Common Core Mathematics: Connections, Transformations, and Sliders with Fathom

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This free webinar explores strategies for using Fathom® Dynamic Data in your classroom to align with the Algebra and Functions strands of the Common Core State Standards, including the following:

  • Connections to Functions and Modeling
  • Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
  • Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities
  • Interpret expressions for functions in terms of the situation they model

In particular, presenter David Kapolka will explore connections between function coefficients and transformations, as well as connections between the perimeter and area of rectangles.


David Kapolka

David Kapolka is Key’s Technology Product Specialist and the president-elect of The Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics (CPAM). Kapolka taught middle and high school in Michigan for 34 years, often using The Geometer’s Sketchpad® and Fathom software in his classroom. Kapolka has been a National Science Foundation Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, an AP Calculus Reader; a Content Reviewer for NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher, a Beta Tester for Texas Instruments, a University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Technology Consultant, and an Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Ambassador. He also won the NASA Newmast Educator Award in 1998 and the RadioShack National Teacher Award in 1999.

Kapolka graduated with a bachelor’s degree in math and science elementary and middle school education from Michigan State University. He later earned a master’s in education from Western Michigan University and a master’s in mathematics secondary education from the University of Detroit.