22 January, 2010
Volume 15 No. 4
 

In This Issue

Mateo y Cientina

12 Theorems by Women Mathematicians

Baseball Hall of Fame Online Thematic Units

 

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

 

Mateo y Cientina

http://www.mateoycientina.org/

The cartoon kids, Mateo y Cientina, present thirty experiments and activities for kids 7-10 and their families. The site includes resources and ideas for families and teachers.

The activities are intended to:

  • help adults and children alike to overcome their fear of math and science;
  • encourage families to spend time on subjects important to academic achievement;
  • introduce families to local resources that support the project's mission.

Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley teamed with New America Media, a network of ethnic media, and with the Children's Museum of Houston and the Miami Science Museum, with funding from the National Institute of Science, to develop this project.


12 Theorems by Women Mathematicians

http://www.theoremoftheday.org/Shop/Calendar10.html

Robin Whitty, whose "Theorem of the Day" site we featured in 2007 and 2008, offers a calendar for 2010, featuring a different theorem for each month. You may download the PDF files for free.


Baseball Hall of Fame Online Thematic Units

http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/index.html

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, offers sixteen standards-based curricular-oriented modules, one of which covers mathematics:

http://education.baseballhalloffame.org/experience/thematic_units/mathintro.html

The "Mathematics: Batter Up" program (grades 3-9) focuses on batting average and slugging percentage.

The new "Circling the Bases: Baseball & Geometry" program addresses grades 7 and up.

 

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