June 9, 2006
Volume 11 No. 23

In This Issue

My CyberChase Summer

Winning Entries - Tess Contest 2006

Investigate Japanese Elementary Mathematics Textbooks


My CyberChase Summer


Each week, from June 5 through the end of August, the site will supplement episodes broadcast on public television with online activities for home, the park, on trips or wherever kids are.

The Parents & Teachers pages include:

Cyberchase Episodes
Explore the math adventures of the 13 featured episodes
Party Kit
Celebrate summer with a new party kit
Play Math All Summer Long
Read tips to keep kids' math skills sharp
For Kids
Download printable summer activities


Winning Entries - Tess Contest 2006


The results of this year's Tess Contest sponsored by Pedagoguery Software are now available for viewing. Students can get inspired by looking at this year's entries and start working on contest submissions for next year!

Download Tess, shareware that can be used to create symmetric planar illustrations:


Investigate Japanese Elementary Mathematics Textbooks


Global Education Resources (GER) announces an opportunity to learn more about the recently translated Japanese elementary mathematics textbooks (grades 1 to 6) with the textbook authors. The event will take place August 24 - 26, 2006 in Chicago.

This is an opportunity for educators, researchers, lesson study practitioners, and professional development providers to explore and learn the characteristics and content of a textbook that is focused, coherent, and rigorous, as highlighted in the TIMSS.

The workshop will be led by the textbook authors, as well as textbook and lesson study experts from Japan and the U.S.

Prof. Takashi Nakamura
Yamanashi University, Yamanashi, Japan
Mr. Kazuyuki Shirai
Nerima Ward Hikarigaoka No.2 Elementary School, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Teruhiko Tabata
Miyagi University of Education, Miyagi, Japan
Dr. Akihiko Takahashi
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Dr. Tad Watanabe
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Dr. Makoto Yoshida
Global Education Resources, Madison, NJ

Details about the workshop, as well as registration information, can be found on GER's website.


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