lo largo del videos. La suscripción de cada capítulo es buena para un año. Hay un trailer para todos los vídeos. Póngase en contacto con nosotros si tiene cualquier pregunta o problema.
Chap.3 Tools.000018638153Medium Chap.4 Triangle Prop.3896631_thumbnail
Ch.3 Herramientas de Geometría Ch.4 Propiedades de Triángulos
Chap.5 Polygon Properties.000006056196Medium Chap.6 Circles.000022894097XSmall
Ch.5 Propiedades de Polígonos Ch.6 Propiedades de Círculos
Chap.7 Transformations Tessalations.000005140522XSmall Chap.8 Area.000006266767XSmall
Ch.7 Transformaciones y Teselacione Ch.8 Area
Chap.9 Pythagorem.000022184732XSmall Chap.10 Volume.000013857719Medium
Ch.9 Teorema de Pitágoras Ch.10 Volumen
Chap.11 Similiarity.000019318637_ExtraSmall  
Ch.11 Semejanza