Program Leader Opening at the Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/announce/programleader_06.html
Looking for a new way to express your interests in math, education, and technology? The Math Forum is hiring to fill the position of Program Leader. The Program Leader is responsible for developing and managing online mathematics education services and research projects of the Math Forum @ Drexel.
Math Forum Discussions Back Online
http://mathforum.org/kb/
We've revived our discussion software  and in the process caught up our web archives on messages posted during the outage.
Email notifications associated with the "watch" function do not yet work. We look forward to resolving this remaining problem, and upgrading our discussion software, early in the new year.
NSDL Online Teacher Workshops
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/
Starting in January, the Math Forum will host the first in a series of online workshops for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade.
Teachers will explore how technology can help students build algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized problems using a variety of representations, including graphs, tables, equations, and words.
The workshop fees will be covered by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, and afford participants the convenience of anytime, anywhere online learning. There are a limited number of openings for our first sixweek workshop.
Workshop 1: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Week 1: January 7  13
Week 2: January 14  20
Week 3: January 21  27
Week 4: January 28  February 3
Week 5: February 4  10
Week 6: February 11  17
If you are interested in participating in the first workshop or future workshops, please register:
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/register.html
Giant Fractal Pecan Pie
http://www.instructables.com/id/E5JZ3ILC4AEP2877E4/
The creators of this tutorial explain that they wanted to figure out how to design a large pie that still strikes a balance between the filling (area) and the crust (perimeter).
View the steps they took to construct an enormous pecan pie in the shape of a Koch snowflake fractal, including:
 intro
 layout design
 cut sheet metal to shape
 attach rim
 build oven
 make crust
 mix filling
 cook
 enjoy
Instructables is a website where people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. All of the website's illustrated tutorials, called Instructables, are free.
Fractals
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/workshops/fractal/fractal3.html
Learn about fractals such as the Sierpinski triangle, the Koch edge, the Peano curve, the Lorenz attractor, and the Dragon curve.
