27 November 2009
Volume 14 No. 48

In This Issue

The Math Forum at CMC-North

Seasonal Math Forum Problems of the Week

Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Exercises and Examples


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


The Math Forum at CMC-North


Coming to Asilomar December 4-6 for the California Mathematics Council's northern meeting? Suzanne Alejandre, Math Forum Director of Professional Development, will present a session on Saturday:

The Math Forum @ Drexel: Learning Math Together
Learn about and discuss activities designed to help students develop and deepen their use of mathematical problem-solving and communication. Help students connect to their own way of thinking, build their ideas and experiences, and develop confidence in problem-solving. Become familiar with our activities including, Forget the Question, Try It, In Your Own Words, and PoW IQ, that each can be used with any curriculum to help students approach problem solving from a wide variety of angles!

Session 262
9:30 - 10:30 Saturday
Pacific Grove High School, Room B3

For more about the conference, visit CMC's conference page:


Seasonal Math Forum Problems of the Week

Looking for problem solving prompts with a seasonal theme?

  • Are You Ready for Some Football? - 3520
  • Johnny's Orchards - 3316
  • Falling Leaves - 3248
  • Apple Picking - 4544
  • Shine On Harvest Moon - 434
  • Winter Is Coming! - 3227
  • Snow Day! - 3431
  • Snowy Footprints - 5003
  • Make the Save! - 3556
  • What's the Temperature? - 2992
  • Throw It Down! - 3664
  • Let It Snow! - 4600
  • The Great Northern Triathlon - 4096
  • Heating the Tub - 3604
  • Adrienne's Axel - 976
  • Winter Gold - 1936
  • Shannell's Holiday Treats - 1840
  • The Christmas Gifts - 988
  • Holiday Dance - 3592

If you have a PoW Membership that includes access to our Problems Library, view these problems by entering their three- or four-digit numbers to the left of the "Go" button here:


Do you have an Individual Teacher account? Would you like access to the past PoWs listed above--plus hundreds more? Contact us. We're happy to take the $25 that you originally spent on your individual membership, and apply that toward upgrading you to a Class account.

If you are not a member, consider a free Trial Account:


Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Exercises and Examples


Supplementing introductory textbooks, the Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Exercises and Examples (EESEE) comprises over 80 "real-world" stories or examples about the uses and abuses of statistics and statistical inference, drawn from published and printed media encompassing a wide range of subject-matter areas.

Companion materials for case studies include:

  • problems
  • graphics
  • data sets portable to statistical software packages
  • video clips

The site is a product of a National Science Foundation grant to Cornell University and The Ohio State University, currently developed with support at the latter by W.H. Freeman & Company.


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