November 21, 2008
Volume 13 No. 47

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

Talk About ... Math!

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards


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

For the last time this calendar year, mentor groups will be providing feedback to submitters in Problems of the Week over the next two weeks:

  • Pre-Algebra from November 17 through November 30
  • Math Fundamentals from November 24 through December 7

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

How to Use Free Mentoring

Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.

Trial Class Account

Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.

Talk About ... Math!

The book Talk About Math: How All Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Math shows parents how to include measurement, geometry, statistics and arithmetic in everyday, fun activities while avoiding tension around math.

This companion website includes video clips of children counting to illustrate the book's first chapter.

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards recognizes outstanding educators, administrators, policymakers, and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education.

This awards program administered by the cable industry and its national education foundation, Cable in the Classroom, is in its fifth year of operation. Previous winners and their projects are described on the site.

Award categories include:

  • Cable Partnerships for Learning
  • Media Literacy Education
  • General Excellence
  • Policymaker Excellence

Applications for the 2009 awards are being accepted online now through Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12pm (noon) PST.


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