COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 41

July 9, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

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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