April 17, 2009
Volume 14 No. 16

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Math Forum Special Offer


Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


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Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Problem Solving Strategies

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

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Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week


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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


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SmartMath is an online formative assessment and math practice system for your elementary math program. The difficulty of the standards-aligned questions changes according to student performance during practice sessions. Teachers can see students' progress via time on task, success rates, and item analysis, with reports for class and overall progress.

The pricing for SmartMath is $5 per student with a minimum order of $1,295. Volume discounts are available. The price is for an annual subscription which also allows the student to access the database at home.

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


Henry Picciotto will be teaching two workshops for teachers this summer, as part of the Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT) at the Urban School of San Francisco.

Tuesday-Friday, August 4-7: Visual Algebra
Make algebra more accessible, richer and more fun through visual approaches, including Lab Gear, geoboards, function diagrams, intelligent use of technology, and more effective group work. Learn three distinct visual paths to the quadratic formula.

Monday-Tuesday, August 10-11: No Limits!
Broaden your pedagogical range with varied approaches to Algebra 2, trig, and precalculus including concrete introductions to exponential, log, inverse variation, and trig functions; upper level applications of function diagrams; and iterating functions as a gateway to sequences, series, mathematical induction, and chaos.

This summer, the CIT will also offer ten other workshops in all disciplines, and a symposium for school leaders on integrating technology and education. Recruit a colleague from your school to any of those, and you each get a discount!

Mathematics Education Page: Henri Picciotto


A resource for math educators, with articles and sample lessons written by Henri Picciotto, Math Department chairperson at The Urban School of San Francisco.


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