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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.

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


    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


    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

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

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