I. Class 1

A. Introduction to InterMath

- Goals
- Components of workshop and continued professional development
- Components of InterMath website (Investigations, Dictionary, Discussion Board, etc.)
- InterMath Investigations Algebra Clusters for extra practice
- Examples of what previous participants have done
- Discuss online portfolio
- Discuss the components and structure of a write-up (including extensions).
B. Introduction to Technology

- Web Page Development
- Uploading process
- Spreadsheet Program
- Activities to reinforce spreadsheet use for supporting mathematical exploration
C. Introduce Idea of Representations

- Importance and role of representations in problem-solving
- 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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