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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"Eric C. and Mitchell Z., both of Highlands Elementary, make
some lists of possible distances. It's a different form of
guess and check, and they both reached their conclusion in
slightly different ways. Some students made their jobs easier
by dividing. Still another variation involved finding the
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's latest solution
Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen has just launched a
site of visual patterns. Challenge your students to extend her
patterns and express them algebraically by following the
prompts on the accompanying hand-out.
Nguyen recently reflected on her use of the Problems of the
Week in another Forum newsletter — the quarterly PoWerful
Ideas. Check out her "Teachers' Corner":
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Here are the ratings through week 16. The predictions earlier
in the season weren't really very good, but lately they've been
outperforming those of Elliot Harrison on his nfl.com blog."
- Scott, posted to the
2012 in Numbers
The journal Nature has posted a "numerical guide to the year's
scientific events." Scroll down the page for a quantitative
look at the year's developments in science, with links to
corresponding Nature articles.
Creatures Great and Small
Drilling the Depths
Nuclear Power after Fukushima
Physics Wins Big
The Solar System and Beyond
Unveiling the Human Encyclopaedia
Research under Threat