Park City Mathematics Institute
High School Teacher Program
July 14 NCTM Advocacy - Peg Cagle
The Advocacy Toolkit is available to NCTM members on request through Customer Service at (800) 235-7566.
July 15 ON-Math - John Mahoney
Online Journal of School Mathematics
NCTM's new online-only school journal presents ideas for teaching and learning mathematics at all grade levels.
July 16 Magnetix - Mike Holsten
The geometry model kits are available from:
Magnetix (at Walmart $18)
For the kits Remy uses, the site is http://dstoys.com.
Remy and Mike would be happy to follow up with anyone who has additional questions.
July 16 Palm OS (Zire 71) - Mike Holsten
Mike listed a variety of uses of his Zire 71. For information on using Palms, a good site is http://reta.nmsu.edu and there is a link under hot links on the left of the screen to Reta Palm Site. This is a rich site in personal and educational uses. Mike would be happy to follow up with anyone on Palm use.
July 20 Maple TA - Calvin Armstrong
Calvin shared the technology available at his test site of Maple TA. If interested in more information go to Cal's site to download his PowerPoint: http://www.infofile.net.
July 22 Robots - Kyle Barriger
I have been advising our robotics team for the last two years. I have
found that this is a great way for students that are interested in math
and science related activities to have fun and learn about meaningful uses
of technology. All the work we have done is Lego based. This eliminates
the work involved in building a product from scratch and the students get
just as good an idea of the hardware and software issues involved in
building a robot to perform specific functions. Both of the competitions
we participate in are Lego based as well. Our middle school students
participate in First Lego League. You can find more information on this
Our upper school students participate in Botball. Botball is different
from First Lego League in that the tasks are much more complex and you are
actually competing against another robot. More information on Botball can
be found at:
Feel free to contact me if you need more information or resources to help
July 22 CMP Big Picture - Art Mabbott
Art showed us his CMP Big Picture site. The link is on the right hand side titled: To find copies of the Unit Organizers for CMP click here.
July 23 NCTM - Cathy Seeley
Cathy Seeley, NCTM President, talked to the group about NCTM. If you are not a current member, you can find information online.
July 26 The Number Devil - Beverly Farahani
Bev recommended a book that she uses with her seniors. It's The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. At Amazon.com you can use their "look inside" feature to get a preview of the book.
July 26 Set Game - Gene Shiau
Gene introduced the group to the Set game http://www.setgame.com. A shortcut to the daily puzzle is here: http://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle_frame.htm.
July 26 Math Tree - Rey Jope
Rey read a quote from Dan Kennedy's article, Climbing Around on the Tree of Mathematics. The full reference is:
Kennedy, D. (1995). "Climbing Around on the Tree of Mathematics" Mathematics Teacher. September. pp.460-465. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
July 27 PCMI@MathForum - Suzanne Alejandre
Summary: Suzanne pointed out some additional pages that have been added to the Summer 2004 area of the site:
July 27 Web Sites - Warren Block
Summary: Warren showed a variety of Java applets and accompanying lessons.
Water Fountain Describe the Squirt
Neat Resources - http://www.joma.org/
Directions for making your own - Frank Wattenberg - Lite Applets
Volume of a Vase
Site of our project-other results
Modifications made by Warren
July 28 Sketchpad - Jim King
Summary: Jim showed a way of using Sketchpad with students that is a little different than how we usually think of it.
Sketchpad Activities for Young Learners: Grades 3-5 - Nathalie Sinclair
Cataloged in Math Tools:
Grouping I and II
July 28 Books - Calvin Armstrong
Summary: Cal recommended some good books. He posted links to them on his website:
July 29 Making PDF files - Cal and Suzanne
Summary: Participant projects that involve a lot of mathematics notation are sometimes shared more reliably as PDF files. ALWAYS keep a copy of your original file for editing but here are some tips to generate PDF files using either a PC or a Mac.
PDF Printer Software for Windows
Save As PDF an option when you print if you use Mac OS X
PrintToPDF - shareware for Mac OS 9
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0314808 and Grant No. ESI-0554309. 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.