March 14, 2008
Volume 13 No. 11

In This Issue

Happy Pi Day!

Teaching and Learning Math

Texas Instruments Syllabus Support Offer

American Stars of Teaching


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


Happy Pi Day

The digits in today's date correspond with the first three digits of pi (3.14) -- so each year on March 14th, many classrooms break from their usual routines to observe the festivities of "Pi Day." For the most precise celebrants, the party starts at 1:59:26 p.m.

The Story of Pi

Watch free video clips from Tom Apostol's "The Story of Pi," from Project Mathematics!

Teaching and Learning Math

Trent Tormoehlen, Franklin Community High School, Franklin, Indiana, uses his blog to muse on the art of teaching math and to organize math educational material such as instructional algebra videos that he has created with mimio. View his pages on Algebra I instruction, including:

  • Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Simplifying Square Roots
  • Inequalities
  • Solving Systems of Equations
  • Linear Inequalities and Systems of Linear Inequalities
  • Exponent Properties

Texas Instruments Syllabus Support Offer

Texas Instruments supports educators with the opportunity to add even greater impact to their curriculum and lessons. In exchange for the syllabus from a course that you teach with their technology, TI will send you support materials to help you integrate it into your classroom. Choose materials for any of the TI-Nspire, TI-84 Family or TI-89 Family of graphing calculators.

American Stars of Teaching

The United States Department of Education will continue to honor exemplary classroom teachers who are successful in using innovative teaching strategies and raising student academic achievement as the American Stars of Teaching. Nominations are being accepted through March 31, 2008. Winners will be announced this fall.


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