UT Dallas - Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


This event is being shared as a courtesy to The University of Texas at Dallas.

Please contact Amin Lalani (axl120130@utdallas.edu) with any questions about this training.



May 14, 16, & 17, 2016



The University of Texas at Dallas


Eligible Attendees

Texas teachers of mathematics in grades 6- 8, Algebra I teachers, and both middle and high school technology applications/computer science teachers are eligible to attend.




Teach Your Students to Program, Mathematically

Bootstrap: Video Game Programming with AlgebraBootstrap teaches students to program their own video games in an algebraic programming language, exposing them to key math concepts. Middle- and high-school teachers around the country have implemented the curriculum as a one-month module, a weekly activity or an after school program.

Downloadable flyer (PDF)


In Bootstrap, Your Students will Practice and Apply

  • Solving word problems
  • Coordinate planes and Graphing
  • Functions and Variables
  • Function Composition
  • Inequalities in the Plane
  • The Pythagorean Theorem

In this Workshop, You Will

  • Participate in a real classroom demonstration of the curriculum
  • Build your own video game, using the math you already know
  • Learn how TEKS Math Standards can be met through a STEM-focused programming curriculum
  • Explore cutting-edge research on algebra education

What to bring

  • A laptop with internet capability
  • Power cord for the laptop
  • Mouse if desired


Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.




Accommodations and Transportation

All participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and payments. These costs will be reimbursed by the TRC – Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin to participants who attend the entire event. Lodging costs will be reimbursed at the state rate for those who live more than 60 miles from the event. Mileage will be reimbursed, also at the state rate, as calculated by MapQuest using the shortest route option.

No hotel block arrangements have been made by the TRC or UT Dallas for this event. Make reservations at an area hotel of your choice, asking for state rate. A copy of the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt form is provided and should be printed and turned in to your hotel upon arrival. State hotel tax will not be reimbursed.