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 59: 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
 PreAlgebra
 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
 3D 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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