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
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. Self-Mentoring
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

© 2006 The Math Forum @ Drexel, part of NSF's NSDL
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-0532796 .
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.