Saturday, November 20, 2004

Talking to Teachers

I just remembered that I'm supposed to submit an abstract this week for a regional K-12 math teacher conference. Right now I'm not horribly motivated to think of anything to talk about, and the conference has no funding, so I would have to pay for my own plane ticket.

Most of the people who talk at this conference tend to do very classroom oriented stuff. Things like "Fraction Activities for the Fifth Grade" or "Making Measurement Come Alive!" or "101 Useless Things to Do with the TI-83+ Instead of Teaching Your Students How to Solve a Linear Equation in One Variable Because They Don't Really Need to Know That in College." Often complete with a ready-to-xerox worksheet.

Not my thing.

Maybe I'll do Decoding the UPC Barcode.