

Math Forum Online Workshops  Building an Understanding of Probability
Suzanne Alejandre, the Math Forum @ Drexel
http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2008/session638.html
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 Introduction
 In the Math Forum's online workshop, Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability we investigate some mathematics topics common to middle school curricula within the theme of probability. In this context we explore the Math Tools digital library and several software tools that contribute in some way to mathematical understanding, problem solving, reflection and discussion.
We are currently running two sections of this workshop. They started on March 14, 2008, and the six weeks will conclude April 25. The workshop facilitators, participants in the 2007 Materials Development Institute are:
Section 1: Craig Russell and Kathy Traylor
Section 2: Seth Leavitt, Michelle Morison, and Amirah Cutts
 Let's Do Math!
 Spinners
Choose which spinner is most likely to have produced the given experimental results.
 Spinners Rubric

 Using Technology
 Interactivate: Adjustable Spinner
 NLVM: Spinner

 Technology Problems of the Week
 tPoW submissions
Students are invited to use the link "Submit your answer" to share their solutions, and then "selfmentor" using specially designed hints, checks, and suggestions for extensions.

 Workshop Activities
 Spinner's tPoW discussions
 Where are my students?
 Developing students' conceptual knowledge of probability
 Might online tools help?

 Math Tools
 Overview and Registration (free)
 Navigating Math Tools
 Browse, Rate, Review, Discuss and using My MathTools

 Other Tools
 Cataloged in Math Tools
 Participants in workshop have shared

 Scheduled Upcoming Workshops
Workshop 2: May 12  June 23, 2008
Applications open April 7  May 5
Workshop 3: June 30  August 11, 2008
Applications open May 30  June 23
 Other Math Forum Resources
 Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources
 Ask Dr. Math and Dr. Math books
 Teacher2Teacher (T2T®)
 Teacher Exchange
 Technology Problems of the Week
 Problems of the Week

 Contact Information
 Suzanne
