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Hello again! With October at hand, school is in full swing. Check out all the resources in the newsletter—I hope I found something for everybody!

1. Area & perimeter lessons and videos

2. Math in the real life: resources

3. Fun & practice with Roman numerals

4. GIVEAWAY: Math Rider

5. Tidbits

Area of Rectangles

Perimeter

Area versus Perimeter

For some extra fun, learning, and practice with them, check out these web resources for Roman Numerals. You'll find tutorials, games, worksheets, dot-to-dots, and even a web quest.

Here's how it works:

- To participate, send me an email with the "giveaway" as the subject line. That's all that's needed for that. Please don't include questions in that email as I'm not planning to read these... If you have a question, title your email something else.
- The giveaway runs till midnight EST Monday, October 3.
- After that, I will choose the winners using Random.org random number generator and let them know.

Also... during the next 10 days (till October 12), you can get

**Yummy Math**

Yummy Math has real-life math activities (as PDF and Doc files) that are free. The solutions, however, are only available to subscribers. Recent topics include Starbucks, light bulbs, NFL, the U.S. Open, Labor Day, hurricanes, earthquakes, cheesy goldfish, going back to school, the hot summer, cost of diapers, or even the rescue of Chilean miners, etc. etc. You can find real-world math activities that relate to social studies, earth science, food, entertainment, sports, holidays etc. The activities are well-planned and so varied!

**Perennial Math - math competition**

A new mathematics competition for students in grades 4-8. Your students can participate at either a team level or individual student level. The competition consists of 5 tests each year (November-March). Each test contains 5 questions that get progressively harder. The tests must be completed in 30 minutes.

**Multi-Facts**

Yet one more product to help students practice multiplication facts. This one is based on the popular SUDOKU game, but instead of filling the grids/columns/rows with numbers from 1-9, you use multiplication tables. Available as an app at iTunes, or as downloads.

**Table searches**(PDF)

Here's a FREE resource for multiplication tables. They are like word searches but you search for multiplication facts instead.

**10 Quickies**

These are interesting math review worksheets... with 10 questions per page, but each page has a scenery that kids can color afterwards. At the moment, only for 5th grade. A few free samples available. Purchase price is $11.95 for 100 worksheets.

**The American Math Challenge**

All U.S. schools and students (including homeschoolers) are invited to register now for the American Math Challenge. Online practice starts Monday, October 3. The competition itself is October 12-13. This is a free even where students "race" with math facts.

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Till next time,

Maria Miller