August 3, 2007
Volume 12 No. 31

In This Issue

NSDL Online Teacher Workshops

TinkerPlots Workshop Guide


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


NSDL Online Teacher Workshops

The Math Forum has been hosting a series of online workshops for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Teachers are exploring how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words.

The workshop fees are being covered by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, and afford participants the convenience of anytime, anywhere online learning.

The next workshop will be offered August 13 - September 22. Certificates of completion will be available for participants finishing the six weeks of interaction. View our overview page for additional details:

Applications for our next workshop will be accepted through Monday, August 6, 2007.

The goal of this site is to collect, review, develop, and disseminate resources for members of the undergraduate statistics education community.

Resources include:

  • Lecture Examples: Lesson modules for lectureres
  • Laboratories: Computer and hands-on activities
  • Out-of-class: Homework, projects, and distance learning materials
  • Teaching Methods: Classroom pedagogy and logistics
  • Datasets: Data and how to use it
  • Analysis Tools: Software and on-line tools
  • Curriculum: Syllabus issues and sources of statistics content
  • Fun: Cartoons, jokes, songs, and quotes for instructional use
  • Building Blocks: Unattached components for modular use
  • Multimedia: Video, sound, and animations
  • Forum: Discussion board for Resources

TinkerPlots Workshop Guide

Key Curriculum Press has recently posted a Workshop Guide for TinkerPlots. TinkerPlots is software for dynamic data exploration and analysis which has been field-tested with math classes grades 4-8.

The free 72 page guide is meant to be used in a workshop setting, where participants can work together and a workshop leader can give demonstrations, lead discussions, and answer questions. The site also includes updated data for use with the guide.


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