April 3, 2009
Volume 14 No. 14

In This Issue

Noetic Learning Math Contest, Spring 2009

Meet the Math Forum Staff - NCSM Table 9 and NCTM Booth 826

Danica McKellar


Online PD

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Problem Solving Strategies

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation


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


Noetic Learning Math Contest, Spring 2009


Noetic Learning sponsors their first online math contest on April 17. The contest is for students in grades 2 to 5, and there is no cost to participate. Sponsors or team leaders must register by April 10. See site for more details.

Meet the Math Forum Staff - NCSM Table 9 and NCTM Booth 826


Meet the Math Forum staff at Table 9 in NCSM's Display Area, and in the NCTM Exhibit Hall at Booth 826, to learn more about our:

  • New Partnerships with
        Britannica's Math in Context
  • Online Professional Development Programs
  • Problems of the Week
  • Teaching Resources

When you visit our NCTM booth, complete the activities at our stations to earn a Math Forum tote bag, while supplies last!

Enter our drawing to win a prize. Drawings will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday and Friday, and 11:00 AM Saturday. Winners will have their choice of:

  • Problems of the Week Class Membership
  • Registration in one of our online courses
  • A set of four Dr. Math books

Plan to attend our sessions:



Danica McKellar


Danica McKellar, actress from The Wonder Years and The West Wing, is also a math fan and author. We last featured her when she had just written Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail. She has a new book out since then, called Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss.

  • Read about Danica's acting career and life in mathematics.
  • Send email to Danica, or participate in a forum where she also posts.
  • See recent interviews, and look for upcoming book signing events in your area.


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