November 3, 2006
Volume 11 No. 44

In This Issue

Write Math with The Math Forum

Trial Account

Public Education Network


Write Math with The Math Forum

On October 31st, we released our new standards-aligned, grade-specific program to improve math problem solving: Write Math with the Math Forum.

Engaging problems adapted from the Problems of the Week program have been correlated to state standards and math topics. Later this year we will also align to widely-used textbooks.

Trial Account

A trial membership gives you and your students access to

  • Write Math with the Math Forum
  • Problems of the Week Library
  • Current Problems of the Week

You will receive two accounts -- one for the teacher and one for students. During the trial period of twenty-one days, up to five problems may be viewed by either the students or the teacher, students may submit to any of those five problems, and teachers may try out the corresponding Teacher Office to review and respond to their students' work.

If you and your students choose to submit solutions to a Current Problem of the Week in which free mentoring is available, they will also have a chance to receive feedback from the volunteer mentors.

Public Education Network

Public Education Network (PEN) is a national association of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country.

Serving 11.5 million students (22 percent of America's public school population), this network of LEFs operates in

  • 34 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
  • 18,000 schools
  • more than 1,600 school districts in low-income areas

PEN's international affiliates reach over 7,000,000 children in Mexico, Peru and the Philippines.

PEN seeks to build public demand and mobilize resources for quality public education for all children. PEN believes community engagement is the missing ingredient in school reform, and that the level of public involvement ultimately determines the quality of education provided by public schools.

On its web site, PEN provides information on grants and other sources of funds available to educators:

Information Please has been providing answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 -- first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet.

Sections of the site include:

Weights & Measures
Conversions and Equivalents
Conversion Calculator
Math and Money
Numbers and Formulas
Factors and Fractions
Calculate the Distance Between Two Places
Latitude and Longitude Finder


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