March 6, 2009
Volume 14 No. 10
 

In This Issue

Math Forum Online PD Courses

Pi Day Resources

Mathematics Awareness Month

Multilingual eGlossary

 

Online PD
Courses

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Problem Solving Strategies

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

 

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

 

Online Professional Development Courses

http://mathforum.org/pd/

The Math Forum's latest round of online PD courses are open for registration until Friday, March 20:

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at a time
led by Ellen Clay
March 25 - May 5

Problem Solving Strategies
led by Stephen Weimar
March 26 - May 6


Pi Day Resources

http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html

From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to a frequently asked question: What are some activities I can use for a Pi Day celebration on March 14 (3.14)?

Suggestions include archived T2T conversations on the subject, Problems of the Week, Ask Dr. Math resources, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites.


Mathematics Awareness Month - April 2009

http://mathaware.org/

The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics announce that the theme for Mathematics Awareness Month, April 2009, is Mathematics and Climate.

View and submit activities related to the theme, see theme essays and this year's poster, or find out more about Mathematics Awareness Month.


Multilingual eGlossary

http://www.glencoe.com/apps/eGlossary612/grade.php

Glencoe's dictionary has expanded, added a language, and changed format since we last featured it five years ago. It now offers terms defined in these languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

In addition to illustrated definitions, sound files pronounce the terms in the glossaries of some languages, while others require downloading PDF files.

 

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