In This Issue
New PoWs on the Way!
PCMI Policy Briefs
The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation
Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week
Problem Solving in Geometry
and Measurement, Course 1
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation
Problem Solving Strategies
Tools for Building Math Concepts
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
For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses
New Problems of the Week Software Coming This Week!
A reminder: The Problems of the Week will be unavailable between
today and August 4 while we make the transition from
the current system to our new improved version. We hope you'll
appreciate the upgrade! We have an orientation video ready for
class-level members, and other materials in the works.
If you wish you could get more out of your subscription, or if
you'd like to make the most of our new software, consider
signing up for our professional development online course,
PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective
Implementation. The next session is August 20 through September
30, and you can learn more or sign up here:
We featured the beta version last year, but now Math Images is
ready for its official launch. The Math Images Project aims to
introduce the public to mathematics through beautiful and
intriguing images found throughout the fields of math. The
images feature resources around the mathematics of the images,
including discussions, applets, and other related features.
Undergraduates writing to learn mathematics work on the site
with computer science students who have made interactive
programs and images to help explain the mathematics. They
invite questions, conversations, collaborations, and
contributions of images or other resources.
A list of all the tools on the site is here:
The Math Images Project is a wiki collaboration between
Swarthmore College, the Math Forum at Drexel University, and
the National Science Digital Library.
Policy Briefs from PCMI's International Seminar
The Park City Mathematics Institute hosts a yearly
international seminar on Mathematics Education Around the
Resources now include more papers and reflections on, among other topics:
- Reasoning and Proof
- Problem Solving
- Preparing Teachers
- Bridging Policy and Practice: A Focus on Teacher Preparation
For more information on the seminar, see
Frameworks are "models of instruction" designed to support
teachers in the implementation of the Georgia Performance
Standards (GPS), but applicable to other standards. The
Frameworks consist of curriculum maps, units and tasks in PDF
format. They include:
- examples of student work as benchmarks
- teacher and student commentary
- suggestions for teaching and assessment
Choose "Mathematics" and then your grade band from the links on
the left side of the page.
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