8:30 - 9:00
Playing With Problems of the Week (PoWs)
- Take the first half hour to READ through BOTH current Lucent PoWs, as well as the current Math Forum Geometry and Algebra PoWs. In your reading, look for any new features. Talk to others around you about these features and how they might be used by students.
- AFTER READING ALL FOUR PROBLEMS, please try to SOLVE as many as you can. Please try to anticipate difficulties students might experience with these problems.
9:00 - 10:00
Thinking More Deeply About the Problems of the Week (PoWs)
- (Re-)Introducing Steve Risberg (RIZ), the L-PoW Administrator & Mentor Extrodinaire, and let's hear his State of the PoW Address.
- Thinking About the new PoW Features
- How might teachers use the PoWs to maximize their students' learning?
10:00 - 12:00
More About Using Graphing Calculators
We will utilize the graphing calculator (and each other as resources) to explore the problems below.
12:00 - 12:45
12:45 - 1:45
- The Math Forum Teachers' Exchange and other websites
- The HSPA CD
- The TI-83 Manual
1:45 - 2:45
Implications for Instruction
How does what we have done today, and all year, speak to:
- using problem-based instruction
- finding connections within and outside of mathematics
- managing discourse: knowing the questions and prompts to guide and organize meaningful conversation with and among students
2:45 - 3:00
Evaluation & Wrap Up
- What more can we do to help you think about using technology to teach better mathematics more effectively to more students?
- What suggestions do you have for our next In Service, scheduled for March 21st?
- Evaluation Form
Connecting with the New Jersey Mathematical Framework:
- Content Clusters
- Number Sense, Concepts, & Applications
- Spatial Sense & Geometry
- Data Analysis, Probability, Statistics, & Discrete Mathematics
- Patterns, Functions & Algebra
- Cross-Cluster Themes
- Problem Solving
- Tools & Technology
- Numerical Operations
- Excellence & Equity
- Recurring Content Strands
- Discrete Mathematics
- Building Blocks of Calculus