The 2017 Think Big Summer Math Institute offers an exciting new vision for what it means to teach and learn mathematics. Designed for high school mathematics educators and school teams, this engaging workshop is taught by Dr. Scott Adamson and Dr. Trey Cox, two leading education mathematicians. Experience ways to promote the conceptual development of important mathematical ideas, develop teacher mathematical content knowledge and learn strategies to facilitate professional development that makes sense of Think Big math practices.

Using the Standards for Mathematical Practice as a framework, you will experience a conceptual development of linear and quadratic functions using covariational reasoning, rate of change and mathematical modeling as a theme. You will also build important ideas related to statistical modeling by making sense of big mathematical ideas.

Register today by filling out the form below!

For questions, contact Kathryn Scott, director of Educational Development and Support, at


 2017 Think Big Topics

   Think Big Institute 1.0: June 5 - 8, 2017
   Monday, June 5: Linear Modeling
   Tuesday, June 6: Quadratics and Higher Order Polynomials Modeling
   Wednesday, June 7: Statistical Modeling, emphasizing univariate and bivariate data
   Thursday, June 8: Leadership Development, focusing on recognizing good teaching strategies
   and supporting colleagues' professional growth

   Think Big Institute 2.0: June 12 - 15, 2017
   Monday, June 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Modeling
   Tuesday, June 13: Trigonometric Modeling
   Wednesday, June 14: Calculus Concepts
   Thursday, June 15: Leadership development, with strategies on how to provide leadership
   in implementing the 8 Mathematical Teaching Practices (NCTM 2014)

Additional Details

Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Bld. #6, Rooms 203-205
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Cost: $350 (participant schools) $400 (non-participant schools)

PD Hours: Earn 28 professional development(PD) hours for each Institute!

Lodging Information: Guests can make reservations for GCU Hotel
Online: GCU Hotel
Call: 1-844-683-5428
Please Mention "Think Big Math Summer Institute".

*Cost includes: instructional materials, lunch, snacks and ongoing contact with Dr. Adamson and Dr. Cox throughout the year.