January 2, 2009
Volume 14 No. 1

In This Issue

Online PD Courses and Workshops

CMP Users' Conference

2009 Mathematics Game


Online PD

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Problem Solving Strategies


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


Online PD Courses and Workshops

Application deadlines are coming up for the next round of Math Forum online professional development courses, and for our grant-funded online workshops. All the details are available from our professional development page:


Applications close January 5 for these grant-funded 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


The 12th Annual CMP Users' Conference will take place February 20-21, 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


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 3-12 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:

Rules of the Game
Manipulative Worksheet

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