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Al Coons

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Tech Tips - Proof
Posted: Feb 18, 1998 2:29 PM
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Technology and Proof:

The November issue of The Mathematics Teacher published by the NCTM will focus
on proof. The Technology Tips sections is particularly interested in
receiving Technology Tips for that issue that hook into the theme of proof.
Perhaps how the TI-92 can be used to do/support algebraic proof, or a tip on
using a dynamic geometry program such as the Geometer's Sketchpad, Cabri, or
TI-92 geometry to conjecture about or help verify theorems, or using a
graphing calculator along with proof.

Publish Short Tips - No Need for Full Length Manuscripts

In fact, here is a chance to share your ideas and tricks on the use of any and
all technologies (calculators, computers, Internet ...) in any mathematical
subject without having to write a feature length article. What follows is a
CALL FOR TIPS for the Technical Tips section of "Mathematics Teacher", the
monthly secondary school magazine of the NCTM. Note that simple tips that may
now seem mundane to you may be the most powerful for the general population of
high school teachers.


As Charles Vonder Embse and Arne Engebretsen relinquish the editorship in
September 1998 after two years of strong leadership, "Tech Tips" will focus on
short tips rather than full-length articles. "Tech Tips" was originally
envisioned as a place to share hints, shortcuts, and ways to use technology
better in the classroom or to improve teacher productivity. Tips might be as
short as a paragraph or a half-page but could be longer. Tips can be ideas
that seem mundane after a little use but that made a big difference when you
first discovered them. Although your ideas may be documented in manuals, other
teachers may not be aware of them. Do you have a way to use the calculator,
the computer, or the Internet that your colleagues might find interesting or
helpful? You need only submit one or two short example; a whole article is not
necessary. Several authors' submissions may be included in one "Tech Tips"
department. Although this section will continue to publish manuscript-length
articles, I hope that many of you will submit your shorter tips. All
submissions should be sent directly to Al Coons by e-mail or regular mail and
should include your name, address, and any electronic address.

Albert Coons
Editor, Technical Tips
Department of Mathematics
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Gerry's Landing Road
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-6100

Thanks in advanced. Feel free to email ideas and we can discuss them.


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