April 4, 2008
Volume 13 No. 14

In This Issue

Green Globs & Graphing Equations

The Great Green Globs Contest "Practice" Challenge

NCTM: Research

Tom Reardon's Web Page


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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


Green Globs & Graphing Equations


Sharon Dugdale and David Kibbey, authors of the original version of Green Globs, an algebra and graphing software, have newly revised and updated it to run on all versions of Mac OS X. Single user, multi-user, school, district, and other licenses are available. Bundles include

  • Equation Grapher
  • Linear & Quadratic Graphs
  • Green Globs
  • Tracker
  • Teacher Options - tools for teachers to manage records files

Dugdale and Kibbey also offer a mailing list for news about the greenglobs.net website, updates to the popular software, and additional software offerings.

The Great Green Globs Contest "Practice" Challenge


Dugdale announced the release of Green Globs to the Forum's Math Tools discussion, where she has "very much enjoyed reading comments." Upon seeing her post, longtime Green Globs enthusiast Ihor Charischak replied:

"This is great News! Just in time for folks to get to prepare for the global 'Great Green Globs Contest' which I will be announcing later this month and will be happening in late May."

To participate in the conversation about Green Globs with one of its developers, or other discussions on the use and development of software for mathematics education, join the Math Tools community. Registration is free:


NCTM: Research


The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers resources that connect math education research to the classroom. Sections include:

  • Clips and Briefs
  • Research Summary
  • Research Presession
  • Books on Research
  • Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME)

Tom Reardon's Web Page


Tom Reardon, Mathematics Department Chairman, Austintown Fitch High School and Mathematics Instructor, Youngstown State University, shares these resources that he has developed to use with his students:

  • SMART Board Information & Ideas
          Tips and Tricks
          My Gallery
          Daily Notes
  • TI-Nspire Information & Ideas
          Activities that are ready to use
  • TI-SmartView Information & Ideas
          17 page primer
  • TI-73/83/84/89/92 Information & Ideas
          A collection of over 100 activities to download and use

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