Summer 2016 Teacher Development Day

This workshop took place on Saturday, July 16

Dine College, Tsalie, AZ; Room 118 GCB
Lower level sessions are designed for grade k – 6 teachers.
Upper level sessions are designed for grade 7 – 12 teachers.

Math Handouts


8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast and discussion.

9:00 – 10:30

Session 1

Lower level: Jayadev — Counting facets
Upper level: Tatiana — The Decanting Problem

10:30 — 11:00
Discussion in level groups.

11:00 – 12:30

Session 2

Lower level: Amanda– Combinatorics and Pascal’s triangle.
Upper level: Dave — Block formulae

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00

Session 3

Lower level: Dave — Toilet paper math
Upper level: Matthias — Counting Trees

Pascals Triangle

Pascal Double

Catalan Pictures

Toilet Paper Math from Zala Films on Vimeo.

Math Blocks questions

hyperbolic paraboloid instructions

Math Block Solutions

In Jayadev’s session teachers constructed models of the Platonic solids. Contact us
if you would like help getting templates for these solids.

We talked about Vi Hart’s sphereflakes in the session on polyhedra.
You may view her video at

It is worth checking out the other fun math on Kahn: