We're expecting snow here in the Poconos tonight and into tomorrow, so I guess we can say that winter has arrived! At this time of year with the excitement of possible snow days and the holidays, are your students slipping in their submissions to the Problems of the Week?
Well, we would like to offer encouragement and a goal for your students. This year we plan to send out certificates to all students as they reach the benchmarks of 10, 20 and 30 points. In fact, the first certificates went into the mail today.
We will be sending all certificates to the schools in the hope that you will present these awards to the students. Perhaps you could share ideas with each other as to how to make these award presentations more meaningful to the students.
We will try to send certificates out at least once a month and our web page lists will be updated every time we archive a problem. In this first run we made 71 certificates but so far have only mailed 53 because we are missing addresses for the others. We could use your help. If your students appear on one of our lists, please make sure that we have a mailing address for your school. If you have a teacher account, then we already have your mailing address.