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  Houston Feb 4, 2006
  Philly April 18-20, 2006
  Summer June 26-29, 2006
  Houston June 27-28, 2007
  Philly June 21-22, 2007
  Institute July 25-27, 2007   Institute July 29 - Aug 2, 2008

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Online Teacher Workshops
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
an online workshop for 5th - 9th grade teachers

In 2007, the Math Forum started hosting a series of online workshops for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Currently the $100 workshop fees are paid for participants by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Teachers will explore how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words. . . . read more >>


  • working with students in 5th - 9th grade
  • willing to spend 2-3 hours a week of asynchronous time on the online tasks (unscheduled - you pick the time)
  • willing to complete all six weeks of the workshop
  • willing to be interviewed about your participation as well as have your work with the workshop tracked so that we can make it really work for you and others in the future

Program Features

  • Use online collaborative learning tools
  • Experience flexibility of anytime, anywhere online learning
  • No cost - for a limited time, $100 workshop fees will be covered by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant
  • For a fee of $25 to cover administrative costs and a completed copy of this form, 1.5 Continuing Education Units (15 contact hours) can be provided in the form of a certificate from the Drexel University School of Education to any participants who meet these minimum requirements :
    • spend 2-3 hours a week on the online tasks
    • participate in each of the online discussions
    • complete all six weeks of the workshop
    • submit responses to each of the three Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) used in this workshop
    • complete the pre- and post- surveys
  • Note: If interested, please mail in a check for $25 with a completed copy of this form.
    Checks should be made out to Drexel University and mailed to:

    The Math Forum @ Drexel
    3210 Cherry Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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By the end of the eighth grade, students should have a solid background in algebra and other areas that will prepare them to enter substantive high school courses. --NTCM Standards


© 2016 The Math Forum at Drexel, part of NSF's NSDL
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-0226284. 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.