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19 November, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 47

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Teach Here Map App
Exploring Computational Thinking | Mangahigh

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offices, school district headquarters, and local teaching jobs.

Bing launched the Teach Here map application earlier this
autumn in collaboration with the TEACH campaign, an initiative
of the U.S. Department of Education. Data sources include the
Department of Education's National Center for Education
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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"We are grateful to future teachers from Western Oregon
University for providing mentoring to so many submitters for
Math Club Field Trip. We saw a number of different
strategies.... Some solvers, like Paige, acted out the
problem with manipulatives."

- Claire, prefacing the students she highlighted in the
FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3878

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EXPLORING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

http://www.google.com/edu/computational-thinking/

These classroom-ready lessons, worksheets, and examples
emphasize pattern recognition, algorithm design, and other
computational thinking (CT) skills. Created by teachers in
collaboration with software engineers from Google, the
materials cover pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and calculus.

Google invites teachers to adapt these resources for your own
6-12th graders; and provides a Getting Started Guide, FAQ, and
discussion forums for building your own CT curricula.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm [a] Brazilian teacher.... I have the book 'Introduction
to Non-Euclidean Geometry,' by Harold E. Wolfe. I love this
book, but some exercises are making me crazy."

- Karolina, posted to the geometry.college newsgroup

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2186070

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MANGAHIGH

http://www.mangahigh.com/

Mangahigh's free games for learning algebra, shape, and numbers
include

- Algebra Meltdown (functions)
- Transtar (transformations, reflections, dilations)
- BIDMAS Blaster (order of operations)
- Ice Ice Maybe (estimation)

This games-based learning site also offers Prodigi, a free
catalog of math lessons and quizzes that dynamically adapt in
difficulty. Just click the button for a math topic and check the
boxes for grade levels to filter from among Prodigi's more than
40,000 math questions with hints and solutions:

http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/lessons/finder

With an objective of "creating playable math rather than games
as reward," Mangahigh does not require any registration. By
registering for a free basic package, however, you enjoy access
to an assignment-setting functionality and a suite of formative
assessment tools.

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Alloy Education.
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"We are grateful to future teachers from Western Oregon
University for providing mentoring to so many submitters for
Math Club Field Trip. We saw a number of different
strategies.... Some solvers, like Paige, acted out the problem
with manipulatives."
<dd>
- Claire, prefacing the students she highlighted in the
FunPoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3878">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3878</a>
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These classroom-ready lessons, worksheets, and examples
emphasize pattern recognition, algorithm design, and other
computational thinking (CT) skills. Created by teachers in
collaboration with software engineers from Google, the
materials cover pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and calculus.
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Google invites teachers to adapt these resources for your own
6-12th graders; and provides a Getting Started Guide, FAQ, and
discussion forums for building your own CT curricula.
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"I'm [a] Brazilian teacher.... I have the book <i>Introduction
to Non-Euclidean Geometry</i>, by Harold E. Wolfe. I love this
book, but some exercises are making me crazy."
<dd>
- Karolina, posted to the geometry.college newsgroup
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2186070">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2186070</a>
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<a href="http://www.mangahigh.com/">http://www.mangahigh.com/</a>
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Mangahigh's free games for learning algebra, shape, and numbers
include
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<ul>
<li>
Algebra Meltdown (functions)
</li>
<li>
Transtar (transformations, reflections, dilations)
</li>
<li>
BIDMAS Blaster (order of operations)
</li>
<li>
Ice Ice Maybe (estimation)
</li>
</ul>
</p>
<p>
This games-based learning site also offers Prodigi, a free
catalog of math lessons and quizzes that dynamically adapt in
difficulty. Just click the button for a math topic and check the
boxes for grade levels to filter from among Prodigi's more than
40,000 math questions with hints and solutions:
</p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/lessons/finder">http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/lessons/finder</a>
</p>
<p>
With an objective of "creating playable math rather than games
as reward," Mangahigh does not require any registration. By registering
for a free basic package, however, you enjoy access to an assignment-setting
functionality and a suite of formative assessment tools.
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