UH Mānoa mathematicians to work with K-12 teachers and students

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Aug 24, 2009


A team of UH Mānoa mathematics professors will launch the School and University Partnership for Educational Renewal in Mathematics (SUPER-M), at the new project’s opening ceremony on Friday, August 21, at 9 a.m.

 The two-day workshop on August 21 and 22 will be held at Keller Hall, room 303.  Keller Hall is located near the visitor parking lot behind Kennedy Theatre.

Led by Monique Chyba, the UH Mānoa team—whose members include Erik Guentner, Mirjana Jovovic, Michelle Manes and David Ross—was awarded a grant of approximately $2.7 million over a period of five years by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring the expertise of UH Mānoa research mathematicians into K-12 classrooms in Hawaiʻi. 

 SUPER-M reflects the ongoing commitment of UH Mānoa to mathematics education in the wider Hawaiʻi community. SUPER-M will partner graduate Fellows in the mathematics department with K-12 mathematics teachers from public schools on Oʻahu, Maui and the Big Island.  

The Fellows are Austin Anderson, Marisa Billington, Tristan Holmes, Hye Kim, John Marriott and Jean Verette.

The grant is provided under NSF’s Division of Graduate Education, in its GK-12 (Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education) program, which has funded approximately 20 projects each year since its establishment in 1999. The program recognizes the impact that vibrant graduate research departments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields can have on the quality of education at the K-12 level.


August 21, 2009

9:00 a.m.        Welcome note and brief introduction to the project – Monique Chyba

9:10                 Welcome note – Alan Teramura, dean of the College of Natural Sciences

9:20                 Presentation of the UH Mānoa team

9:45                 15-minute coffee break

10:00               Presentation of the schools + partner teachers 

10:30               Goals and objectives of the program – Monique Chyba

11:00               Evaluator Charles Guili

11:30               Presentation of Fellows 

Noon               Each Fellow takes members of a partner school for a campus tour

12:30               Lunch break

1:15                 Welcome note – Wayne Smith, chair of the Department of Mathematics

1:30                 K-12 seminar – Michelle Manes

2:00                 Activities involving Fellows and partner teachers

3:00                 Guest speaker Justin Henneman

3:30                 HPC presentation –  Sue Brown

3:44                 Open questions and closing comments for the day


August 22, 2009

9:00 a.m.         Program manager Linda Venenciano

9:30                 Activities designed by the Fellows 

11:00               15-minute coffee break

11:15               Open questions

11:45               Activities designed by the Fellows

12:15 p.m.       Schedule for the year, workshops at the schools –  Mirjana Jovovic

12:35               Interaction between Fellows and the partner teachers

1:00                 Closing remarks – Monique Chyba