In This Issue
Online PD Courses and Workshops
CMP Users' Conference
2009 Mathematics Game
Online PD Courses
The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
Problem Solving Strategies
Free Online Opportunities
For teachers of students in grades 59: Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability


Online PD Courses and Workshops
Application deadlines are coming up for the next round of Math
Forum online professional development courses, and for our
grantfunded online workshops. All the details are available
from our professional development page:
http://mathforum.org/pd/
Applications close January 5 for these grantfunded online
workshops, to be held Jan 12  Feb 23:
 Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic
Reasoning
 Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about
Probability
Applications close January 9 for these Math Forum online
courses, to be held Jan 15  Feb 25:
 Problem Solving Strategies
 PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
Effective Implementation
Applications close January 16 for these Math Forum online
courses:
 Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra: Jan 21  Mar 3
 Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week: Jan 22  Mar 4
 The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process: Jan 22  Mar 4
Connected Mathematics Project Users' Conference
http://connectedmath.msu.edu/conferences/users/
The 12th Annual CMP Users' Conference will take place February
2021, 2009, on the campus of Michigan State University. It is
intended for Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) teachers,
leaders, coaches and administrators to discuss more effective
ways to develop deeper mathematical understanding and
reasoning for all students.
Session topics will include: differentiated learning, special
needs students, effective planning, assessment and grading,
strategies for developing deeper mathematical understanding,
and skillful use of mathematics.
As an added incentive to register early, publishers Pearson will
sponsor a lottery drawing for $100 American Express gift
certificates to be given to two participants who register
before January 9, 2009.
2009 Mathematics Game
http://mathforum.org/yeargame/2009/
Write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through
100, using the digits in the year 2009, standard operations,
and grouping symbols. This puzzle is appropriate for students
in grades 312 with a general knowledge of mathematics.
Students may use the Web form to submit solutions starting
January 5, 2009; revisit the site after February 1, 2009, to
see the first solutions.
Pages available for printing:
 Worksheet
 http://mathforum.org/yeargame/2009/2009.worksheet.html
 Rules of the Game
 http://mathforum.org/yeargame/2009/2009.rules.html
 Manipulative Worksheet
 http://mathforum.org/yeargame/2009/2009.manipulative.html


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