"Tina has 3 shirts, red, blue, and yellow, and 2 skirts, black and white. Each day she wears a different shirt with a different skirt. How many days can she do this before she has to repeat? Draw a tree." (K-3)
MathMagic is a K-12 telecommunications project designed to motivate students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills. Registered pairs of teams work together to solve posted challenges in each of four categories - K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. When an agreement has been reached, one solution is posted for every pair.
The program is primarily for K-12 teachers and students, but higher education teachers, librarians, technology coordinators, computer teachers, and even home-schoolers are joining to act as facilitators.
Any teacher with access to electronic mail via the Internet can participate. The Math Forum hosts the MathMagic Web site; find out how to register and subscribe at
My high school is working on writing an authentic assessment for each math course we offer. Can you help us find Internet materials? Thanks!
______________________________________________ | | | 'You can't fatten a hog by weighing it.' | | So said a farmer to a governor at a | | public hearing in order to explain in | | plain language the dilemma of educational | | assessment. | | - From "Measuring What Counts" | | http://www.nas.edu/mseb/measure/exe.html | |______________________________________________|
The Math Forum's MATH EDUCATION section features a page on alternative assessment with links to the NCTM Standards, sessions on assessment at the San Diego and Orlando math meetings, and a bibliography of Selected Books and Articles, many of them on the Web: