Math Forum Problems of the Week (PoWs)
http://mathforum.org/pow/pow.html
Our new year of PoWs begins on Monday, August 21, 2006, with problems in Math Fundamentals and Algebra. The PreAlgebra and Geometry PoWs start on Monday, August 28.
Our goal is to engage students in nonroutine, openended mathematics investigations that integrate writing with problemsolving in the math classroom. The Write Math with the Math Forum program will align PoWs with national and state standards and widelyused textbooks.
A membership is required to access the Current Problems:
 Math Fundamentals
 PreAlgebra
 Algebra
 Geometry
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:
http://mathforum.org/pow/powcharges.html
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!
http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/2006/08/homeschoolmathbloggiveawayswin.html
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
http://mathforum.org/pow/teacher/
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
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.word.problems.html
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
http://nctm.org/titlei/
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.
Teacher2Teacher FAQ
http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/
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
Have a question about teaching? Submit it here:
http://mathforum.org/t2t/ask/
