ISD Summer Secondary Math Institute

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Summer Math Institute Opportunity

The ISD Summer Secondary Math Institute combines the power of Greg Tang's Math Plus Conference with two in-district follow-ups to share, vision, and integrate new learning into curriculum.

Teachers will attend the three day Greg Tang Math Plus Conference on July 12 - 14, which will include presentations from Greg Tang, James Tanton, Yeap Ban Har, Richard Bisk, and Dan Meyer. The full conference schedule can be found here.

In-district follow-ups are scheduled for July 20 and 21.

Greg Tang Math Plus Conference

Tuesday, July 12th, 8am to Thursday, July 14th, 3:30pm

1 East Pershing Road

Kansas City, MO

Carpooling is encouraged, as attendees will be responsible for paying their own parking. Onsite parking is $17 per day, but may be discounted with ticket validation.

In-District Follow-ups

Wednesday, July 20th, 8:30pm to Thursday, July 21st, 3:30pm

201 North Forest Avenue

Independence, MO


Contact Dr. Beth Savidge at 816-521-5464 or ISD Extension 10015.

Greg Tang

Greg Tang, a popular speaker at NCTM, IRA and university conferences, is the NY Times best-selling author of The Grapes of Math and seven other books from Scholastic including Math For All Seasons, The Best of Times, Math Appeal, Math-terpieces, Math Potatoes, Math Fables and Math Fables Too. He is the inventor of the math app Kakooma and creator of

Dr. Dan Meyer

Dr. Dan Meyer, a former high school math teacher, is currently the Chief Academic Officer at Desmos where he explores and develops the future of math textbooks. Dan was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future, and has advocated for better math instruction on CNN, Good Morning America, Everyday with Rachel Ray, and

Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Dr. Yeap Ban Har taught at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, for more than ten years. Presently, he holds two concurrent positions: director of curriculum and professional development at Pathlight School, an autism-oriented K-10 school in Singapore; and principal of Marshall Cavendish Institute, a global professional development institute.

Dr. James Tanton

Dr. James Tanton is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. A former college math professor and high school math teacher, James is currently the Mathematician in Residence at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Richard Bisk

Dr. Richard Bisk is a recently retired math professor and former department chair at Worcester State University. For over 30 years, he taught a wide array of college mathematics courses and worked extensively with K-12 teachers and their students. Richard is a consulting author for Math in Focus and has chaired the Massachusetts Department of Education's Math & Science Advisory Council.