InterMath Workshop Support

Program:

InterMath - Algebra

Location:

Washington/Wilkes County

Date:

Spring 2007

Instructors and

Contact Info:

Al Lapointe: lapointe@uga.edu

Susan Sexton: sextons@uga.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOALS ADDRESSED

Participants will:

 

 

IMPROVEMENT PRACTICES

Participants will gain knowledge and practice in developing instructional activities and strategies for teaching algebra in the middle school classroom in order to positively affect student achievement. Participants will also improve their own mathematical competencies in the area of algebra.

 

 

 

COMPETENCIES

Participants will be able to:

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT

Participants will be assessed on the content and quality of their online portfolios. Feedback and suggested modifications for a select number of write-ups will be provided throughout the workshop. Assessment will be based on use of representation, analysis, appropriate selection and use of technological tools, creation of extensions, and accuracy of mathematics. In addition to the investigation write-ups, the participants will also create a mathematics lesson that integrates technology and algebra for use in their own classroom.

COURSE OUTLINE

January 29, 2007:  Class 1 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Welcome to InterMath!

Introduction to Excel and Graphing Calculator

 

February 12, 2007:  Class 2 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Topic: Variables and Expressions

Explore "End Behavior with a Constant Ratio"

Explore Working with Zero

 

February 26, 2007:  Class 3 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Topic: Relationships Between Varying Quantities

Explore the need for a variable in a general solution with InterMath Exploration: Consecutive Odds or Evens

Explore the manipulation of four variables with InterMath Exploration: Unusual Property

Explore Excel with InterMath Exploration: Raised to the 100th

Explore more with variables with InterMath Exploration: Hypatia's Triumph

 

March 12, 2007:  Class 4 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Topic: Algebraic Expressions

 

 

March 26, 2007:  Class 5 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Proportional Reasoning

 

April 16, 2007:  Class 6 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Linear Equations & Inequalities

 

April 30, 2007:  Class 7 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Different Types of Equations & Inequalities

 

May 14, 2007: Class 8 (3:30pm 7:30pm)

Systems of Equations and Inequalities

 

May 23, 2007:  Class 9 (8:30am 2:30pm)

Introducing Functions and their Movements

 

May 24, 2007:  Class 10 (8:30am 2:30pm)

Exploring Different Functions

 

May 25, 2007:  Class 11 (8:30am 2:30pm)

What did we forget?

 

 

MATHEMATICAL CONTENT EXPLORED THROUGH THE INVESTIGATIONS

Patterns

 

   

Functions and Equations

 

Graphing