# Math Education Resource Center and Computer Labs

Faculty may sign up online at

for reserved use of the labs, laptop computers, LCD projectors, etc.

**A. PC Lab LA5-349 (not staffed)**

- 30 PCs running Windows 7.
- Microsoft software, SAS, SPSS, MiniTab, Matlab, Maple, Microworlds, the Geometer's Sketchpad, etc.

**B. Math Education Resource Center (GA Schedule)**

The Mathematics Education Resource Center (MERC) consists of the Mathematics Education Mac and PC Computer Labs and the Mathematics Education Materials and Study Lab in rooms LA5-249, 251, 253, and 255. The use of computer technology is encouraged, to some extent, in every mathematics education (MTED) course. Other faculty are also invited to visit to see if there are ways your classes could make use of our facilities. In addition, there are two pc laptop computers, two apple laptop computers, and three LCD projectors available for faculty to check-out for class demonstrations.

**1. Mathematics Education Macintosh Computer Lab (LA5-255)**

- 32 iMac computers.
- Software: Microsoft software for Macs, Microworlds, the Geometer's Sketchpad, etc.

**2. Mathematics Education PC/Mac Computer Lab (LA5-251)**

- 30 PCs running Windows 7.
- Microsoft software, SAS, SPSS, MiniTab, Matlab, Maple, Microworlds, the Geometer's Sketchpad, etc.

3. Mathematics Education Materials and Study Lab (LA5-249)

The Mathematics Education Materials and Study Lab can be used as a library with K-12th grade math textbooks, professional journals, and other resources, and as a place to do homework using the concrete tools that we use in the mathematics education programs. There are small sets of materials (such as base-10 blocks, pattern blocks, cuisenaire rods, Mira, etc.) available for individual or small groups of students to check out and use in the lab. The Lab contains tables for individual student and group work. We also have a VCR and a 27" TV monitor on a cart so that faculty can check them out for class use.