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ERIC Number: ED505541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Guide to the Math Forum's Problems of the Week
Math Forum @ Drexel
The Problems of the Week (PoWs) are creative, non-routine math challenges for elementary-, middle-, and high-school-level students. They are designed to stimulate student interest in problem solving and to encourage them to communicate their mathematical thinking. This Teacher's Guide describes program features and provides strategies for beginning the program with students, creating a problem-solving classroom culture fitted around the existing classroom schedule. The Guide also introduces the Math Forum's scoring rubric and feedback process. The appendices offer step-by-step instructions and additional detailed information about the Math Forum. They include: (1) details on how to search by by level/topic, standard, or textbook and perform Write Math searches; illustrated page how-tos; details about the registration process, how to start students using their subscriptions, and monitoring students' work; (2) How to Start Problem-Solving in Your Classroom; and (3) Frequently Asked Questions. (Contains 1 footnote and 2 figures.)
Math Forum @ Drexel. 3210 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-895-1080; Fax: 215-895-2964; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drexel University, Math Forum @ Drexel