Participants of the 2013 6-12 Mathematics Academy will work to (1) develop a deeper knowledge of middle or high school curriculum mathematics and (2) explore how to use this knowledge for the benefit of their students. To accomplish these goals, Academy sessions and activities will challenge participants to think critically about the mathematics they teach, solve rich problems, and consider how students can develop an understanding of key mathematical ideas. The Academy faculty, featuring master teachers and teacher educators, will use current methods and appropriate technology across the content strands to provide a rich learning experience that participants can bring to their own classrooms.
Kyle Schultz A former middle and high school mathematics teacher, Kyle Schultz is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at James Madison University. He enjoys working with prospective and practicing teachers to explore old and new ideas to help students learn, understand, and appreciate mathematics. This will be Kyle's third Content Teaching Academy and he is looking forward to working with the 2012 6-12 Mathematics Academy speakers and participants.