|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Math Connects: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Staff Development Modules|
Math Connects: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra is a set of professional staff development modules that support the Virginia Technology and Mathematics Standards of Learning in grades 6, 7, and 8, and Algebra I. The modules are designed to increase teachers’ content knowledge in mathematics as well as instruct them in the effective use of technology in the middle grades and Algebra I classrooms. Staff development programs can be designed using a single module or a combination of modules depending on the identified needs of the school division.
In the 14 development modules, the instructional portion is presented on videotapes and print materials are provided on CD-ROM. Math Connects: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra was developed by the Department of Education and produced by the Prince William Network.
One set of these materials is being distributed
to each high school and middle school in Virginia as a staff development
resource. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Lyman (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
at (804) 786-6418.