Math Tools, tPoWs, TI Technology and You!
11:15 - 12:45, Saturday, March 6, 2010
Session 281, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Courtland Room - Atlanta Conference Center Level (computer lab), capacity 40
Suzanne Alejandre, the Math Forum @ Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
- Math Tools
- Math Tools is a community library of technology tools, lessons, activities, and support materials for teaching and learning mathematics.
Navigating Math Tools
- Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are problem-solving challenges modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets, TI-Nspire™, The Geometer's Sketchpad®, Fathom™, or spreadsheets.
- Let's try a tPoW -- Use the demo login information provided to try a tPoW.
- 1. Teacher Access
Display to Class
Using the Answer Check and/or Hints
Giving Students Feedback
Viewing Student Work
- 2. Scoring Rubric
Good problem solving and strong mathematical communication are both important aspects of a tPoW solution. Solutions should include enough information to help another student understand the steps and the decisions that were made in solving the problem.
Math Forum Scoring Grids [PDF format]: [Grades 3-5] [Pre-Algebra] [Algebra] [Geometry]
- 3. Creating Your (free) tPoW Login
Let's visit this page to consider your next steps. Which access will work best for you?
TEACHER: class membership (includes memberships for STUDENTS)
TEACHER: individual teacher membership
STUDENT: individual student membership
- Problem Solving Resources
- Excerpts from our Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series [PDF format]
Understanding the Problem
Guess and Check
Solve a Simpler Problem
- Getting Started: Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs?
- Other Math Forum Resources
- Making Effective Use of Math Forum Resources
- Professional Development Program: Learning Math Together
- Ask Dr. Math® and Dr. Math books
- Teacher2Teacher (T2T®)
- Problems of the Week
- Math Forum Internet News
- Please take a moment to provide feedback on this session
- Contact Information
- Here in Atlanta during T3 International, find Suzanne in Booth 200.
- After 5:00 pm on March 6, use this form to send email to Suzanne