30 July, 2010
Volume 15 No. 31
 

In This Issue

Khan Academy

Walpha Wiki

Über Fan

 

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
Opportunities

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

 

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Salman Khan has recorded over 1400 YouTube videos on a variety of topics, largely math and finance:

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Banking and Money
  • Calculus
  • Credit Crisis
  • Current Economics
  • Differential Equations
  • Finance
  • Geithner Plan
  • Geometry
  • Linear Algebra
  • Paulson Bailout
  • Pre-algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • Valuation and Investing
  • Venture Capital and Capital Markets

Khan received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Masters in electrical engineering and computer science, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Khan Academy, which he founded, is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

To keep abreast of new videos, subscribe to the Khan Academy channel on YouTube.


Walpha Wiki

http://walphawiki.wikidot.com/introduction

Derek Bruff and others have started this collaborative site to record how secondary and undergraduate math educators use Wolfram|Alpha, or Walpha as it's called here, in the classroom. In particular, the authors are interested in how students might use Walpha themselves, as well as how teachers might use Walpha as an instructional tool.

If you're interested in contributing, request to join the site. You can also talk about Walpha in education on the site's Forum, and comment on particular pages by clicking on the "discussion" link at the bottom of each page.


Über Fan

http://www.uberfan.com/

"The fan's electronic baseball card," UberFan.com compares statistics from the events you see side-by-side with all that team or player's official MLB stats. UberFan.com will show you differences between the stats you've witnessed and the stats you haven't--is your favorite pitcher really on his game on the nights you're watching? Or is his ERA for games you haven't seen even lower? Create a free account; identify the ballgames you watch at the ballpark, on TV, or over the Internet, or listen to on the radio; and then view and filter the stats related to those games, automatically tracked in your personal profile.

 

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