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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Math

ALGEBRA I  - Section Code: PEDW9500
Algebra, one of the true pragmatic math courses, finds a constant application to everyday life. Many of your students have difficulty grasping the concepts that are so critical to their long-term math development. On the Internet you will find a spectacular variety of resources for them to explore the many facets of algebra. There are games, puzzles, practical problems, lesson plans, and much more to help you help them. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

CALCULUS I  - Section Code: PEDW9501
As with the other mathematics courses in this series, there are wonderful resources about calculus on the Internet to help teachers and students. Since the subject is much more theoretical in nature, the ability to visualize and conceptualize basic concepts is critical to learning for many students. The Internet can help you help your students with places to explore that will make it easier to understand. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

ESTIMATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS  - Section Code: PEDW9502
This course takes your students into the process of critical thinking. Find an exciting variety of Internet resources to learn how to apply the concepts of estimation and measurements to your classroom. Your students can learn how measurements are handled in outer space or back on earth. There are lots of fun activities to help you with this subject on a variety of websites. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

FRACTALS  - Section Code: PEDW9503
Moving into the world of fractals can be a major step for many students. Teachers need all the tools they can access to help their students master these concepts. How does Chopping Broccoli relate to fractals? Find out on the Internet. There are many exciting websites that will help you develop teaching techniques that can be used in your classroom for your students. As with the other courses in the mathematics series, there are activities, challenges, practical applications and exchanges of ideas on the subject of fractals. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

GEOMETRY I  - Section Code: PEDW9504
Geometry has been fundamental to both theory and practical applications of problem solving in day-to-day life. It is even used to demonstrate the concept of infinity. More than just angles, curves and formulas, it is a process that helps to train students' minds. The Internet is a vast resource of teaching techniques, lesson plans, places to ask questions and seek answers, play geometric games and much more. Use these resources to enhance your teaching techniques and to help students improve their knowledge of geometry. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

MATHEMATICS - I (The basics)I  - Section Code: PEDW9505
Mathematics is often a major challenge to students. All higher forms of math are based on a good foundation of the basics. Algebra, trigonometry, geometry, etc., will cause serious problems for those students who do not know the fundamentals. Use the Internet to generate new ideas on how to present math concepts. Look at existing lesson plans and determine which will apply to your students. The Internet is a massive resource of instructional information on math-related topics for students of all ages and levels of success. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

MATHEMATICS - PART II  - Section Code: PEDW9506
Designed as a sequel to the previous mathematics course, this course will build upon the concepts of the first course and move you and your students into different areas of mathematics. You will find games, puzzles, and science projects to help motivate students to study math and easily understand the concepts. You will have no problem putting together an exciting lesson plan specifically designed for your students. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

STATISTICS  - Section Code: PEDW9507
Statistics can generate more stress in many students than almost any other mathematics subject. The Internet can help you and your students with presentation and learning issues surrounding the study of statistics. One of the challenges of teaching is to figure out how to make what students perceive as "dry theory" to come alive. The best way is to make it apply to their lives. You will find on the Internet great examples of how to do this for all ages. You and your students can visit websites that bring statistics right to their doorstep. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

THE WEB WORLD OF MATH  - Section Code: PEDW9508
Teaching in this era of fast-paced, mediated children’s entertainment puts a burden on teachers, especially those who teach mathematics, to get and keep their student’s attention. The Internet is turning out to be part of the answer. This course will guide you through a mix of mathematics resources for basic math, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and even fractals. It is just a sampling of the vast collection of quality educational resources now available to educators, parents, and students everywhere. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

TRIGONOMETRY I  - Section Code: PEDW9509
Trigonometry is another difficult subject for many students. Students with math anxiety can use the Internet to ease them into this subject, understand the basic concepts and work on motivational exercises that will keep them interested while providing important knowledge about the subject. Use the Internet resources to help your students grasp knowledge and understanding about trigonometry. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.