Mathematics and the Internet

The Math Forum

Conference within a Conference

1998 Annual Meeting: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Franklin Adams Room, Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle (14th St. & Massachusetts Ave.), Washington, DC

Friday, April 3, 1998

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This Conference within a Conference, hosted by the Math Forum, will focus on the many ways the Internet can be used by the mathematics education community to support the teaching and learning of mathematics.

The day will start with short talks by Steve Weimar of the Math Forum, Jon Choate of the Groton School, and Tom Gardner of The Motley Fool. The conference schedule will feature a series of mini-workshops and presentations, repeated throughout the day. Below is the list of the presenters and their topics, with links to further information.

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Presenters and Presentations
 

Dr. Susan Addington
  CSU San Bernardino
  Making Interactive Web Pages Without Pain (Using Java Sketchpad)
      An introduction to a new version of The Geometer's Sketchpad that allows saving sketches as Java to facilitate mathematical interactions on the WWW.
 
Dr. Behrouz Aghevli
  Affiliate Professor of Education (Mathematics and Computer Science), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Brenda Bannan
  Assistant Professor of Education (Instructional Technology and Research), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Emily Egerton
  Classroom teacher, Research Associate & Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership (Mathematics K-8), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Mark A. Spikell
  Professor of Education (Mathematics and Curriculum Development), George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

  Drs. Aghevli, Bannan, and Spikell, with Emily Egerton, will present the following:

Math Manipulatives and the Web: A Powerful Combination

      Virtual manipulatives created at George Mason University will be introduced, with sample activities for grades 5-8 to show how these virtual manipulatives can teach K-16 mathematics.
 
Suzanne Alejandre
  Frisbie Middle School, Rialto, California; Math Forum Teacher Associate
  Creating an Interdisciplinary Unit with a Team
      Mathematics activities are important for interdisciplinary projects. Suzanne will share examples of team projects and mathematics lessons that combine technology, hands-on activities, and manipulatives.
 
Judy Ann Brown
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  New User Tour of the Math Forum Web Site
Using the Problem of the Week in Your Classroom
      Learn about the POWs at the Forum (elementary, middle, and high school) and elsewhere. Discuss different models of use, curricular connections, and future directions.
Technology Training
      Hear about the Forum's work with teachers and schools learning to integrate the Internet into the classroom. Tour the related online areas and learn about TappedIn, our resource for real-time, multiuser conversati ons and Web tours.
 
Bob Coulter
  Forsyth School, St. Louis, Missouri;
TERC Testbed for Telecollaboration, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Using Authentic Data from the Internet
      Participants will explore ways to integrate data from the Internet to support student-centered inquiry in a range of science disciplines.
 
Melissa June Dershewitz
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  Hands-on Tour of the Math Forum Web Site
      For those who have been to the Forum but want to find the hidden treasures and optimize participation in the Forum community and its use as a gateway to others.
 
Dr. Robert L. Devaney
  Boston University
  The Chaos Game and Fractal Moviemaking on the Web
      We will illustrate the use of the "Chaos Game" to make fractal images and fractal movies via the internet. We'll even play an actual chaos game live vs. the computer.
 
Annie Fetter
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  Using the Problem of the Week in Your Classroom
      Learn about the Geometry POW at the Forum. Discuss different models of use, curricular connections, and future directions.
 
Dave Kershaw
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  New User Tour of the Math Forum Web Site
      Learn how to use the Math Forum and the range of Internet resources, activities, and support services available to math teachers and students.
Teacher2Teacher
      A new service, modeled on Ask Dr. Math, in which experienced teachers volunteer to answer questions about teaching mathematics. See it in action and discuss its future directions.
 
Dr. Eugene Klotz
  Professor of Mathematics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Director, The Math Forum

Dr. W. Gary Martin
  Director of Research Services, NCTM, Reston, Virginia

Dr. Harry B. Tunis
  Division Director of Publications, NCTM, Reston, Virginia

Dr. Rich Wyllie
  Board of Directors, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

  Drs. Klotz, Martin, Tunis, and Wyllie will present the following:

Using the Internet for Professional Services
      Representatives from NCTM, NCSM, and other professional organizations with an Internet presence will discuss the services they offer and future directions.
 
Lisa Lavelle
  Maret School, Washington, DC; Math Forum Teacher Associate
  Mentoring the Elementary Problem of the Week
      The "other side" of the Problems of the Week. Examples of ways to use mentoring in grades 5 through teacher preparation to teach assessment and mathematical communication to students.
 
Steve Weimar
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  Internet Discussion Groups
      Explore the many different types of discussions available to teachers and mathematicians. Learn different strategies for managing your participation and share ideas about how to develop these services further.
Teacher2Teacher
      A new service, modeled on Ask Dr. Math, in which experienced teachers volunteer to answer questions about teaching mathematics. See it in action and discuss its future directions.
 
Ken Williams
  The Math Forum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  Hands-on Tour of the Math Forum Web Site
Internet Discussion Groups
      Explore discussions available to teachers and mathematicians. Learn strategies for managing your participation and share ideas about how to develop these services further.
The Challenge of Ask Dr. Math
      Explore the rich resources built up around this popular question-and-answer service. Discuss ways to use it, opportunities for teachers and students, and new developments that will enhance its support of independe nt inquiry.
 

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30 March 1998