Formerly Math 8-11, some science, learning assistance, peer tutoring, career ed, adult ed, GED

I'm really interested in inquiry-based learning and creating new math lessons.

“What, after all, is mathematics but the poetry of the mind, and what is poetry but the mathematics of the heart?”
(David Eugene Smith, American mathematician and educator) http://www.akpeters.com/product.asp?ProdCode=3417

Small Changes; Big Returns tools wiki
Wilkes Instructional Media Blog
E-Portfolio
Educator Networks: CEET, Canadians Mashup in Classroom 2.0, Canadians groupd in netTrekker Village

Phil Macoun,
Nanaimo, BC

Twitter: pmacoun
Skype: phil.macoun

Math 7

I am really keen to start introducing more Web 2.0 tools in my Math classroom and hope that this course might be the push that I need. Particularly interested in using blogs, screencasts etc to get my students writing and communicating about math.

Twitter: jofoy
Skype: jokfoy
Facebook: Joelyn K Foy

1st day of school

Math Review (a course for entering freshmen who are not ready for Intermediate Algebra)

I would like to make my worksheet-heavy course more interactive by using online tools. I've incorporated cooperative learning strategies into my class periods, and I've used our university online system to give quizzes and receive evaluations, but I haven't actually created a course or unit completely online. I started to do so with Moodle and PortaPortal, but then flaked out.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunities." ~~ Albert Einstein

I've been working hard to incorporate Assessment For Learning principles in my math courses but the one that I'm really struggling with is peer assessment. My courses are in Moodle and students are at a distance but working synchronously.

One of the topics that I'm really interested in is ways of combining/blending the use of physical and virtual manipulatives in teaching math. I've also been working more on media to create problems in a visual format. Want to work more on getting students to express their learning using web 2.0 tools in math: blogs, glogs, screenrecording, etc.

A recent one from Ben Blum-Smith from his Research in Practice blog:
"They need problems where they actually don’t know the truth and have to figure it out for themselves."
- in talking about proofs, but applicable more broadly

For the past two years I have been teaching Algebra 1 Inclusion. With few exceptions students are well below grade level in their mathematical ability.

My goal is to learn how to use Moodle to develop a comprehensive, stand alone, PA Standards Aligned, Algebra 1 course which students can complete at their own pace.

My intent is for each concept to be developed using UbD principles in conjunction with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Leaning principles and includes animations, gizzmos, and virtual manipulatives so as to address various learning modalities.

I also want to include requisite scaffolding so that students who are well below grade level can build their knowledge so as to be successful in learning the ALGEBRAIC concepts.

Thus, students who successfully complete this course will have LEARNED real algebra.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein

Colleen Young,
Kent UK

Mathematics from age 11 to 18

I have learned so much through the resources shared by members of the Diigo groups I belong to, this seems a chance for further collaboration and sharing

From John von Neumann:
“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.”

Twitter: ebujak
Skype: ebujak
e-mail: Edward_Bujak at hotmail dot com

Mathematics 9-12

I like this virtual week long event format and hope to contribute and learn from this PLN.

I would like to see how various Web 2.0 tools are used in mathematics and other classrooms; particularly virtual
manipulatives, remote tutoring tools, mathcasts, screencasts, pencasts.

"There's a Genius in all of us."
--Albert Einstein

Name & Location~Contact Information~Image or IconWhat you teachWhat you'd like to exploreFavourite mathquoteLinks to yourblog/wiki/websiteSurrey, BC

Twitter: suehatwilkes

Google Plus: Sue Hellman

Email: math4keeps@gmail.com

Formerly Math 8-11, some science, learning assistance, peer tutoring, career ed, adult ed, GED

(David Eugene Smith, American mathematician and educator)

http://www.akpeters.com/product.asp?ProdCode=3417

Wilkes Instructional Media Blog

E-Portfolio

Educator Networks: CEET, Canadians Mashup in Classroom 2.0, Canadians groupd in netTrekker Village

Nanaimo, BC

Twitter: pmacoun

Skype: phil.macoun

Manhattan, KS

Twitter: jofoy

Skype: jokfoy

Facebook: Joelyn K Foy

Fountain Valley, CA

E-mail: ffeldon@coastline.edu

Twitter: @ffeldon

Coastline Community College

Quesnel, BC

Twitter: Tod Anderson

Vernon, BC

lhadfield@sd22.bc.ca

twitter:lynnhadfield

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/from-fish-to-infinity/

PERSONAL: lynnfield.ca

Oakville, ON

Twitter: @sig225

St. Louis, MO

Twitter:Jveldy

jveldhuizen@lindberghschool.ws

Algebra, Geo,

Surrey, BC

Twitter: millerblair

Email: miller_blair@sd36.bc.ca

or mr.b.mill@gmail.com

"They need problems where they actually don’t know the truth and have to figure it out for themselves."

- in talking about proofs, but applicable more broadly

Penticton, BC

Twitter: clthompson

e-mail: cthompson at summer dot com

Clarify Me A place where I write about my experiences teaching in a distributed learning school.

Philadepia PA

e-mail: wkatol@aol.com

My goal is to learn how to use Moodle to develop a comprehensive, stand alone, PA Standards Aligned, Algebra 1 course which students can complete at their own pace.

My intent is for each concept to be developed using UbD principles in conjunction with Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Leaning principles and includes animations, gizzmos, and virtual manipulatives so as to address various learning modalities.

I also want to include requisite scaffolding so that students who are well below grade level can build their knowledge so as to be successful in learning the ALGEBRAIC concepts.

Thus, students who successfully complete this course will have LEARNED real algebra.

Albert Einstein

Kent UK

“In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.”

Huntingdon Valley, PA, U.S.A.

Twitter: ebujak

Skype: ebujak

e-mail: Edward_Bujak at hotmail dot com

I would like to see how various Web 2.0 tools are used in mathematics and other classrooms; particularly virtual

manipulatives, remote tutoring tools, mathcasts, screencasts, pencasts.

--Albert Einstein

Brescia, Italy

Twitter: viralber

FB: Alberti Virginia

linkedin: Virginia Alberti

Skype: viralber

MSN: viralber@tiscali.it

email: viralber@tiscali.it

alberti.virginia@gmail.com

Googlewave: alberti.virginia@googlewave.com

Ning: Virginia Alberti

https://4ometallurgia.wiki.zoho.com/

https://viralber.wiki.zoho.com/

http://eternamentebeta.wikispaces.com

http://eternamentebeta.pbworks.com

MATITIS

email: kathryn.peake@yahoo.com

"Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics"--Siméon Poisson