Dover In-service

October 10, 2011

This section is for the Math teachers. Much of what the rest of the faculty will be doing will be of little interest to you, so I have listed some activities and websites that I think you will be eager to explore.
As you explore these sites, consider the following questions:
  1. Is this site designed for the teacher's use or the students?
  2. What grade levels/subjects would benefit most from this?
  3. At what level (of Bloom's Taxonomy) will this engage the students?

Sites to Explore

  • WolframAlpha - this site will not only compute the answer to a math problem (and MANY, many more kinds) but it will plot/draw the answer AND show you the steps for solving it. Here are some examples to get you started. Here are some other resources/tools.
  • Kahn Acedemy - (If you've not seen this before) With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 180 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • The Livescribe Pen - Can you use a tool like this? What could your students do with a tool like this? Example
  • The math tag on Diigo. Try changing the word math (in the url) to something more specific, like algebra, or calculus. These are sites that other math teachers have found and bookmarked.
  • Geogebra - Perhaps the BEST. And, it's FREE
  • The Gauss Christmas - Save this one and show it at Christmas time. Also, check out her many other videos. VERY clever.