In This Issue
Problems of the Week Makeover
PCMI Statistics Activities
The Math Dude
Online PD
The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation
Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week
Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners
Problem Solving in Geometry
and Measurement, Course 1
Problem Solving in Geometry
and Measurement, Course 2
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation, Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4
Problem Solving Strategies
Free Online Opportunities
Tools for Building Math Concepts
For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II: Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses


New Problems of the Week Site and Software
The Math Forum @ Drexel is looking forward to the launch of new Problems of the Week software that will be faster, more reliable, and easier to use.
NOTE: In order to complete the transition and testing of the
new system, our Problems of the Week services will not be
available from Friday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 4. There
will be no access to any part of any of the PoW services during
that period: current problems, Library, Write Math, student
registration, teacher offices, etc. will all be closed. We
apologize for any inconvenience this disruption might cause.
Find out more about the benefits to students, teachers, and
mentors here:
http://mathforum.org/pow/newsoftware.html
PCMI Statistics Activities
These statistics activities involving Fathom software were
developed as part of the Park City Mathematics Institute, or
PCMI. This year's institute is currently under way.
Our Backpack Data: Making Conclusions from Graphs
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/backpack/
This smallgroup activity with wholeclass discussion and
optional use of Fathom software involves graphing data from
a survey of guessed vs. actual weight of backpacks.
Let 'Em Roll™ Simulation
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/priceisright/
In this activity, students calculate experimental and
theoretical probabilities in a dice game in which both
mutually exclusive and dependent events occur.
Parabolic Path to a Best BestFit Line
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/parabolic/
Students experiment with the underlying quadratic relationship
between slope and residuals to find the least squares
regression line in this activity.
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See more projects, papers, and activities from PCMI here:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/projects.html
We host a public discussion group on Fathom and Tinkerplots
software, available online (or by RSS) here:
http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=97
The Math Dude
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/itv/mathdude/
As the Math Dude, Mike DeGraba engages students with his video
explanations of Algebra I concepts. The 5 to 7minute episodes
are available via Flash on the web, podcast, RSS feed, and—if
you live in Montgomery County, MD—cable TV. Episodes are
produced to coordinate with Montgomery County's curriculum
timetable, but are available on demand from the site.
 Unit 1
 graphic representations
solving onestep equations
solving multistep equations
solving inequalities
 Unit 5
 matrices
the mean
the median and box & whiskers
probability
sample spaces
 Unit 6
 laws of exponents
dividing monomials
polynomial operations
multiplying polynomials
factoring
solving equations by factoring
 Unit 7
 graphing parabolas
solving quadratic equations
exponential functions
properties of functions


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