The Math Forum at Drexel and Microsoft Corporation will host an online workshop for exploring how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns.
Drawing on the benefits of software tools and the strength of human pattern recognition, workshop participants will explore ways to address misconceptions and related difficulties that students often run into, such as when comparing unlike terms; confusing area and perimeter; and the belief that "multiplication makes bigger and divison makes smaller."
Workshop fees will be covered by a grant from Microsoft.
Experience the flexibility of anytime, anywhere online learning. New sessions start as soon as they are filled. Register now:
http://home.old.mathforum.org:6080/survey/entry.jsp?id=1173458649710
Upon registration, participants may sign up for one Continuing Education credit (ten contact hours) from Drexel University. Drexel and Microsoft will cover the cost of that CEU for those who participate in the workshop before July, 2007.
Summer Institutes for Math Teachers
http://www.picciotto.org/mathed/cit/cit2007.html
Henri Picciotto will be leading two institutes this summer at the Center for Innovative Teaching at the Urban School of San Francisco.
The Geometry of Algebra
July 30  August 1, 2007
In this threeday institute for middle and high school teachers, Picciotto will present a wealth of visual approaches to the teaching of algebra, including:

Lab Gear manipulatives for basic symbol manipulation

geoboard lattices for slope and radicals

a powerful parallel axes representation for functions

intelligent use of technology

three distinct visual paths to the quadratic formula
No Limits!
August 23, 2007
In this twoday institute for high school teachers, Picciotto will present a number of units to make Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Precalculus more accessible, richer, and more fun.

concrete introductions to exponential, logarithmic, and trig functions

iterating functions as a gateway to sequences, series, mathematical induction and chaos

a visual approach to complex numbers and matrices
The cost for participation is $375 for Session 1 classes and $250 for Session 2, with a 10% discount for multiple teachers attending from any one school. View the registration page for more information:
http://www.urbanschool.org/cit2007/registration.html
Mathematics Education Page: Henri Picciotto
http://www.picciotto.org/mathed/
A resource for math educators, with articles and sample lessons written by Henri Picciotto, Math Department chairperson at The Urban School of San Francisco.
Texas Instruments Syllabus Support Offer
http://education.ti.com/syllabus
Texas Instruments wants to add greater impact to your curriculum and lessons. Let them know in what courses you are using TI technology, and they will send you support materials to help integrate it into your classroom:

a classroom activities CD that includes hundreds of technologyenriched math and science activities

a TI Presentation Link adapter (valued at $39.95 USD) that allows each student to present to the class
Simply send TI your syllabus listing the TI83 Plus/TI84 Plus families or the TI89 family graphing calculators by September 15, 2007.