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Workshop for High School/Community College Mathematics Teachers

Monday, November 5, 2007, 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Seattle Sheraton Hotel (Washington State Convention Center)
Sponsored by INFORMS – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Purpose: The workshop provides teachers with applications that can stimulate their students' interest in mathematics. Participants become aware of real-world applications that can be shared with their students. Teachers also receive a generous packet of take-away materials, including work modules and videos.

Example of relevant applications:

  • How can we determine the best route for a delivery truck?
  • How should we schedule employee work shifts?
  • What’s the best strategy in a game of blackjack?
  • How long are the lines at Disneyland? Or at Costco?
For additional information about the conference, contact:
Ron Hebron, Boeing Company, 425-373-2799 [Ronald.L.Hebron@Boeing.com]
Professor Dave Goldsman, Georgia Tech University [sman@gatech.edu]

Please look at and use our high-school/community-college specific materials for operations research, which are on-line at HSOR.ORG web site.

For more information, consult the conference web site.

Registration Information:

  • Space will be provided for up to 50 registrants
  • Registrations must be postmarked or faxed no later than October 26, 2007
  • Registration fee is $25.00 (including tasty refreshments and lunch); please make check payable to INFORMS
  • Send your name, address, school, and subjects taught, together with your registration fee, to: Teachers Workshop – Seattle, c/o Lynn Murray, INFORMS, 12 Breakneck Hill Rd. #102, Lincoln, RI 02865-3900. Phone: 800-343-0062 ext. 200, Fax: 401-722-2951, Email:
  • Washington clock-hour credit will be available