Suzanne Alejandre ........
I started this home page as my first assignment as a participant at the Math Forum's Summer Institute in 1995. Five years later I joined the Math Forum Staff! Rather than completely change the page, I've decided to update the top but leave the lower half as an archive. On June 26, 2000, I left my teaching position at Frisbie Middle School to become a full-time Math Forum employee. My first job title at the Math Forum @ Drexel was
As a participant in the To read an introduction of myself to the other participants at the Math Forum, please go to my introduction page. I was fortunate to have participated in During the '96-'97 school year I taught one mathematics class in my classroom which is a Macintosh computer lab. I taught eighth grade general mathematics. The first unit that I wrote from this experience is Polyhedra in the Classroom. I had planned to write other units. . . but . . . instead I made a Reference Table for Math 8. During the '97-'98 school year I taught two sections of seventh grade general mathematics and in preparation for that experience I made a Reference Table for Math 7. Because Frisbie Middle School is transitioning to include sixth grade during the '98-'99 school year I have started a Reference Table for Math 6. As I taught Math 7, I wrote a variety of web pages for the students and myself. With time each activity will have a teacher lesson plan page with links to the NCTM Standards and the California Mathematics Standards along with an accompanying student page. My thinking has evolved to the point of wanting to write lessons that reflect - an introduction to the problem
- a manipulative activity (perhaps more than 1)
- a technological approach (perhaps more than 1)
- formalizing the mathematics
- practicing the mathematics (exercises)
I enjoyed participating in the Math Forum's Summer Institute in July, 1998. I used the time to develop more of my Math 7 ideas and also meet some innovative teachers with whom I am hoping to collaborate during the school year. Using the experience gained as a participant at Math Forum Institutes I have been able to successfully lead workshops to teach others how to write html. My first experience at doing this was in Merced, California leading the SCORE workshop in June, 1997. Then I led the Fresno SCORE Institute in August, 1997. I co-led the Merced '98 Institute with fellow Math Forum Institute participant, Matt Gehrett. In the spring of 1998 I was invited to participate in the recommendation of technology standards to the NCTM Standards 2000 Writing Group. My position paper can be read here. |

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