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22 November 2004 Vol. 9, No. 47 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS AlgebraLAB | ResearchBrief - ASCD NCTM's 2004-05 Professional Development Focus of the Year ALGEBRALAB http://www.algebralab.org/ Science courses are often where students first realize, "Oh, so this is why we learned that in algebra ..." AlgebraLAB is an online learning environment that focuses on the high school math topics and skills called upon in introductory science courses. Sections of the site include: - Lessons - Activities - Passages - Practice - Search - Directions - StudyAids - Glossary -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- RESEARCHBRIEF - ASCD http://www.ascd.org/cms/index.cfm?TheViewID=887 This web publication by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) summarizes original, interdisciplinary, high-quality research. Every two weeks, ASCD's ResearchBrief presents field-based practitioners and policymakers with an overview of a recent study following this format: - The Question - The Context - The Details - The Bottom Line - Who's Affected? - Caveats - The Study - Other Resources A sample of titles includes: - October 26, 2004: Educator Use of Research to Improve Practice - September 28, 2004: The Effect of State Testing on Instruction in High-Poverty Elementary Schools - August 3, 2004: The Effects on Adolescent Girls of a Girls-Only Math and Science Curriculum - July 20, 2004: Teacher Quality Measures and Student Achievement in Mathematics - January 6, 2004: The Effects of Lab Structure on Student Achievement and Attitude Toward Science -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NCTM's 2004-05 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOCUS OF THE YEAR http://www.nctm.org/focus/ For the 2004-05 school year, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has chosen the theme "Developing Algebraic Thinking: A Journey from Preschool to High School." In support of that theme, NCTM has assembled links to journals, publications, Web sites, and sessions at the Annual Meeting and Regional Conferences that relate to algebra, a key theme from "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics." -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ 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 Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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