The Math Forum: 1996 
Summer Institute - sum96

July 15-19, 1996 - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Steve Means

E-mail: stevem@mathforum.org
Address: 19921 330th Avenue NE, Duvall, WA, 98019
Phone: (206) 746-7940
School: Sammamish High School

Steve Means attended both the Geometry Forum's 1993 Summer Institute and the Forum's 1995 Summer Institute, Constructing Geometry on the Internet, during which he put together a Web page of trigonometry Internet resources, Welcome to the Trigonometry Forum. The introductions he wrote for these Institutes may be read on the Web: 1995 || 1993.

Steve writes that the resources of the Math Forum and student activities that have been encouraged by the Swarthmore Team have helped transform his classroom and teaching style into a vital and entertaining experience: "...the old role of teacher and the traditional concept of student is being largely replaced with a new vision of educator and learner in which roles are shared and interchanged. Changes in this direction revitalize not only math learning but the concept of schooling in general."

Steve's primary interest for summer collaborative work lies in developing educational methods, tools, and materials in support of this changing model. He would like to see students working alongside teachers to model "the interactive learning at a distance that lurks at the heart of the Math Forum concept. Telephone, email, talk and video conferencing could be used between onsite institute participants and their remote students." Steve would also like to see an increased role for the Geometer's Sketchpad, as well as other computer-enhanced math activities, especially those using spreadsheets and graphing, as part of the Institute's activities.

You can learn more about Steve by visiting his home page.

Working Group: Student Web Projects

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