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20 January 2003 Vol. 8, No. 3 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Lessons for Math Teachers - Picciotto The Math Projects Journal | Michigan Teacher Network | NSDL MATH LESSONS FOR MATH TEACHERS by Henri Picciotto http://www.picciotto.org/math-ed/teachers/ Picciotto links to or references lessons which he has used to help middle school and high school teachers develop more depth of understanding of pre-college math. Most of the lessons are based on ideas that are accessible to students, though not at the same depth. Concept Analysis Look at familiar material from unfamiliar angles, in order to increase depth of understanding. - Function Diagrams - Iterating Linear Functions Problem Analysis Start with a problem that can be posed to students, and end with an analysis at a deeper level, generally by seeking generalization and/or proof. - Staircases (PDF) - Pattern Block Trains (PDF) Formal Development Put pre-college mathematics in a more formal framework. - Abstract Algebra - Geometry of Linear Graphs (PDF) -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE MATH PROJECTS JOURNAL Edited by Greg Rhodes and Chris Shore http://www.mathprojects.com/about.asp The Math Projects Journal is a bimonthly publication offering tips and lesson plans for math activities, discussions on relevant topics, and contributions from teachers around the world. The purpose of the newsletter is to create a network of math project enthusiasts and share engaging, classroom-tested ideas for teaching mathematics, especially for algebra and geometry. Each issue of MPJ is twelve pages long and consists of articles, discussions and, most importantly, projects (usually two or three of them). Since collaboration is one of their main goals, every issue includes a Site License, which allows you to reproduce and distribute any part of the journal within your school. Subscriptions cost $30 per year (6 issues). Order back issues for $5 per issue. Browse descriptions of back issues: http://www.mathprojects.com/issues/browser/default.asp -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MICHIGAN TEACHER NETWORK http://mtn.merit.edu/math.html The Michigan Teacher Network (MTN), providing access to K-12 education-related Web resources, is one of the featured collections of the recently launched National Science Digital Library. The sites listed on the Michigan Teacher Network have been evaluated for quality, relevance, and effectiveness. MTN describes thousands of resources that can be used with students in the classroom, with teachers for professional development, and by educators for planning and problem solving. \|/ THE NATIONAL SCIENCE DIGITAL LIBRARY (NSDL) http://nsdl.org NSDL is a comprehensive, online source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The NSDL mission is to both deepen and extend science literacy through access to materials and methods that reveal the nature of the physical universe and the intellectual means by which we discover and understand it. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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