Hi Ruth, Wish I were there... Sometimes I've wished for a bank of application problems, or worksheets, or tests. More frequently, Sometimes I benefit from comments of personal experience - "war stories". Recently, I've collected a wealth of ideas on cooperative learning to use next year. As a novice to this approach I am eager to expand my use of it, but more importantly, I want to do it well. So the suggestions of specific activities and approaches have been much appreciated. I do not find the debate on the efficacy of the practice of similar benefit. Perhaps a way of collecting suggestions, activities, experiences by topic would be useful - but you can leave out the debate on its utility. Also, I find it useful to dialogue with an experienced practitioner - perhaps a database of "experts", or at least those with some experience could be created (maybe the sender's name and address in the collection of messages by topic would be ok). Have fun.
>As a participant in the Geometry Forum's workshop, "Constructing Geometry >on the Internet," we are trying to develop some ongoing projects that would >be helpful to math teachers. Some of our ideas include: Web sites organized >by math topic, Interactive projects and contests on the net, and >Applications in mathematics. What I'd like to know is what you, my >colleagues, would perceive as >enhancing mathematics education. > >You can fill out a survey on my web page. Thanks for your input. >http://olmo.swarthmore.edu/sum95/ruth > >--Ruth Carver >