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Topic: Summer '96 Institute: Middle School Working Group
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Sandy Sherman

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Registered: 12/3/04
Summer '96 Institute: Middle School Working Group
Posted: Jul 15, 1996 6:14 AM
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Hi,

I teach eighth grade at East Shore Middle School in Milford, Connecticut.
You can find out about some of my interests by visiting:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/sum96/sherman.sum96.html

This upcoming year, with my math students (all four levels, since we group
homogeneously in the eighth grade for mathematics), I want to focus on
buiding a conceptual understanding of geometry and mathematical concepts
using drawing programs. I plan on writing a series of math lessons which
are easily understood by middle school and elementary school teachers. I
will implement these lessons weekly with my classes using my powerbook
which will be connected to a large TV monitor I have purchased for every
day instruction in my eighth grade mathematics classroom. I will also test
these individual lessons in the field with my computer club students.
Interested students will create transparencies of their own
work/discoveries which I will print using an inexpensive Color Stylewriter
printer. The transparencies, along with a written report done by the
student (can be used as assessment), will be displayed in a central
location for parents, teachers and administrators at the end of the school
year. Interested parents will be called in to assist me in the discovery
type lab sessions I will conduct with students. In this way parents will
learn what we are doing and be available to assist me in managing to help
students in a lab setting where lots of individual interaction/attention is
needed. At the end of the year, if I can manage to save for a thermal
wax-dye sublimination printer, students can create mathematical t-shirts
and/or mugs of their perfected refined work. This will be a reward for
their year long efforts. One of our textbooks is entitled, "Integrated
Mathematics". These activities will supplement, reinforce and enhance
units of study (actually, chapters) from the text book. I really want ALL
levels of students to participate/gain from these experiences. Therefore,
I will be working on basic concepts (fractions, percents, decimal and so
on) in addition to more advanced topics for higher functioning eighth
graders.

I am interested in speaking to or writing to people who have interests
along these lines. My email address is:

sandyshe@snet.net

I have had a lot of family needs/commitments to address lately, but I am
going to try to participate in some of the on-line events.

I hope everyone has a good time.

Sandy Sherman

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"Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge." Albert Einstein

Sandy Sherman
Mathematics/Technology
4640 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06497
(203) 378-9154
sandyshe@snet.net

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7/15/96
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Sandy Sherman
7/15/96
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