Math Forum Problems of the Week (PoWs)
Our new year of PoWs begins on Monday, August 21, 2006, with problems in Math Fundamentals and Algebra. The Pre-Algebra and Geometry PoWs start on Monday, August 28.
Our goal is to engage students in non-routine, open-ended mathematics investigations that integrate writing with problem-solving in the math classroom. The Write Math with the Math Forum program will align PoWs with national and state standards and widely-used textbooks.
A membership is required to access the Current Problems:
- Math Fundamentals
The Problem of the Week effort is funded in part by Drexel University as a public service and a small, dedicated staff who brings in grants and donations. A critical portion of the funding must come from the broad community of users who benefit. We invite you to become a member.
To join now, view details here:
Trial Class Accounts are available that provide 21 days of free access to the four Current Problems and to five problems in the Active Problem Library.
Homeschool Math Blog Giveaways - Win a PoW Membership!
Maria Miller's blog contest started last Friday and will continue through Friday, August 25. Read participation details on her site.
Problems of the Week
Teacher Documents and Guidelines for Classroom Use
Whether you are using the Math Forum Problems of the Week or other problem solving prompts with your students, you may find useful many of the resources linked from this page, including:
- Scoring Guide
- Scoring Grids
- Problems of the Week Process
- Problem Solving Strategies List
- Getting Unstuck
Ask Dr. Math FAQ: Word Problems
This FAQ from our Ask Dr. Math service provides some ideas of where to start when understanding and solving a word problem.
Math Resources for Title I Teachers and Schools
To assist Title I teachers, administrators, schools, and parents, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a variety of resources, including:
- A Family's Guide
- Administrator's Guide
- Empowering the Beginning Teacher
- Figure This
- Tips for Tutors
Excerpts from the three books are available to view on the web and also download in PDF format.
As many of you greet the new school year, browsing the Teacher2Teacher FAQ can provide you with new ideas:
- First Day of School
- First Year Suggestions
Pages to share with parents:
- Homework Help Ideas
- Fraction Help
- Multiplication Help
- Searching for Information
Pages to plan ahead with:
- 100th Day of School
- Assessment Preparation
- Literature and Mathematics
- Metric Week
- Pi Day
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