Teaching Improvement through Mathematics Education

Program for
Prospective Secondary School
Mathematics Teachers
Fall 1999

Queens College is pleased to announce the TIME-2000 Project, an undergraduate program specially designed for prospective secondary school mathematics teachers. The Project will admit 35 members of the fall 1999 freshman class.

The Teaching Improvement through Mathematics Education ( TIME ) Project will prepare prospective secondary school mathematics teachers for the 21st century by engaging them in activities that will increase their knowledge and appreciation of:

College and school mathematics

How students learn mathematics

Learner-centered strategies for teaching mathematics

The role of technology in the learning and teaching of mathematics

Course Work
All participants will be enrolled in mathematics and education courses at Queens College. The courses comprising this interdisciplinary program center around mathematics, the learning of mathematics, and the teaching of mathematics. Students will investigate the relation between ideas in college-level mathematics and the school mathematics curriculum. They will also relate their own experiences in learning mathematics to current theories of learning and motivation.

Participants will meet with Project staff on a regular basis to share learning experiences and to clarify ideas. Staff will also be available for individual conferences as needed.

Financial Support
The TIME-2000 Project will provide graphing calculators, textbooks and other materials for all Project-related courses (maximum of 5 courses).

High school seniors graduating in June 1999 are eligible to apply. Applicants should have received a grade of at least B in each high school mathematics course, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least B, and have taken four years of high school mathematics. They also should have a special interest in and a commitment to the teaching of mathematics, and should be highly recommended by their mathematics teacher or chair.

Application Procedure
1. File a CUNY Freshman Application and list Queens College as your first choice. ( For more information, please call the Queens College Undergraduate Admissions Office at 718-997-5600 )

2. Print or type all information requested in Sections 1 through 4 of the attached application completely and accurately. Then mail the application to the TIME 2000 project.

3. A letter must be written by your mathematics teacher or chair verifying your competency in mathematics and noting the reasons for recommending you as a prospective mathematics teacher. This letter of recommendation should include your name and address and it should be written on school stationery. It should be sent, under separate cover, to the TIME 2000 project.

TIME-2000 Project
Queens College , CUNY
Dept. of Secondary Education
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11367-1597

All applications for the TIME-2000 Project should be received by March 1, 1999. (Late applications will be accepted. Admittance will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the TIME-2000 Project by April 30, 1999. Late applicants will be notified in a timely fashion. For further information contact Dr. Alice Artzt: Phone: 718-997-5169; Fax: 516-626-7252; e-mail: qcartzt@aol.com

Project Staff
Dr. Eleanor Armour-Thomas
Dr. Alice F. Artzt
Dr. Elliott Mendelson
Dr. Claire M. Newman
Dr. Alan Sultan
Dr. Carol Tittle

The TIME-2000 Project is sponsored by Queens College.

In the operation of the program and in selecting individuals for participation in, and for administration of, the program, Queens College will not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, alienation or citizenship, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran or marital status.

Answers to optional questions on the application form are collected to meet research and federal reporting requirements. Such answers are confidential and will not be released except in the form of statistical summaries in which individuals are not identified. Response is entirely voluntary. Such information has no bearing on either admissions or academic decisions.

Application Form