October 31, 2008
Volume 13 No. 44

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

Girl Scouts of the USA: GirlsGoTech

Middle School Portal: Math Focal Points: Grades 5, 6, 7, 8


Online PD

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Problem Solving Strategies


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
    November 10 - 23
    November 24 - December 7
  • Pre-Algebra
    November 17 - 30



The Girl Scouts of the USA offer this site to illustrate that math, science and technology are everywhere.

Areas include:

  • See the World
  • The Games
  • Cryptic Codes
    The World Around Us
    Think about Thinking
    The Sounds of Science
  • Inside the Web

Middle School Portal
Math Focal Points: Grades 5, 6, 7, 8

The Middle School Portal has a series of resources that support the teaching of the Curriculum Focal Points for grades 5 through 8. Each series begins with an introduction and includes background information for teachers.

Grade 5
  • Division of Whole Numbers
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • 3-D Shapes
Grade 6
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Ratio and Rate
  • Expressions
Grade 7
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Integers and Algebra
Grade 8
  • Linear Functions and Equations
  • Geometry: Plane Figures and Solids
  • Analyzing Data Sets

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