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

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


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


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


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.


This newsletter is provided as a service of The Math Forum, an online educational community for mathematics hosted by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

You're receiving this e-mail because you are subscribed to the newsletter. This is a recurring mailing. You have the option to receive this newsletter in either html or plain text formats. To unsubscribe from future mailings, change your subscription, or browse all newsletters, please see our newsletter web archive.

The Math Forum is also home to Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, MathTools, Teacher2Teacher, the Internet Math Library, math discussion groups, and over 1,000,000 pages of mathematics information and discussions.

Texas Instruments
is a sponsor of
the Math Forum

Make It Real Learning
is a sponsor of
the Math Forum

Copyright © 2009 Drexel University. All Rights Reserved. 800-756-7823
Contact Us
| Back Issues | Subscribe/Unsubscribe