An Online Math Education Community Center

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The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. Operating under the Drexel University School of Education, our mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world.

The Math Forum logo reflects its integration with Drexel University through the elegant blending of the fractal dragon curve with the Drexel dragon logo. This image and the hosting of the Math Forum represents Drexel's commitment to STEM education and bringing Drexel's expertise to the K-12 and international mathematics community. In turn this collaborative logo symbolizes the Math Forum's investment in the development of Drexel's interdisciplinary and technology-supported educational excellence and innovative research.

Our online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents, educators, and citizens at all levels who have an interest in math and math education. We work together toward this end in the following ways:

Encouraging communication throughout the mathematical community
We are committed to creating discussion opportunities for all those interested in math. Through our growing collection of mailing lists, Web-based discussion areas, and ask-an-expert services, we give you places to talk, to reach others with similar interests, and to find answers to your burning questions. See Discussions, Bridging Research and Practice (BRAP) and the T2T Teachers' Lounge.

Offering model interactive projects
The Forum's volunteer 'math doctors' and our archive of answers will help you with your math questions - see Ask Dr. Math. Questions about teaching and math education may be sent to our Teacher2Teacher service. Our Problems of the Week (PoWs) provide creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. The archived ESCOT Problems provide interactive challenges for middle and high school students.

Making math-related web resources more accessible
Want to use or develop educational technology? Visit Math Tools, the Forum's community digital library supporting the use and development of software for mathematics education. When a generic Web directory falls short of your mathematics needs, visit the Forum Internet Mathematics Library, which covers math and math education Web sites in depth. In our collaboration with the Mathematical Association of America, Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL), we collect mathematics instructional material with authors' statements and reader reviews; and catalogs mathematics commercial products, complete with editorial reviews, reader ratings and discussion groups. The Problems Library offers a convenient interface for searching and browsing the collective archives of the six Problem of the Week services.

Providing high-quality math and math education content
There's a lot of material on the Web, but how good is it, and how does it take advantage of new technologies or implement new pedagogy? We have worked with teachers, students, and researchers to put the best of their materials on the Web. This collaborative work is available via the Forum's Teacher Exchange: Forum Web Units. Teachers are invited to use the Web interface to contribute their own lessons.

Growing with the Web
We notify you about new sites of interest, feature the latest and best, and host focused and timely discussions of math education and associated source materials. Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Proposals and reports to the National Science Foundation
1996 grant proposal
1999 annual report
JOMA Digital Library Applet project proposal
Math Tools project proposal

About our services
Ask Dr. Math
Problems of the Week
  Math Tools
Internet Mathematics Library
Teacher Exchange
  Math Forum Internet News

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The Math Forum
100 Park Avenue WH1
Swarthmore PA 19081

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