May 1, 2009
Volume 14 No. 18

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunity

PoW Teacher Resources



New!Special Offer
through June 30, 2009 on Problems of the Week class, school, or district memberships when you add a PD online course!


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 Opportunity

A mentor group will be providing feedback to submitters in the Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week that is active from May 11 - May 24.

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.

Teacher Resources - Problems of the Week

Teachers using the Math Forum's Problems of the Week have been raving about a new page we offer, collecting all the Current PoW Teacher Resources in one page: Enhanced Problem Packet for Teachers, Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series, and Online Resources for all of this year's problems.

You can reach this page through the Teacher Documents page, or through the Problems and Puzzles tab at the top of the Math Forum home page.

ArcLessons - Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

Lessons for using geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom include these topics and more:

  • X and Y Coordinates Rule the Map
  • Investigating Temperature Extremes in the USA
  • Baseball Radio Station Analysis
  • The Dust Bowl
  • The Great Migration
  • Japanese American Internment

Categories range from Life Sciences to Map & GIS Skills, from Physical/Earth Sciences to Social Studies.


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