September 28, 2007
Volume 12 No. 39

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

AWM Essay Contest

TI Algebra

TI Geometry


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


Free Mentoring Opportunities

Mentor groups will be providing feedback to submitters in Problems of the Week over the next several weeks:

  • Math Fundamentals from now through October 21, and again November 5 through 18
  • Geometry from October 1 through October 14
  • Pre-Algebra from October 15 through November 25
  • Algebra from November 19 through December 2

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn 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.

AWM Essay Contest

To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers.

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate.

At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.

Deadlines include:

  • October 10, 2007 - to request an interviewee
  • November 2, 2007 - for the 2007 contest

View more information on their site, including:

  • Past Results
  • Contest Rules
  • Flyer to use to advertise the 2007 contest

TI Algebra and TI Geometry and

Sign up to receive weekly activity email alerts, periodic emails about product upgrades, free activity materials, and other communications from Texas Instruments on their two new sites -- TI Algebra and TI Geometry. Activities for the new TI-Nspire(TM) and the TI-Nspire with TI-84 Plus keypad will be added each week starting October 2nd.

Both sites include links to:

  • Activities
  • Activities Archive
  • Student Success
  • Training
  • Email Alerts
  • Bookmarks
  • Free Posters

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