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20 November 2000 Vol. 5, No. 47 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Algebra Concepts iCurriculum - Ventura Educational Systems Jacqueline Cooke | Assessment - T2T FAQ ALGEBRA CONCEPTS ICURRICULUM - Ventura Educational Systems http://www.venturaes.com/curriculum/algebra_concepts/ Activities designed to accompany "Algebra Concepts," a Macintosh/Window CD-ROM available from Ventura Educational Systems. Students learn by doing, and this program uses a hands-on approach to the study of algebra. Teachers may sign up for an iCurriculum account; with an account ID number, the results of student work are automatically scored and e-mailed to the teacher and student. Register for an account ID by completing the online registration form: http://www.venturaes.com/curriculum/algebra_concepts/registration.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- JACQUELINE COOKE http://westgresham.gresham.k12.or.us/jcooke/jcooke.html Jacqueline Cooke is an elementary-school teacher in Gresham, Oregon. Her math resources include lists of educational software, curriculum expectations, problem-solving strategies, and 100 Problems for Primary People, a collection of word problems: http://westgresham.gresham.k12.or.us/jcooke/psindex.htm A comprehensive, annotated list of software for elementary classrooms, separated into categories by topic, is provided: http://westgresham.gresham.k12.or.us/jcooke/CmptrSft.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the T2T FAQ Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to two frequently asked questions: ASSESSMENT SUGGESTIONS http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.assessment.taco How can I assess my students at the beginning of the year? Mid-year? Throughout the year? PREPARING FOR ASSESSMENT http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.assessmentprep.taco How can I prepare my students for assessments? Suggestions include techniques to use to help students, archived T2T conversations on the subject, resources from the archives of Ask Dr. Math, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites, including links to software programs. The Math Forum's suggested sites on assessment in mathematics education include links to the NCTM Standards; sessions on assessment at meetings; and selected books and articles on assessment: http://mathforum.org/mathed/assessment.html \|/ MATH IN THE REAL WORLD MATHEMATICS AND ELECTIONS New on the T2T FAQ page is the section Math in the Real World, with the first feature on Mathematics and Elections: http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/election.taco Classroom resources for studying and explaining the mathematics involved in the election process are provided. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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