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
Courses

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Problem Solving Strategies

 

Free Online
Opportunities

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

http://mathforum.org/pow/

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


GirlsGoTech

http://www.girlsgotech.org/

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
http://msteacher.org/epubs/math/math13/math.aspx
  • Division of Whole Numbers
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • 3-D Shapes
Grade 6
http://msteacher.org/epubs/math/math14/math.aspx
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Ratio and Rate
  • Expressions
Grade 7
http://msteacher.org/epubs/math/math15/math.aspx
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Integers and Algebra
Grade 8
http://msteacher.org/epubs/math/math16/math.aspx
  • Linear Functions and Equations
  • Geometry: Plane Figures and Solids
  • Analyzing Data Sets
 

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