INFORMING THE GLOBE - INFORMS Annual Meeting San Diego 2009 bkgd INFORMS Annual Meeting San Diego, October 11-14, 2009
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in conjunction with Project MINDSET


Tuesday October 13, 2009
San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA

Two Sessions:
Full-Day - 8:15 AM to 3 PM
Deterministic & Probabilistic Real World Decision Models: Five Topics
In depth case studies and use Excel to solve larger problems

Half Day - 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Primarily Deterministic Real World Decision Models: Three Topics
INFORMS, San Diego County Office of Education, National Science Foundation
Wayne State University, NC State University, and UNC Charlotte

The Public Awareness Committee of INFORMS has been sponsoring Teachers Workshops for many years at our national meetings, and as a result, countless educators have learned mathematical applications for the real world. As an outgrowth of this effort, in September 2007, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year grant for $3 million to a joint effort by faculty at North Carolina State University, Wayne State University, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The project team for Mathematics Instruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools (MINDSET) has completed development of two semester long textbooks. One text involves deterministic models. The second is built around probabilistic decision making. The texts were written to fill a well recognized gap in mathematics. They emphasize problem formulation, multi-step problem solving, and interpretation of results. The proposed two-semester course is primarily designed for seniors in high school who have already completed Algebra II.  These two alternative workshops will explore several of the topics covered in these texts. All participants will also receive a copy of Does This Line Ever Move: Everyday Applications of Operations Research, by Kenneth Chelst and Thomas Edwards, Key Curriculum Press. This latter text is designed as a collection of modules that can be used to supplement existing class material in Algebra II and Discrete Math.
For more information about Project MINDSET go to the project website You can also download supplementary modules for high school mathematics from
If you have any questions at all, please send me (Kenneth Chelst) an email at Actual registration for workshops is being handled by local school officials who are hosting the workshop.
Contact RSVP

Cathy Williams
San Diego County Office of Education
Paul Brice
San Dieguito High School Academy
760-753-1121 x 5089
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