4 February, 2011
Volume 16 No. 5
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Free Mentoring

Solutions: 2011 Mathematics Game

Summer Camp Applications Due Soon


Online PD


Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


Free Mentoring


Mentor groups from Oregon and Pennsylvania will provide feedback to students who submit to problems that open on these dates:

  • FunPoW: January 31, February 14
  • PreAlgPoW: February 7, February 21
  • AlgPoW: February 14

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!

Want to get in on the fun, but don't have a membership? Register a trial account, which lets you submit to the Current Problems of the Week for 21 days, and access the Problems of the Week Library, too:


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

"Marissa, from Gideon Welles School, took advantage of the rich text available to you when you submit. (Notice what she did with the 20.) Lucy from Lyman Moore Middle School first had the idea to draw a model of the story, but explains that she 'then realized that this approach was very inefficient.' Instead, she focused on...."
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution

Solutions: 2011 Mathematics Game


Students' solutions to the 2011 Mathematics Game have now been posted. Submissions are still being accepted for some digits.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm using an episode of Numb3rs to talk about strength of schedule in the NFL and the need for standardizing values. It comes with an accompanying activity from TI."
- Mya, posted to the ap-stat discussion

Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

High School Students


Middle School Students


The Math Forum's annotated lists of math camps and summer programs link to online and residential opportunities, some offering financial aid, in

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Ontario
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington

Many of the summer camps have application deadlines already coming up.


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