I. Class 1

A. Introduction to InterMath

  1. Goals
  2. Components of workshop and continued professional development
  3. Components of InterMath website (Investigations, Dictionary, Discussion Board, etc.)
  4. InterMath Investigations Algebra Clusters for extra practice
  5. Examples of what previous participants have done
  6. Discuss online portfolio
  7. Discuss the components and structure of a write-up (including extensions).

B. Introduction to Technology

  1. Web Page Development
  2. Uploading process
  3. Spreadsheet Program
  4. Activities to reinforce spreadsheet use for supporting mathematical exploration

C. Introduce Idea of Representations

  1. Importance and role of representations in problem-solving
  2. Work through an investigation focused on real-world representation as a whole class using spreadsheet technology

D. Allow participants time to work on representation investigation, spreadsheet skills, and/or other topic covered in class

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