In This Issue
Math Forum Online Course: Problem Solving Strategies
The First International Green Globs Contest
Algebasics
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Math Forum Online Course: Problem Solving Strategies
http://mathforum.org/pd/problemsolving/
Participating in this course is a chance to practice and think about mathematical problem solving with interesting and fun colleagues in a relaxed online environment.
We'll do problems, share our strategies, and explore the details of a curriculum strand that can be integrated into any middle school and high school math course to explicitly build student confidence and competence in this area. Problems will be selected to match the interests and needs of participants.
All individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); these can be received from the Drexel University School of Education for a fee of $15, in addition to our current discounted course cost of $126.
 led by Stephen Weimar, director of the Math Forum
 June 21  July 3
 Registration closes 5 pm ET on Friday, June 13
http://mathforum.org/pd/problemsolving/register.html
The First International Green Globs Contest
http://DMCpress.org/gg/
Students combine computer game fun and serious mathematics in a faceoff of the "Green Globs Contest." After learning about coordinate graphs and equations in math class, students put their knowledge to work by going after the highest score on a posted Green Globs computer game array. Highest scores will be posted on the contest website. You can use the current posting of arrays to prepare for the contest. The official contest challenges were posted 6/3/08.
Registration is now open. There is NO FEE required to join this project. If you are interested in participating, please send Ihor Charischak, Great Green Globs Contest facilitator, email at globscontestcentral@mac.com.
Visit http://www.greenglobs.net to download Green Globs and Graphing Equations (PC & Mac OS 10.5 versions). However, you can compete without the software by downloading the score sheets with screen shots from the contest website and submitting your equations by email to globscontestcentral@mac.com.
Math Tools: Green Globs and Graphing Equations
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/19336/
Students explore the relationship between equations and their graphs in this handson learning environment where they investigate, manipulate, and understand linear, quadratic and other graphs. They will also build a variety of problemsolving skills as they write equations to uncover hidden graphs and explode points on a coordinate grid.
Algebasics
http://www.algebasics.com/
Watch free Flash tutorials about algebra, organized under the following topics:
 Section 1: Basics of Algebra
 Section 2: Equations
 Section 3: Ratio & Proportion
 Section 4: Inequalities
 Section 5: Absolute Value
 Section 6: Exponents
 Section 7: Polynomials
 Section 8: Factoring
 Section 9: Rational Expressions
 Section 10: Rational Equations
 Section 11: Linear Equations
 Section 12: Functions
 Section 13: Systems of Linear Equations
 Section 14: Radicals
 Section 15: Quadratics
 Section 16: Applications


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