G-TEAMS Program

Website: http://ime.math.arizona.edu/g-teams/G-TEAMS_Extension.html

The G-TEAMS (Graduate Students and Teachers Engaging in Mathematical Sciences) Extension program connects University of Arizona graduate students in the mathematical sciences with K-12 teachers and their students. It promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines to K-12 students and fosters a synergistic relationship among graduate student fellows, teachers, and K-12 students.The extension is a continuation of the $2.9 M, 5-year (2009-2014), NSF-funded G-TEAMS GK-12 program that allowed graduate students and teachers to collaborate on the development of novel, rigorous and relevant material for K-12 mathematics courses. Students currently participating in the G-TEAMS Extension program spend the equivalent of 8 hours per month in a K-12 school and develop enrichment activities that complement the K-12 curriculum.

The Extension is supported by a one-year no-cost extension of the G-TEAMS grant, by the College of Science, the Graduate College, the Department of Mathematics, as well as private and corporate sponsors. Cox Communications has recently become the first corporation to fully fund a G-TEAMS Extension fellow, through the Mathematical Sciences Graduate Scholars in Outreach initiative.

Audience: K-12 teachers and their students

Science Field: Mathematics

Science Topics: Grades K-5: Science and Mathematics; Grades 6-12: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability & Statistics

Schedule: For more information about the G-TEAMS Extension program, please visit http://ime.math.arizona.edu/g-teams/G-TEAMS_Extension.html

Contact: Sylvia Anderson, Graduate Coordinator, gradoffice@math.arizona.edu