March 27, 2009
Volume 14 No. 13

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

NCTM Illuminations

Handheld Geometry


Online PD

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

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

Mentor groups will be providing feedback to Math Fundamentals PoW submitters:

  • April 6 - April 19
  • April 20 - May 3

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.

NCTM Illuminations

Since we last featured NCTM's Illuminations site, they've revised and expanded their content and redesigned their logo.

New activity:
Free Ride
Use ratios to complete a bicycle race.

Revised activities:
Use numbers, shapes, fractions, decimals, percents.

Circle Tool
For grades 6-8; explore relationships among radius, diameter, area, circumference.

New lessons, written by participants in the Illuminations Summer Institute from July 2008:
Linear Alignment

Planning a Playground

Illuminations Summer Institute

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Illuminations Summer Institute, a two-week intensive residential program, held at the NCTM headquarters in Reston, VA. The online application submission deadline is Friday, May 1.

Handheld Geometry

This is a dynamic geometry site for handheld devices and graphing calculators, including the Cabri™ Jr. Application for the Texas Instruments TI83+ and TI84+, and the TI-Nspire™.

  • Teaching
  • Reviews
  • Puzzles
  • RSS
  • Help
  • Links

Click "Teaching" or "Puzzles" to browse geometry construction lessons and challenges. Site owner Nevil Hopley, Head of Mathematics at George Watson's College (Edinburgh), welcomes your own contributions, and has offered to turn them into movie files like the Cabri Jr. tutorial, already available for download.


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