January 18, 2008
Volume 13 No. 3

In This Issue

Making Math Fun

Houghton Mifflin Education Place

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams: High School Invention Grants


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


Making Math Fun


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


Choose a grade level and a chapter to view lesson ideas for introducing and developing K-6 content such as "Subtracting Two-Digit 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

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams: High School Invention Grants


Lemelson-MIT 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 in-class 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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