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sum 96 update
Posted:
Sep 3, 1996 7:34 PM


> >1) Tell me what your plans are. >
>I am aware that you spent a lot of time during the week soliciting help >for your POW math mentor program, and also gathering lesson plans. If >people want to find out about the mentor program, I would point them to:
>http://forum.swarthmore.edu/ruth/mentors.html
That would be good. I have the schedule pretty much set for this year (36 weeks) but am always looking for more help. As it grows, I might want two teams for each week.
>Where do the lesson plans fit in? What exactly have you done with them? Am >I overlooking any important aspects of your current work? Any other URLs I >should know about?
I'm not doing anything on that until Ethan finishes his work. That way we'll have lessons in the right form from the get go.
>How would you like to see your project(s) evolve? How much time do you >plan to devote to this effort? Are there other people who are actively >working with you on your project (if so, please list)? If you'd like >assistance from Forum staff members, we're at your service.
On the Elementary Problem of the Week, I see my task this year becoming more of an overall administrative one. I hope that the visiting math mentorsw work out. I will still supply the problems, correspond with the mentors and participants, register teams, etc. Since it is ongoing throughout the year, I will probably need to devote 1012 hours per week.
I appreciate the help the Forum staff has given me in the past, particularly Eric's maintaining the web pages and your creating the cube graphic for me. That is a great help to me. If I could continue to receive this kind of help it would make things run smoothly.
>What other kind of projects/work do you envision being involved in over >the course of the year? See any possible connection with the Forum, i.e. >is there anything we can do to help?
In the past I have created "math jeopardy" boards for my students with various categories and have also had them create their own. I would like to do more of that this year and somehow put it on the net in some type of hypertext form. Any suggestions?
Kim's logic cube this summer got me thinking about possible problems for the elementary pow, thus the beginning logic cube problem. But I also though that you could do so much more with the idea. You could really get interdisciplinary with them. The math of course is in the logical deductive reasoning but what is on the cubes (or other solids) could be from any discipline. This is my first year in a K12 school and I'm thinking about having the students produce a book of logic cubes/solids that would be selected from all the student entries. Maybe a similar thing could be run on the net? Any publishing connections?
>One more thing I'm hoping you can help me make sense of: I realize that >you were involved with 2 working groups during the Institute  mainly HS >Math, but also Student Web projects (judging from your newsgroup >postings). Do you consider these to be separate projects, or did >everything sort of overlap? Just curious.
The web project is the elementary pow and the visiting math mentors (which last year was high school math mentors). In the area of high school math I want to work on getting teachers to commit to submitting lesson plans. I'll begin that work when Ethan gives me the go ahead.
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