September 26, 2008
Volume 13 No. 39

In This Issue


Professional Development Opportunities

Resources for Arkansas Mathematics Teachers


Online PD

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week:
Pre-Algebra Focus

Math Fundamentals Focus


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability



Loci, an online publication of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), continues the tradition started by the separate online publications:

  • The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA)
  • Digital Classroom Resources (DCR)
  • Convergence

The new structure divides the content between articles and resources with Convergence now a special section within Loci. The Archive link gives access to materials in each of the three original publications. There are also links to the archived pages from Communications in Visual Mathematics.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Math Forum @ Drexel is pleased to announce the following professional development opportunities.

Online courses moderated by Math Forum staff:

Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week
(FunPoW Focus) led by Claire Mead
October 9 - November 19

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
led by Ellen Clay
October 22 - December 2

Current prices for each course start at $149. All individuals who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 15 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Grant-funded online workshops:

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
October 27 - December 8

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
October 27 - December 8

Currently the $100 workshop fees are paid for participants by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). One and a half Continuing Education credits (fifteen contact hours) from Drexel University are available for a fee of $25.

Resources for Arkansas Mathematics Teachers

Wanda Brown, a classroom teacher in Searcy, Arkansas, has identified a set of online resources for K-12. Although her intent is to provide resources aligned to Arkansas Standards, all teachers might benefit from the organization she provides.

Resources are organized by:

  • Subjects
  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Instructional Resources

Brown's project was completed through the 2008 Arkansas STRIVE Program in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Harding University. Brown was a participant in the Math Forum's Materials Development Institute in 2007 funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.


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