The Toyota-RIT Applied Math Initiative, (TAMI), is a program that runs workshops for high school mathematics teachers interested in learning more about how high school math is applied in professions and how high school math forms the basis for college curricula.
With funding from the Toyota Foundation, TAMI will run workshops at the Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, University of Minnesota, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014.
TAMI workshops elaborate their two themes—high school math in college and high school math as applied in professions—in three types of sessions:
• Sessions in which experienced professionals discuss, in talks aimed at high school mathematics teachers, how they use high school mathematics in their professions.
• Sessions in which young professionals and students discuss, in talks aimed at high school mathematics teachers, their educational experiences, the nature and development of their young careers, and their uses of high school mathematics professionally.
• Sessions in which college professors discuss, in talks aimed at high school mathematics teachers, how high school mathematics forms bases for college courses.