COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 194

October 1, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Updated Elementary School Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Professional Development Program

 

I am pleased to inform you that the updated Elementary School Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Professional Development Program is available in Word and .pdf formats on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/sol.html

 

This resource is a professional development program designed to assist teachers in implementing the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning. It provides a sample of meaningful and engaging activities correlated to the Patterns, Functions, and Algebra strand of the kindergarten through grade 5 Mathematics Standards of Learning.

 

Curriculum specialists and teachers are encouraged to use this program to enhance teachers content knowledge and use of instructional strategies for teaching kindergarten through grade 5 the Patterns, Functions, and Algebra strand of the Mathematics Standards of Learning. The program is organized into five sessions that can be offered by school divisions for teacher licensure renewal points or for a one-credit graduate course when university credit can be arranged.

 

If you need further information about the updated Elementary School Patterns, Functions, and Algebra Professional Development Program, please contact Lois Williams (lwillia1@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 786-8078, or Deborah Pittman (Deborah.Pittman@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics specialist, Office of Elementary Instructional Services, at (804) 786-7986.

 

JLD/yba