I thought it might be fun to transfer some of these thoughts to the institute discussion page and see what kind of brainstorming we could come up with.
Shelly responded to Tom's comment about having ready to use activities by writing:
"Wow, wouldn't it be great if there were a virtual file cabinet full of ready-to-use student pages/activities? I'll bet there are a lot of teachers out there who would like to contribute and/or take advantage of such a resource. Of course there's already a lot available on our site; a search in the Teacher's Place using the exact phrase "lesson plan" yielded a lot of things that contained student pages or are easily adaptable. It seems more likely that there are other resources, including those from publishers where one might find more such ready-to-use pieces."
I would suggest that you take a look at this site that was just highlighted in Blue Web'n Update July 28, 2000:
MathGoodies http://www.mathgoodies.com/ Online lessons and activities offer math resources for students in elementary, middle school or high school. Short lessons (explanations) are followed by interactive activities. The bookstore links to math books on Amazon.com