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Success with Online Learning:
Engaging with the Math Forum Community

by Steve Weimar and Suzanne Alejandre
The Math Forum @ Drexel
Find us at Booth #531
Session #823, Room 210 B (Convention Center)
NCTM's Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
April 10, 2003, 2:00p - 3:00p

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Teachers use The Math Forum for student learning and professional development.

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The Math Forum is meant as a supplement and as a learning community.
Users learn from each other and benefit from each other's activity.

Types of community environments

Responsive:

    Teacher2Teacher (T2T)
        An environment in which questions are asked and opinions are shared

            Calculator activities
            Fun math activites for pre-schooler
            Setting up Math Groups

    Ask Dr. Math
        Provides information about what kids don't understand
            Example: slope and lines    1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | 6

        Source of ideas about alternate explanations
            Example: Square roots by hand | Impossible Constructions

        Use selections as part of lesson
            Example: Link Pages Using Ask Dr. Math Archives

Proactive:

    Problem of the Week (PoW)
        Creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve.

            Teacher view
            Office view of mentored submission

Self Directed:

    Math Tools
        A community for the use of software in math education.
           Tool: Traffic Jam Applet
           Roundtable Discussions

    Library
        An organized, annotated catalog of math-related web sites from diverse sources.

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