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November 14 2005 Vol. 10, No. 46 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Problem of the Week: Free Mentoring Opportunities Fido Puzzle | How Students Learn PROBLEM OF THE WEEK: FREE MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mentors from Western Oregon University are offering free mentoring for two upcoming Math Fundamentals Problems of the Week. Mentors from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, will be working with the next Geometry Problem of the Week. Please have your students submit solutions. - Math Fundamentals: November 7 - 20 - Math Fundamentals: November 21 - December 4 - Geometry: November 14 - 27 If your students receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well! Learn how to request free mentoring: http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FIDO PUZZLE http://www.digicc.com/fido/ Challenge your students to figure out how the Fido Dido character can figure out the number they have chosen. Flash is a requirement for this activity. \|/ For Newsletter subscribers with Math Forum Problem of the Week Memberships, these selections from our Active Problem Library cover the mathematics behind the Fido Puzzle: Explaining a Number Trick http://mathforum.org/library/problems/more_info.html?id=63232 Mind Reading http://mathforum.org/library/problems/more_info.html?id=64028 The Magic of Number 6174 http://mathforum.org/library/problems/more_info.html?id=60486 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- HOW STUDENTS LEARN HISTORY, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10126.html In this volume edited by M. Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest research on cognition, teaching, and learning. The book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: - elementary - middle - high school Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. The National Academies Press presents the contents of the book free of charge on their website: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074339/html/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum @ Drexel http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/kb/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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