January 12, 2007
Volume 12 No. 2
 

In This Issue

ITEST Learning Resource Center

AskNumbers.com

Math Challenges for All Students

 

ITEST Learning Resource Center

http://www2.edc.org/itestlrc/

The Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program was established by the National Science Foundation in direct response to the concern about shortages of information technology workers in the United States.

ITEST funds opportunities for both school-age children and teachers to build the skills and knowledge needed to function and contribute in a technologically rich society. Explore projects by content areas, such as computer science and engineering; by types, such as comprehensive and youth-based; by the target areas of urban, suburban, and rural; and by region of the United States.

ITEST also funds a National Learning Resource Center to support, synthesize and disseminate the learning from the program to a wider audience.


AskNumbers.com

http://www.asknumbers.com/

What kind of unit conversion would you like to do? Choose from among these categories, then let asknumbers.com crunch the equivalencies:

Length/Distance
Temperature
Area
Power
Frequency
Radiation
Light
Flow Rate
Calorie
Currency
Weight/Mass
Date/Time
Computer Storage
Torque
Force
Speed
Acceleration
Sound
Fuel Efficiency
Clothing/Shoe Sizes
Volume
Pressure
Energy/Work
Circular/Angle
Electrical
Density
Viscosity
Data Transfer
Heat
Cooking


Math Challenges for All Students

http://www.nctm.org/mathcounts/

Download PDFs of problem sets, with solutions, drawn from NCTM journals.

From Student Math Notes, theme-based problems. Recent themes have included

  • area
  • recursion
  • "a month of math": facts, trivia, and vocabulary questions with answers that correspond to 31 days of a month calendar

From Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, "A Menu of Problems": short, extended, and open-ended questions appropriate for middle grades.

From Mathematics Teacher, a variety of problems, arrayed on a monthly calendar, which typically covers

  • Euclidean constructions
  • algebra
  • number theory

Access to these math challenges requires free registration with the NCTM website.

 

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