September 12, 2008
Volume 13 No. 37

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week

SuperKids: Games of Logic and Reasoning


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


Free Mentoring Opportunities

Mentor groups will be providing feedback to submitters in Problems of the Week over the next several weeks:

  • Math Fundamentals from September 15 through October 26
  • Pre-Algebra from October 6 through November 2
  • Geometry from October 20 through November 2

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

How to Use Free Mentoring
Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.

Trial Class Account
Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.

Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week

Designed for teachers who want to implement problem solving more effectively, these moderated courses led by Math Forum professional staff take place online using Blackboard Vista (formerly WebCT).

All individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Current prices for courses start at $149.
Pre-Algebra Focus
led by Suzanne Alejandre
October 2 - November 12
Math Fundamentals Focus
led by Claire Mead
October 9 - November 19


Read feedback from teachers who have recently completed this course:

SuperKids: Games of Logic and Reasoning

SuperKids offers these games that focus on spatial reasoning and strategy:

  • Battleship!
  • Classic Checkers
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Towers of Hanoi
  • Sorter
  • Peg
  • Connect-the-Dots
  • Classic 21
  • BreakOut!
  • Four in a Row
  • Mumbo Jumbo
  • SScrabble
  • Joggle


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