COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 32

February 2, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

A Collection of Video Clips for Grades 6 and 7 Mathematics Teachers

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce an innovative website for mathematics teachers in grades 6 and 7. Middle School Mathematics: Online Strategies for Teachers is a collection of video clips demonstrating effective strategies and activities for middle school mathematics classrooms.

 

In each video clip a Virginia mathematics educator demonstrates a strategy or activity using manipulatives, questioning techniques, and problem solving. Resources that can be downloaded are also included.

 

This website will be available beginning February 5, 2007, at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/middle-math-strategies/.

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lois Williams, mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-8078.

 

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