February 20, 2009
Volume 14 No. 8

In This Issue

Third Millennium International Olympiad

World Math Day

The Bridges Organization


Free Online

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


Third Millennium International Olympiad

School Plus is hosting its 9th annual online problem solving event. Students in grades 5-12 will have three hours to solve six problems, and submit their answers online. The event is free. Try out sample questions from previous years:


The Olympiad will take place on Sunday, 1 March, 2009, 4-7 p.m. (EST). Registration opens Monday, 23 February, 12 pm (EST). Registered students may practice with the online editor that will be used to submit answers during the Olympiad.

Further details, and the sign-up for grades 9-12:


Grades 5-8 students should sign up at the SchoolPlus-Online site:


World Math Day


March 4 is World Math Day. 3P Learning sponsors this site to provide five- to eighteen-year olds with mental arithmetic questions to solve in competition with other math students from around the globe. The contest runs two days, and is free of charge.

Recent World Math Days have attracted participation from more than a million students in 160 countries.

Also available from


The Bridges Organization


The Bridges Organization oversees an annual conference on connections between art and mathematics. The site's virtual museum shows sculpture, paintings, drawings, digital prints, textiles, origami and other paper-foldings created by mathematicians and mathematically-inclined artists.

The site also displays mathematical art from art exhibits and conferences, such as the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematics Association of America.


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