16 July, 2010
Volume 15 No. 29
 

In This Issue

GeoGebra Wiki

Math 2.0 Interest Group

Challenge by Choice

 

Online PD

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 2

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation, Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4

Problem Solving Strategies

 

Free Online
Opportunities

Tools for Building Math Concepts

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses

 

GeoGebra Wiki

http://geogebrawiki.wikispaces.com/

Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska has moved her GeoGebra wiki to the Wikispaces platform. Users can now

  • quickly upload GeoGebra worksheets
  • insert screenshot images using Jing (freeware)
  • post equations created with Sitmo (freeware)

Resources available on the site include:

  • GeoGebra constructions, explorations, and lessons
  • Learn and Teach GeoGebra
  • YouTube and Teacher Tube videos
  • Publications

We've previously featured Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska's site, Technology for Teaching "Thinking Mathematics":

http://www.mathcasts.org/mtwiki/


Math 2.0 Interest Group

http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/

The Math 2.0 Interest Group is an international network of researchers, educators, families, community leaders and technology enablers. They collaborate on a variety of research and development projects and conversation threads about social media as it relates to mathematics and mathematics education.

  • live weekly events
  • Math Online 2011 conference
  • email group
  • #Mathchat on Twitter
  • Diigo collaborative bookmark group
  • links to people and projects


Challenge by Choice

http://challengebychoice.wordpress.com/

David Suarez and a colleague have developed a classroom mathematics program that lets students choose their own level of challenge within the structure of the curriculum. His blog offers details of the program, the theoretical and practical basis of differentiated instruction, and the results he's obtained.

  • Tiered Instruction and Assessment (a synopsis)
  • Implementation Steps
    Grading, Reporting, and Retesting
    Finding Tiered Problems
  • Tiered Math Assessments
  • Tiered Science Assessments
  • Videos
  • More Reading
  • Parent Education
  • Perspectives

 

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