To:  Middle Level Mathematics Educators

Re:  Summer 2007 Geometry Institute


The Vermont Mathematics Partnership and The Vermont Institutes are pleased to announce the Summer 2007 Geometry Institute taking place August 6 – August 10 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Champlain College


Instructors:  George Ashline, Marny Frantz, Krisan Stone and Sheila Weaver. 


Two concurrent strands will be offered as follows:


Strand 1:  Geometry in the Middle Grades (5-9): Topics include similarity, transformations, spatial reasoning, and making & testing conjectures.


Strand 2:  Geometric Reasoning in Grades 9-12: Topics include trigonometry, spatial reasoning, limits, matrix transformations, and making & testing conjectures.


Both strands will feature dynamic geometry software applications at the middle and high school levels and ways to differentiate geometry instruction.


Delve into mathematics content as an adult learner while you:


  • Explore applications of this content for middle or high school classrooms
  • Read current research on how students build mathematical understanding
  • Develop strategies for assessing student understanding & addressing common student misconceptions
  • Experience strategies for differentiating instruction
  • Discuss this work with mathematicians and colleagues


These courses meet Vermont’s Highly-Qualified Teacher requirements.  Register online at or call: 802-828-0071 for more information about this exciting summer professional development offering.



Tisa Rennau, Director

VI Administrative Services


The Vermont Institutes

Equity and Excellence for All Students

Alumni Hall

45 College Street

Montpelier, Vermont  05602-3146


T: 802.828.0071

F: 802.828.1327