5 February, 2010
Volume 15 No. 6
 

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunities

tPoWs Have Moved!

From Fish to Infinity

 

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

 

Free Mentoring Opportunities

http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html

Mentor groups will provide feedback to submitters in upcoming problems opening on these dates:

  • PreAlgPoW, February 15
  • FunPoW and AlgPoW, February 22

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

Trial Class Account

http://mathforum.org/products/store/demoAccount.htm

Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.


tPoWs Have Moved!

http://mathforum.org/tpow/

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) are freely accessible problem-solving challenges modeled on our Problems of the Week that take advantage of interactive mathematics tools such as Java applets, TI-Nspire™, The Geometer's Sketchpad®, Fathom™, and spreadsheets.

We are moving the tPoWs from the old software system to a new one. You may use either system during this transitional period. The tPoWs are free, but require a login—if you have a login for the Problems of the Week or KenKen, you can use that, or sign up for a free login using the instructions on the site.


From Fish to Infinity

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/from-fish-to-infinity/

Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, has just embarked on a several-week tour of mathematics from an adult perspective--from the basics of math to the baffling. This New York Times series is not meant to be remedial, but rather to give readers a better feeling for what math is all about and why it's so enthralling to those who get it.

 

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