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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

PowerPoint Help

Hi Ellie,

I found two PowerPoint presenations on Problem solving using algebra and drawing a diagram that might be helpful getting ready for your test and exam. Open them in PowerPoint and start the show by going to the [View]menu > [Slideshow]. The lesson will run all by itself.

Problem Solving I
Problem Solving II

Let me know if these help. Keep taking those quizzes and you'll keep getting better ... Learn Hard! ;-)


  • At 4/19/2006 12:10 a.m., Blogger Bronwyn G said…

    There are some really good problems in there.

    I knew Luis got 17 points but the others were quite tricky.

    Don't worry too much about your problem solving skills.

    I know you can solve all the problems in there.

    Uncle Darren, great problem solving techniques modelled in here and in both slide shows. This is a model example of how technology can be used in schoolwork and homework.

  • At 4/19/2006 11:24 p.m., Anonymous Darren said…

    Thanks Bronwyn, I liked the slide shows too. They "fit" very well with my prefered teaching style. I was strongly influenced by Georg Polya's book How To Solve It.

    The slide shows were created by Monica Yuskaitis, an elementary teacher from California. I found them archived on a website hosted by a school district in South Carolina. There's lots of good stuff there, and it's not just in math. ;-)

  • At 1/16/2008 3:11 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think powerpoint is the wrong technology to use for teaching algebra. These powerpoints have too many words instead of math on them. However, some games on powerpoint (like jeopardy)would be very attractive to 7th graders.


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