9 July, 2010
Volume 15 No. 28

In This Issue

Ko's Journey


Solar Eclipse Resources


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


Ko's Journey


Ko's Journey is a web-based adventure game, designed to motivate middle-school students to explore math in context.

  • lessons integrated with the story
  • NCTM Standards links
  • student progress tracking
  • free demo
  • licenses for individual, classroom, school, or home use



Mamikon Mnatsakanian offers these thought-provoking Shockwave Flash animations of geometric constructions, graphs, games, corporate logos, and much more.

Mnatsakanian's main site links to dozens of the journal articles he has co-authored with Tom Apostol on topics in visual calculus:


Solar Eclipse Resources

This Sunday, July 11, the second solar eclipse of 2010 will be visible from a narrow band around the southern hemisphere.

NASA offers an archived chat with expert Mitzi Adams of the Marshall Space Flight Center:


NASA also provides maps and tabular data:


National Geographic's Naked Science program will broadcast the eclipse hours after it occurs, and offers other videos and photographs as well:



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