MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 15, 2010 - No. 83 ***FREE OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 5-9 http://mathforum.org/pd/algebraic/ The Math Forum is again hosting the online workshop "Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning," designed for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Teachers will explore how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words. We are accepting registrations now: January 28 - March 10, 2010 http://mathforum.org/pd/algebraic/apply.html This workshop is free. Participants who successfully complete it will receive a $25 coupon to apply to the cost of any of our online courses. Those participants can also receive 1.5 CEUs for a fee of $25 to cover administrative costs. ***FREE OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 3-5 http://mathforum.org/toolsandconcepts/ Tools for Building Math Concepts Explore how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns in this online workshop. Register now to join the next cohort. Participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $25 coupon to apply to the cost of any of our online courses. Those participants can also receive 1.5 CEUs for a fee of $25 to cover administrative costs. ***FREE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS http://mathforum.org/tpow/ We are moving the Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) from the old software system to a new system. Both are functional, but not all the tPoWs are available yet in the new system. You may use either system during this transitional period. If you need a login, visit this page: http://mathforum.org/tpow/about.html Note: Until we have finished moving all of the tPoWs to the new system, the links to them in Math Tools will point to the old software system. \|/ As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate a resource, comment on it, review it -- join an existing conversation, or start a new discussion! ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Math Tutorial Software http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____sh-51 onesimone asked, "Is the Maple 13 student edition software a good tutorial package to assist someone in [reacquainting oneself] with college level Algebra, Calculus and Statistics?" ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: XP Math: Fractions Subtraction http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/91157/ T. L. Hui In this game, students race the clock to subtract fractions with like denominators. Answers are not expected in lowest terms--the emphasis is on keeping the denominator. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: XPMath: Decimals Multiplication: by Tenths http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/90972/ T. L. Hui Students race the clock to multiply two numbers with decimal portions in this game. ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL Support Material: Geometry, Section 1 http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/90281/ Learningwave A collection of illustrated concepts, including problems for students to work out, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback. Pre- and post-tests, answer sheets, additional help, tools, and a bulletin board are also included. ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL Support Material: Fractions http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/90277/ Learningwave A collection of illustrated concepts with problems for students to work out, practice problems, and standalone word problems. Includes automated feedback, pre- and post-tests, answer sheets, additional help, tools, and a bulletin board. CHECK OUT THE MATH TOOLS SITE: Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Register http://mathforum.org/mathtools/register.html Discussions http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html Research Area http://mathforum.org/mathtools/research/ Developers Area http://mathforum.org/mathtools/developers/ Newsletter Archive http://mathforum.org/mathtools/newsletter/ \`. .--------------.___________) \ |//////////////|___________[ ] `--------------' ) ( '-' The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 15 January 2009