In This Issue
KenKen Clarification
PNC Christmas Price Index
STATS
Math Playground
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


KenKen Clarification
http://mathforum.org/kenken/
The Math Forum's KenKen service is free. If you are not already
a Problems of the Week (PoW) member, register for the free KenKen service here:
http://mathforum.org/kenken/about.html
If you already have a PoW membership, no additional action is
necessary on your part to access the KenKen materialsjust
enter your PoW login information where prompted.
We apologize for any confusion in last week's message.
PNC Christmas Price Index
http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/
For the past 26 years, PNC Bank has produced a summary of the
cost of all the gifts involved in the song "The Twelve Days of
Christmas." This can be used as an engaging way of presenting
economics concepts.
For 2009, PNC has enlisted a group of children to help deliver
the information. The updated site includes a video presentation,
an interactive chart, and fun games and activities that can be
used for:
 A discussion on inflation
 A math lesson about reading charts
 A history lesson on wages for skilled and unskilled workers
New this year: get fun facts and trivia about each of the gifts
in the "Twelve Days of Christmas."
Twelve Days of Math Lessons
http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=672
Eric O'Brien, of the Shore Road School, Bellmore, NY, has taken
this carol to his classroom, and started a discussion on the
middle school (grades 58) discussion group of the Association
of Math Teachers of New York State, hosted at the Math Forum.
(Eric serves as Middle School Representative to AMTNYS's
board.) Discussants have explored financial and number
theoretical aspects of the scenario. Read their views and share
your own using the link abovefree registration is required to
participate in the discussion. Look for the threads beginning
"Tis the Season."
The thread resulting from Eric's initial post is here:
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2018936
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
http://stats.org/
STATS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan resource on the use and
abuse of science and statistics in the media. Its goals are to
correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public
policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack
of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for
journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and
controversies.
 Materials (analysis, articles)
 STATS Blog
 STATS Simplified (essential statistics concepts)
 Resource Links
Math Playground
http://www.mathplayground.com/
Math Playground is a mathematics learning site sponsored by
the Math Advantage Learning Center for students in grades K6.
Since we first featured them in 2003, their free offerings of
learning activities have expanded greatly, and now include a
section of videos on math topics.
 math games
 word problems
 logic puzzles
 math videos
 thinking blocks
 computation
 flashcards
 math worksheets
 manipulatives


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