Goals of the Workshop:
 To provide an overiew of Ask Dr. Math, a service of the Math Forum.
 To show that technology, particularly the Internet, can be used as a tool for teaching mathematics effectively.
 To help mathematics teachers think of places in their curricula that could benefit from the Ask Dr. Math service.
 To provide a handson opportunity to learn how to make an Ask Dr. Math link page.
The History of Dr. Math:
In fall of 1994 the Geometry Forum (now the Math Forum) discovered a dormant project called "Ask Prof. Maths," where K12 students could send in math questions and get personal answers. It was decided to revive the program, using Swarthmore College math students as 'Math Doctors'  they were called the 'Swat Team'  students who loved to answer questions from other students.
By the fall of 1995, the rapidly increasing volume of questions required that new members of the staff be recruited from other colleges around the country. By the year 2000, there had been over 300 volunteer 'Doctors' from all corners of the globe. The service continues to grow in popularity and has received a number of Internet awards.
Questions, Answers, and Archive:
Students submit questions to Dr. Math by filling out a Web form. Answers are sent back by email, and then the best questions and answers are gathered into a searchable archive organized by grade level (elementary, middle school, high school) and topic (exponents, infinity, polynomials, etc.).
It is recommended to use the Dr. Math searcher and also the Dr. Math FAQs before actually submitting a question since there has been a lot of information written and archived on the Ask Dr. Math site.

Ask Dr. Math:
Index Page
Classroom use
Search the Archives
Browse the Archives
Elementary School
Middle School
High School
College and Beyond
Link Page Samples:
Index Page
Elementary School
Fractions
Multiplication
Middle School
Area/Perimeter
Distance/Rate/Time
Number
Prob./Fract./Dec./Percentages
Statistics
High School
Factoring
Polyhedra
Howto Resources:
Link Page Template
ClipArt/Gif/Jpeg Resources
Icon Bazaar
Color Resources
Color Palette Map
Writing HTML
HTML: Basic Tags
