Tessa Weinstein, assistant professor of mathematics, received a $6,000 Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant from the Mathematical Association of America for her workshop for high school teachers and students, M^3: Mathematical Modeling at Morningside.
Tessa Weinstein, assistant professor of mathematics at Morningside College, received a $6,000 Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for her workshop for high school teachers and students, M^3: Mathematical Modeling at Morningside.
During the workshop, which will take place June 21-24 on the Morningside College campus, high school students will work in teams with a Morningside College student mentor to tackle a difficult, real-world problem using math modeling. High school teachers will receive training from Morningside math professors to help them more effectively prepare their students for the international High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling in November.
“Math modeling is important because it helps students apply mathematical knowledge and skills to solve complex, real-world problems,” Weinstein said.
The MAA Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant provides funding to develop mathematical enrichment programs for talented students in middle school or high school. The goal of the program is to interest students who are ready for more challenge in the study of mathematics and encourage them to further their mathematical studies.
High school teachers and/or students who would like more information about the workshop may contact Weinstein at 712-274-5466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.