In This Issue
Mathsoul Posters
MathPuzzle.com
NCTM: Tips on Using Real Data and Current Events
Online PD Courses
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability


Mathsoul Posters
http://www.mathsoul.com/
David Brown's math motivational posters are educational display resources that inspire students and reveal to them the likely importance of math during their lifetimes.
Categories of posters include:
 MyStory: how classroom mathematics helps students succeed
 FaceLifter: provoke thought and reflection about math
 WellSaid: motivational, humorous, or insightful mathematics quotations
Mathsoul has at least one free mathematics poster available at
all times, suited for students aged around 13  17. This poster
changes periodically. Download the jpeg file, and use it for any
or all of the following:
 Printable Math Posters
 Math Borders
 Math Backgrounds
MathPuzzle.com
http://www.mathpuzzle.com/
Since we first featured this site in our January 4, 1999, issue, Ed Pegg, Jr., has added considerable content to mathpuzzle.com. Pegg describes his site as "the puzzling weblog of recreational mathematics."
Note the Puzzler's Picks and the Archived Pages linked from the right sidebar, as well as a search option.
NCTM: Tips on Using Real Data and Current Events
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=16263
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics elaborates on each of these tips for using real data and current events:
 Use real events.
 Use authentic data sets or data from students.
 Encourage multiple representations of the same data.
 Develop good consumers of math.
 Design activities to predict into the future.
 Don't be biased when teaching controversial topics.
 Help students learn to find their own data for research projects.
 Use maps to enhance understanding.


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