December 7, 2007
Volume 12 No. 49

In This Issue

NSDL Online Teacher Workshops

Science Cartoons Plus

Mathematics Resources for Teachers


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


NSDL Online Teacher Workshop

The Math Forum has been hosting a series of online workshops for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Teachers are exploring how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words.

Each participant's $100 workshop fee is being covered by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, affording participants the convenience of anytime, anywhere online learning.

The next workshop will be offered January 14 - February 23. Certificates of completion will be available for participants finishing the six weeks of interaction. For an overview with additional detalis, visit:

Applications for our next workshop will be accepted December 7, 2007, through January 7, 2008.

Science Cartoons Plus

Sidney Harris' website displays dozens of his one-panel, black-and-white cartoons about mathematicians and mathematics. Harris has contributed "I think you should be more explicit here in step two ..." to The New Yorker and other publications. Browse his funny drawings on other topics, including science.

The editors of this newsletter particularly enjoyed:

Mathematics Resources for Teachers

The mathematics resources offered by the Alameda County Office of Education have been created or gathered for use by K-12 teachers. Resources include general mathematics tools for professional learning and lesson design, mathematics warm-ups enhanced with reasoning questions, and district-specific pacing guides, timelines, study guides, warm-ups, and assessments.


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