6 November, 2009
Volume 14 No. 45

In This Issue


SMARTBoard Mini-Movies

Webinar Series: Achievement in Mathematics


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




By representing numbers as shapes, Numicon's teaching program addresses different learning strengths with a multi-sensory approach.

Download free mathematics display resources (for bulletin boards and the like) from this link:


Topics include

  • Numicon Shapes
  • Pattern and Sequence
  • Calculating

SMARTBoard Mini-Movies


Enhance your SMARTBoard Notebook presentations with these mini-movies, which are simple Flash animations.

Jamie Tubbs has created mini-movies on topics including:

  • Alphabet Geometry (angles, similar figures, symmetry, transformations, tessellations)
  • Everything Geometry (geometry basics, circles, area and perimeter, classifying triangles, classifying quadrilaterals)
  • Web-Based Student Activities
  • Number Properties & Concepts
  • Multiplication with Circles and Stars
  • Addition and Subtraction with Dominoes
  • More Grades K-2 (recognizing patterns, doubles)

Webinar Series: Achievement in Mathematics


In this series of free webinars, experts in mathematics professional development will discuss and answer your questions about improving teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.

Upcoming topics and dates:

  • Differentiation (November 18)
  • English Language Learners (December 16)

Archived webinars, including the topics of Professional Learning Communities, Coaching, and Funding Professional Development, are available here:


These webinars are sponsored by Math Solutions, a professional development organization founded by Marilyn Burns.


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