Mentor groups from Oregon, Kentucky, Missouri, and Minnesota
will provide feedback to students who submit to Problems of the
Week that open on these dates:
- FunPoW: October 24, November 7, November 21
- PreAlgPoW: October 31, November 14
- AlgPoW: October 10
- GeoPoW: October 17
Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive
replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will
your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!
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BLOSSOMS Site Blooms Anew
The open repository of interactive high school lesson video
modules sponsored by MIT's Learning International Networks
Consortium (LINC) has unveiled an updated website.
Every lesson, filmed in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to
Beirut to Bangalore, is still a complete resource that includes
video segments, a teacher's guide, downloadable hand-outs, and
a list of additional online resources relevant to the topic.
Since first appearing in these pages six months ago, the
library of videos has grown to over 50 math and science
lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video,
Internet downloads, DVDs, and videotapes.
In addition, the new BLOSSOMS site now lets you
- search by keyword, state standards, or Common Core State
- comment on and rate lessons
- preview upcoming video lessons currently under development
in Lebanon, the United States of America, and Saudi Arabia
- develop custom play lists
- share suggestions with other teachers
- volunteer to translate a lesson
- suggest a topic
- create your own video (instructions available in English
Once a month, BLOSSOMS publishes a newsletter that highlights
the latest lessons, previews what's coming soon, features an
MIT BLOSSOMS Video Teacher, and announces international
partnerships and workshops. BLOSSOMS invites readers of the
Math Forum Internet Newsletter to subscribe to this free
Elementary Math Books on Sale
English translations of several influential Japanese
mathematics textbooks and workbooks for grades 1-6 recently
went on sale.
Many of the ideas from Tokyo Shoseki's Mathematics for
Elementary School and from Kyoiku Dojinsha's Mathematics
Workbooks made their way into the Common Core State
Download sample pages and answer keys of these textbooks, which
represent the culmination of years of lesson study wisdom.
These back-to-school discounts end Sunday, 16 October.