May 8, 2009
Volume 14 No. 19
 

In This Issue

NCSM and NCTM Handouts, Ambassadors

Summer Employment Opportunity

Real World Math

 

New!Special Offer
through June 30, 2009 on Problems of the Week class, school, or district memberships when you add a PD online course!

 

Online PD
Courses

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Problem Solving Strategies

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

 

Free Online
Opportunities

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

 

Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2009/handouts.html

Did you miss us in the Sponsor Display area at NCSM or the Exhibit Hall at NCTM? Maybe you did find us but you would like additional copies of our handouts? Feel free to access the printed matter (in PDF format) distributed recently at our booths, including information on our Professional Development program and samples from our Problems of the Week program.

Math Forum Ambassadors

http://mathforum.org/workshops/
nctm2009/ambassadors.html

Some of the folks joining us in the display area or booth, or presenting with us, were not actually Math Forum staff. These are collaborators from around the US and Canada who have been working closely with us in our online workshops, onsite professional development, and online professional development courses. A big thank-you to you all!


Summer Employment Opportunity With Possibility of Ongoing Freelance Employment

The Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service is seeking high school math teachers, college math faculty, and graduate students to work with ETS staff on questions for the GRE General Quantitative and the SAT Math Reasoning tests.

ETS seeks current and recently retired teachers of upper level high school or college mathematics courses, as well as graduate students who have completed at least one year of graduate-level work in mathematics, statistics, or other relevant disciplines. In addition, applicants must:

  • be proficient in the use of a graphing calculator
  • be creative thinkers
  • work well in group settings
  • productively accept constructive criticism

Find more information and to submit a resume and cover letter:

http://ets.pereless.com/careers/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.
viewjobdetail&JID=68784


Real World Math

http://www.facingthefuture.org/Home/CurriculumDetails/
tabid/131/Default.aspx?ItemID=RWM

Facing the Future is pleased to announce the release of Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues. This two-part math resource engages students in learning algebra and geometry through real-world data on global issues. The teacher's guide and corresponding student workbook contain 15 lessons on topics such as climate change, population, and financial literacy.

All lessons were inspired, researched, designed, reviewed, and pilot tested by educators in the field. Built into each lesson are:

  • Real-world data
  • Contextual math problems
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • NCTM standards alignment
  • Activity-based lesson 'hooks' that grab students' interest
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Bonus and extension problems
  • Action project ideas
  • Additional resources

The corresponding Real World Math student workbook includes lesson handouts, supplemental worksheets, and topical background readings that directly connect with the lessons in the teacher's guide.

 

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