Math Tools: Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, June 26, 2005
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Facilitators Suzanne Alejandre, Geri Anderson-Nielsen, Ihor Charischak, Annie Fetter, Cynthia Lanius
9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Day - Cynthia
9:10 Let's Do Math!
      Traffic Jam - Cynthia
      Balloon Booths - Suzanne
      Types of Triangles - Annie
10:20 Introduction to Math Tools - Suzanne
      1. Log on
      2. Searching and browsing for tools
      3. Using the discussions
      4. Rating tools
      5. Find resources you can use the first month of class and save to My MathTools
11:20 Teaching with Sketchpad - Annie and Geri
      1. Balance - download the sketch Balance.gsp
      2. Circles and Squares - download the sketch CirclesAndSquares.gsp
      3. Points Lining Up In a Plane - download the sketch LineUp.gsp
      4. Areas of Quadrilaterals and Triangles
      5. Kaleidoscope
12:00 Lunch (≤ 45 minutes)
12:45 Miranda and the Rookie - Cynthia
1:15 Revisit Math Tools - rate, spreadsheets, save
1:45 Overview of the Individual Sessions

Individual Sessions

2:00 - 2:30 Individual Session A 2:30 - 3:00 Individual Session B
Learn More About Spreadsheets with Cynthia
Learn More About Sketchpad with Annie
Virtual Manipulatives with Suzanne
Sketchpad for Young Learners with Geri
Microworlds with Ihor

3:00 My MathTools
3:45 Evaluation
4:00 Adjourn

© 2003-2006 The Math Forum @ Drexel, part of NSF's NSDL
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-0226284.
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