COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. __41__

July 9, 2002

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MIDDLE / SECONDARY
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TO: |
Principals |

FROM: |
Patricia I.
Wright Assistant
Superintendent for Instruction |

SUBJECT: |
Virginia
Algebra Resource Center |

The Virginia
Algebra Resource Center (VARC) website is designed to help Algebra I teachers
realize some of the potential of the Internet.
VARC finds, screens, catalogs, and cross-references information that
encourages the application of the Algebra I Standards of Learning and
emphasizes the inter-relatedness of each Algebra I standard to other
mathematical concepts.

Activities
posted to the Virginia Algebra Resource Center are correlated to the Algebra I
Standards of Learning. The activities
are referenced by standard and by algebra topic. The Algebra Resource Center also catalogs general mathematics
resources and interactive sites that are available on the Internet. An online forum for questions and answers
from students, teachers, and parents is provided as well as listings of
mathematics publications, organizations, research articles and books, and
software. The student homework help
page has links to a variety of Internet resources.

Teachers are
encouraged to submit Internet links, Web-based activities, or lesson plans that
are not Web-based. The Virginia Algebra
Resource Center may be found at http://teach.virginia.edu/k12/algebra. For more information, contact Deborah Kiger
Lyman (mailto:dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu),
mathematics specialist, at (804) 786-6418.

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