

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
http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/atlanta/session281.html
 Introductions

 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

 tPoWs
 Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are problemsolving challenges modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets, TINspire™, The Geometer's Sketchpad®, Fathom™, or spreadsheets.

 Let's try a tPoW  Use the demo login information provided to try a tPoW.

 You!
 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 35] [PreAlgebra] [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

 Evaluation
 Please take a moment to provide feedback on this session

 Contact Information
 Here in Atlanta during T^{3} International, find Suzanne in Booth 200.
 After 5:00 pm on March 6, use this form to send email to Suzanne
