Honors 200 Seminar - Fall 2003
The Math Forum @ Drexel
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For your final project, you will want to select a part of the Math Forum site (mentoring, content or community) to work with or build on. Over the next few weeks you'll learn about other parts of the site besides Problems of the Week. These will include Ask Dr. Math, Teacher2Teacher, Teacher Exchange, Math Tools, and the evaluation of the site.
You may work with a partner or small team, but you will be responsible for your own portfolio (see website). You may choose to continue mentoring in the Problems of the Week, or you may try your hand as a math doctor, a resource developer, a resource cataloger, or something else that fits your learning journey..
I expect that there might be 3 types of projects, but feel free to go in other directions. Just check with me.
- Experiments (trying something related to the Math Forum activity that isn't being done);
- Deeper look at something you've already done/learned this quarter;
- Writing a paper that explores an aspect of the Math Forum, online communities, improvements or innovations, etc.
Each final project should contain:
- an explanation of why you developed the project
- how does it relate to the rest of the course?
- why is it important? (Would it improve the MF? How does it contribute?)
- who benefits from the project (you personally, K-12 students? College students)
- if you do an experiment, what is the goal?
- a description of the plan
- what outcomes do you expect for your experiment or project?
- what problems/issues need to be addressed? (your own learning, technical issues, logistics)
- how do you define/contain the experiment or project? (keep it focused)
- what conclusions can you draw?
- what did you learn?
- what recommendations can you make to the MF site?
- if you were going to continue this project/experiment, what would be next?