October 26, 2007
Volume 12 No. 43
 

In This Issue

Henrico County Public Schools Mathematics Pages

Times Table Practice

Mathematical Moments

 

Free Online
Opportunities

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:
tPoWs

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor

 

Henrico County Public Schools Mathematics Pages

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/

Henrico County (Virginia) Public School mathematics teachers are developing interactive web pages for their students to use in their mathematics classes.

Current resources:

  • C.a.R. (Compass and Ruler)
  • GeoGebra Geometry
  • Middle School Course 1, 2, and 3
  • Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3
  • Geometry - IGO
  • Algebra 1 and 2
  • Advanced Algebra/Trig
  • Statistics Sites
  • Discrete Math Sites


Times Table Practice

http://www.resourceroom.net/Math/1timestables.asp

Susan Jones presents her strategy to memorize multiplication facts. "Studying 3 facts until they are mastered, then studying 3 more, then putting all six together, is a much more effective strategy than looking at 10 facts and going over them again and again."

Jones provides "fill in the chart" interactive pages organized in six stages for students to practice the times tables.


Mathematical Moments

http://www.ams.org/mathmoments

The American Mathematical Society's latest "Mathematical Moments" connect mathematics with the world: From global warming to Sudoku; racing for America's Cup to reconstructive surgery; preserving archaeological treasures to burying carbon dioxide.

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.

Download PDFs of the 64 topics, a few of which have been translated into Spanish and other languages. Six Math Moments feature audio presentations; listen to them as free-standing podcasts or embedded within the Moment, so you can hear the expert as you view the PDF.

 

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