Introducing the new Canadian 25 Thinking Questions series for Grades 1, 2 and 3. These grade-specific activities are designed to teach the big concepts of mathematics using concrete manipulatives.

Based on the popular 20 Thinking Questions series, these innovative resources focuses on students?use of specific manipulatives to solve problems with multiple solutions or methods.

Students explore abstract concepts through manipulation of concrete objects

Teaching tips

Each book contains 25 challenging investigations that emphasize problem-solving using manipulatives

The series is correlated to provincial expectations/outcomes

Provides students with the tools to develop the foundation of understanding necessary to ensure success with future mathematics learning

Activities for individual and cooperative group learning

Activities make use of the following manipulatives: Interlocking Cubes, Pattern Blocks, Attribute Blocks, Sorting Treasures, Base Ten Block

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What can students learn from and enjoy at the same [[#|time]]? Puzzles, that's what! Puzzles have an inherent appeal to students. Learn how you can use that appeal to sharpen students' thinking and problem solving skills, develop new concepts, and reinforce skills in mathematics. For more information about teaching with puzzles, check out http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy064.shtml.

All of these books, with math lesson plan inserts, are in the Teachers' Professional Library. Consider signing some of these books out during April since it is Poetry Month or any time of year!

YTA and YEU members can sign the Jayden's Rescue kit (K 3767) out of the TPL.

Description: Kit: 31 copies of book (123 p.), 1 reproducible student
booklet, 1 board game page, 1 teaching manual.
Summary: Jayden's rescue is a combination of mathematics and
literature. This is the story of three kids who are on a
quest to free a queen while solving mathematical puzzles. At
the beginning fo the book, Alex, the main character,
experiences a fear of, and poor self-confidence in,
mathematics. As he and his friends solve problems to unravel
the mystery, he gains confidence in mathematics and a well-
developed independent problem-solving ability. The problems
in the book could be presented to a class in several
different ways. A few are: students solve the problems before
reading the story; students read the story, then solve each
problem using a different strategy than the one given in the
book; and teacher reads the story out loud and pauses for
problem solving breaks as they arise in the book.

More Puddle Problems For Canadian Schools

Challenge your students with these new Canadian Puddle Questions investigations.

Features:

Ten brand new and challenging investigations in each book written and field tested in Canadian schools

Blackline masters of student pages are written in English and French

Investigations at each grade level focus on key math concepts common to all provincial curricula

Note: YTA & YEU members can ask Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca for a copy or More Puddle Questions For Canadian School. Please specify the grade.

NCTM

Encourage students to collaborate with family, in hopes that it may become an on-going effort. For middle-aged students, Figure This! has an assortment of problems with hints and solutions! For more problems and solutions, see the Problem Database chock full and sorted by grade band and mathematics content topic. Consider sending a collection home specific to students' needs!

YTA and YEU members: E-mail me at Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca if you would like a copy of the following article:

"Turning Traditional Text Book Problems Into Open-Ended Problems" from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School November 2003

The NRICH project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all students, from 5 to 19, by offering them the opportunity to explore interesting and challenging mathematics.
They aim to foster a community where students can be involved and supported in their own learning, and where effort and achievement are celebrated.

Don't forget that you can send us your solutions to the current live problems which are linked in Trending. See the upper primary list here, the lower secondary list here and the upper secondary list here. This article gives you some guidance on what members of the NRICH team look for when considering solutions to publish on the site.

Postcards - The NRICH postcards are shown below, listed roughly in order of difficulty, easiest first. Click on the letter to see a larger version. Copies can be obtained for the price of post and packaging by emailing nrichfreebies@maths.org , stating the letters of the postcards you would like to order.

The November 2010 problems have just been posted on the PIMS Problem Site. Students still have about 2 weeks to send in solutions to the October 2010 problems. The URL is http://www.pims.math.ca/education/math_problems/.

The problems are meant for BC students in grade 11 or below (the student may be taking Math 12). This is open to Yukon students now too. The website will be updated soon to reflect this change.

The problems are generally not easy, though they try to make the first two accessible. With the student's permission, how the student does on the problems could be communicated to the teacher.

New problems are posted each month. They are due at the end of the months from October through May. Solutions are posted shortly after the submission deadline.

Students get individual feedback about their solutions.

Problem Solver

Activities for learning problem-solving strategies. The Problem Solver Updated Edition 2008 teaches ten strategies of problem solving and a four step approach to problem solving. Great for teachers who are unfamiliar with teaching problem-solving strategies. A CD-ROM with additional practice problems makes this the most extensive problem-solving program available. Teachers can now print blackline masters or use them on an interactive white board. Click on the links below to download the following:

Note: YTA & YEU members - This resource is in the Catalogue of Curriculum Materials and can be ordered via the regular ordering process through Resource Services.

Problem solver 6-8: activities for learning problem-solving strategies, updated 2008

Singapore Math Word Problem of The Week

Test your skill! Challenge your students! Try SDE's Singapore Math Word Problem of the Week. Each week, one new problem for each grade level (1-6) is drawn from SDE's workbook series, Word Problems for Model Drawing Practice. Solutions are given the following week. Try one now! Check out the previous week's solutions to see how it works too.

TEDTalks

Ideas Worth Spreading

About This Talk: Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
About Dan Meyer: Dan Meyer is exploring the way we teach teachers to teach kids. Full bio and more links.

Our Collection - Do a keyword search with "Problem Solving" at http://www.resourceservices.gov.yk.ca/?lang=en&module=ourcollection.
This book is also available in French.
The K-3, 3-5, 5-8, and K-8 books are all available through the regular ordering process through Resource Services or from amazon.ca.

## 25 Thinking Questions

(Grades 1-3)Introducing the new Canadian

25 Thinking Questionsseries for Grades 1, 2 and 3. These grade-specific activities are designed to teach the big concepts of mathematics using concrete manipulatives.Based on the popular 20 Thinking Questions series, these innovative resources focuses on students?use of specific manipulatives to solve problems with multiple solutions or methods.

To order this product please download the order form.

Sample Material

Grade 10-07-094808-9*Grade 20-07-094809-7*Grade 30-07-094810-0*Note: YTA & YEU members can ask Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca for a copy.

## About.com: Mathematics

Math StumpersThese problems are aimed at all ages and promote problem solving, decision making and reasoning.

## Archimedes' Lab

Solve it & win a prize## Canadian Mathematical Society - Crux Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem

Senior High and Beyond http://cms.math.ca/crux/## Cyberchase

## Education World

What can students learn from and enjoy at the same[[#|time]]? Puzzles, that's what! Puzzles have an inherent appeal to students. Learn how you can use that appeal to sharpen students' thinking andproblem solvingskills, develop new concepts, and reinforce skills in mathematics. For more information about teaching with puzzles, check out http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy064.shtml.It All Adds Up Puzzles Archive (Grades 3 and up)

Math Cross Puzzles Archive (Grades 3 and up)

Sudoku Puzzles Archive

## Galileo.org

Math Fair Problems (Grades 1-12)## Greg Tang

Greg Tang has written a series ofbooksthat use rhyme and riddles to get kids thinking about creative problem solving. Titles include:- The Grapes of Math
- Math Potatoes: Mind Stretching Brain Food
- Math for All Seasons
- The Best of Times
- Math Appeal: Mind Stretching Math Riddles
- Math-terpieces
- Math Fables
- Math Fables Too

All of these books, with math lesson plan inserts, are in the Teachers' Professional Library. Consider signing some of these books out during April since it is Poetry Month or any time of year!## Jayden's Rescue

YTA and YEU members can sign the Jayden's Rescue kit (K 3767) out of the TPL.

## More Puddle Problems For Canadian Schools

Features:

studentpages are written in English and FrenchTo order this product please download the order form.

Follow the Links Below To View Sample Material For Each Grade:

memberscan ask Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca for a copy or More Puddle Questions For Canadian School. Please specify the grade.## NCTM

Encourage students to collaborate with family, in hopes that it may become an on-going effort. For middle-aged students, Figure This! has an assortment of problems with hints and solutions! For more problems and solutions, see the Problem Database chock full and sorted by grade band and mathematics contenttopic. Consider sending a collection home specific to students' needs!YTA and YEU members: E-mail me at Paula.Thompson@yesnet.yk.ca if you would like a copy of the following article:

## Weekly Problems

Primary http://www.nctm.org/resources/archive.aspx?id=3604&journalid=4Intermediate http://www.nctm.org/resources/archive.aspx?id=3604&journalid=3

Secondary http://www.nctm.org/resources/archive.aspx?id=3604&journalid=2

## Noyce Foundation

http://www.noycefdn.org/pom.php## NRICH

The NRICH project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all students, from 5 to 19, by offering them the opportunity to explore interesting and challenging mathematics.They aim to foster a community where students can be involved and supported in their own learning, and where effort and achievement are celebrated.

Don't forget that you can send us your solutions to the current live problems which are linked in Trending. See the upper primary list here, the lower secondary list here and the upper secondary list here. This article gives you some guidance on what members of the NRICH team look for when considering solutions to publish on the site.

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## Photograph Math Problems (K-12)

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## PIMS

The November 2010 problems have just been posted on the PIMS Problem Site. Students still have about 2 weeks to send in solutions to the October 2010 problems. The URL is http://www.pims.math.ca/education/math_problems/.The problems are meant for BC students in grade 11 or below (the student may be taking Math 12).

This is open to Yukon students now too. The website will be updated soon to reflect this change.The problems are generally not easy, though they try to make the first two accessible. With the student's permission, how the student does on the problems could be communicated to the teacher.

New problems are posted each month. They are due at the end of the months from October through May. Solutions are posted shortly after the submission deadline.

Students get individual feedback about their solutions.

## Problem Solver

Activities for learning problem-solving strategies. The Problem Solver Updated Edition 2008 teaches ten strategies of problem solving and a four step approach to problem solving. Great for teachers who are unfamiliar with teaching problem-solving strategies. A CD-ROM with additional practice problems makes this the most extensive problem-solving program available. Teachers can now print blackline masters or use them on an interactive white board. Click on the links below to download the following:- Problem Solver Price List
- Student workbook sample pages
- Teacher's edition sample pages

Note: YTA & YEU members - This resource is in the Catalogue of Curriculum Materials and can be ordered via the regular ordering process through Resource Services.## Singapore Math Word Problem of The Week

Test your skill! Challenge your students! Try SDE's Singapore Math Word Problem of the Week. Each week, one new problem for each grade level (1-6) is drawn from SDE's workbook series,Word Problems for Model Drawing Practice. Solutions are given the following week. Try one now! Check out the previous week's solutions to see how it works too.## TEDTalks

Ideas Worth SpreadingAbout This Talk: Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.

About Dan Meyer: Dan Meyer is exploring the way we teach teachers to teach kids. Full bio and more links.

## U of Waterloo

## Emmy Noether Circles

## Problem of the Week

## Problems '4' The Web

## Wired Math

## Wikipedia

Unsolved mathematics problems .## Yukon Education Resource Services

Our Collection - Do a keyword search with "Problem Solving" at http://www.resourceservices.gov.yk.ca/?lang=en&module=ourcollection.This book is also available in French.

The K-3, 3-5, 5-8, and K-8 books are all available through the regular ordering process through Resource Services or from amazon.ca.