14 May, 2010
Volume 15 No. 20

In This Issue

Sketchpad 5 Calculus Webinar

Deepwater Horizon Incident

Habitable Planet Interactive Labs


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


Sketchpad 5 Calculus Webinar

Join Scott Steketee of Key Curriculum Press as he presents this free webinar, titled "What's the Limit?: Teach Derivatives and Antiderivatives Using The Geometer's Sketchpad." Offered twice:

More information is available at the registration links. For those unable to attend either session in person, a recording will be posted after May 18.

Deepwater Horizon Incident


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has put together a site full of resources about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the left margin, choose "Information for: Students and Teachers" to access data sets as well as articles for the classroom, such as a Q&A that puts large numbers into context, entitled "What's the Story on Oil Spills?

Habitable Planet Interactive Labs


Use this set of interactive labs from the Annenberg Media course "The Habitable Planet" to explore the intersection of math and science. Labs tie together common concepts around the themes of:

  • Carbon
  • Demographics
  • Disease
  • Ecology
  • Energy

Each lab consists of a simulator with a series of questions to think about as you explore scenarios, as well as a data table to help students track their data as they progress.

For more about the Habitable Planet course, see its home page:



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