The Math Forum: 1996 
Summer Institute - sum96

July 15-19, 1996 - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Joanna Yantosh

E-mail: joanna@mathforum.org

Joanna Yantosh and her sister, Caroline Brennan, were participants in a 1993 Geometry Fororkshop. Since then Joanna and Caroline have been busy integrating the use of the Internet into their classrooms at their school, Drexel Hill School of the Holy Child in suburban Philadelphia. They began with an Internet math and communications project in which students in grades 4-7 communicated about math with student teachers from Iowa. It was a very successful project for all involved and a story about it was recently published on the Web in Tales from the Electronic Frontier.

Joanna and Caroline have taken several on-line math courses on Probability, Patterns, and Fractions offered by Bank Street College of Education. Bank Street came to Holy Child to do some filming and segments were used for an on-line training video. Joanna's students have used the New York Stock Exchange to collect data on the stock market, and some eighth grade students even played the Taking Stock, a stock market game, on-line. A project that students particularly enjoyed at the end of the school year was Elroy's Netscapades, which is written in cartoon format and integrates many subject areas. Joanna and Caroline have spoken about their uses of technology in the classroom at Germantown Academy, The National Catholic Education Association, and the Milton Hershey School.

Working Groups: Integrating the Internet, Paths through the Web, Student Web Projects

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