OMLI Geometry Team
The Oregon Mathematics Leadership Institute (OMLI) is a Math and Science
Partnership aimed at increasing mathematics achievement of students in partner
K–12 schools through the creation of sustainable leadership capacity.
OMLI's 3week summer institute offers both content and leadership courses for
inservice teachers. OMLI is supported in part by National Science Foundation
grant EHR–0412553 and by the Oregon Department of Education under ESEA
Title IIB.
The OMLI Geometry Team designed and taught one of the content courses, called
Comparing Geometries, which uses nonEuclidean geometry to enhance
teachers' understanding of Euclidean geometry. This course was offered at the
OMLI summer institutes from 2005–2007; graduate credit was available
through Oregon State University. Our most recent course syllabus can be found
here.
The OMLI Geometry Team consists of:
Talks:

Using NonEuclidean Geometry to Teach Euclidean Geometry to K–12
Teachers,
David Damcke, Tevian Dray, Maria Fung, Dianne Hart, & Lyn Riverstone,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2007.

Using Protocols and OpenEnded Tasks to Promote Student Mathematical
Discourse,
Lyn Riverstone & Maria Fung,
ORMATYC, 2007.
(handout)

Exploring Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Through Comparison with Spherical
and Taxicab Geometries,
David Damcke, Tevian Dray, Maria Fung, Dianne Hart, & Lyn Riverstone,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2008.

Math Faculty as Partners in Team Teaching a NonEuclidean Geometry,
Maria Fung, Tevian Dray, David Damcke, Dianne Hart, & Lyn Riverstone,
Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2009.
Papers:

Dare to Compare?,
David Damcke, Tevian Dray, Maria Fung, Dianne Hart, & Lyn Riverstone,
TOMT, May/June 2008, 8–10.

Using NonEuclidean Geometry to Teach Euclidean Geometry to K–12
Teachers,
David Damcke, Tevian Dray, Maria Fung, Dianne Hart, & Lyn Riverstone.

Care to Compare: Eliciting Mathematics Discourse in a Professional
Development Geometry Course for K–12 Teachers,
Maria Fung, David Damcke, Dianne Hart, Lyn Riverstone, and Tevian Dray,
Montana Mathematics Enthusiast Monograph Series in Mathematics Education,
Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, 2009, pp. 199–213.
Abstracts:

Using nonEuclidean geometry to teach Euclidean geometry to K–12
teachers,
David Damcke, Tevian Dray, Maria Fung, Dianne Hart, and Lyn Riverstone,
Abstracts Amer. Math. Soc. 28, 350 (2007).

Exploring Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Through Comparison
with Spherical and Taxicab Geometries,
Maria G. Fung, Tevian Dray, David Damcke, Lyn Riverstone, and Dianne Hart,
Abstracts Amer. Math. Soc. 29, 276277 (2008).

Math Faculty as Partners in Team Teaching a NonEuclidean Geometry
Course for K–12 Teachers,
Maria G. Fung, Tevian Dray, David Damcke, Lyn Riverstone, and Dianne Hart,
Abstracts Amer. Math. Soc. 30, 337 (2009).
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