Mathematics and the Internet
The Math Forum
Conference within a Conference
1999 Annual Meeting: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Grand Hyatt Plaza West
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, April 24, 1999
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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 begin with short talks by Steve Weimar of the Math Forum and Jon Choate of the Groton School. The conference schedule will feature a series of mini-workshops and presentations, outlined below.
Presenters and Presentations
|Dr. Susan Addington, CSU San Bernardino, CA|
|Using Java Applets To Teach Basic Elementary Concepts|
|An introduction to Java applets that help students master
Frisbie Middle School,
Math Forum Teacher Associate
|Internet Activities for Middle School Math Classes|
|An overview of Suzanne's Math Lessons, which include Web Units, Interactive Lessons and Classroom Activities, and tips for using Technology in the Classroom.|
|Learn to tessellate using a paint program and become familiar
with the Tessellation Tutorials site, which in addition to teaching methods
includes links to What is a Tessellation?, Where's the Math?, Historical and
Geographical Connections, other tessellation sites, and samples of student work.
|Ethel Breuche, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|Mentoring Math Forum Problems of the Week|
|Learn how you can use the Problems of the Week to increase
mathematical communication and higher-order thinking skills in your students
as they mentor other students.
Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia;
Cuisenaire/Dale Seymour Publications
|Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations|
|Explore an educational Web page that offers more than 60 links
to sites useful for teaching students about symmetry and tessellations, including
many with Escher-related material and interactive components.
|Judy Ann Brown, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|Math Forum Web Units: Exploring Data and Pascal's Triangle|
|Learn more about Math Forum Web Units and how to enrich your
teaching with technology and standards-based learning.
|Larry Cannon and Bob Heal, Dept. of Mathematics/Statistics, Utah State University|
|Web-based Virtual Manipulatives for K-8|
|The National Science Foundation is supporting a three-year
project to develop a national library of interactive virtual manipulatives
(such as a Virtual Geoboard, Algebra Tiles, etc.) for K-8 materials.
The library will be Web-accessible nationwide, and will support the electronic
version of Standards 2000. We will demonstrate some early prototypes.
|Claudia Carter, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science|
|Math Class Enrichment: Find It On the Web (10-12)|
|Incorporating the Internet as a tool for enhancing classroom instruction - some ideas for the meaningful use of online resources.|
|A Forum service modeled on Ask Dr. Math, in which experienced
teachers volunteer to answer questions about teaching mathematics. See it in
action and discuss future directions.
|Jon Choate, The Groton School|
Opening and Closing Remarks
|Bob Coulter, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Missouri Botanical Garden|
|Environmental Monitoring - the Natural Way to Integrate Math and Science|
|Explore ways to integrate data from the Internet in support of
|Annie Fetter, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|Hidden Treasures of the Math Forum (K-16)|
|Explore areas of the Forum site you may not yet have visited;
learn how to use the Math Forum and its range of Internet resources, activities,
and support services for math teachers and students.
|Enrique Galindo, Indiana University School of Education|
|The Electronic Format of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics|
|A technology-rich format of Principles & Standards for
School has the potential to make the document even more useful, help teachers
better understand the Standards, and promote discussion and reflection about
the Standards and how they might be implemented. In this session users will
be able to try some of the multimedia electronic examples and learn to use
these and other exciting features that are being developed for the electronic
version of NCTM Standards 2000. Feedback will also be requested on how the
electronic version can be improved.
Klotz, Professor, Department of
Mathematics and Statistics,
Swarthmore College; Co-Director, The Math Forum
|Cynthia Lanius, Rice University, Houston, TX|
|Girls and Technology|
|Research now confirms what teachers have been observing since
we started using computers in the classroom. In general, girls just aren't as
interested in technology as boys are. Learn what you can do to help get girls
interested in computers.
|Megan Murray, Research Associate, TERC, Cambridge, MA|
|Through the Glass Wall: Computer Games for Mathematical Empowerment|
|Mathematical and Equitable Game Software (MEGS):
descriptions of over 50 commercially available games, with in-depth reviews,
sample dialogues of children playing many of the games, and print and Web
resources focused on gender equity, mathematics, and technology.
|Leigh Nataro, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT|
|Using the Problem of the Week in Your Classroom|
|Learn about the Problems of the Week at the Math Forum and
elsewhere; discuss different models of use, curricular connections, and
|Roya Salehi, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|The Teachers' Place|
|Investigate the Math Forum's multi-level offerings for
K-12 teachers and beyond.
|Cathleen V. Sanders, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI|
|Creating a Connected Classroom: Distance Learning and Weaving the Web into Traditional Learning|
|Using the Internet as a resource in
teaching mathematics, beginning with a hands-on exploration of a
Distance Learning geometry
course that Cathi is currently teaching
to high school students throughout the islands of Hawaii. Models for
connecting a traditional classroom to the World Wide Web will also be
|Stephen Weimar, Co-Director, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|Opening and Closing Remarks|
|Finding Math on the Web: The Internet Mathematics Library (K-16)|
|Refine your understanding of this new version of the Forum's annotated catalog of more than 5000 mathematics and mathematics education Web sites. Learn how to use its highly developed search capabilities, and browse its expanded hierarchical category structure.|
|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 independent inquiry.
|David Weksler, The Math Forum, Swarthmore, PA|
|Learn about TappedIn, a resource for real-time, multiuser
conversations and Web tours.
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