August 22, 2008
Volume 13 No. 34
 

In This Issue

ED Pubs: US Department of Education

Wilbooks: Books from Bruce

Brainfreeze Puzzles

Macalester College Problem of the Week

 

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

 

ED Pubs: US Department of Education

http://edpubs.ed.gov/

Order free publications from the U.S. Department of Education. For tips on where to find educational resources, how to improve teaching methods, and how to apply research in the classroom, browse by

  • Audience
  • Education Level
  • Language
  • Publication Type
  • Subject


Wilbooks: Books from Bruce

http://www.wilbooks.com/bfb/

Bruce Larkin, the published author of over five-hundred early children's books, including the extremely popular Larkin's Little Readers Series, would like to promote literacy through book ownership.

Larkin has generously agreed to donate sets of fifty (50) free books at the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade reading levels. Through the Books From Bruce program, children can be given books to call their own. Book ownership and books in the home are good indicators of future success in school. Bruce Larkin believes all children and their siblings should enjoy the advantage of having books in their homes.

Math titles include:

  • Patterns All Around Us
  • Animals with Stripes
  • A Dollar Bill
  • Puppies Run Away


Brainfreeze Puzzles

http://brainfreezepuzzles.com/

Philip Riley and Laura Taalman create colorful, hand-designed Sudoku variation puzzles with additional rules that challenge you to rethink your old Sudoku strategies and encourage you to devise new ones. This website accompanies their book, Color Sudoku, with free example puzzles and solving tips.

Stan Wagon developed the semester's first Macalester College Problem of the Week based on Riley and Taalman's Sudoku variation, as announced on the mailing list that the Forum hosts for him:

About the Macalester College Problem of the Week

http://mathforum.org/wagon/about.html

 

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