August 15, 2008
Volume 13 No. 33
 

In This Issue

NSDL Online Teacher Workshops

Googol Learning: Resource Centre

Eratosthenes Experiment

 

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

 

NSDL Online Workshops

http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/

The Math Forum has been hosting a series of online workshops for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Teachers will explore the Math Tools digital library and several software tools that contribute in some way to mathematical understanding, problem solving, reflection and discussion.

Applications are now open for:

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
September 8 - October 20, 2008
Overview
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/overview.html
Dates for 2008-2009 Workshop Schedule
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/dates.html
Application
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/apply.html
 
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
September 8 - October 20, 2008
Overview
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/overview.prob.html
Dates for 2008-2009 Workshop Schedule
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/dates.prob.html
Application
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/apply.prob.html

Currently the $100 workshop fees are paid for participants by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). All individuals who successfully complete the workshop will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be received from the Drexel University School of Education for a fee of $25 to cover administrative costs.


Googol Learning: Resource Centre

http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/

Googol Learning's Resource Centre offers links to free learning resources, including:

  • Activities & Games
  • Articles
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Clubs
  • Contests & Challenges
  • E-Books
  • Eco Math
  • Environmental Education
  • Guided Topics
  • Inspiration
  • Lessons
  • Making of the Show
  • Meet the Characters
  • Music Radio
  • Online Games
  • Online Videos
  • Recommendations
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • What's a Googol?
  • Worksheets & Printable Games


Eratosthenes Experiment

http://www.youth.net/eratosthenes/

This one-day project allows students from all over the globe to calculate the circumference of the Earth by measuring the shadow of the sun, then using that measurement in a simple equation. Students and classes are encouraged to share their results with others by completing an experiment report form:

http://www.youth.net/eratosthenes/experiment.html

Experimental results of participating students and classes will be posted here:

http://www.youth.net/eratosthenes/080922/

 

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