June 27, 2008 Volume 13 No. 26

In This Issue

SmartBoardWiki

The Number Empire

Maths Teaching Ideas

Free Online
Opportunities

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

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability

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

For all students:
tPoWs

 10% Discount Through this Monday, June 30, 2008, receive a 10% discount on Problems of the Week class, school, or district memberships and/or our new PD online courses SmartBoardWiki http://smartboardwiki.wikispaces.com/ The SmartBoardWiki is a venue where teachers can read, discuss, and increase their experience with SmartBoard technology. Sections include: Welcome Goals Hardware FAQs PD Materials SMART Use Checklist Lesson Creation Advanced Integration Resources Miscellaneous Teacher Notebook Lessons Tutorials The authors ask for your input and contributions. The Number Empire http://www.numberempire.com/ Enter a positive integer up to 10^12, press the "Go!" button, and The Number Empire states -- in yes/no format -- whether you entered a prime number, a Bell number, a Catalan number, or a factorial. The same single click displays the integer written out in words, as well as in binary, octal, and hexadecimal; and calculates its sine, cosine, and square root. Vitalii Vanovschi also offers:     Math tools: Derivative calculator Integral calculator Limit calculator Number factorizer LaTeX equation editor &nbps;     Number theory: Prime numbers Fibonacci numbers Bernoulli numbers Euler numbers Factorial calculator Maths Teaching Ideas http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents.htm This site contains freely accessible lesson ideas, activities and resources. The Maths section is organized under: General Maths Mental Starters Problem Solving Assessment Number / Place Value Number Patterns Addition / Subtraction Multiplication / Division Fractions / Dec's / % Money Shape Measure Data Handling Maths Displays Share Your Ideas

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