Project 3 - MATH DOCTOR
||ST. JAMES' REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
PORT AUX BASQUES, NF
||The goal is to include all math students
Start and Finish Dates:
|| October, 1998
To create a homepage for the mathematics department of St. James' Regional High
School that will become a source of reference, challenge, and information for students and
teachers who have Internet access.
- to provide a PROBLEM OF THE WEEK that will challenge students' math skills. The
degree of student success will be conditional to the student's academic level. Thus, the
problem will be applicable to all students - from the general to the honours level.
- to provide an e-mail address through which students can seek tutorial help from the
MATH DOCTOR. The Math Doctor will be the students of St. James' Regional High School.
- When problems are submitted, the administrators of the home page (students & staff of
St. James') will assess the solutions and post the "best" solution to the student who
requested the help.
- to provide an avenue through which MATH COMPETITIONS will be arranged between
consenting schools, students, and teachers. At a specified time, groups of students will
logon to our site, download competition questions, and work the solutions and submit
the answers under the guidance of their teachers. Results will then be determined and
posted on the homepage by the students.
Teacher:to become a reference source through which mathematical links will be incorporated
into the homepage.
to use e-mail as a vehicle through which an exchange of ideas and material among
teachers will be arranged.
to provide a forum through which in-service material will be distributed to teachers
for review and analysis.
Students of all academic levels will be challenged to solve mathematical problems
applicable to their skill levels. It is hoped a sense of competition will spur interest
between students and schools.
- To develop in students and teachers an understanding of online communication (e-mail).
- To introduce both students and teachers to the technical construction and maintenance
of a school home page.
- To familiarize students and teachers to Internet terminology.
The homepage will provide a meeting place for teachers and students of Newfoundland and
Labrador and elsewhere.
After the homepage is up and running, it will be maintained by selected students under the
guidance of a teacher. The material received and sent will relate to mathematics at all
levels of the senior high school mathematics curriculum.
By having the students directly involved in the creation and solution of the challenge
problems, student achievement will be enhanced.
By on-going monitoring, additions and deletions will be made based on demand.
Summaries will be added as they become available.