In This Issue
Google Groups Discussion  TINspire
tPoWs
2008 T^{3} International Conference
Survey on Images of Math and Math History
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 35: Tools for Building Math Concepts
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
For all students: tPoWs
For students in grades 910: the MathMentor


Google Groups Discussion  TINspire
http://groups.google.com/group/tinspire
For users of the new TINspire handheld, Rex Boggs has set up a moderated discussion group at Google Groups. The purpose of the discussion is to share knowledge and problems to make the technology more productive, enjoyable and enlightening.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the link above and request to join the group.
Technology Problems of the Week
http://mathforum.org/tpow/index.direct.html
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are problemsolving challenges modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as the TINspire. Students are invited to use the link "Submit your answer" and then "selfmentor" using specially designed hints, checks, and suggestions for extensions.

TIPoW: Chirp! Chirp!
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/35755/

Use your TINspire to find the temperature when a cricket chirps a certain number of times a minute.

TIPoW: Sam and Teri's Bank Accounts
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/35757/

Use your TINspire to consider this scenario and question: Sam and Teri have bank accounts. Sam always withdraws money; Teri always saves it. When will they have equal balances  or will they ever?
2008 T^{3} International Conference
http://education.ti.com/go/t3dallas
The T^{3} program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the annual T^{3} International Conference in Chicago, February 29  March 2, 2008.
Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from experienced educators; participate in handson and demonstration sessions  and visit the Math Forum's booth!
http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/dallas/
Suzanne Alejandre and Bruce Levine will staff booth No. 314 in the Exhibit Hall:
10:00 to 6:00, Friday, February 29, 2008
9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, March 1, 2008
We are looking forward to talking with you about the Math Forum, in general, and in particular about

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)

Professional Development

Math Tools

Dr. Math Books
Want to talk about tPoWs inspired by TI, but know you won't be at the conference? Send Suzanne a note so that she can contact you!
http://mathforum.org/cgibin/mailto.pl?key=20&to=Suzanne
TI also runs twoday Regional Conferences throughout the year. All T^{3} conferences are open to kindergarten to university educators interested in using educational technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and world languages.
Penn State Survey on Images of Mathematics and Mathematics History
http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey.zgi?p=WEB227DMS9HX5V
"In mathematics, you can be creative." Agree or disagree?
Would you describe math as "creating and studying abstract structures, objects and patterns" ... or as "a language, a set of notations and symbols" ... or as something else?
Crave a little math history quiz?
Then take this brief survey created by Danielle Goodwin, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Education at Penn State University, who is investigating the relationship between knowledge of mathematics history and beliefs about mathematics. She invites confidential responses from anyone who teaches math for at least one period per day.


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