## AGENDA June 29 & July 2-3, 2001Professional Development Workshop

Friday, June 29
• Introductions

• Introductory Activity

• Clarifying Goals:
• to become more familiar with Geometer's Sketchpad, SimCalc, and accessing mathematics resources on the Internet;
• to think about and identify resources and approaches to stimulate students' mathematical thinking;
• to think about using technology for instructional planning and practice;
• to build 'community' that supports our professional growth.

• How would you respond to this student's conjecture?
• Your assignment, should you accept it, is to read a chapter from Liping Ma, Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathemtaics in China and the United States, "Exploring New Knowledge: The Relationship Between Area and Perimeter."

• A related Problem of the Week (PoW)

• Working with the Geometer's Sketchpad
• Where are you on this GSP proficiency continuum?
• Beginner = "I am not sure what the basic tools do."
• Intermediate = "I know the basic tools and some but not most of what's in the menus."
• Advanced = "I know how to do basic constructions, and have a grasp of how to use the transformation, locus, animation, and script tools."
• Moving Forward with GSP: I do <<>> You do

• You can find additional GSP lessons on our Lucent Index Page.

• Planning for Monday's session, focused on the Graphing Calculator ("GC"):
• Where are you on this GC proficiency continuum?
• Beginner = "I am not sure what the Windows, Zoom, Trace, Stats, Mode and Vars buttons do."
• Intermediate = "I can use the GC to do things like find zeroes of functions, or put data in a list and display it as a box or scatterplot."
• Advanced = "I know how to use the GC in my classes to reinforce instruction."

Monday, July 2

Tuesday, July 3

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 Communication Connections Reasoning Tools & Technology Numerical Operations Measurement Estimation Excellence & Equity

• Recurring Content Strands
• Discrete Mathematics
• Building Blocks of Calculus

Participants