Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

The links below are to stable sites and were current when this workshop first went online. Due to the ever-changing nature of the Web, it is possible that some links may change. Should you reach a non-working link, we recommend entering a couple words from its description into a search engine.

Related Standards

NCTM Middle Grades Algebra Standard
http://standards.nctm.org/document/chapter6/alg.htm
This Web page describes what students should know and be able to do algebraically in grades 6-8, and offers suggestions for the type of classroom activities necessary to develop conceptual understanding.

NCTM High School Algebra Standard
http://standards.nctm.org/document/chapter7/alg.htm
This Web page describes what students should know and be able to do algebraically in grades 9-12, and offers suggestions for the type of classroom activities necessary to develop conceptual understanding.

Direct and Inverse Variation Lessons and Resources

Mystery Liquids
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/mathline/
lessonplans/hsmp/mystery/mystery_procedure.shtm

In this lesson from the PBS Mathline project, students collect data for two "mystery liquids," create graphs of the data, identify linear models, and interpret their results.

Variation Lesson
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/variatn.htm
This site provides sample questions, applications, and solutions dealing with variation.

Cat and Mouse: Math Problem in Direct and Inverse Variation
http://www.articlesforeducators.com/math/000008.asp
This article solves a classic problem using direct and inverse variation.

Sample Problems
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/
algebra1_03/study_guide/pdfs/alg1_pssg_G039.pdf

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/
algebra1_03/study_guide/pdfs/alg1_pssg_G091.pdf

These two files contain sample questions about direct and inverse variation.

Resources on Questioning Techniques

Effective Classroom Questioning
This brochure from the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides a brief overview of questioning techniques, with tips on how to ask questions effectively in the classroom. Available online in the Instructional Resources section of http://www.oir.uiuc.edu/Did/.

Classroom Questions
http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=6&n=6
This article, by Amy C. Brualdi, discusses good questions, bad questions, and how to ask questions that foster student achievement.

Classroom Questioning
http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/
Entering "classroom questioning" into this site's search function brings up several excellent articles on the benefits of effective classroom questions and reviews of the research literature on the subject.

Web Sites Relating to Oil Spills

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Home Page
http://www.oilspill.state.ak.us/
This site includes a history of the spill, a list of facts regarding the spill and the affected area, and information about the council that is attempting to restore the area.

NMFS Office of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Damage Assessment and Restoration
http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/oil/default.htm
The National Marine Fisheries Service provides an overview of the research and restoration efforts surrounding the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Environmental Protection Agency - Oil Spill
http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/exxon.htm
This site includes a brief history of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.