

Math Tools, tPoWs, TI Technology and You!
11:15  12:45, Saturday, February 28, 2009
Session 227, Washington State Convention & Trade Center,
Room 616  Sixth Floor (computer lab), capacity 40
Suzanne Alejandre, the Math Forum @ Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/seattle/session.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.
 Excerpts from our Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series [PDF format]
Understanding the Problem
Guess and Check
Logical Reasoning
Solve a Simpler Problem
 How to Manage
 Where can I find them?
Index of tPoWs
Index of TITechnology PoW (TIPoWs)
 Getting Started: Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs?

 You!

1. tPoW Submissions
Your students are invited to use the link Submit your answer to share their solutions, and then selfmentor using specially designed hints, checks, and suggestions for extensions.

 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. Write new TItPoWs! Collaborate with us to create more tPoWs

 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
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 Contact Information
 Here in Seattle during T^{3} International, find Suzanne in Booth 503.
 After 5:00 pm on March 1, use this form to send email to Suzanne
