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

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


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


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

tPoWs Have Moved!


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


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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