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Samples from the PROMYS for Teachers and Park City Mathematics Institute Programs


PROMYS Academic Year Seminar

March 27, 2009

Seminar activity: Squares, circles, sums, and related curiosities (PDF)

May 9, 2008 seminar presentations

Andy Katz, Investigating the Simplex Lock: A Mathematical Adventure (PDF)

Patrick Harless, The Trading Game

December 17, 2007 seminar presentations

Octavia Brauner, "The Check is in the Mail" (PDFs)

October 29, 2007 seminar presentations

Shawn Plassman (MSWord format)

Patrick Harless

April 10, 2006 seminar at EDC

Preview of this year's PCMI materials. Click here to download a PDF version.

January 20, 2006 seminar at EDC

Algebra Problem Sets from Dave Srebnick. Dave says, "These problem sets correspond to the McDougal Littell Algebra 1, an Integrated Approach, (c) 1991. I use them for my 8th grade honors class."

Here are the files for my "concrete" algebra class. We use UCSMP Algebra 1, (c) 1998. PSCh4C, the set for the 4th chapter, is under development.

October 8, 2004 seminar at EDC

Vector combinations (a Geometer's Sketchpad file)

Past PCMI and PfT seminar materials

Each of the following PDF files can be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free download by clicking here.


Be sure to open the "Read Me" file first (it contains a description of the subsequent files).

Read Me (Descriptions of remaining files)

  1. PCMI Problem Set 2001
  2. PCMI Problem Set 2002
  3. PCMI Problem Set 2003
  4. CAS and roots of unity
  5. CAS, Probability, and Generating Functions
  6. Mathematics of Task Design
  7. Sums of Squares Problems
  8. Sums of Squares Overheads
  9. Fitting Polynomials to Data
  10. Cryptography 1
  11. Cryptography 2
  12. Iterated Functions-Chaos Introduction
  13. PCMI Preview for PROMYS Teachers