2018 Summer Workshop

Registration is now open for a 3-day Raising Calculus to the Surface workshop held June 25th - June 27th, 2018 at the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, Virginia. The Raising Calculus curriculum approaches multivariable/vector calculus from a geometric perspective.  The group-based activities provide opportunities for students to discover new mathematical ideas before they are introduced formally by the instructor.  Participants in the workshop will

  1. Investigate multivariable calculus topics from a geometric viewpoint using multiple representations,

  2. Gain experience with the activities from the student perspective,

  3. Learn and use techniques which help bring student ideas into the classroom through small-group and whole-class discussion,

  4. Discuss how to integrate the Raising Calculus materials into their existing course.

Instructors who attend the workshop can purchase classroom kits containing dry-erasable surfaces and contour / coordinate maps, measurement tools, markers, and the instructor's guide.  Kits come with 4, 8, 12, or 16 surfaces.

Workshop Dates: Monday, June 25th (1pm - 4:30pm), Tuesday, June 26th (8:30am - 4:30pm), Wednesday, June 27th (8:30am - 12pm)

Registration and Cost:  Registration is now open to instructors of multivariable calculus at the high school or undergraduate level. The workshop registration fee is \$200.

Workshop participants can purchase material kits (described here) containing 12 surfaces (which accommodates a classroom of 36 students) for \$425. Kits containing 4, 8 or 16 surfaces are also be available for \$185, \$305, or \$545 respectively. (Note: Kits can be purchased at registration or after the workshop at cost. Kits are made by students at Winona State University and can be sold to workshop participants so that they can implement the curriculum covered in the workshop. WSU is unable to sell kits commercially.)

Lodging: Participants are responsible for their own housing. There are a number of options within a mile or two of the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, located at 1000 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220, where the workshop will take place. The list below provides some suggestions.

Bed & Breakfast      
The One Bed and Breakfast Address: 1 N Blvd, Richmond
Phone: 804-359-1211
Reservations:  website
1.7 miles to MLWGS
Holiday Inn Express Richmond – Downtown Address: 201 E. Cary St., Richmond
Phone: 804-788-1600
Reservations:  website
1.6 miles to MLWGS
Hilton Richmond Downtown Address: 501 E. Broad St., Richmond
Phone: 804-344-4300
Reservations:  website
1.6 miles to MLWGS
Linden Row Inn Address: 100 E. Franklin St., Richmond
Phone: 804-783-7000
Reservations:  website
1.5 miles to MLWGS
The Berkeley Hotel Address: 1200 E. Cary St., Richmond
Phone: 804-780-1300
Reservations:  website
2.2 miles to MLWGS
Graduate Richmond Address: 301 W. Franklin St., Richmond
Phone: 804-644-9871
Reservations:  website
1.4 miles to MLWGS
HI Richmond Hostel Address: 7 North 2nd St., Richmond
Phone: 804-729-5410
Email:  richmond@hiusa.org
Reservations:  website
1.7 miles to MLWGS

Flights and Transportation:  The nearest major airport is Richmond International Airport (RIC), with Uber or taxi service into Richmond. There is a train station in Richmond, too. Anyone coming from NYC, Philadelphia, DC, etc. might find that easier.

Other Information:   If you're hoping to combine the workshop with some sightseeing the weekend before (or a day or two afterwards), look at https://www.visitrichmondva.com/things-to-do/ or https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60893-Activities-Richmond_Virginia.html