The FAME program is designed to increase teachers’ content knowledge and teaching skills in key pre-algebra, algebra, and tranformational geometry concepts in grades 6-10, and promote and encourage the use of technology in instruction to support and enhance mathematics teaching and learning. FAME is Common Core aligned and gives teachers added skills in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
The FAME program consists of a two-week summer institute at Foothill College and four follow-up sessions during the academic year. In the 10-day summer institute, teachers explore algebra, pre-algebra, and transformational geometry concepts with an emphasis on topics that students often find challenging to learn while learning how to use computer and Internet technologies (e.g., GeoGebra, spreadsheet software, and virtual manipulatives) to support teaching and learning middle school math.
The academic year program includes four early-evening follow-on sessions, each 4-hours, that are designed to help implement instructional changes, build a professional learning community, and address additional math content and technology topics.
The 2016 FAME program is beginning in May. Learn more….