In This Issue
Making Math Fun
Houghton Mifflin Education Place
LemelsonMIT InvenTeams: High School Invention Grants
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 35: Tools for Building Math Concepts
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
For all students: tPoWs
For students in grades 910: the MathMentor


Making Math Fun
http://www.greenleecds.com/mathintro.html
Sample a hundred different math games, worksheets, PowerPoints, and teacher resources from the collection of 700 that Robert Greenlee sells as a CD.
His page of free downloads is organized into these categories:

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2/ Precalculus

All Levels

ICTM/MMC/DVC Powerpoint Presentation
Houghton Mifflin Education Place
http://www.eduplace.com/math/mhm/
Choose a grade level and a chapter to view lesson ideas for introducing and developing K6 content such as "Subtracting TwoDigit Numbers" and "Graphing Algebra." Family Letters address a student's family  in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese  with information specific to what their child is studying in each chapter of a Houghton Mifflin book.
Use the links on the grade level pages to access
 Test Prep Practice
 Test Quest
 Brain Teasers
 Data Place
LemelsonMIT InvenTeams: High School Invention Grants
http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/
LemelsonMIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative that fosters inventiveness among high school students.
Composed of high school students, teachers, and mentors, InvenTeams collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve; research the problem; and then develop a prototype invention as an inclass or extracurricular project.
InvenTeams are encouraged to work with community partners  specifically, the potential beneficiaries of their invention. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team's efforts.
Inventions funded by the foundation have included watermelon ripeness evaluators, portable smoke detectors for the deaf, sidewalk heating systems, and robotic tennis ball retrievers.
Applications for the 2009 InvenTeams are available. The deadline for the initial application is April 25, 2008.


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