We invite you to become part of an online working group associated with the Math Forum's resource development institute scheduled for July 14-19 at Swarthmore College. This conference is an invitational program for pioneering K-12 mathematics teachers who are experienced in telecomunications and the use of computers in the classroom. A group of 13 participants will be working onsite with the latest tools, developing resources and projects that will enhance the usefulness and accessibility of the Internet for math education. You will be able to read more about the institute and the participants at .
One likely project is to develop some coherent paths through online lesson plans, activities and/or projects for elementary students. Forum staff member Claire Brill <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> will be working on this project for 9-12 year olds all summer. Ruth Carver <mailto:email@example.com>, Peter Applebaum <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom Scavo <mailto:email@example.com> and Gail Lauinger <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> will be working at the institute on elementary math projects including preparing sets of data for students to work on, setting up the Elementary Problem of the Week for next year, writing lesson plans for the Web, and other student projects.
If you would like to be involved in this effort please send a note to Claire, Ruth, Peter, Gail, Tom, and me (Annie Fetter <mailto:email@example.com>). In your note you should indicate the level of your access to the Internet during the week of the institute (July 14-19th), the resources, expertise, and energy you bring to this project, and your possibilites for being involved after the institute. We will also begin discussion online before the 15th, so availability to participate in that at some level would be a bonus.
Look for institute activity on the geometry.institutes newsgroup later in July (see for information on accessing this newsgroup).
-Annie -- Annie Fetter | The Math Forum | Voice: 610 328-8225 Student Project Co-ordinator | Swarthmore College | 800 756-7823 firstname.lastname@example.org | Swarthmore PA 19081 | Fax: 610 328-7824 http://forum.swarthmore.edu/