# Professional Learning Community Stories

“My time with [my math coach] has been so valuabe. She has helped me with being more deliberate with instructional practices, vocabulary, and multiple means of representation to specifically meet the needs of my lower level English language learners.”
-Teacher, MathPOWER Professional Learning Community 2013

“My math coach is a seasoned professional. She provides fantastic, useful strategies to improve student academic performance. She is always willing to help both the students and myself in any way that will increase student learning. Her repertoire of teaching strategies makes her so valuable in the classroom.”
-Teacher, MathPOWER Professional Learning Community 2013

“Year after year, [my math coach’s] observations and feedback have been invaluable to me!”
-Teacher, MathPOWER Professional Learning Community 2013

“My MathPOWER coach is a consummate professional. She is always eager to help and improve teacher and student performance. She is very thorough about bringing data and helping teachers interpret the data. She will bring articles from time to time that relate to recent news or events in the math education field.”
-Teacher, MathPOWER Professional Learning Community 2013

Puzzle of the Week

I am thinking of one of these five cards:

Which one am I thinking of? Here are some clues:

• The value of my card is a prime number.
• The values of adjacent cards add up to a multiple of 3.
• My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts.

Here is how to follow the clues:

1. The value of my card is a prime number, so it could have been 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds, or 2 of hearts.
2. The values of my two neighbours add up to a multiple of 3, so it could have been 7 of diamonds or 2 of hearts.
3. My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts, so it could only be the 2 of hearts.

Puzzle credit: Mathsisfun.com

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