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Insights Into Algebra 1 - Teaching For Learning
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Cooperative Learning
Online Manipulatives

Cooperative Learning:

Andrini, Beth. Cooperative Learning & Mathematics (Grades K-8). Kagan Cooperative Publishing.
This book offers various cooperative learning activities for elementary and middle school mathematics.

Glosser, Gisele. "Cooperative Learning Techniques." From Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies, 1998-2004.
This article is available online at http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/coop_learning.shtm.

Kagan, Spencer. Cooperative Learning. Kagan Cooperative Publishing.
This book provides information and tips on forming teams, classroom management, and lesson planning, and provides some of the research and theory that supports cooperative learning.

Kushnir, Dina. Cooperative Learning & Mathematics High School Activities (Grades 8-12). Kagan Cooperative Publishing.
This book explores various cooperative learning activities for use in a high school mathematics class.

Slavin, Robert E. "Research on Cooperative Learning: Consensus and Controversy." Educational Leadership, December 1989/January 1990; vol. 47, no. 4: pp. 52-54.

Thirteen Ed Online's Concept to Classroom Cooperative and Collaborative Learning Workshop http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/month5/index.html


Burns, Marilyn. "7 Musts for Using Manipulatives." Scholastic Instructor, June 1996. Scholastic Instructor is available online at http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/.

Ross, Rita and Ray Kurtz. "Making Manipulatives Work: A Strategy for Success." Arithmetic Teacher [National Council of Teachers of Mathematics], January 1993; issue 40: pp. 254-258.

Ideas of Algebra, K - 12, 1988 Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1988.

Online Manipulatives:

The interactive math tools and i-math investigations contain links to virtual manipulatives that are aligned with the Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
This site contains a collection of applets organized by grade band and standard. The applets in the 6-8 and 9-12 grade bands of the Algebra Standard will be most helpful for this workshop.

ESCOT PoW Applets
This collection of applets can be used to solve the Math Forum's problems of the week.

Shodor Foundation
Shodor is a nonprofit organization that creates applets for a variety of concepts and offers them free to the public. Though not always as attractive as other applets, the Shodor applets are educationally sound and highly effective.

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