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Writing a tPoW (Technology Problem of the Week)
Guidelines: When designing math prompts/problems, it helps if:
 you identify the users: only require the math they know or that you can give them in the problem
 you focus on an important core concept or skill  not too much reading
 the prompt is intriguing, either because of the realworld context or because of it's simplicity or counterintuitiveness
 the problem requires integration or application of knowledge, not simply memory and straightforward application of method
 the problem should have a clear interpretation unless intentionally ambiguous
 the tasks or questions to be answered are clearly identified
 you use clear, concise language
Examples of the "math prompt" part of a tPoW: Math Forum Problems of the Week:
Applet List:
Balance Beam Applet
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/pavel/java/balance/
Circle Graph
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/piecharttool/index.html
Floor Tiles
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/quadtess/index.html
Isometric Geoboard
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_129_g_3_t_3.html
Pattern Blocks
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_169_g_1_t_2.html
Pie Chart
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/piechart/index.html
Polyominoes
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/frames_asid_115_g_1_t_2.html
Problem Solving: Distance, Rate, Time
http://www.analyzemath.com/distancespeed/distancespeed.html
Slope Slider
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/slopeslider/index.html
Surface Area and Volume
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/sa_volume/index.html
Three Dimensional Box Applet
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/carvell/3dbox/
Understanding Distance, Time, Speed
http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap5/5.2/standalone.htm
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0205625.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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