Making Mathematics Meaningful

Tuesday, July 17

Michelle presented information from the program committee including the following: the international teachers will be available during the following times: tomorrow around 6:00 to greet them and help them get acclimated to their new surroundings, Friday after 4:30 (pizza dinner is at 6:00), Saturday between 2:00 and 6:00, and Monday after 4:15.

We then decided to break into our subgroups and reconvene at 2:45. Each group reported the following:

Intro: this website is designed to meet the needs of teachers who are excited about making mathematics meaningful which makes our job much easier. They suggested that each group consider what we want our page of the website to look like.

MTRN: the group decided to formulate two lists. One would be a list of generic questions that could be asked of every article out of the newspaper, and a second list of questions would be more specific to that particular article. They started to work on specific questions for articles that they have already accumulated.

Web Sites: the group continued to search the web for interesting web sites to include as links to our site. They agreed that each member of the group would put together a list of websites that they have found with short abstracts for each.

We decided to continue to head in this direction on Thursday and Friday, and then spend the last half of Friday's session sharing our printed forms of what we have accomplished this week. Each member will come with 10 copies of everything that they have produced.

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