March 24, 2006
Volume 11 No. 12
 

In This Issue

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Sudoku Widget

ON-Math - NCTM

 

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

http://www.paemst.org/

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching are the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics. The Awards recognize exemplary K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Principals, teachers, students, parents, members of the community, or the general public may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Once nominated, a teacher must complete an application to be considered for the award. The application includes a videotaped lesson and written responses to questions about the teacher's instructional practice.

Upcoming application deadlines:

2006 Elementary (K-6) Teachers Deadline: May 1, 2006
2007 Secondary (7-12) Teachers Deadline: May 7, 2007


Sudoku Widget - Mac OS X Dashboard

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/games/sudokuwidget.html

Macintosh OS X users familiar with Dashboard use its mini-applications to perform common tasks and get fast access to information. The Sudoku Widget by Brian DeBoer generates random puzzles with four different levels of difficulty, has the option to show when you have entered an incorrect answer, allows for "pencil" marks for temporary numbers, times your games so you can see how much better (or worse) you are getting, keeps track of high scores, allows for blank puzzles and more.


ON-Math - NCTM - Online Journal of School Mathematics

http://my.nctm.org/eresources/journal_home.asp?journal_id=6

ON-Math, a peer-reviewed journal from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), launched on September 1, 2002, and until recently was available only to NCTM subscribers.

All issues are now freely accessible, including:

  • Current Issue
    • Fill 'n Pour
    • Shear Mathematics or Euclid's Paradoxicals Applied
    • What Does Teaching Look Like Around the World?
    • Using Technology in Your Classroom
    • Hinged Geometry
  • Back Issues
  • Articles by Grade

ON-Math presents a broad range of ideas for teaching and learning mathematics at any level, from early childhood to young adult. The journal capitalizes on the unique opportunities afforded by electronic media.

Become involved with ON-Math:

http://my.nctm.org/eresources/ref_review.asp

Consider submitting to ON-Math:

http://my.nctm.org/eresources/submission_om.asp

 

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