February 6 2009
Volume 14 No. 6
 

In This Issue

Math Camps and Summer Programs

CIESE Collaborative Projects

KENKEN

 

Online PD
Courses

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

 

Free Online
Opportunities

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability

 

Math Camps and Summer Programs

http://mathforum.org/students/high/opps.html

The Math Forum maintains an annotated list of math camps and summer programs. It links to residential opportunities, some just for girls, in states that include

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Washington

Many opportunities occuring this summer have application deadlines already coming up soon.


CIESE Collaborative Projects

http://www.ciese.org/collabprojs.html

A series of collaborative projects that use the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. Each project has a brief description, and links to the NCTM standards and Nation Science Standards it supports.

Beginning dates are coming up in late February and March for the latest round of most projects. Down the Drain is an ongoing project.

Projects:

  • Down the Drain
  • The International Boiling Point Project
  • Human Genetics
  • The Global Water Sampling Project
  • The Global Sun Temperature Project
  • Square of Life
  • Bucket Buddies
  • Take a Dip
  • The Noon Day Project
  • Oceans Connecting a Nation


KENKEN

http://www.kenken.com/

Invented by Japanese math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto, KENKEN allows you to test your puzzle acumen and improve your math skills at the same time.

Six new puzzles appear daily on NYTimes.com, linked here. Or play the more difficult puzzles on this site.

 

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