This is part of the DIMACS project. Darlene Hughes is an elementary/middle school teacher in rural Iowa... the recipient of
a Milken National Educator Award. Darlene and I share the Milken experience, but really became "connected" through
DIMACS.
The California-Iowa student "connection" has been via e-mail. The potential for "serving others" through technology is
unlimited. This project is but a small example of what can be done.
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Sanderson,
It's 3 P.M. Saturday. Your first mailing just arrived. The projects
are fantastic! I know the kids will be impressed! I especially like
the inclusion of their names on the project cover. I'll make copies
of some for my file but give the originals to the students if they
want them. It will give them something to think about as they move on
in math. I hope to get this in the paper again, since we took it
farther this year.
I asked the students to make graphs of the data they collected for
the river project (for which I got the ICTM grant). We haven't
formally discussed graphs for awhile so they're poorly
done...inconsistent scales, not titles, hand drawn lines, etc. More
work to be done on Tuesday and Wednesday. Yours will certainly give
them good examples to follow.
Thanks for sending them right away.
I'll try to contact you again before the weekend is over. We have to
get ready for a wedding in Clinton now.
See you soon,
Darlene