Goals of the Workshop:
 To show that technology can be used as an effective tool to teach mathematics, in particular, algebraic thinking.
 To provide links to resources on the Web useful for teaching algebraic thinking.
Introduction:
Math Forum Internet sites will be shared with lessons, activities, Java applets, software that can be used to help students fully understand algebraic concepts.
Technology brings a unique opportunity to a classroom teacher to engage students in mathematical thinking. Used in combination with manipulatives and paper/pencil activities the Internet can provide the teacher with more opportunities to reach students.
Implementing curricula that meets the goals of the California Mathematics Standards and meets the needs of our students is challenging. It is most important not to lose sight of how our students learn. Whenever possible incorporate manipulatives, problemsolving activities, realworld mathematics and sensitivity to learning styles with any textbased instruction.
Reading on the Web:
 Position Paper for the Standards 2000 and Technology Conference
 Teaching Math with Technology by Ihor Charischak with Suzanne Alejandre
California Mathematics Standards:
 Grade 6
 Grade 7
 Grade 8
Teacher Resources
 powteach
 Teacher2Teacher
 WebCT Communities  Mathematics

Problems of the Week:
PoWs are designed to provide creative, nonroutine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. Problemsolving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem.
Seven Congruent Rectangles
Middle School
Algebra
ESCOT
Educational Software Components of Tomorrow
Lessons:
Base 10 Blocks Applet
by Jacobo Bulaevsky
Basic Algebra
using base 10 blocks to teach algebra
Integer Bars Applet
by Jacobo Bulaevsky
Learning Algebra
a set of pages (in development) using the applet
Middle School Algebra Links
Algebraic Factoring
Geometric Factoring
Leonardo da Vinci Activity
Locker Problem
Traffic Jam
Link Pages
by Suzanne Alejandre
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