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PROMYS for Teachers, 2006

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PROMYS for Teachers (PfT)is a collaboration of Boston University's Department of Mathematics with the Education Development Center in Newton, Massachusetts. Glenn Stevens (BU) and Al Cuoco (EDC) are working to promote what we call a "culture of exploration" in high school mathematics classrooms. Our experience proves that the joys of exploration and discovery can be experienced by high school students and teachers in ways that are not all that different from what a seasoned mathematics researcher experiences. Moreover, teachers who have such experiences in their backgrounds are better prepared to encourage independent inquiry among their own students. Reports from former PROMYS teachers confirm that all students benefit from this kind of instruction, not just the most talented ones. Read more by clicking the link above.