Date 


(Lead Discussion) 
9/10/03 
Jackie Hart What to do when student jobs interfere with study. 
Russ Booth Adding polynomials 
Heidi Burgiel NCTM Standards for middle and high school 
9/17/03 
Erin Murphy How can we make IEP students feel less singled out? 
Steve Self Video: ASCII, Binary and Hexadecimal number systems 
Mary Parlato Differentiating Instruction for Advanced Learners in the MixedAbility Middle School Classroom Mapping a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction 
9/24/03 
Joseph Murphy Control in the Classroom 
Erin Murphy Quarts, Pints, Crackers and Rates 
Linda McNeilly Learning Mathematical Symbolism: Challenges and Instructional Strategies 
10/1/03 
Mary Parlato Tracking and Parental Involvement in Tracking 
Decio Matos The Octal Number System 
Russ Booth My Calculator is Broken; It Says the Log of [1] is ... 
10/8/03 
Erin Costello What do you do when everyone fails the test? 
Erica D'Ambrosio Logic matrices. 
Erin Murphy Using Cooperative Learning to Improve Reading and Writing in Mathematical Problem Solving 
10/15/03 
Steve Self "No Child Left Behind" 
Joseph Murphy Creating and Interpreting Stem and Leaf Plots 
Sarah Arruda Teaching Reading in Science and Mathematics 
10/22/03 
Erica D'Ambrosio Should you take extra time to review a topic if your students "don't get it" the first time? 
Rebecca Taylor Quadratic Equations and Graphing Calculators 
Decio Matos Math Education at Risk 
10/29/03 
Russ Booth What do you say to the parents? 
Jackie Hart Die Rolling and the Normal Distribution Curve 
Rebecca Taylor Watch your Language! Recommendations to help students communicate 
11/5/03 
Special guest star
Kevin Curry RiverNet Watershed Program 
Sarah Arruda Measure, compute and compare surface area and volume. 
Erin Costello
Jackie Hart 
11/12/03 
Rebecca Taylor Unsupportive administration Dan Mastrogiacomo Are IEP's too common? 
Mary Parlato Combinations of Ice Cream Toppings 

11/19/03 
Decio Matos Changing the SAT's. 
Erin Costello Interactive Math: Discovery of the Pythagorean Theorem 
Dan Mastrogiacomo Can Math Recovery Save Children before They Fail? Educators Urge Parents to Bolster Girls' Interest in Math and Science 
11/26/03  Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving 
12/3/03  Sarah Arruda  Dan Mastrogiacomo 
Joseph Murphy Mathematics instruction for secondary students with learning disabilities. Erica D'Ambrosio The Case Against Block Scheduling 
12/10/03  Discussion of final projects.  Discussion of final projects. 
Steve Self "Learning and Mathematics: Hiebert and Wearne, Teaching by K. Ann Renninger" 