25 September, 2009
Volume 14 No. 39
 

In This Issue

Lumosity Brain Games

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

 

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

 

Lumosity Brain Games

http://www.lumosity.com/

Lumos Labs has designed these games and training exercises to improve memory, processing speed, reasoning, and other cognitive functions in adults.

  • Read Lumosity's articles to learn about the science behind the program.
  • Sign up for a free trial account.
  • Check out the Lumosity blog for the latest brain research and program features.


Wolfram Demonstrations Project

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com

The Wolfram Demonstrations Project is a web collection of freely available, interactive demonstrations in math, science, and many other areas.

Ranging in level from elementary education to front-line research, this collection of open-code "mini-applications"—all created in Mathematica—grows every day, with contributions by users from around the world. The collection has just passed the 5000-item mark.

For website visitors who do not have Mathematica, the free Mathematica Player can be downloaded here:

http://www.wolfram.com/products/player/

More information about the dynamic capabilities in Mathematica is available at:

http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/


NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/

The PBS television series NOVA has produced a program about fractals, their impact on the world of mathematics, and the way they're shaping our understanding of nature. In addition to the program itself (in five chapters), the website offers:

  • a program preview (video)
  • program description
  • links and books
  • teacher's guide
  • e-mail newsletter

See more math videos from NOVA:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/video/nsn-math.html

 

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