MATHLINE - a series of video lessons which allow teachers to make "virtual
field trips" to classrooms where teachers and students are engaged in standards-based
instruction, provides lesson guides along with suggested ideas for online discussions and
provides Internet-based learning communities facilitated by experienced classroom
teachers. There are unlimited opportunities for online interaction and collaboration with
teachers, both locally and nationally, who are involved in mathematics education reform.
Get involved in the discussion of mathematics today!
What services are available through PBS MATHLINE and Idaho Public Television?
Idaho Public Television will be offering all four Mathline Projects to the educators of
Idaho this year on the overnight
- Elementary School Math Project (ESMP), K-5
- Middle School Math Project (MSMP), 5-8
- High School Math Project (HSMP) - Focus on Algebra, 7-12
- Algebraic Thinking Math Project (ATMP), 3-8
listservs exist for elementary, middle, and high school educators.
Discussions are both formal and informal and moderated by mathematics professionals.
Moderators build structured discussion threads around video segments featured on the Web
site. The listservs provide opportunities to communicate with other educators when it is
convenient for you! These listservs provide an opportunity to participate in ongoing
interaction with their colleagues.
The MATHLINE Online Learning Community is a small, facilitated, year long, learning
community of a maximum of 50 participants. Smaller groups allow more personalized
attention and a stronger familiarity with others in the community. The Online Learning
Community allows teachers to discuss concepts addressed in the videos, learn how
colleagues approach similar teaching situations, share classroom experiences, and
participate in a professional development experiences designed to bring about meaningful
growth. These online learning communities will use Web-based forums software that will be
accessible through any Web browser. In other words, teachers with Web access will not need
any special software in order to participate.
What enrollment options exist?
A variety of enrollment options allows you to choose the level of involvement and cost
that is most appropriate for your needs.
- Option I - No Cost
Video Lessons - MATHLINE
video lessons will be broadcast throughout the year during the overnight ITV blockfeeds
free of charge to you! All you need to do is record the broadcasts!
and Support Material - Available free of charge from the PBS Mathline
site. Or, hard copies are available to order from PBS for $19.95.