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  1. Integrating Internet and Technology Tools into the Secondary Mathematics Classroom Steve Spengler Coordinator of Educational Technology Colonial Intermediate Unit 20

  2. A Little Humor First… A wise school teacher sends this note to all parents on the first day of school: "If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home." Little Johnny had finished his summer vacation and gone back to school. Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. "Wait a minute," she said. "I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved." Teacher: Where is your homework? Pupil: I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren't the best teacher in the school

  3. Top Ten Excuses for Not Doing Math Homework #10 - Galileo didn't know calculus; what do I need it for? #9 - "A math addict stole my homework. When they arrested him, they discovered Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs [fill in the blank] had been his teacher." #8 - I'm taking physics and the homework in there seemed to involve math, so I thought I could just do that instead. #7 - I have the proof, but there isn't room to write it in the margin. #6 - I have a solar powered calculator and it was cloudy. #5 - I was watching the World Series and got tied up trying to prove that it converged. #4 - I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook. I couldn't actually reach it. (I reached half way, and then half of that, and then ...) #3 - I couldn't figure out whether i am the square root of negative one or i is the square root of negative one. #2 - It was Einstein's birthday and pi day and we had this big celebration! (This only works for March 14) #1 - I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.

  4. Riddle, Larry (1996). Dusa McDuff. Retrieved August 7, 2006, from Women in Mathematics Web site: Online Automatic Citations

  5. Evaluating Online Resources Exercise • Go to • Click on “Archive of Articles” • Select “Teaching Zach to Think.” • Read the article. Feel free to click any link to outside sources including Professor Butz’s original document. • Share your thoughts • Cyberguide for Content Evaluation

  6. Topics • Internet-based learning applications • Strategies for Internet integration in the secondary classroom • Putting it all together “Working the Web for Education” and “What’s on the Web” by Tom March “The Internet Connection: Exploring the Power of the Web as a Teaching Tool”by Educational Research Corporation

  7. Internet-based Learning Applications

  8. Learning Applications • Enrichments/Remediation • Lessons/online Tutorials • Tools • Reference resources • Information resources • Projects • Activities

  9. Enrichments • Use media from the Internet as springboards to further discussion or lesson integration • Similar to cartoon on the overhead or beginning a lesson with a story • Discussion/lesson starters • Math prompts [PSSA]

  10. What fraction of the cake would you rather eat? Why?


  12. Math – Quadratic Functions – Grades 9 - 12

  13. Math – Circumference and Diameter of a Circle – Grades 9 - 12

  14. – Thematic Differentiated Math Focus – Grades 2 - 12

  15. Basics of Using UnitedStreaming • Go to • Enter “iu20teacher” as both the username and password – unless you know your own. • Passcodes – allow you to create an account on your own • Search via all different means! • Stream or Download

  16. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

  17. Feline Reactions to Bearded Men (UPDATED)

  18. Joan Berger’s Scenarios Are We Martians? (Space Science, Astronomy) The Big Apple (Geography, History, Art, Social Science, Cartography) The Cassini Mission (Space Science, Astronomy) Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (Neuroscience, Recording and Analyzing Data) How Far Is Far (Maps and Distances) Intergalactic Explorers (Astronomy, Space Studies) Lights! Camera! Action! (History, Technology, Science) Rescue At Sea (Geography, Meteorology, Astronomy, Mathematics) Stories in Stone (Mayan Culture, Language, Mathematics, Archaeology) Touchy! Touchy! (Neuroscience, Recording and Analyzing Data)

  19. Find a springboard for you! • Use (if you don’t know your username/password – use iu20teacher/iu20teacher) • An image that can be used as a lesson starter • Scenario that can be used to kick-off your lesson • Either print it out or save it in your bookmarks

  20. Enrichments/Remediation • Develop self-discipline and independence related to learning • Have the intrinsic motivation to succeed in their classes • Target academic problems on their own • Develop skills to fully engage in the content • Overcome academic anxiety

  21. Webmath.com

  22. Ask Dr. Math – The Math Forum

  23. NY Regents Exam Prep Center

  24. SOS Math

  25. Algebra Help

  26. Culturally-Situated Math Design Tools

  27. Grey Labyrinth

  28. Smart Skies

  29. Enigma and the Code Breakers

  30. Road Sign Math

  31. Numb3rs

  32. Rec Puzzles Archive

  33. Lessons/Online Tutorials • Target specific learner outcomes • Guide a user through instructional steps • May have feedback or checkpoints • Technically hard to create • Newer technologies allow for more

  34. Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

  35. Math in Daily Life

  36. Escape from Knab – The Adventure

  37. Math Tutorials

  38. Absurd Math

  39. Challenge of the 7 Cups

  40. Wolfram MathWorld

  41. Discovery’s Brain Boosters

  42. The Story of Elizabeth Whitney Williams

  43. The National Math Trail

  44. Teachers’ Lab

  45. AAA Math

  46. Teachers.Net Lesson Bank

  47. A to Z Teacher Stuff

  48. Ask Eric Lesson Plans

  49. Math Forum Lesson Plans

  50. What types of tutorials or lessons are you looking for? • Go to • Do a search for a keyword • Filter it down via • Lesson Plans • Learning Exercises • Learning Games • Print them out or save them in your bookmarks