Hi, I'm a new teacher, and have be an on-call substitute during the fall. I will be substituting during the second half of this year for a teacher on sabatical. I am committed to the infusion of calculator technology and physical models (manipulatives), and application types of projects. I will be teaching beginning Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry in a suburban high school. 1) With respect to calculator technology a) What topics cry out for calculators? b) What types of activities work best? c) What types of activities do not seem to work well? 2) With respect to the use of physical models (manipulatives) a) Which ones seem to clarify otherwise difficult concepts? b) When budgets are limited, what kinds of manipulates can the students create for themselves? 3) With respect to applications a) What are some of your favorites, and why?
If you have any answers to these questions, or other related topics, please share your ideas.
Thanks for your help, Ben. _____________________________________________________________________ Ben Preddy firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Rampart East Media, PA. 19063 (215) 565-6115