November 14, 2008
Volume 13 No. 46

In This Issue

Online PD Course: The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Mathematics Museum

Math Olympiads


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


Online PD Course: The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

This course is designed for teachers, math coaches, and/or curriculum developers who are interested in learning about the Math Forum's problem solving process. Activities and discussions align well with the Math Forum's Problems of the Week but could also be used to develop techniques to use with problem solving prompts in general.

Led by Suzanne Alejandre, this course is scheduled to span six weeks, December 4 through January 14. Participants will have some flexibility within each week but are expected to complete the activities during the assigned week. Registration closes at 5 pm on Friday, November 28, 2008.

View more description and the syllabus:

All individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Drexel University's School of Education indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Current price for this course is $149.

Mathematics Museum

This website provides visual and written explanations of various aspects of mathematics. The Museum is maintained in Japan and a couple of the sections are available in Japanese only.

Sections include:

  • A Journey to Wasan
  • Fractal3D Gallery
  • Kodawari House
  • Rotating Kummer's Surface
  • The Beauty of Surfaces
  • Atsunan Live Math
  • Geometry of Wallpaper Patterns
  • Math-Cut Studium
  • Soliton-Lab Art Gallery
  • Deformation of Catenoid to Helocoid
  • Introduction to Geometry, Ibaraki University, 2002
  • Rotating Barth's Surface
  • Sangaku--Japanese Temple Geometry Problem

Math Olympiads

Created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, the Math Olympiads program offers five monthly contests held November through March. Choose from two grade-appropriate divisions:

  • Division E: Grades 4-6
  • Division M: Grades 6-8

More information organized under General Information:

  • The Program
  • Contests
  • Samples
  • Problem of the Month
  • Awards
  • Enrollment
  • "What They Wrote"
  • MOEMS Board of Directors


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