19 November, 2010
Volume 15 No. 47
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In This Issue

Teach Here Map App

Exploring Computational Thinking



Online PD


Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops

Praxis II prep:
Moving to Math


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


Teach Here Map App


Use this map to zoom in on road atlases and pan around to your nearest teacher prep programs, state teaching certification offices, school district headquarters, and local teaching jobs.

Bing launched the Teach Here map application earlier this autumn in collaboration with the TEACH campaign, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. Data sources include the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, CareerBuilder, Wintergreen Orchard House, and Alloy Education.

PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"We are grateful to future teachers from Western Oregon University for providing mentoring to so many submitters for Math Club Field Trip. We saw a number of different strategies.... Some solvers, like Paige, acted out the problem with manipulatives."
- Claire, prefacing the students she highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

Exploring Computational Thinking


These classroom-ready lessons, worksheets, and examples emphasize pattern recognition, algorithm design, and other computational thinking (CT) skills. Created by teachers in collaboration with software engineers from Google, the materials cover pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and calculus.

Google invites teachers to adapt these resources for your own 6-12th graders; and provides a Getting Started Guide, FAQ, and discussion forums for building your own CT curricula.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm [a] Brazilian teacher.... I have the book Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry, by Harold E. Wolfe. I love this book, but some exercises are making me crazy."
- Karolina, posted to the geometry.college newsgroup



Mangahigh's free games for learning algebra, shape, and numbers include

  • Algebra Meltdown (functions)
  • Transtar (transformations, reflections, dilations)
  • BIDMAS Blaster (order of operations)
  • Ice Ice Maybe (estimation)

This games-based learning site also offers Prodigi, a free catalog of math lessons and quizzes that dynamically adapt in difficulty. Just click the button for a math topic and check the boxes for grade levels to filter from among Prodigi's more than 40,000 math questions with hints and solutions:


With an objective of "creating playable math rather than games as reward," Mangahigh does not require any registration. By registering for a free basic package, however, you enjoy access to an assignment-setting functionality and a suite of formative assessment tools.


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