The “Virtual Mentor” is a long running newsletter series written Ann Sweeney, a Mathematics Professor at St. Catherine University. A full archive can be found here.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some resources to send home with your students to help them over the summer? There are a number of website that have activities, ideas, puzzles and brain teasers that your students might enjoy working.
The first is a site for girls, http://www.braincake.org. Brain Cake provides resources, activities and helps for parents and teachers to encourage their girls’ interests in science and math.
There is something for everyone at http://www.brainbashers.com. If you like any kind of puzzle or brain teaser, this will keep you and your students busy all summer.
The Science Museum of MN is one of the sponsors of http://www.thinkingfountain.org where you will find a A to Z listing of activities, topics and ideas.
If you’ve been wanting nets for paper polyhedra, as one of the virtual mentees asked me about earlier this year, you’ll find more than you’ll ever need at http://www.korthalsaltes.com.
For those of you who are graduating and moving on, good luck in your job searches. Remember if you wish to remain on the Virtual Mentee list, please send me your new email address.
I’ll be back in the fall. Have a great, restful and relaxing summer so you can return to your classroom (or start in your new classroom) excited and eager for the new year next Sept.