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Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series
This new series is designed to expand students' problem-solving repertoire.
Over the course of the year, we will cover many of the
fundamental ways to approach challenging problems.
Each strategy will be explored through a document that
describes activities to do with students, and examples of
student responses that are specific to each problem (FunPoW,
PreAlgPoW, AlgPoW, GeoPoW).
The problem-specific documents both provide illustrations of
the activities and help you anticipate ideas that might come
up in your class. The documents will be provided in PDF format.
If you have a PoW Membership (Individual, Class, Teacher or
Trial), check out: http://mathforum.org/pow/support/
Problem of the Week Trial Account
A trial membership gives you and your students access for
twenty-one days, including our new activity series.
Exploring and Writing Geometry
by Cathleen V. Sanders
Cathi Sanders has recently completed a new set of web pages,
adding to the collection hosted on the Math Forum site. With
Exploring and Writing Geometry, she documents a
writing-intensive Geometry class that she developed when she
was a teacher at the Punahou School in Hawaii.
The pages are organized under the following chapters:
- Clock Problem
- Test Corrections
- ASN Explain
- Thoughts about Slope
- What Is Proof?
- Congruent Triangles
- Similar Triangles
- Homework Corrections
- Quads Project
- Quads Midpoints
- Quads Congruence
- Polygons Into Circles
- Area and Perimeter
- Writing about Grading
- Center of a Triangle
- Extra Credit Projects
- Homework Reflections
- Students' Overall Reflections
- Parents' Evaluate Method
- In Conclusion
View Cathi's other resources:
The Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher FAQ
As many of you greet the new school year, browsing the
Teacher2Teacher FAQ can provide you with new ideas:
- First Day of School
- First Year Suggestions
Pages to plan ahead with:
- 100th Day of School
- Assessment Preparation
- Literature and Mathematics
- Metric Week
- Pi Day
Have a question about teaching? Submit it here:
Math Forum Resources for Family Nights
Are you looking for mathematical activities to give parents
and families to use at home with their children? This page
lists resources that are readily available at the Math Forum.