COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 22

July 29, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regional Workshops for Computer Mathematics Using the Graphing Calculator

 

The purpose of this memo is to inform you that teacher materials addressing the Computer Mathematics standards and using the graphing calculator as the primary computing device have been developed and will be presented in three regional workshops around the state. Computer Mathematics is a board-approved course above the level of algebra and geometry and can be used to satisfy the mathematics requirements for a standard diploma.

 

The dates and times for the workshops are as follows:

August 13, 2003 - Norfolk at the Sheraton Waterside,

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

August 14, 2003 - Richmond at the Holiday Inn Koger Center, 8 a.m. - 12 noon

August 15, 2003 - Roanoke at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood,

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Schools are invited to send teachers who have some programming experience and familiarity with the TI-83+ graphing calculator. Workshop capacity at each site is limited and will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants may register by e-mailing Deborah Kiger Lyman with participants name, school, school division, and contact information. Directions to each site will be provided upon registration. Each participant is responsible for bringing a laptop with Word 2000 and a CD-ROM drive as well as a TI-83+ (or Silver Edition) graphing calculator to the workshop.

 

For additional information, contact Deborah Kiger Lyman (mailto:dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary mathematics specialist, at (804) 786-6418.

 

PIW/DKL