September 5, 2008
Volume 13 No. 36

In This Issue


Imagine Math Day

Math Rocks


Online PD

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week:
Pre-Algebra Focus

Math Fundamentals Focus


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability



The goal of Thinkfinity is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and professional development training.

Browse resources organized for each of these audiences:

  • educator
  • student
  • parent
  • afterschool

These resources resulted from the merger of Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network, with funding by the Verizon Foundation.

Imagine Math Day

Math Forum community member John Mahoney recently wrote to let us know that, "Darryl Yong and Michael Orrison have written an intriguing article in the current issue of MAA's FOCUS on 'Imagine Math Day: Encouraging Secondary Students and Teachers to Engage in Authentic Mathematical Discovery.'"

Imagine Math Day is an outreach activity designed to engage secondary school students and their teachers in authentic mathematical discovery. The Harvey Mudd College (HMC) Professional Development and Outreach Group has designed and carried out this program annually at HMC since 2006. View photos and activities here:

Math Rocks

Texas Instruments provides some short annotated video clips of how math works in everyday life, including:

  • Space shuttle launch
  • Women's pole vault
  • Men's soccer

Additional resources available are:

  • Mom's Back-to-School Guide
  • Why Math Rocks: Why Graphing?, Research, and Cool Careers
  • Achieve More in Math: Tutorials, SAT and ACT Test Prep
  • GraphTI
  • Dream College Tour Sweepstakes

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