23 October, 2009
Volume 14 No. 43
 

In This Issue

Team America Rocketry Challenge

Climate Classroom

Book of Odds

 

Online PD

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

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

 

Team America Rocketry Challenge

http://www.rocketcontest.org/

Want to design, build, and fly model rockets?

When we first featured this rocket contest, it was advertised as a one-off celebration of the 2002 Centennial of Flight; but the enthusiasm about the event was so great that its sponsors, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), were asked to hold the contest annually.

Since then, approximately 7,000 students from across the nation have competed in TARC each year. NASA invites TARC finalists to participate in the Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program.

Register by November 30, 2009.


Climate Classroom

http://www.greennexxus.com/omaog/us/education.aspx

This curriculum encourages students to analyze the science of global warming and its relevance to current events and their daily lives, through classroom activities, lesson plans, and family and community activities.

The One Million Acts of Green Program works closely with the National Wildlife Federation, The Climate Project, and its website partner GreenNexxus to provide age-appropriate resources for K-12 and beyond.


Book of Odds

http://www.bookofodds.com/

The Book of Odds contains hundreds of thousands of Odds Statements, from the odds of being the only one to survive a plane crash, to the odds of having a heart attack, to the odds of having ever eaten cold pizza for breakfast. The company's mission is to increase knowledge of and intuition about probabilities.

  • Search for odds of concern or interest
  • Compare the odds of events both unfamiliar and mundane
  • Explore calibration pairs, comparison pairs, topical lists, time series, geographic distributions, and more
  • View odds in probability order
  • Create the "Odds of Me," a list of Odds Statements that apply directly to you ("I am that 1 in 287!")

... and much more.

 

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