May 19, 2006
Volume 11 No. 20
 

In This Issue

Exeter Math Course Materials

The Dynamic Classroom

Illuminations

 

Exeter Math Course Materials

http://math.exeter.edu/dept/materials/

The Mathematics Department at Phillips Exeter Academy freely provides problem sets that they have developed for their courses.

The files are in PDF format for the following courses:

  • Math 1
  • Math 2
  • Math 3
  • Math 4
  • Discrete Math
  • Multivariable Calculus

For an overview of the Exeter courses, view this page:

http://www.exeter.edu/84_735.aspx


The Dynamic Classroom

http://www.ciese.org/time/

The Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE) is sponsoring another in its series of Technology in Mathematics Education (TIME) workshops July 17-19 at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.

The Dynamic Classroom is a three-day, 18-hour professional development program that provides teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, and administrators with the skills and knowledge to help students use technology effectively to better understand mathematics.

The workshop fee is $495. A flyer is available for download in PDF format:

http://www.ciese.org/time/time_summer06.pdf


Illuminations

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recently re-designed its Illuminations website, improving navigation and graphics, as well as enhancing search features.

Resources are organized under these categories:

Activities
Explore their library of 68 online activities
Lessons
View their collection of 503 lessons for PreK-12 mathematics educators
Standards
Learn about NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Web Links
Hundreds of exemplary online resources have been identified by an editorial panel

Watch the Flash movie to orient yourself to the re-designed site. Use the new "Email-to-a-friend" link that appears in each section to share lessons and activities with others or email them to yourself for later reference.

Illuminations is a partner site of the MarcoPolo Internet Content for the Classroom program, which receives funding from Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon. With a focus on literacy, K thru 12 education, education technology and the prevention of domestic violence, MarcoPolo supports Verizon's vision of advancing technology that touches people's lives.

 

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