In This Issue
Midnight Tutor
The Futures Channel
Why It Is Important to Learn Algebra
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


Midnight Tutor
http://midnighttutor.com/
Midnight Tutor posts free videos of "rocket scientists on call"
solving your calculus problems. Email <solve@midnighttutor.com> with
your problem and Midnight Tutor will make a new video of it.
You may also get a hint or two by return email.
Covered calculus topics include:
 Precalculus Review
 Limits
 Derivatives
 Integrals
 Slope Fields and Differential Equations
 Series
 Word Problems
 AP Calculus Test Classic Problems
 Polar Coordinates
 MultiVariable Calculus
 Lagrange Multipliers
 Gradient and Partial Derivatives
 Complex Variables
The Futures Channel
http://www.thefutureschannel.com/
The Futures Channel was founded in 1999 with the goal of using
new media technologies to create a channel between the
scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are
shaping the future, and today's learners who will one day
succeed them.
Futures Channel videos feature realworld math, science, and
technology experiences, designed to motivate students in the
study of those disciplines and introduce them to future career
possibilities. The Channel offers related lessons for
teachers, and videos on Jaime Escalante and Kay Toliver.
Some videos are free. Support the Futures Channel by purchasing
a subscription to the new Defined STEM package of videos and
lessons, including standards correlations and collaborative
features; access to the year's toprated videos; and packages
of videos and lessons.
Why It Is Important to Learn Algebra
This PDF document is a parent/student guide explaining why
Algebra I is a required subject, how it helps prepare students
for the future, how Algebra I fits into the student's high
school math program, and what parents can do to support their
student's success in learning algebra. Geared to a California
audience, the ideas are applicable in other states as well.
This site has a twoquestion survey before you can see it. Fill
out the survey to enter the site, or click "Ask me later, enter
site" (next to the "submit" button) to skip it.
http://www.edsource.org/pub_algebra09_QA.html
A Spanish version is also available:
http://www.edsource.org/pub_algebra09_QA_span.html


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