October 13, 2006
Volume 11 No. 41

In This Issue

PoWs: Opportunity for Free Mentoring

MIT OpenCourseWare

AMS Releases Latest Mathematical Moments


PoWs: Opportunity for Free Mentoring


Math educators will be mentoring for several of the next Math Fundamentals, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra Problems of the Week. Please encourage students to submit their solutions and then look for feedback from the mentors, and revise.

AlgPoW going live
October 16 - Minnesota State University at Moorhead

FunPoWs going live
October 16 - mentors from Swarthmore College
October 30 - mentors from Western Oregon University
November 13 - mentors from Western Oregon University

PreAlgPoWs going live
October 23 - mentors from Eastern Kentucky University
November 6 - mentors from Northwest Missouri State University

If your students receive replies from a mentor, please encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will benefit as well!

How to Use Free Mentoring
Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.

Trial Class Account
Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.

MIT OpenCourseWare


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) invites you to view the available courses through their MIT OpenCourseWare site. The course materials that are used in the teaching of almost all MIT's undergraduate and graduate subjects are available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world.

Because MIT OCW is not a distance-learning initiative, there is no registration or enrollment process required for users to view course materials. Nor is there a certificate or degree granted upon completion of the materials. MIT OCW is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education.

Specifically, the mathematics course materials can be found here:

Calculus for Beginners and Artists by Daniel Kleitman

Calculus by Gilbert Strang

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.

AMS Releases Latest Mathematical Moments


Many people may not realize that math is used to create realistic-looking video games, model low-energy pathways for space travel, solve crimes, predict severe storm surge, analyze artists' styles, detect connections in Congress, find oil, and board airplanes faster. The American Mathematical Society's latest Mathematical Moments explain how.

Intended for students, parents, teachers, administrators, elected officials -- everyone -- these introductory "snapshots" in the Mathematical Moments program help to promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. All of the Moments (some of which are translated into Spanish and other languages) are PDF files that may be freely downloaded.


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