111111111111111111111111111111111111 AMATYC Outer Banks Summer Institute & Teachers Teaching with Technology College Short Course Program are offering the short course "Developmental Algebra Using a Function Approach" On the ocean: Outer Banks of North Carolina (Duck). Registration deadline: April 15, 2005 June 12 - June 17, 2005. Taught by Debbie Crocker, Appalachian State University; Ed Laughbaum, The Ohio State University AND The Teachers Teaching with Technology College Short Course Program short course "Developmental Algebra Using a Function Approach" in San Diego, California, August 10-12, 2005. Registration deadline: August 1, 2005 Taught by Joe Fiedler, California State University, Bakersfield.
Description: Using modified traditional remedial algebra materials approached through function, we will reorder the content and capitalize on function concepts to develop understanding of algebraic ideas. Teaching from a function approach means using functions and function behaviors to teach mathematics such as factoring, equation solving, arithmetic operations on polynomials, systems of equations, inequalities, properties of inequalities, definitions, concept of asymptotic behavior, absolute value, slope, laws of exponents, etc. We will explore cognitive processes of associations, pattern recognition, attention, visualizations, and the enriched teaching environment, and provide an argument that both the function approach and graphing calculators are crucial to teaching and learning of developmental algebra. We will use the Texas Instruments CBL 2(tm) and TI-84 Plus SE(tm) as tools of choice when teaching remedial algebra. Three quarter-hours of graduate credit are available from Portland State University. We will be offering the TI-84 Plus SE trade-up for those wishing to trade in your VS TI-83 Plus or VS TI-83 for a TI-84 Plus SE VS model.
See www.math.ohio-state.edu/shortcourse/ or www.amatyc.org/SumInst/DuckSC.htm for the registration forms.
Questions? Email Ed. ================================ 222222222222222222222222222222222222222 The Teachers Teaching with Technology College Short Course Program (T3 CSC) is offering a 3-day short course for Math Teacher Educators: "Implementing Texas Instruments Technology Focused at the High School Level" in two locations.
At the Ocean in Jacksonville, Florida. Registration deadline: April 25, 2005 June 1 - June 3, 2005. Taught by Judy O'Neal, North Georgia College & State University Near the Bats in Austin, Texas. Registration deadline: May 13, 2005 July 18 - 20, 2005. Taught by Patsy Fagan, Drake University.
Description: The short course is designed for mathematics teacher educators involved in the both content and methods courses for preservice secondary mathematics teachers. We will investigate materials and activities for the mathematics teacher educator interested in integrating handheld technology in the preservice teacher educator program. The course consists of a series of modules designed to help college faculty implement technology enhanced lessons in their courses as well as presenting some concepts within a module in a developmental sequence. The current modules are: Number Relations, Dynamic Geometry, Algebra, Probability/Statistics/Data Analysis, and Apps. The Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus SE, Voyage 200(tm) , CBL 2(tm), CBR, and TI-Navigator will be integrated into the teaching activities. The course is a cooperative effort between the T3 *Teachers Teaching with Technology College Short Course Program <www.math.ohio-state.edu/shortcourse/> and Texas Instruments Inc. <education.ti.com>. Each of the first 25 participants will receive a free TI-84 Plus SE VS unit, a CBL 2, and a $200 housing stipend.
See www.math.ohio-state.edu/shortcourse/ for the registration forms. ====================================
Edward D. Laughbaum www.math.ohio-state.edu/~elaughba/
The Ohio State University
Department of Mathematics
231 West 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-0694 (FAX)
Associate Director, T3 College Short Course Program www.math.ohio-state.edu/shortcourse/