

Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom
A Workshop for Mathematics Teacher Leaders
Houston, Texas
Saturday, Feb 4, 2006
8:30 am  3:30 pm
Cynthia Lanius, Facilitator
8:30 
Registration
Survey 
9:00 
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Day 
9:10 
Introduction to Technology Problems of the Week
What is a Technology PoW?
Let's Try Some
Balloon Booths
Traffic Jam
Types of Triangles

10:30 
Submitting Miranda and the Rookie
1. Do the math
2. Register
3. Adding a class
4. Submit
5. SelfMentoring

11:30 
Lunch 
12:30 
Discussion  Using Technology to Support Problem Solving
Let's start with one teacher's experience
1. What are the challenges?
2. What are the benefits?
3. How does technology enhance?
4. How does technology complicate?

1:00 
Introduction to Math Tools
1. Log on
2. Searching and browsing for tools
3. Using the discussions
4. Rating tools
5. Find resources you can use the next month of class and save to My MathTools

1:30 
Mauna Loa 
2:00 
Revisit Math Tools  More on My MathTools, Search for spreadsheets, other tools, Save 
2:30 
What tools support problem solving?
Consider Base Blocks Subtraction 
3:00 
Problem: Lots of tools, Few curriculum materials, Teachers not prepared to use tools.
How you can help 
1. Have your students work the tPoWs
2. Have your students submit solutions and explanations
3. Write reviews of tPoWs describing how they worked
4. Send suggestions for problems to be used with tools
5. Apply to work with us as a Teacher Associate as we develop the new program

3:15 
Evaluation 
3:30 
Adjourn 
