Tuesday, March 07, 2006

[TIPS] - math worksheets, and a success story

Thanks to Flo C for sharing this one
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Homeschool Math has several worksheet generators that can create a variety of worksheets for you. You can customize the worksheets with many varied options, so can make them easy or difficult according to the student's level, with lots or less problems, with big or small fonts, etc. Each time you get a different worksheet since they are generated randomly. Choose a topic from the menu below.
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One of last year's tips mentioned a Math program being offered by the Carnegie Institute to a limited number of schools. Miss Dawn Lamarca from East Pennsboro was forwarded that tip and she decided to investigate. Here's her summary of the results. Congratulations to Ms Lamarca and especially to her two students, Stefani and Michael.
WHO:     Miss Dawn Lamarca the 8th grade algebra teacher and
               two 8th grade algebra students, Stefani ****** and
               Michael ******.
WHAT:   Your referral of a web site, to one of the teachers here at the
                middle school who then referred it to me, from Carnegie University
                about a 4 week algebra challenge.  I applied and was choosen
                as one of 500 teachers from across the United States to have my
                30 algebra students try and complete the Challenge.
WHEN:     fall of 2005.
WHERE:  East Pennsboro Area Middle School;  Enola, PA
WHY:       These 2 students completed the Carnegie Challenge by finishing the WHOLE algebra course,
                of lesson problems, in 4 weeks.  They used Carnegie's web site and special CD.  
                They were the ONLY 2  out of 2,500 students  to complete
                the whole algebra course in 4 weeks from across the United States
HOW:      By utilizing our 30 Computers from our Lab Room and 30 Mobile
                Wireless Laptops thoughout the 4 weeks, as well as the students
                personal computers at each of their homes,

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