Mentors from Western Oregon University are offering free mentoring for the next Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week. "Sports Weigh In" will be active February 20 through March 5. Please have your students submit solutions.
If your students receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!
How to Use Free Mentoring
http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html
Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.
Trial Class Account
http://mathforum.org/products/
Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the
Active Problem Library.
Mathematics Research Projects
http://www.york.cuny.edu/~wu/jm/
Joseph Malkevitch, Department of Mathematics and Computing, York College, CUNY, links to a collection of open problems designed for use by middle school, high school, and undergraduate students.
Malkevitch explains that "the purpose of the projects is to call the attention of students who might have an interest in working on their own to mathematics projects in areas that have not been as 'heavily mined' as some other topics that have served for such investigations in the past.
"In many cases the answers to some (or all) of the questions posed as part of these projects are already known. However, it is common for students who work on projects of this type to see new issues that may not have been answered in the past. This is how mathematics grows and evolves."
See also the Projects Glossary:
http://www.york.cuny.edu/~wu/jm/Glossary.htm
Discover TI Neighborhood Workshops
http://education.ti.com/us/discover
The free Discover TI Neighborhood Workshop provides a handson beginner's introduction to TI graphing technology. There will be 25 workshops throughout the United States. There is a choice of six different topics that appeal to middle school and high school teachers in math and science and administrators.
The topics include:
 High School Math: Getting Started with TI Graphing Calculators in Algebra I
 Discover how to make learning and understanding algebra engaging with graphing calculators.

 High School Math: Try a New Angle on Geometry with Cabri Jr.
 This handson workshop shows teachers how graphing
calculators can help students understand complex
geometry concepts in an interactive and visual way.

 High School Math: Introduction to TINavigator
 Teachers learn how the TINavigator classroom
learning system can better assess their students'
progress and understanding.

 Middle Grades: Getting Started with TI73 Explorer
 Middle grade math and science teachers learn
techniques to engage students using graphing
calculator technology designed just for grades 68.

 High School Science: Getting Started with Data
Collection
 During this handson workshop, science teachers have
the opportunity to learn ways to engage students with
datacollection experiments.

 Administrators: Key Strategies to Improve Student
Achievement
 Administrators have the opportunity to discuss key
strategies for improving performance in their schools.
