Prize Package Winners
Who won our drawings in Boston last week? Come see!
Powerful Problem Solving book, Math Forum tote bag, Full
PoW Membership, and online professional development course
- Drew Brody, California
- Alva White, South Carolina
Powerful Problem Solving book, Math Forum tote bag, and
Current PoW Membership
- Linda Coulter, South Carolina
- Andrea Goddard, Florida
- Sallie Kaan, Pennsylvania
- Genevieve Rawlings, Maryland
- Mary Santilli, Connecticut
Thanks to everyone who visited our table at the annual
conference of the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) and our booth at the annual meeting of the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)!
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"After reading over the problem carefully many times, I finally
came up with an equation. The reason I used 1 was because Lily
had a full box and I did 4x was because Lily eats 4 times more
than Mikey does. I did ½ because.... I realized I was not
done because ..."
- Dillon, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Item Writers Algebra Readiness
Can you help seventh grade students identify their strengths
and weaknesses as they get ready for algebra? Then register
for The Algebra Readiness Challenge.
This large-scale, incentives-based event invites educators to
create computer-based assessment items that challenge students
to apply their knowledge and skills in response to real-world
tasks. Freely take the authoring tool for a test drive:
All entries stay openly licensed under Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) so that U.S. states,
territories, and school districts may freely reuse, revise,
remix, redistribute and retain these educational resources.
Successive reviews by peers and then experts provide
participants feedback — and eligibility for cash rewards.
Winning task sets will be available to all educators as open
education resources and readily available on the PARCC
Partnership Resource Center, set to debut later this year.
Learn about the scoring process, meet the judges, and find the
registration deadline of Sunday, 17 May and other rules by
clicking in the upper right corner of
Item Writers, the online platform hosting this digital tasks
challenge, just launched a few months ago. Its first
competition, The Algebra Readiness Challenge is sponsored by
the Hewlett Foundation, managed by the Common Pool, powered by
CoreSpring, and supported by Parcc Inc. and the Council of
Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Thank you so much for this information. Your lessons have
- masterson, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) recognizes
outstanding elementary and secondary grade teachers with the
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.
For over a decade, this program has honored those "who have
demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students'
lives and the communities where they teach." It awards two
teachers $5,000 cash prizes, plus travel and lodging expenses
to TMA's Annual Convention, taking place this October in
The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program, made
possible through the John William Butler Foundation, is open to
currently licensed, active teachers employed by accredited
schools for at least five years. Scroll down to the bottom of
TMA's awards page to download the entry form and apply by the
Friday, 1 May deadline: