January 9, 2009
Volume 14 No. 2

In This Issue

Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League

The Stock Market Game



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The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Problem Solving Strategies


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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


Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League Starts Tenth Year


The Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League is an Internet-based math competition appropriate for enrichment, small group work and individuals wanting creative, technology-rich experiences.

Beginning its tenth year, the Fermi Math League is open to school districts and individual students world-wide.

Winter session lasts six weeks, and begins Tuesday, January 27. The registration fee is $40 per student per team, with group rates available for classes.

The Stock Market Game


A program that involves students in a simulation of stock market investing in order to teach lessons from a variety of subjects, including mathematics and economics. Related teaching materials incorporate national voluntary and state educational standards from fourth grade to college levels.



Canstruction is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.

The results are displayed to the public as sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held. At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to emergency feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers.

View exhibits online, locate exhibits in participating cities, learn how to create or join a team in your area, or "cantribute" to this organization or your local food bank, all through this site.

Canstruction is a foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA).


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