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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.
      Home Page
      Registration (free)
      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
    KenKen access
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
      Logical Reasoning
      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
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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

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