Summer Institutes

2017 Summer Institutes for Math Teachers!

Engage in new classroom-ready inquiry based lessons, and learn more about the mathematics you teach!

Elementary School June 19 - 22, 2017

Julie McGough
Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Michael Nakamaye
University Mathematics Specialist
How do we develop conceptual understanding of fractions which leads to students successfully solving problems?

Our week will kick off with a video conference with Dr. Phil Daro on the progression of learning which leads to good problem solving in the CCSS Math Standards. Then we will be taking a deep dive into the K-5 fraction standards, examining the development of conceptual understanding at both primary and upper grades. We will investigate how the Standards for Mathematical Practice support all learners in becoming great problem solvers. Drawing on the expertise of our Smarter Balanced Task Writers, we will work together to create rich math tasks for Kindergarten and 1st grades and Smarter Balanced style performance tasks for 2nd-5th grades. Each participant will leave with math tasks for the K-5 spectrum.


Middle School June 13 - 16, 2017

Michael Nakamaye
University Mathematics Specialist

Caline Khavarani Smith
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
Engaging Middle School Students in Mathematics

Experience the 6th through 8th grade standards through interactive lessons, videos, manipulatives, and technology.  Learn how to motivate your students using lessons that showcase how math is used outside the classroom and prepare students for the Smarter Balanced assessment.  Learn how fraction, ratio, and proportion standards can build a foundation for the linear function standards of algebra through fun yet rigorous activities.  Bring any questions you have about the Smarter Balanced Assessment and our team of 2018 exam writers will answer them!

High School June 19 - 22, 2017

Heather Dallas
University Mathematics Specialist

Michelle Sidwell
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
Highlights of the high school institute include:

 - Sample high school Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks written by the writers of the 2018 performance tasks
 - Guest lecture by UCLA Faculty on what UCLA applied mathematicians are studying right now
 - Classroom activities from Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics

For a full schedule including a tentative list of activities, click here.

There will be NO REFUNDS, but substitutions will be allowed.

Registration Closed

*Eligible for 2 continuing education units through UCLA Extension for $150. Please bring check payable to UC Regents with you to the institute.

What people are saying

"Awesome instructors. Very clear and direct."

”It was well worth it. It was very hands on and extremely informative for the new Common Core Standards.”

"In a word - amazing. The presenters were just spectacular teachers and I was so impressed. I came home and told my husband that when I grow up I want to work for the Curtis Center for Mathematics at UCLA. We feel that every penny that was spent by our district was worth it. Thank you thank you thank you.”

"I learned so much and am feeling confident and prepared for the changes Common Core brings. Thank You!"

"Through this workshop I have gained a wealth of knowledge of Common Core. I now understand the basis of the change which helps me as I implement Common Core in my teaching. Every presenter provided so much information and encouragement that I am anxious to share everything I learned with both my colleagues and students."

“First off, I just want to thank you for the workshop- it was informative and relevant. I've already incorporated a lesson idea in my class. I brought out my pattern blocks and used them to teach fractions! Oh fractions! I really enjoyed returning to UCLA as a professional. I feel much more comfortable about Common Core and math.”

"The presenters did a good job informing teachers of what the Common Core is and the challenges teachers will be faced with, as well as suggestions on how to meet those challenges. The hands-on activities were well done and engaging."