In This Issue
Math Forum Problems of the Week
Graduate Programs in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Math Forum Resources for Family Nights
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 35: Tools for Building Math Concepts
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
For all students: tPoWs
For students in grades 910: the MathMentor


Math Forum Problems of the Week
http://mathforum.org/problems_puzzles_landing.html
Our new year of the PoWs begins on Monday, August 20, with problems in PreAlgebra and Geometry. The Math Fundamentals and Algebra PoWs start on Monday, August 27.
Also starting Monday, August 20, Problem of the Week members with class, school, or district memberships will be able to create individual accounts for their students. In addition to the security this provides, it also means that students will be able to receive PoW messages and mentor feedback through web pages instead of via email. That's right  no email required! We're really excited about this upgrade, as we know that email access in schools isn't always convenient or even possible.
Our goal with the Problems of the Week still is to engage students in nonroutine, constructedresponse mathematics investigations that integrate writing with problem solving in the math classroom. In addition to the Current PoWs and the Problems of the Week Library, our Write Math with the Math Forum program aligns PoWs with national and state standards, as well as widelyused textbooks.
An individual teacher membership gives access to the Current PoWs:
 Math Fundamentals
 PreAlgebra
 Algebra
 Geometry
A Class, School, or District membership is required to access the Problems of the Week Library and/or Write Math with the Math Forum and also includes access to the Current PoWs.
The Problem of the Week effort is funded in part by Drexel University, and by grants and donations brought in by our small, dedicated staff. A critical portion of the funding must come from the broad community of users who benefit. We invite you to become a member.
http://mathforum.org/pow/productinfo.html
Trial Class Accounts are available that provide 21 days of free access to the four Current Problems and to five problems in the Problems of the Week Library.
http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html
Graduate Programs in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
http://www.drexel.com/onlinedegrees/educationdegrees/msmlt/index.aspx
The Math Forum and Drexel University School of Education are pleased to announce an online master's degree program in Mathematics Learning and Teaching. The program capitalizes on the more than ten years of experience that the Math Forum has in bringing together tens of thousands of students, teachers, educators, and mathematics enthusiasts to do mathematics, solve problems, and learn from each other. Key aspects of the program include:
 A focus on a problembased, studentcentered, and technologyenhanced instructional program and the associated challenges of implementing such a program
 Engaging in professional practices concerning mathematics, instructional design, and the study of student learning
 Seamless integration of teacher education and classroom implementation
 Developing relationships and communities focused on improving mathematics learning and teaching
Math Forum Resources for Family Nights
http://mathforum.org/t2t/familynight.resources.html
Are you looking for mathematical activities to give parents and families to use at home with their children? This page lists resources that are readily available at the Math Forum.


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