23 April, 2010
Volume 15 No. 17

In This Issue

Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Wolfram|Alpha for Educators

Google Public Data Explorer


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

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses


Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society


Golson Media invites academic editorial contributors to a new reference work on the role of mathematics in everyday life to be published by Salem Press in 2011. This comprehensive encyclopedia is intended for high-school, college, public, and academic libraries and includes 3 volumes of approximately 500 articles.

The editors are now making article assignments with a deadline of July 1, 2010. See the link above for more information.

If you would like to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, please contact Joseph K. Golson at math@golsonmedia.com with a brief summary of your background in math and social topics.

Wolfram|Alpha for Educators


Have you used Wolfram|Alpha yet? Experimented with it in your classroom? Would you like to do more with it? Wolfram has just released a site for educators, where you can learn and share some of the amazing things Wolfram|Alpha can do for your kids.

Here you'll find:

  • videos on using Wolfram|Alpha in the classroom (covering grade 4 through college)
  • lesson plans (PDFs, with math topics from basic math through calculus)
  • an Education Group in the Wolfram|Alpha Community, a forum for new ideas
  • links to other Wolfram resources, including the Wolfram Demonstrations project and Mathematica

Wolfram|Alpha in the College Classroom

Maria Andersen's Teaching College Math site, which we have previously featured, has built up a category of blog posts dedicated to Wolfram|Alpha:


Google Public Data Explorer


The Google Public Data Explorer is available for beta testing and comment. It is designed to make large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. Easily navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Users can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you're always sharing the latest available data.


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